Few people brag about their knowledge of toilets, but at Performance Plumbing, we’re the exception as one of the best Saratoga toilet installation teams around. If you’re in the market for a Saratoga toilet installation, take a quick read through this guide to make sure you get the most out of your toilet installation project.

Focus on function
Everyone wants their toilet to look and feel great, but at the end of the day, the most important aspect of a toilet installation is to make sure that it serves the people who need to use it well.

We often suggest starting by considering functionality for the people who will be using the toilet. For example, if you’re installing the toilet into a master bedroom, you may want to choose a toilet size that best matches the people using the master bedroom on a regular, long-term basis. You may even want to talk to them first, or during the project to understand their preferences in terms of size, shape, materials, and other factors.

If you’re not sure who will be using the toilet long-term, or if the toilet is in a common area, it’s usually best to pick the most universally enjoyed toilet designs.

Materials matter
On a related topic, materials can make a difference when it comes to toilets. Different people prefer different materials, and this can be especially true when sitting down for an intimate moment with your toilet.

If you have time, take a look around toilet showrooms or warehouses to get a feel for toilet products, or think about your past experiences with different toilets and particularly toilet seats. If you know the other frequent users of the toilet, talk to them about it as well to come up with something everyone can be happy with.

Scan for surroundings
When considering a toilet installation project, it’s important to remember that toilets don’t exist in isolation – toilets are part of the environment that surrounds them.

When we talk about the surroundings of a toilet, this mostly refers to two aspects: the dimensions and behavior of the objects around the toilet, and the style and feel of the objects around the toilet.

For example, some people make the mistake of installing a toilet that is too large, and interferes with moving parts like bathroom doors, cabinets, shower doors, and so forth. A toilet that is too large can also leave too little room remaining for people to use inside of the bathroom, or not enough legroom for comfortable use.

Additionally, some people choose a toilet that they find really aesthetically pleasing in a photo, or in a showroom, or in a bathroom setting that is significantly different from their own, and they can end up with a mismatch in clashing styles.

Before making a final decision on which toilet to have installed, be sure to consider the surroundings that the toilet will be in to ensure a good fit.

Don’t DIY, get a free price estimate
In almost every case, it’s best to work with a home improvement expert when it comes to toilet installation projects. Toilets are heavy pieces of equipment, and it’s important to make sure plumbing updates go right when done on your property.

If you’re ready to get started with your toilet, give us a call or send us an email for a free estimate. We’re always happy to talk through whatever plans or ideas you’re considering, and we’ll be happy to have one of our friendly home improvement plumbing experts get you all the help you need.