One of the most important factors of a toilet lid is how comfortable it is to sit on. Alongside the ergonomic shape of the seat and its material, it’s also important that it has a firm hold.
That’s why it’s important that the new toilet seat really fits your toilet. Many toilet seats are described as universal. These models mostly fit toilet seats with classic dimensions. Before you buy a toilet seat like this, though, you should definitely check if you own such a model. In many bathrooms, for example, extra-short toilets are installed to save space. If you try to install a universal toilet seat here, it will stick out at the front.
In order to buy the toilet seat in the right size without a doubt, we recommend that you measure the toilet beforehand. In particular, measure the length, width and the distance between the toilet seat’s fixing holes.
To take each of the measurements
Measuring the distance between the fixing holes: To determine the distance between the fixing holes, measure from the centre of each hole. Here you have a slight margin for measurement error. This is because there are variable hinges that can be individually, progressively adjusted to the existing fixing holes.
Length: Lay a folding rule or tape measure between the two mounting holes and measure the distance from here to the front edge of the toilet.
Width: Determine the width of the toilet lid by measuring the distance between the outer edges of the toilet rim at its widest point.