Different Materials & Models
Toilet seats come in many different materials, some more durable than others. The higher end wooden seats, for example, are both more durable and more comfortable than many of the lower end plastic seats. Of course, the durability depends upon the quality of the wood and the coating process. There are a couple of different types of wooden toilet seats: MDF (medium density fibreboard), which is moulded and compressed; and natural or solid wood seats. The latter still have a large role in the UK market.
That said, durability is not the only consideration, for a toilet seat is more than just a functional item. Indeed, you can give your bathroom a mini-makeover simply by choosing a designer seat with a unique shape or a stunning finish. As with anything else, however, make sure your choice is congruent with the rest of the bathroom. For instance, the aforementioned wooden seat may lend a more traditional or classic look to your bathroom, which, if it fits your general decor, is another good reason to choose wood.
We are finding that more of our customers are choosing the soft close seats, which prevent that annoying noise that occurs when someone slams the seat down. These seats are generally also more comfortable and convenient than a standard model, making your “private time” all the more pleasant.