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Carpet Installers Celebrate the Overlooked and Overworked Toilet Seat Cover

Let’s face it: You could probably count on one hand how many times you’ve contemplated your toilet seat covers. We may be carpet installers at Sloane’s Carpet Secret, but we like to root for the underdog and think it’s high time that the overlooked, always utilized toilet seat gets its time in the spotlight. Without further ado, here are some things to ponder next time you’re in the market for a new toilet seat.

Wood vs. Plastic
When shopping for a toilet seat, you don’t have to fret about this decision being with you the rest of your life, because the life span of a toilet seat rarely exceeds 5 to 7 years. Wooden seats are typically a little more expensive and therefore a little more durable than their plastic brethren. Plastic can scratch and crack easier than the wooden seats, but both can show signs of wear from cleaning products. Wooden seats can often seem a bit warmer, but for the ultimate in warmth, you’ll want to invest in a heated toilet seat.

Oblong or Round
The shape of your cover is dictated by the shape of your bowl. Unless you’ve got a really exotic set-up, a standard size in either shape will fit most toilets. Believe it or not, you can spend hundreds of dollars on a customized toilet seat cover in any theme you can imagine. There are even artists who use toilet seats as a canvas to create absolutely one-of-a-kind thrones.

Plastic or Metal Hinges
The decision on hardware primarily “hinges” on your own style. Plastic and metal hinges are fairly welled matched in terms of longevity.

How to Use This Information
Now that you know your commode can be an expression of your own personal style and offer another venue for design, the sky’s the limit for options in toilet seat covers. To complete the look, stop by our weekend showroom to select the perfect carpet to complement your bathroom’s new image. Please call us at 303-300-9555 or contact us online today.

What’s the most interesting toilet seat cover you’ve seen?