Why do some toilet seats have an open front?

Why do some toilet seats have an open front?

The code is followed by most public authorities, so many public toilets feature open front toilet seats (also called “split seats”). The purpose for this seat design is to prevent genitals contacting the seat. It also omits an area of the seat that could be contaminated with urine and avoids contact for easier wiping.

What is a bariatric toilet seat?

Bariatric Toilet Seats are heavy duty toilet seats designed to accommodate heavier weighted individuals. The toilet seats also come with extra-strong hinges and rubber fasteners that help grip the porcelain of the toilet.

Is an elongated toilet seat better?

Elongated bowls are also considered more ‘hygienic’ in that the larger surface area of the bowl makes is easier for men and children to use with less mess. The longer bowl size is also a requirement for ADA use, and the longer/wider bowl is generally easier to use for those with mobility issues.

Why don t public toilet seats go all the way around?

It’s all to do with the seat with toilets in public bathrooms having a gap at the front so it is shaped like the letter u. The gap in the seat is meant to give the user a little breathing room to avoid touching the seat with your genitals and provide one less place where urine could splash.

How do I know if I have an elongated toilet?

Toilet seats are sold by shape (not by length). If the length is between 18-19.5 inches, you have an elongated toilet bowl seat. If the length is between 17-17.75 inches, you have a round toilet bowl seat. Notice also that the elongated bowl is shaped more like an oval (egg-shaped).

Is there such a thing as a bariatric toilet?

Featuring an elongated bowl, self-draining flush rim and Big John® hinged toilet seat (up to 1,200 lbs weight limit), the Bariatric Tank Style ADA Toilet can withstand loads up to 5,000 lbs.

How do you tell if your toilet is elongated?

Are all elongated toilet seats the same size?

No, there isn’t a standard size for all toilet seats, due to a variety of toilet styles. There are key measurements that you will need, even though most seats are adjustable to fit the most common toilet bowl shapes. The measurements are: The distance between the fixing holes – where the screws are.

Why are commercial toilet seats split in front?

Reasons for a Split Seat. One theory concerning the origin of the U-shaped toilet seat is that it’s a safeguard against unsanitary male toilet habits. Eliminating the front part of the seat eliminates the possibility of unseen dribbles on the underside. Another theory is that a U-shaped seat is easier to clean because it has less surface area.

What is an open front toilet seat?

Toilet seats with a ‘break’ in the front are called ‘open front’ seats. The open front toilet seats afford the users more sanitary conditions and a greater sense of comfort than their residential closed-front cousins.

How wide is a toilet seat?

A toilet’s standard seat width is 40 centimetres or 15.7 inches. This measurement includes the rim of the seat, which is 5 centimetres or about 2 inches wide on either side.

How long do toilet seats last?

Showerheads last a lifetime, while shower doors will last about 20 years. Bath cabinets and toilets have an unlimited lifespan, but the components inside the toilet tank do require some maintenance. Whirlpool tubs will function properly for 20 to 50 years, depending on use.

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