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How to Measure Toilet Seat

Have you ever been in a situation when you spent hours upon hours looking for the right toilet seat and when you finally bought one and tried to fit it, you discovered that you have picked the wrong size seat replacement? The problem is quite common because many people do not know that there is more than one standard size of toilet seats. Some people know they need to buy the right size but they know nothing about measuring toilet seat. Keep reading to learn what you should know when replacing a toilet seat.

Steps to Measure Toilet Seat

Keep in mind that you will end up losing your money if you do not pay attention to size when buying a replacement toilet seat. Here are the steps to learn how to measure toilet seat:

  1. Be sure to take measurement from post hole to post hole. It means you should start measuring at the back of the seat area – the standard size is 5 ½ inches between holes.

  2. Take the measuring tape and reach out for the center front of the toilet bowl. Now, stretch the tape and notice the size between the center of the hinges, which is between the holes.

  3. Record these measurements.

  4. You may want to buy a round seat if your measurement was 16 ½ inches, but you will be better off buying an elongated seat if your measurement was 18 ½ inches.

Here is a video to help you understand how to measure toilet seat properly:

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