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What to look for while shopping for a new toilet

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Comfort-height toilets are a little taller than standard toilets, giving many users a comfortable sitting position.
Kohler Comfort-height toilets are a little taller than standard toilets, giving many users a comfortable sitting position.
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Q: We’ve been in our present home for a few years and decided to install a new toilet. I know this sounds funny but it’s the first time we’re going toilet shopping. Can you please lend us a helping hand with some features to consider? — Jeff, New York

A: As far as toilet bowl style (elongated or round), colors and if you want a one- or two-piece toilet, that will be up to you. What I can suggest is to look for my three favorite features found in many of today’s toilets.

Comfort height: These toilets are a little taller than standard toilets (about chair height), giving many users a comfortable sitting position.

Skirted trapway: This is a smooth side toilet with less nooks and crannies for easier cleaning.

High-efficiency flushing: Look for approved water-saving toilets for your area that also meet bulk flushing standards.

Add up all these features and you should end up with a tiptop toilet.

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