It is important to know the dimensions of toilets because you will need to know what kinds can fit into your bathroom. You do not want to end up with a toilet that you cannot install and put a halt to all of your renovation plans.
First, is the toilet rough-in. This is the distance between the center of the toilet drainpipe and the back finished wall of the toilet. It is vital that you do not measure from the baseboard when trying to work out the dimensions of the toilet rough-in, but the finished wall.
It is good to note that if you have a toilet already installed, then you will be able to measure the rough-in from the back, finished wall to one of the toilet bolts which keeps it anchored to the floor. If you are finding it difficult to find the bolts, note that they are sometimes covered with a plastic cap.
To find out the height of the toilet bowl, you need to measure the distance between the toilet’s base and the top of its rim. As a general rule, there are two kinds of toilet bowl heights. One is the comfort bowl height, and one is the standard bowl height. Toilets of a standard height have a toilet bowl that sits at 15 inches.
Elongated and round are the two shapes of a toilet bowl. Round toilet bowls are, as you may have guessed, round in shape. Meanwhile, elongated bowls are more oval-shaped. In order to find out the length of your toilet bowl, you should measure the space between the front of the toilet bowl and the toilet seat mounting holes.
Round toilet bowls measure around 16.5 inches in length, while elongated toilet bowls measure about 18.5 inches in length. So, if you have a smaller bathroom you may be better off with a round toilet bowl because they are more spatially economical. However, they do provide less comfort than elongated toilets.
To measure the toilet height, you need to measure the space between the top of the tank and the base of the toilet. Generally, toilets will not exceed 32 inches in height. However, it is vital that you know the total height of a toilet before you invest in it.
To know the depth of a toilet, you need to measure the distance from the front of the rim of the toilet to the back of the toilet. This is vital if you have a small bathroom because you want to maximize the space.
You can get an accurate width measurement of a toilet by working out the dimensions of the toilet tank – which is generally the widest component of the toilet as a whole. However, do not forget to measure the handle, too!
Just like with toilet bowls, toilet seats are either elongated or round. Elongated bowls require elongated toilet seats and round bowls require round toilet seats. You do not measure a toilet seat for its dimensions. Instead, you will need to measure the toilet bowl, which we explained a few steps above!