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Published 02/07 2014 05:12PM

Updated 02/07 2014 05:35PM

How to Choose A Toilet - The Home Depot Guide 

Select Flush Power - You must consider the flush power you will need. Finding a toilet that flushes effectively without clogging is essential. To make your decision easier the Home Depot can help guide you in the right direction. 

Select Bowl Shape - The next decision is the shape of the bowl itself. If you have a larger restroom with more space available, a bowl with an elongated shape works great. If you have a smaller restroom with a shorter bowl you can choose a round bowl to fit the space. 

Select Height - Next, determine the appropriate height for the toilet. Standard sizes are 14 or 15 inches, but the 16 or 17 inch models are becoming increasingly popular for taller or physically challenged individuals. 

Water Saving Toilets - Save up to $90 a year on your water and sewage bill with WaterSense labeled toilets. Toilets are the main source of water use the home accounting for nearly 30% of an average home's indoor water consumption. New flushing technology across various toilets has enabled water conservation without sacrificing flush performance. Regulations now limit toilets to no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush. As a result, in addition to adding comfort and style, replacing toilets installed before 1994 provides a great deal more water efficiency. Our local utility rebate finer will help you see if your toilet purchase qualifies for a rebate from your local water district. 

Design - With wide ranges of styles and colors to choose from, selecting a toilet that matches the decor in your restroom is simple and easy. Whether you prefer traditional or contemporary design, our extensive selection makes it easy for you to reflect your own personal style.

Rough-In - The distance between the floor drain and the wall, called the "rough-in" is one factor to consider when selecting your toilet. The standard distance is 12" and 10" or 14 " are occasionally found in older homes. You can determine the rough-in on an existing toilet by measuring from the wall behind the toilet to the middle of the bolts on the base. 

Complete Toilet Kits - The Home Depot now offers convenient toilet that include everything you need in one box. The tank, bowl, seat and wax ring. The hand "All In One" products ensure that you have all the correct toilet parts the first time, saving up from return visits to the store to buy exchange parts. 

4 Easy Steps to Installing:
1.Turn Off Water remove old toilet. Scrape old wax ring from flange. 
2. Install New bolts and wax ring. 
3. Set New Toilet and tighten the bolts. 
4. Mount tank to toilet, re-attach supply line and turn on the water. 

Related Products 
- Toilet Seats - Consider upgrading your new or existing toilet with a new seat that features slow or quiet close and easy cleaning. Seats specially designed for children have smaller opening and side handles providing extra comfort and support. 
- Decorative Trip Levers - Accessorize your toilet with decorative trip levers to math coordinating faucets and bath hardware. 

Sat, Feb 8 10-1130 am- "Interior Paint and Drywall Repair        
Sun, Feb 9 1-230 pm-  "How to Install a Toilet"

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