Measure from the wall behind the toilet to the centre of one of the closet bolts (the type of bolts that hold the toilet down). This is called the rough-in distance and the construction standard is 12 inches*, but 10 or 14 in. rough-in distances are also common. Compare this measurement with your desired toilet dimensions that can be found in our toilet product descriptions. If the toilet has four closet bolts, measure to the centre of one of the rear ones.
In small bathrooms where space is tight, also measure from either side of the tank to the walls or other objects to assure side-to-side clearance.
Note: Do this before you remove the old toilet to ensure a proper replacement fit.
Toilet bowls are available in two basic shapes: round and elongated
Toilet height is measured from the floor to the top of the seat. Most often, toilet falls somewhere between 15 in. and 19 in, with standard toilets coming in under 17 in. However, chair height toilets or Comfort Height toilets, measure 17 in. or more. The rule of thumb is, have a seat and see what works best for you.
Most toilets come in separate pieces and don't include the seat. Choose a seat that complements the toilet colour and bathroom décor. Think about the following items when choosing your seat: