Standard height vs. comfort height

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Cygarbuff, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Cygarbuff

    Cygarbuff New Member

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    What's the difference between Standard height and comfort height toilets? Both my wife and I are between 5'6 and 5'8. Which ones are sold more? Thank you
    Jay

    Toto Ultramax handicap toilet
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  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Some people like the higher toilets and they are required for ADA so people can slide off their wheelchairs onto the toilet. I'm 6'2" and I prefer a normal height toilet. Everyone's different. Go with what you like.
  3. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Standard height bowls are about 14" from floor ( plus seat). Comfort height, also called "handicap" toilet, are usually 16 to 17 plus seat.

    It is definitely a matter of preference. I am 5'10". I am also 60 and all my joints creak and groan! I prefer the tall toilet, because it is easier for me so stand up afterwards. At home, I have not changed the toilet yet, but have installed grab bars for assistance.

    At your height, the standard bowl may be just fine. And a lady who is a coupe of inches shorter than you may find the tall bowl uncomfortable to sit on. If you visit a large public restroom ( theater, airport, etc.) you shoud be able to "test" the different types and decide.
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