The model offers a little more floor-to-seat bowl height than standard toilets.

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Q: We’re in the market for a new toilet and I’ve noticed that some toilets are called “comfort height.” I assume they are different than a standard toilet, but I’m a little confused. Can you please tell me what is meant by the term?

A: Comfort-height toilets are becoming popular because they offer a little more floor-to-seat bowl height than standard toilets.

In most cases, the height difference may only be a couple of inches. The height difference can vary depending on the make and model of the toilet.

A good way to get the feel of this style of toilet is to sit down on a dining room chair, since comfort-height toilets are basically standard chair height.

Other than the slightly raised bowl, most comfort-height toilets install the same way and have the same features as regular toilets.

 

Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call,” the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. For more information, visit eddelgrande.com.