SoftClose Elongated Closed-Front Toilet Seat and Lid
Good product at good price
This toilet seats fits my Toto Carolina toilet. It is comfortable and the soft-close feature is terrific. If you have a skirted toilet use the top-mount bolt set supplied with the toilet rather tna the normal type supplied with the seat, or you'll never be able to replace the seat without removing the toilet.... Also, if you are used to old-style wood toilet seats, the lid will feel flimsy. You are not supposed to sit on it. But the soft-close feature and comfort make up for that :)
Faucetdirect had the best price on this item at the time I bought it. I have used them for several purchases and beem happy with their service.
January 10, 2011
A great toilet seat!
I love this seat! It has a wonderful friendly "user interface" whereby it makes it fun to put it down, since it eases silently and slowly into the horizontal position. Encourages good behavior from the menfolk! And it's comfortable and easy to install as well. And FaucetDirect has the best price and shipping policy on the web.
December 4, 2007
On your installation
Tip: be careful to close flaps over bolts before you lift the lid otherwise they will sheer off. It is easy to put them back on, but they won't be as secure.
This is very easy to install other than that error I made on my installation. The seat shuts very slowly too--perhaps slower than I'd like it to.
One other thing, the toilet seat isn't flat like a normal seat, it actually curves up in the back and sides (1" or so). The butt sort of fits into the seat rather than on it. It is definitely unique and I'm not sure the image for the product shows this.
September 13, 2009
Softclose Seat Wobbles
I purchased a TOTO Drake toilet which I love but the Softclose toilet seat does not feel study. I love the Softclose feature and it is tight at the hinges but the mechamism that holds the lid and the seat together wobbles and there is no way to tighten it....therefore the seat slips a little from side to side when you sit on it. I do not like that unstable feeling. I am going to return it. I have the SS14-01 Model.
September 9, 2012
Toto Bath Fixtures
The Toto brand is very elegant and reliable--One caveat however; I had one of the flushing handles needed to be changed out and the plumber used a handle off his truck and it does not work smoothly like the others; so, be sure to replace parts with genuine Toto product
If you want fancy lid think about the bidet type for $850--you have to like a spritz like in Europe, it is pretty pricey. I have a friend who likes hers--nice for the cold mornings--I think it is heated.
The Toto raised toilets for handicapped are a joy! Elongated lid or not. I like the automatic close feature.
May 25, 2013
Toto Toilet Seat Hard to Install
This seat is great once it's on the toilet but it's very difficult to install. It's extremely hard to screw the nuts onto the seat bolts and I'd recommend buying some replacement bolts at your local hardware store instead of trying to use the ones that come with the seat. It took two of us to screw the nuts onto the bolts even when we used a lubricant.
March 26, 2008
Nice Slooooow Close
I purchased these for my Toto Drake Toilet's and gotta say I like them. The slow close feature is worth it's weight in gold especially at night. No more accidental dropping the toilet lid from the top and waking the entire household up. If your buying the Toto toilet's, be sure to purchase these particular seats.
April 19, 2011
Wobbly seat intolerable
It was a mistake to order this seat. After installation, I learned from Toto technical support that the soft close hinge needs to allow a 1/4" left right shift. I can't tolerate a wobbly toilet seat so I will be replacing this very expensive seat with a cheap sturdy one that doesn't move.
January 16, 2013
resolves the conflict
at last, a great solution to the toilet seat 'up or down' dilemma--a no-hassle solution that's even a bit entertaining to watch in action
June 19, 2010
This seat is great. Fits the Toto Drake perfectly. Soft close hinge on lid is very nice.
November 20, 2010