Are Round Toilets Better?
Round toilets are also better for small bathrooms. The circular shape means that they take up less space. Children might have an easier time using a round toilet because of its smaller size, although this may change as children get older. Some boys and adult men might have a more difficult time aiming into the smaller bowl.
Why Do People Buy Round Toilets?
The standard shape of a toilet is round. It is a versatile toilet shape that can fit in any sized bathroom. This is important when it comes to meeting municipal building codes, as many require at least 21 inches between the toilet and the opposing wall. Public restrooms have the scrutiny of ADA compliance and require even more space. Round toilets are also less expensive than elongated toilets, assuming that all of the features and other factors are the same.
Can I Replace an Elongated Toilet With a Round Toilet?
In most cases, you can replace an elongated toilet with a round toilet. Depending on where it is installed and the footprint of the original elongated toilet compared to the new round toilet, you may need to do some tile work around the toilet to fill in where the elongated toilet previously covered. However, it is generally possible to install a round toilet where an elongated toilet used to be. Just be sure to select one with the same rough-in size, or distance from the wall behind the toilet. If you have any questions or want a model that’s sized differently, a licensed plumber should be able to handle this task.