View Full Version : Standard height vs. comfort height

11-12-2004, 03:49 AM
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

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11-12-2004, 08:13 AM
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.

11-12-2004, 08:35 AM
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.