Female problem with flat Bemis seat
Well, as you might guess, I'm the handy lady of the family. I've gotten a few chuckles reading some of the posts on this forum. Never knew toilets could be so much fun.
We've had a Toto Dartmouth in the master bath for almost 5 years, elongated, and I also thought I wouldn't like the "funnel" shape of the soft-close seat, so I got a regular, flat "plank" seat by Bemis. The problem I discovered, which you men out there wouldn't know about unless your wife has the same issue, is that liquids often splash up under the seat, and I've spent the last 5 years lifting the bottom of the seat to wipe it off with tissue paper for my husband's benefit. I've never had any other toilet do this to me. I figure it's something about the curve of the bowl and the lower water height (all our other toilets are from 1970). (Any ladies out there with this problem? We need to tell Toto!)
I am now thinking of getting a Toto soft-close seat, hoping that they have tested these in real life (by women too?) and that it won't splash up on the more curvy shape.
Does anyone have any helpful information before I spend $$ on a traditional soft-close seat in the Sedona Beige color?
(By the way, our city is giving $100 rebates per toilet for a 1.28 (even to replace a 1.6), so I'm planning to get 2 Drake II's and 1 Eco-Dartmouth or maybe -Clayton. I found out about the rebate in Home Depot...never heard about it in my water bill or paper or radio and it's been going on since April. Everybody needs to check out their municipality! Toilet prices may be going up from demand.)
decided on toilet but worried about seat
I was thrilled to discover that so many people love these Toto toilets, especially the Drake CST744SG ... gets very high marks overall ... but then I was really distressed to read all the negative comments about the splash-up under the seat. So I have a few questions:
1. Is this splash-up problem pretty ubiquitous across all Toto toilets (including the Drake model mentioned above)? And is there any bowl/seat combo that handles the problem better than the others?
2. Referring back to someone else's question, where would a person go to try out different seats? Nothing could be farther from a real test case than just ordering online ...
3. Regarding the soft close ... does this refer to the seat or the lid? I watched a video of the lid (I think) closing and it seemed to take forever ... I think I would hate this feature ...
4. and possibly to push the envelope of grossness, someone said this: "(The curve of the seat) does help to center you and help minimize skid marks that you wouldn't get with a flat seat." Why would you get more or less skid marks with a flat seat? Does it have something to do with cheek spread? Sorry for being indelicate ... funny topic ...