Technologically Advanced Toilet Seats

By Thornton Plumbing and Heating

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Blog Highlights

  • In the past toilet seats were pretty straight forward
  • Bidet toilet seats are toilet seats with a bidet function built in
  • Smart toilet seats include several different functions and different combinations of functions

Technology has changed just about everything. It’s left nothing untouched, including the good, old, reliable toilet seat. If you’re redoing a bathroom or installing a new toilet in Salt Lake City or Park City, why not consider an upgrade? It’s time to install a smart toilet seat.

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In the past toilet seats were pretty straight forward, it’s function quite simple. There weren’t too many options. You could have padded or hard, circular or elongated, and that was about it. However, now you can purchase a toilet seat with some pretty nice perks. Popular in Europe and Asia, technologically advanced toilet seats are gaining popularity worldwide.

Bidet Toilet Seat

Salt Lake City Bidet Toilet Seat

The bidet is a device that cleans your private area with water once you’ve used the toilet. Though rather uncommon in the United States, this device is common in other parts of the world. In fact, it can be very effective and once people use it, they often prefer it over dry paper, such as toilet paper or toilet tissue.

Bidet toilet seats are toilet seats with a bidet function built in. They require some extra plumbing work to hook up a clean water supply to the toilet. The average cost of a bidet toilet seat is $250. Though it may seem expensive, most people end up very pleased with the product.

Heated Toilet Seat

Salt Lake City Heated Toilet Seat

The heated toilet seat is exactly what it sounds like: a seat that his heated. Once installed, you won’t have to worry about freezing your bottom off in winter or the middle of the night ever again. Most heated toilet seats have a glowing light that can function as a nightlight.

A basic heated toilet seat comes with one setting; however, more luxurious ones can be adjusted as needed. Typically, heated toilet seats start around $80. They are easy to install and only require a nearby power outlet.

Smart Toilet Seat

Salt Lake City Smart Toilet Seat

Smart toilet seats include several different functions and different combinations of functions. They start around $600, but completely change the toilet experience. Smart toilet seats are increasing in popularity and will continue to become more common.

Smart toilet seats are programmable. Some offer individualized settings for each user. In addition to having heating and bidet components, smart toilet seats often include a device that disperses toilet cleaner before and after each use, spray air freshener, and blow warm air on your bottom. Other models include the ability to play music or white noise to increase your level of privacy.

It has become more and more common to see smart technology as a regular fixture in your home and now that technology can extend into your bathroom, too!

Are you ready to bring your bathroom into the 21st century? Contact us today!

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