We prefer soft toilet seats. The ones we bought in the past are cheap
and don't last long. Can someone recommend a good brand or model?
Here's one at Amazon that seems to be an upgrade in that it has wooden
cores. Is this one likely to be better than the Home Depot specials?
It is true the damn things seem to be designed to fail after about one
year. There is no other logical explanation that I can think of.
Plastic lasts for a long time, but not on these seats. Magically they
I once bought a soft toilet seat. It was very comfortable for about
a week. Then the foam started to compress. After about two weeks
it was very uncomfortable. It had sharp plastic edges covered with
a little foam. I never bought another one.
When a cat sits in a human's lap both the human and the cat are usually
happy. The human is happy because he thinks the cat is sitting on him/her
I've yet to find one that lasts longer than a couple years. One thing
to look for is four support pads on the underside of the seat where
the seat contacts the top of the bowl rim. I'm a pretty big guy and
the cheapo soft seats with only 2 support pads near the front allow
the seat to crack and break at about 3 and 9 o'clock, usually sooner
The last seat we bought about a 8 mos ago was a cheapo from Walmart
(~$20), a soft seat, but the only one with 4 support pads. It also
had all plastic hinge hardware which is most frustrating. These are
"made in the USA" and I don't understand the logic behind their
construction. The mounting screws are some kinda plastic, nylon, I
think. The damn things sit in sliding blocks which allow the seat to
be adjusted from side to side. They also allow the damn thing to
shift constantly, requiring I continually recenter the seat and
tighten the nylon screw nuts. Maddening, but no worse than the last
soft seat which had all metal hinges and the metal mounting screws
also continually worked loose. These plastic adjusting pads seem to
have finally set and I haven't had to re-adjust in the last couple
It seems all the soft seats in all the hardware and building supply
stores, around here anyway, are all junk and I'll jes hafta live with
constantly tweaking and/or replacing the damn things more often. I
did run across one seat on the web, a heavy-duty soft seat, but it was
about $80! Better to buy a new one every couple years or buy a wooden
or plastic contoured seat. .
Plastic is fine but has different properties than metal in the bolts or
wood in the seats and requires engineers to design with these
differences in mind. Manufacturers need customer feedback to maybe push
them in the right direction. I had to send back a non-home plastic
based item for repair the second time because of poor design. I know
exactly what they are doing wrong in the design but they won't correct it.
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