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Old 11-08-2012, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Are they only found in cheap motels and restrooms, or do builders actually include them in their lower-end houses?

The reason I ask this is because I now work in a group home, which happens to have a plastic toilet seat in the "staff bathroom". I have been used to heavy porcelain or padded toilet seats all my life. Even our old store's bathroom - the antithesis of comfort, in a dark basement - had this "luxury".

The first time I encountered a real plastic toilet seat was at a Motel 6 or other motel of that ilk that I was staying at alone to save money.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:52 PM
 
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Porcelain??? Never ran across one of those. Heavy compressed or resined wood product, but not porcelain. I need to get out more...
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I've never seen a porcelain toilet seat. Wouldn't porcelain break too easily and be too heavy to open and close?

I'd actually say plastic is more durable than the usual residential compressed wood; which is why most commercial toilet seats are plastic.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:03 AM
 
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Surely this is not a real thread or issue. It has been decades since I have seen a seat that is not plastic/composite of some type. Now if you don't put the seat down, you will sit on porcelain
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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OK, maybe not porcelain, but thin plastic?
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I'd hate to see what a porcelain toilet seat would look like after the lid was slammed down on it a few times ...
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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DUDE!
You REALLY need to get out more often. Life is not spent on a toilet seat.
And if you really need a cushie-tushie toilet seat...

There are some discussions that just have no bearing on "doing business"- sit, do the deed, and be done. End of discussion!
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:37 AM
 
Location: NC
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Normally they are wood or plastic. They are relatively inexpensive and easily replaced for whatever reason. Padded were perhaps a fad at one time, but require a different level of cleaning.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Plastic toilet seats go from thin and cheap to thicker and sturdier. The latter seem to work just fine. The thinner ones are cheesy, I'll grant you that. To go some number of years and never see a plastic one, though, that is odd. Plastic has been common for years.

No such thing as a porcelain seat, those would just break. You're probably thinking of the enameled compressed wood. Last time I bought one of those it wore through the painted finish too fast (getting more cheaply made these days, it seems) so I got a thicker plastic one. Not particularly sanitary, those wood ones, once the finish is worn.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Just bought a new toilet seat for my game room bathroom. Current seat.. came with the house and is the padded variety (I think that's just weird). Anyhow, the padding has a rip in it so it was time to replace it. There are four types of toilet seats at the Big Orange Store. Wood, Wood painted in enamel, plastic and padded.

I picked plastic. Why? First it's more durable. Second it had a better "seat" shape to it than the wood one. Third, I don't have to worry about paint chipping. Last but not least it's one of those seats that you can't slam closed... it has the slow closing feature which is great with three kids.
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