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What are the benefits of soft close toilet seats?

Soft-closing toilet seats are a practical and quiet alternative to traditional toilet seats. The modern and functional design means that these toilet seats close slowly in a controlled manner without requiring assistance. We have outlined the main reasons why a soft close toilet seat is a comfortable and helpful addition to any bathroom.

Minimal Noise

Soft close toilet seats are almost impossible to slam, and won't cause a loud clatter should you lose grip of them. Compared to noisy traditional toilet seats, a soft close seat creates almost no noise, making it a great choice to ensure privacy in your bathroom. The quiet sound of these seats is useful for families with small children who have particular trouble with closing seats properly without losing their grip.

Soft close toilet seats can also benefit households where late night bathroom trips are a regular occurrence. If family members need to use the bathroom frequently during the night, a soft close toilet seat is a more discreet option which reduces the risk of noise disturbing those sleeping. The accessibility of the design makes it more comfortable to use for anyone visiting the toilet in the middle of the night, so everyone can sleep easy.

Easier Maintenance

Soft close toilet seats are simpler to clean than their traditional counterparts. They often come with a quick release function, which allows you to remove the toilet seat completely. This enables you to clean the toilet more thoroughly without wrestling with the seat, helping you to remove grime and dirt with ease.

The majority of soft close toilet seats are made of bacteria-resistant plastic or vinyl. This makes them less at risk of mould or mildew build up in comparison to older toilet seats, and so they don't require such frequent cleaning.

Safer Use

Soft close seats are a must for households with small children, allowing them to use the toilet with ease without the risk of fingers getting injured or trapped by a heavy seat. Compared to traditional toilet seats, which are easily opened and closed too forcefully, a soft close seat shuts at the same controlled rate regardless of how much pressure is applied to it. Not only does this slow closing create less noise than traditional styles, it also minimises the impact of the seat on the toilet. The repeated impact caused by slamming a traditional toilet seat closed can cause damage to your toilet bowl over time. A soft close seat absorbs the shock of this impact, reducing the risk of harm to both the toilet and the seat itself.

Easy Installation

If you are buying a new toilet you will find that they often come with a soft close seat as standard. Fitting a soft close seat to an existing toilet is a very quick and straight forward process, even for DIY novices. Providing you have a flat-head screwdriver, you will find most soft close seats very easy to install or remove - check our handy guide for instructions.

Soft close seats are an asset to any bathroom, providing a comfortable solution for everyday use of the toilet. Whatever the shape or style of your toilet, we have a soft closing seat for you.