The toilet seat is an important element of the toilet itself, and can have a big effect on its overall feel, look and shape.

There are quite a few options to choose from too, including different finishes and materials as well as design. This guide will give you a quick overview of toilet seats at, and what you need to think about when choosing one.

Traditional oak effect soft close toilet seat

The Traditional oak effect toilet seat brings a more natural element to your bathroom decor

Types of toilet seat

Standard toilet seats

A standard toilet seat can be contemporary or traditional in style, and can come in a variety of materials and finishes. They are easy to fit and can suit a wide variety of bathrooms.

Soft close toilet seats

This type of seat is designed to provide a gentle closing mechanism for the seat and lid, so that it doesn’t bang against the bowl if you let go. As well as adding a feeling of luxury, it can also be a good idea for family bathrooms, helping to avoid trapped fingers.

Deluxe 105 thermoset anti scratch soft close toilet seat

Made from anti-scratch thermoset plastic, this soft close toilet seat is a great choice if you're looking for something both hardwearing and stylish


The toilet seats at make use of several different materials, making it easy for you to find the perfect match for your bathroom.


This is one of the most popular materials for contemporary toilet seats, and provides an attractive, hard-wearing finish that’s easy to clean.


The ultimate choice for a stylish, contemporary toilet seat, thermoset is a deluxe polymer material that’s durable and hardwearing, and will stay looking fantastic for years.

Solid wood

This a great choice for more traditional bathrooms, and comes in a choice of finishes to suit your style, including plain white and natural oak.

Clarity wooden toilet seat

For toilet seats sizes large or small, look no further than the comprehensive range at

Special features

Keep an eye out for these neat features when buying your toilet seat.

Family toilet seat

If you have small children, a normal sized toilet can sometimes be a bit of a struggle for them. We have just the solution, in our Family toilet seat, which comes complete with a smaller seat that is secured by magnets and can be flipped down when required.

Quick release mechanism

Cleaning your toilet seat can often be tricky and pretty unpleasant. Many of our seats come with a quick release mechanism, which allows you to easily remove the seat from its hinges for simple yet thorough maintenance.

Fitting a toilet seat

Replacing a toilet seat is usually a simple process, as most have standard fittings and require basic tools such as a screwdriver. All the toilet seats at come with full and clear instructions for easy fitting.

If you’re selecting a new seat for an existing toilet, be sure to check all the measurements to ensure it will fit. Toilet seats comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can never assume it will fit a "standard" toilet design.

Further reading

For more, in-depth information, read our latest article "Are toilet seats a standard size?".

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