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Choosing A Raised Toilet Seat

Choosing a raised toilet seat can seem like a tricky matter if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Our simple user guide will make it easy to find the right one for you.

Ability Superstore holds a wide range of raised toilet seats and many come in three standard sizes: 2, 4 and 6 inches. If the toilet seat is too low, the legs are bent and the knees are not level with the hips – this can cause an uncomfortable posture if the user has difficulty sitting and rising.

These 3 easy steps can help you find the size you’re looking for:
A diagram showing the right stance when choosing a raised toilet seat
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Once you have figured out the correct height of toilet seat that you need, the next bit is deciding which style would be best suited. We stock a lot of different styles of raised toilet seat and it can seem like a lot to choose from, however we have developed a simple guide that will help you choose the right one for you.


Padded seats

If you’re looking for that bit of extra comfort in your seat, especially if the user is vulnerable to pressure sores or has arthritis, then a padded raised seat might be for you. Our padded seat has simple hook and loop attachments, meaning it is easy to take off and can be transported. For something more luxurious, then the Harley Raiser is for you. All padded seats are very easy to clean with soapy water and disinfectant.


Regular seats

A regular raised toilet seat usually means that the pan is oval shaped like a standard seat, it just offers that bit of a raise for individuals that need support when sitting and standing. If extra features like a lid or a seat with arms is what you need, then the Serenity and the Etac Hi-Loo would be suitable. The Serenity comes in 3 sizes with optional lid and the Hi-Loo features support arms and a lid, with 2 sizes and even an angled seat option. For a standard raised seat that is also dementia friendly, our coloured toilet seats are best.

Contoured seats

This type of raised seat have been designed with a gentle contour for extra comfort while keep its strength and durability. The contoured sections at the front and rear of the seats allow easier access for personal hygiene and cleansing. Our Savanah is resistant to stains and odours.


Clip-on seats

If you need a more portable seat that is easy to clip on and off, the Novelle has no brackets and fits onto the existing seat rather than the bowl, making it convenient for use when travelling. A contract seat such as the Ashby is ideal for use in more public places like NHS hospitals and care homes, as the seat is fully sealed underneath, which makes it easier to clean and reduces cross infection as there is no hollow underside.

Our simple guide to measuring for a raised toilet seat and finding the right fit for you can keep bathroom time simple and independent.