Are Square Toilet Seats Comfortable?

Are Square Toilet Seats Comfortable?

Washroom design has come a long way in the past decade or so with advances in both technology and aesthetics. While washrooms were once a standard affair, today they are dynamic and bold, multi-functional and filled with elaborate colour. 

If you’re in the process of refurbishing your current washrooms, or at the design stage of a new build, you might be giving thought to items like sensor taps and hand dryers, as well as wash troughs and full height cubicles. However, among all these modern trappings of the commercial washroom, you might also have come across square toilets and be wondering why the humble toilet pan has undergone such a make-over.

Clean lines, smart finish

To start with, the square toilet delivers a strong contemporary aesthetic. Sharp, clean lines that draw the eye in a completely unique way, transforming the humdrum washroom into a modern, high-functioning space. Whether this is to offer a welcoming environment to customers and visitors, or aid with staff retention and general user experience, the square toilet is a strong choice for any washroom environment.

A popular wall hung shape

A lot of wall-hung, back-to-wall toilets are square. This leaves the floor clear beneath the toilet as they are installed in a similar way to a floating shelf. Keeping the floor clear makes the room feel bigger and makes cleaning easier. With the shape of the toilet pan following the lines of the cubicle, it makes for a very strong, decisive look and is popular in the hospitality sector as well as in shopping malls, events venues, and visitors centres. 

Increased comfort

Of course, one of the burning questions most people have when they come across a square toilet is whether or not it’s actually comfortable. Although most of us are used to circular varieties, the square toilet seat is often said to be more comfortable than traditional shapes. This is because a square toilet seat often delivers more support underneath the thighs when seated - much like a chair.

You might also find that the opening within the square toilet seat is also a bit larger than in conventional options, while the ergonomic contours of the toilet seat give the user the same level of comfort over long periods of time. 

Square toilet seats aren’t for everyone, but they do offer a strikingly bold look and work well in a number of contemporary settings, delivering both comfort and support.

If you’d like further advice regarding square toilets, or would like to take advantage of our custom 3D design service, please get in touch with one of the Commercial Washrooms team on 01202 650900.

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