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to want a flippin toilet seat that doesn't skid about under me after it's been fitted for a few days?

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dandycandyjellybean Mon 24-Nov-14 12:59:57

Grrrr! It's not as if I'm doing anything out of the ordinary on there, just the 'bog' standard manoeuvres, but it doesn't seem to matter where I purchase, or how much I pay, I always end up with a slidey seat! Please, if you can recommend one to me, I will be forever grateful, and secure in my toilet positioning! grin

Whippet81 Mon 24-Nov-14 13:02:20

Mine has been fitted about three weeks and had just some the same hmm

Whippet81 Mon 24-Nov-14 13:02:35

Has just done the same even.

meglet Mon 24-Nov-14 13:06:35


The only one I've had any luck with is a cheapy plastic toilet seat.

The worst was a soft close seat, it was shifting about after a few days.

Fingeronthebutton Mon 24-Nov-14 13:09:01

We'll tighten the screws ( underneath) up. It's not rocket science.

Birdiegirl Mon 24-Nov-14 13:09:19

Ours is the same, seems to always look off centre after you've been on it and I have to keep straightening it. A right old pain in the arse smile. We only paid £10 for ours so it's a cheap plastic one. I've wondered if we need to 'splash out' and buy a more expensive one? How much did yours cost OP?

NeedABumChangeNotANameChange Mon 24-Nov-14 13:10:12

I hate to ask but are you oversized blush? I have an friend who needed a reinforced seat.

Harriebabe Mon 24-Nov-14 13:11:16

Ooh, YADNBU! I could have written your post, and it's been the same for years! Worst ever was v. expensive soft close.

Will be watching this thread with interest.

Finger - it really isn't as simple as that, honestly!

Greenstone Mon 24-Nov-14 13:11:28

It happens here too. And I'm tiny.

AMumInScotland Mon 24-Nov-14 13:13:22

Are the fittings coming loose on the seat? Or are the bolts that attach it to the loo seat coming undone? We replaced our recently with a fairly cheap B&Q wooden one, and it doesn't move about.

Dumpylump Mon 24-Nov-14 13:13:35

I have found my people!
In spite of my name, I am, in fact, no more than average size, so I don't think it's that. I have taken many loo seats off to tighten up screws, and the problem always returns....

DidoTheDodo Mon 24-Nov-14 13:16:44

Rubbery washers are your friends!

(I may NC to "RubberyWashers". What do you think?)

meglet Mon 24-Nov-14 13:17:11

I am well under average size and can tighten them up 'til I'm blue in the face, but they always used to shift within a few days.

I think it's down to my toilet bowl shape. But as I've already said, the plastic one is currently working just fine.

animalmagic84 Mon 24-Nov-14 13:18:05

We had this issue at our house. It was not the toilet seat that was the problem, it was the holes that you connect the seat to on the toilet itself - they were not exactly straight on one side. So no matter what seat you bought, it would always start to slip - we had to just tighten it up every so often. The only solution is to get a new toilet itself, but it seems wasteful (and expensive). So we just have to live with it. YANBU - it is very annoying!

wigornian Mon 24-Nov-14 13:18:28

Ah, bane of our lives for years, a succession of far from cheap seats, slide within days - they you try to tighten up and they unscrew themselves - finally, we fitted this one in August, now a veritable joy to sit down:


dandycandyjellybean Mon 24-Nov-14 13:59:23

Phew! It's not just me then!
Needabum...I'm not exactly Twiggy, but I'm no fairy elephant either.
And we do tighten, repeatedly, it's just that I don't want to have to keep getting down and personal with my toilet seat screws every few days.
wigornian - thanks you will give it a whirl as soon as my credit card bill eases up a bit. Cheers.

southeastastra Mon 24-Nov-14 14:02:04

toilet seats are so crap these days, you need one that has a good connector, i've found the slow close lids have stronger connectors.

ChuckNovice Mon 24-Nov-14 14:03:36

This used to happen all the time but I've got an ikea one now which was about £17. Had it about a year and not needed to tighten it once.

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Mon 24-Nov-14 14:14:12

There is one I just got from Argos, plastic soft close one for about £20 and it doesn't skid about as it is shaped to fit over the loo bowl slightly rather than perch on top, plus it came with a tool to tighten the screws so it's much easier to fit. Looks fugly but I don't care.

blanklook Mon 24-Nov-14 14:39:49

wig in the product details on the one you linked to it says
"No movement: Yes."

It was on the "sit tight" range, but not others. wondering now if that is a feature people need to look for these days to make sure a seat will stay put?

mrssnodge Mon 24-Nov-14 15:06:07

Ikea ones are the best- under a tenner!- basic , but the plastic screw underneath never rot or snap, they are strong and the seats last for ages without moving, slipping etc

wigornian Tue 09-Dec-14 22:28:49

Blackpool, it seems so - so pleased with ours!

DilysMoon Tue 09-Dec-14 23:24:10

I've got a soft close one from home bargain which is the only one I've had that doesn't slide, love it.

acrabadabra Tue 09-Dec-14 23:29:02

I posted a similar problem a while ago. After the first 20 odd comments being about me being "oversized" ffs I left it alone!

Thank you xxx
I knew it wasn't just me!

TortoiseInAShell Tue 09-Dec-14 23:31:40

I used a child and adult multi-seat in wood from Argos and it was nice and heavily solid. Unfortunately the wood perished and I replaced it with a soft close plastic thing that slides so I feel that I am falling off confused

I am SICK of it but now feel stuck. I want child lid, soft close and stay-put seat, surely this is not impossible?!

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