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Where can I buy a decent white toilet seat?

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margaritathatcher Sun 21-Apr-13 09:19:01

Need to replace the toilet seat in our bathroom which is looking a bit manky.

Where can I buy a decent one? Standard shape but needs to be white. Don't mind spending a little more if it is decent quality and will last.

Sorry, another exciting topic!!!

cece Sun 21-Apr-13 09:22:27

Plumbers merchants. I recommend you get a soft close one.

margaritathatcher Sun 21-Apr-13 15:01:51

Oh dear, no one else? sad

Mum2Fergus Sun 21-Apr-13 15:41:16

I just got white soft close seat from B&Q...most impressed.

Showtime Sun 21-Apr-13 16:46:30

Had problems with these recently - suggest you check fittings which attach to pottery base are metal with washers and not plastic-type, and check that diagrams/instructions are actually useful - ordinary, not-soft-close-type from B&Q (own-brand?Lewis&Cooke-or-similar-name) was not impressive.

PigletJohn Sun 21-Apr-13 18:00:57

you can probably get one of the heavyweight solid plastic ones as used on better brands of WC from a place that sells bathrooms.

Aftermarket ones are usually either thin plastic, or laquered MDF.

Go for stainless hinges, not plastic, and not chrome.

I usually get the lacquered MDF ones, but they won't last as long.

CointreauVersial Sun 21-Apr-13 18:06:07

The lacquered MDF ones never seem to last, and eventually water (and other fluids...) get under the lacquer, and it has to go.

I bought a nice one recently from B&Q that was designed to be easy to clean - no bumps and crevices on the underside of the seat, made of quite a heavy-weight plastic and neat stainless steel hinges. Soft close too.

margaritathatcher Wed 24-Apr-13 06:59:24

Thanks all

Have bought a soft close, easy clean, non-scratch with metal fittings from B&Q for £45. It looks promising. Just need DH to fit it...

CointreauVersial Wed 24-Apr-13 17:57:52

Hope you will soon be sitting comfortably!

member Wed 24-Apr-13 18:04:10

I like the Ikea ones which are less than £10! They are heavyish duty. the nuts/wingnuts for attaching are plastic but last & the seat easily adjusts to the perfect alignment before you tighten said wingnuts.

LargeGlassofRed Wed 24-Apr-13 18:06:31

eBay have some great soft close white ones, much cheaper than B and Q.

specialmagiclady Wed 24-Apr-13 20:19:52

My 6 year old just brought one in off the street- you can have it!

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