Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 55
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DMacG not really sure
Not really sure just how you're supposed to rate a toilet seat .. far as I'm concerned it either works at 5 stars or it doesn't work and well let's just say there is no 3 and a half stars in my opinion.
January 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PrinceoftheCastle7 best seat in the house
In a place called home,
With no place to roam,
I sit, comfy
All oohs and aahs,
I marvel at my throne,
I'll sit a while longer.
October 30, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Myself It Creaks!!
For less than $6.00, it's hard to complain. This toilet seat is solid, attractive, easy to install, and comfortable to sit on. Not to mention, that it is made in the USA.
But, it creaks. When the lid is lifted. Loudly. Like the door of a haunted house on a Halloween ambience CD.
I actually took it apart and lubricated the interior of the hinges with silicon lubricant. Then it got completely quiet... For about a week.
Now it's creaking like a haunted house door again.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gator Excellent value
Excellent product! This is not a cheap thin flexing plastic piece of junk, it is a solid, white, smooth seat. Very easy to install, using the included plastic bolts & nut/washer combo. I am not a do-it-yourself mechanical type, and this was ridiculously simple to install. It actually took longer cleaning the toilet (which you'll want to do with your favorite cleaners when the old seat is removed) than installing the new seat. The only tool I needed was a screwdriver.
My only recommendation, make sure you've measured before removing the old seat & going to Home Depot so you know if you need a round or oblong seat, and the bolt holes are the correct width. Stand in front of the toilet, with the tank away from you. You should measure the distance between the center of the two bolt holes that hold the seat to your toilet, close to the tank. For this particular seat, that distance should be around 5-1/2”. Then, measure from the center of the bolt holes perpendicularly to the end of the seat closest to you. Round toilets measure around 16-1/2”. Oblong toilets measure around 18-1/2”. There isn't that big a difference, that's why you need to measure!
I’ve seen much more expensive seats that are thin, cheap, flex, crack & break far faster than this one. If this one breaks you can buy between 2 to 4 more for the same price! Nice to find that the cheap one is the durable one.
March 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OnMyWay You can't go wrong with these!
I needed 3 new seats and picked these up this morning. I installed one in minutes and I have to say, I don't know how they can manufacture, distribute and sell these for this low price. They are solidly made and look good. I prefer these solid seats because the more expensive (Why?) plastic seats always flex. Even if these only last a year or two, they are a bargain. The box says made in USA too (Wisconsin) which also amazes me because usually items priced this low are built overseas. Good job Bemis!
One hint before you go to the store. When you measure your current seat, measure from the center of the holes/bolts to the front of the seat, as that is how they do it. I didn't know that so I had measured just the seat, not to the holes.
July 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Troy78 You should get this one!
Prior to purchasing this seat, we had a super fancy seat. It was one of those slow closing seats that would "theoretically" close ever-so-slowly so not to crush the hands of our small children. After just one year, the hinges corroded and broke, leaving us to keep the lid open at all times.
We had visitors coming for a few days, and my wife called me to tell me to pick up a toilet seat because she wasn't going to have a broken seat with company at the house. So, I did as any man would. I took out my smartphone, went to the HomeDepot.com and searched for the cheapest seat I could find. I couldn't believe all the positive reviews on this seat, and for less than 10 bucks. So, I purchased it on the spot and picked it up 30 minutes later from the service desk.
This seat is wonderful. Took 5 minutes to install. Very solid construction. It stays up when you want it to, and my wife said that it lowers easily. I wouldn't know about that, as I'm a man and keep the seat in the upright position. :) Very comfortable to sit on...and allows me to finish my magazine article without my backside going numb.
Purchase this seat. Just don't tell your wife how inexpensive it was. My wife has no idea. She thinks I spent a fortune.
October 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LA Good product, no instructions, major aggravation
Having installed this product, I'm guessing that it's a good, solid, no-frills wooden toilet seat, and for the price, you couldn't do better. One caveat, though: If you have a toilet seat thick enough to require longer bolts than Bemis provides (the Bemis name isn't actually on the box, by the way, which I assume is one reason it's so cheap), you will have to buy longer ones separately. Also, unless you're much savvier about toilet-seat hinges and their construction than I am, be prepared for a long phone call to Home Depot's customer hot line, plumbing hardware department.
The product comes WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS (unless you can figure out the badly-drawn diagrams on the box--I couldn't), which made it impossible for someone unfamiliar with this type of hinge to install. To begin with, our toilets are old, and the shaft of the bolts (measured from the base of the collar to the end of the bolt) required to anchor the toilet seat hinge has to be at least 45 mm for the nut to grasp the screw shaft; the bolts Bemis provides are only 43 mm. I ended up going back to Home Depot to buy a set of universal bolts (50mm). Those were plenty long enough--but that shouldn't have been necessary; there's no reason, in the case of this particular design, why the bolts shouldn't be 50 mm.
The real aggravation, though, was that neither I nor my husband could figure out how to unlock the simple tabs over the bolt heads in order to screw them down. That could easily have been printed on the box along with the (incomprehensible) diagrams, but no--nor does Bemis provide an online video to explain. As I finally learned after I called Home Depot, you have to take the flathead screwdriver you need to install the bolts, shove it into the side seam on the tab, and flip the top of the tab backwards--that is, away from the toilet seat--to expose the bolt head.
Between the useless bolts Bemis provides and trying to understand what the helpful Home Depot guy was trying to tell me on the phone without the possibility of illustrating it, I wasted an hour and a half on a ten-minute job. This may turn out to be the best, most comfortable, long-lasting toilet seat I've ever owned, but since Bemis makes it impossible to install without buying the right parts and calling the store, I can't recommend it.
August 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Handyhousewife Great value!
I can't figure out why this was the cheaper toilet seat offered, because it was the best quality by far. This a real wood toilet seat with good quality white enamel. This is not cheap plastic. It is made with recycled wood in the USA. The rounded molded seat is very comfortable and sturdy. It was extremely easy to install. I had never replaced a toilet seat before and this took only a few minutes. It's a great deal all around. Quality that will last for years!
January 9, 2013