Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 17
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dclaudew Not a good choice
The Bemis Sta-Tite toilet seat is smaller than advertised. In fact, it is 13.5"W by 18.6"L, smaller than our previous Bemis seat. The width is much too small to cover the porcelain, while the length is acceptable given the play in the bolts' holes. The color is slightly off white rather than a true white so it does not match the porcelain. The seat and cover are 100% plastic. The installation is easy, with a special plastic bolt that snaps off when tightened to the right torque. The lid does its slow descent as it should. My problem is the delivery. While the "from" address is within my own city, the Bemis box arrived crushed, in beat-up shape (there was no over-packaging). Nevertheless, there were no external signs that the Bemis box had previously been opened. However, when we opened the box, the internal plastic bag around the seat was not sealed. There was tape in places to indicate that Bemis had taped something (the bag?) to the seat, but nothing attached to the tape. The sta-tite covers were loose in the box although the instructions indicate that Bemis secured the covers to the hinges during the manufacturing. The bolts were new (ie, never snapped). Given the under-spec dimensions, the off color, the severely crushed box with dented corners, the non-sealed inner plastic bag around the seat, and the loose parts, it appears that something isn't "brand new" with my seat. It isn't worth my time to return the seat. If the packaging were better, the seat wider and whiter, and all parts sealed new inside a plastic bag, then the seat would be worth its premium price.
July 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mister NO GOOD
The top hinge will fail after short use.
Bemis does not stand behind the product - they offer no replacement or hinge.
Stay away or you will be out over $50 for each seat you buy
February 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Trebor9750 QUIET & EASY TO INSTALL
Really like product, but it needs to be repairable without having to replace the entire seat. The damping mechanism is prone to failure in about 2 years. The hinge mechanism should be repairable, but it's not. Please make it more damage tolerant to last longer - say 5 years at least, if you can't make it repairable.
February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by njengland "Whispering" toilet seat
I'd bought a Bemis "whisper close" toilet seat for a different bathroom and liked it so much I bought one for another bathroom. The seat is generously sized, and does indeed close slowly and quietly. Just give it a flick and walk away!
January 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Paul65 Great design in fastening - not so good closing machanism.
I have purchased three of these toilet seats for our three bathrooms, one failed with-in the first 6 months and was replaced by Home Depot free of charge. That one has failed again, of course it has been too long to expect a replacement, about 6 months, the soft close feature stopped working just as with the first one. The ease of installation of this product is excellent, only took a few minutes to install, seriously and the quick release feature is also excellent for cleaning and also for a new replacement for the failed units as long as they are a like replacement, I have now found. The Kohler fastening design does not impress me however, I have not actually used a Kohler but it does not look secure to me. There is only two of us living here so they do not get excessively used and we are not big people either, so what do I do now? I guess purchase another Bemis to take advantage of the fastening system.
September 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheNel I want one for every bathroom in the house!
I bought this mainly because I was so tired of the old toilet seat moving from side to side. I would go to the hastle of tightening the plastic bolts and in a couple of days it would loosen up again and slip to the side. This new seat stays put. Tighten it once and you are done! Love it! I'm not as concerned with the slow close feature, but it does what it says. When you flip it down, it does slowly close all on it's own and does not slam. It self-closes without a sound.
It was easy to install and was delivered in a timely manner, so I'm very happy with this purchase.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reved Great Choice
I have broken many toilet seats over the years, so I called the company at the advice of a Home Depot rep. They steered me right! This one is GREAT! It costs a bit more but the longevity and comfort will be worth every penny.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StarStruck Nice Choice
Got this one because of the reviews. It proved to be a good choice. When I took it out of the box it felt thick and sturdy. It creaked just a bit when we first sat on it, worried me a little, but it kind of "settled" and no longer creaks. Doesn't move around. Closes slowly. I first thought too slowly, but we're used to it now. Nice choice!
January 31, 2015