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A cosmetic toilet repair

Stained or chipped toilet seats can be replaced with new seats for around $20. This simple job, which will only take you a few minutes of work, will quickly brighten up a bathroom. Follow our easy instructions for making this simple toilet repair.

Flushing with authority

American Standard is after the Holy Grail of home plumbing: The plunger-less toilet. And they believe they've found it with the Champion, which can flush 24 golf balls at a time. The New York Times profiles the business and its efforts to improve the flushing capacity of its products.

Big John Toilet Seat

The Big John Toilet Seat offers super-size comfort for those who could use the extra room. The seat sits taller than a standard seat, has stainless steel hinges and fits round or elongated toilets.

The ultimate cleaning guide

The cleaning staff of Boston's Four Seasons Hotel share tips for a thorough cleaning.

Out of the water closet

Bathroom design guru Barbara Sallick gives an interview to the L.A. Times on the current state of water closet style.

Toilets with power

If you're looking for a toilet that packs some power in every flush you need take a look at the Maximum Performance (PDF) test results. According to the study, "for sanitary reasons as well as for customer satisfaction, toilets should flush a minimum of approximately 250 grams of solids."

And how was this tested? With fermented bean curd paste having a moisture content of 51.5%, a pH of 4.78 and extruded through a 7/8? diameter die, of course.

Neo-Metro Cerine

The Neo-Metro Cerine toilets have stainless steel construction and can be covered in mahogany, cherry, bamboo, leather or a custom material. Prices start at $2,498.

Kohler Hatbox

Kohler released the Hatbox toilet at New York's Fashion Week. The tankless design incorporates a .2-horsepower electric pump enclosed within the toilet bowl. Heels are not required for use, but certainly add style.

Bathroom Etiquette

The International Center for Bathroom Etiquette attempts to educate the public on proper lavatory behavior and answers such pressing questions as, "when is it proper to use the kiddie urinal?"

High-tech Swash

Brondell this month unveils their new line of high-tech Swash toilet seats. Similar seats have gained popularity in Japan. The Swash seats fit onto existing toilets and feature heated seats, warm-water wash and a warm-air dryer. The model pictured above includes a remote control. Don't let the kids run off with that.


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