How to Measure a Toilet For Seat Cover Dimension

When you buy a toilet seat cover and if it does not match your toilet pan you have to face a replacement scenario. To avoid such things it is better to measure it before buying. If you buy a toilet seat cover without measuring by just buying a standard size seat cover, you may lose your money if the size of the toilet seat is mistaken or while replacing it.

As we saw in our before discussion the very first step before you buy a toilet seat cover is to definitely know how to measure it because there are many different sizes of toilet seats. Even though the standard size is available in the markets, which can be preferred for the toilets, but some times the size may differ in each house. Therefore, it is better to measure the size of the toilet seat using an inch tape or using any measuring tool before you make a purchase. This is a simple work, which can be done easily by our own instead of searching for a plumbing technician. In this article, a clear step by step procedure is given which will guide you and make your work simple to execute it by yourself. The only thing needed is just a measuring tool like inch tape.

Step by Step procedure to Measure a Toilet Seat

Step 1 : First, take an inch tape to measure your Toilet Seat.

Step 2 : See the diagram shown below, you have to measure the distances between ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’. These are the measurements of punch hole measurement (distance between the punch holes), height and width of the toilet seat.

how to measure a toilet seat cover
how to measure a toilet seat cover

Step 3 :Take the measuring tape and measure the distance between the punch holes that is the distance between ‘A’ and make a note.

Step 4 :Next, you measure the distance between B, start the measurement by keeping the inch tape in the end punch hole of ‘A’ and stretch the inch tape till the end of the toilet pan, that is the measurement of ‘B’ – height of the toilet seat and make a note of it.

Step 5 : Finally comes the measurement of ‘C’, which is the width of the toilet seat. As the same procedure followed previously stretch the inch tape and measure the distance between ‘C’ and make the note of the width of the toilet seat.

Some basic shapes of toilet pans are as follows

  1. Round Toilet Seat
  2. Elongated toilet seat
  3. Rectangular or Square toilet seat

While you order for a new toilet seat, along with the measurements you have to specify the shape of your toilet also. know more about types of toilet seat cover and types of toilets.


What are the steps we should follow while choosing a toilet seat cover?

Before buying your toilet seat cover you should check three major locations of your toilet which you can find in this article.

What are the basic shapes of toilet pans available?

There are three basic shapes of toilet seat covers available in the market such as round, elliptical, square.

Whether the standards size toilet seat cover matches our bathroom?

There is no standard toilet seat covers but adjustable toilet seat covers available. It may fit for your purpose but exactly not match for your toilet.

How to choose a replacement toilet seat covers?

First of all, we should check the size of your toilet and buy your toilet seat cover according to that size of the toilet.

Where to buy a replacement toilet seat cover?

You can buy your replacement toilet seat covers in online by cross verifying the size and by comparing your model specification with other models.

Conclusion :

The procedure given to measure the toilet to buy a new toilet seat cover will help you to do the measuring work easily by your own. It is always makes us feel confident when we do our job without anybody’s help. Hope this guidance would led you learn a new thing about our bathroom. If you have a doubts put it in the comment box and I will clear it.

One thought on “How to Measure a Toilet For Seat Cover Dimension

  1. Ranajit Mohan Chackraburtty says:

    What is the simple method of determining the dimension of a good quality Ivory Colour seat cover of Pan with Cover and what is the cost of it.

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