Types of Toilet Seat Covers

Types of toilet seat covers

We have listed all types of toilet seat cover here, with the detailed explanation about the type. In market you can find a lot of varieties in seat covers. Each one has their own pros and cons. In this post you can find the detailed explanation about that type of toilet seat covers according to the shape, materials used, closing type and etc. Your toilet may be Floor mount Water closet (WC), Wall hung water closet, two piece water closet or a one piece water closet. Now lots of varieties coming in seat covers to satisfy the need of customers. Some customers ready to pay if they can get a better quality & functionality. So toilet seat cover also getting continues improvements like any other consumer items in market. Once you read this article you will get enough knowledge about the types of toilets seat covers. Now we will start to classify the toilet seat covers. You can also about all types of toilets here.

types of toilet seat covers
types of toilet seat covers

Types of Toilet Seat cover.

Shapes of Toilet Seat Covers:


The seat cover will be on round shape same as the toilet shape.

round toilet seat cover
round toilet seat cover


This kind of seat cover will be on elongated shape same like the toilet shape.

elongated toilet seat cover
elongated toilet seat cover

Rectangular or square

This kind of seat cover will be Rectangular or Square shape with corner rounded or sharp edges.

rectangular toilet seat cover
rectangular toilet seat cover

As per the name indicates the seat covers are in respective shape. Even though the shape is same you need to measure the toilet to find the exact dimension seat cover required. Always remember you must always choose the design of the toilet seat cover according to the toilet design you have. You can’t use a different design seat cover for your toilet. So choosing this is not in your hand.

Varieties of Seat Covers:

Toilet seat covers are made using two types of materials. They are,

Plastic seat cover

plastic toilet seat cover
plastic toilet seat cover

Polypropylene: It is used in the production of toilet seat covers. These seat cover can stand up to 10,000 usages. The weight of this kind of seat cover lies in between 800 gm to 1.4 Kg. This is the most used in industry.

Urea formaldehyde: It produces a high-quality toilet seat cover which can withstand up to 1,00,000 usages which is 10x more than the polypropylene toilet seat cover life cycle. The weight of the urea formaldehyde seat cover lies between 2.0 Kg to 3.0 Kg.

Wood seat cover

wood to let seat cover
wood to let seat cover

Compressed wood is used in the toilet seat cover production. Wood made seat covers will provide solid and comfortable to sit on the toilet. These seat cover have nice finishing and look. This type costs more than other toilet seat covers but gives the best look you can find. Due to the high price and less requirement, it is difficult to get this seat cover for your model of toilet. Normally you can find round shape model wood seat and cover but it is difficult to find an elongated, square or rectangular shape for your matching toilet.

Functionality of Seat Covers:

Have you ever noticed that some of seat & cover fall down slowly but some are fall down heavily with sound? Have you wondered why? The reason is that toilet seats are designed that way. So why not make all the seat covers to fall slow without sound, why make a seat cover that falls and makes sound? Here comes the price factor, normally price of soft close seat cover is nearly twice as the rate as the hard close seat cover. So now it is consumer choice to choose between these two. Toilet seat covers are classified into two types based on closing functionality.

They are,

Soft close or slow close

Seat and cover will fall slow when let them fall. Comparatively high price.

soft close toilet seat cover
soft close toilet seat cover

Hard close

Seat and cover will fall with force and make noise during fall on toilet. Comparatively Low price.

hard close toilet seat cover
hard close toilet seat cover

Automation of seat covers:

Electrical seat covers

electrical toilet seat cover
electrical toilet seat cover

A new type of toilet seat cover that requires electrical power comes with a remote control. Once the seat cover installed the cover will open automatically when anybody approaches using build-in sensor. It is very useful for physically disabled. It also has some extra functionality other than just a seat cover. Some of the functionalities are automatic washing (posterior washing, pulsating, aerated washing, feminine wash, oscillating wash & turbo wash). You can able to adjust the position of the nozzle and the pressure of water using the UV remote control given with the seat cover. The nozzle has functionality of self-cleaning after every washing. The seat cover auto de-odourizes after every use. It has an inbuilt urine splash guard and a water filter. You can also use warm air functionality in the seat which makes the temperature inside the bowl controllable. You can set the desired temperature in the bowl. The seat will take care of it. This seat covers comes with functionality you never imagine. But it is up to you to decide that these features are required for your needs. You may find it difficult to get this in market due to the less requirement of this seat cover. It is better to buy this online than searching it all over the stores.

Manual seat covers

manual toilet seat cover
manual toilet seat cover

Forget every function you have just read above in electrical seat cover section. The manual seat cover is a just an ordinary seat and cover you will find in every day. You will just open the cover and use it. There is no automatic opening, warm water, automatic clean and auto de-odourization.

Other than this, toilet seat covers are available in lot of colour. Some of the popular colours of seat covers other than white are ivory, cherry, majenta, ocean blue & rose.

You may be looking to change your seat cover in near future, to get an exact seat cover match for your toilets learn how to measure your toilet for matching seat cover. Here is the link to buy toilet seat cover online.


How many types of toilet seat covers available?

There are more than 10 types of toilet seat cover available in the market such as soft close seat cover, hard close seat cover, PVC seat, Urea Formaldehyde seat covers, etc.

Why there are many different toilet seat covers available

To full-fill customer needs, they are producing products such as PVC which is lower in price and Urea Formaldehyde type toilet seat cover are produced for customers who looking for the high life cycle of the products.

Choosing a UF (Urea Formaldehyde) seat cover is better than plastic seat covers?

Choosing a UF seat cover is better when compared to other types because it gives more life cycle. According to price, it is slightly higher than other types of seat covers.

Are all toilet seat covers a coated with anti-microbial agents?

Yes, the material used for producing seat cover having anti-microbial properties. Some companies providing some extra coating, but that is unnecessary.

How much number of cycles does a toilet seat cover withstand?

Toilets seat covers such as PVC types give more than 10,000 cycles and seat covers such as UF gives more than 1,00,000 cycles.

Is there any electrical or automatic toilet seat covers available in market?

Yes, there are many automatic toilet seats available in the market which equipped with features such as automatic closing after use, Provides hot water, etc.

Which toilet seat covers comes under economically lower price?

The PVC type of toilet seat cover with hard close comes up with an economically lower price

What should you look while buying a toilet seat cover?

The first and foremost thing we want to check while buying a toilet seat cover is the size. If you purchase the wrong size it will not suitable for your toilet.

Is it toilet paper really necessary?

No, toilet paper is unnecessary because the toilet seat cover is already having anti-microbial properties.

Does all toilet seat cover fit the same?

No, all the toilet seat covers are different in size and it depends upon different toilets. So, you should be very careful while buying your toilet seat cover.


So now you have learned about the types of toilets seat & covers. We are experts in the field, If you have any doubt, you can let us know in the below comment section which we will answer as soon as possible. And if you like this information to be shared, use below sharing buttons to share this article.

17 thoughts on “Types of Toilet Seat Covers

  1. Lawrence says:

    Hello Venkat Mani,
    Helpful resource and informative article you share. in my house, my grandmother is an elder. But I have some doubt what type commode seat well for her?


    i would llike to know what are UF seat covers. made from and are they better than plastic ones fr wall hung WC

    • Venkat Mani says:

      UF seat covers are Urea Formaldehyde seat cover which can withstand up to 1,00,000 usages. Yes UF seat cover is better.


    Your information on PP and UF seat covers was very interesting and useful.
    We are in the business of tiles and sanitary ware and located in Islamabad. We have just launched toilets with UF seat covers which I think might be a first in our market.
    Thanks and regards.

  4. SHABIHUME says:

    Informative Article. I like to know the information for antimicrobial withstanding information of seat covers especially for polypropylene and urea formaldehyde seat covers. There are some brands which says antibacterial or antimicrobial.
    I think by nature urea formaldehyde and polypropylene will have antibacterial withstand capacity upto some extent. Can you please Clearify.

    • Venkat Mani says:

      Hi thanks for the comments…..
      In nature, all Polypropylene and UF toilet seat covers are antibacterial. Maybe some companies give a special protective coating on the seat cover


    i would llike to know what are UF seat covers. made from and are they better than plastic ones fr wall hung WC

  6. DEEPAK says:

    What is Duroplast seat cover? In which category it comes? what is the lifecycle and cost when compared to PP seat cover

  7. KEYUR SHAH says:

    Great to get this information, But i think Plastic PP Toilet seat covers are better then UF toilet Seat covers as you know UF toilet Seat covers are brittle and can be broken easily compare to PP toilet seat covers there life is more then UF toilet seat covers about life cycle of hinge part now PP hinges are 1,00,000 cycle tested, About colour PP toilet seat covers colour are more similar to ceramics

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