There are several reasons why the luxe bidet toilet seat doesn’t fit your toilet. It could be your toilet is an older type non standard toilet or the shape of your toilet bowl is not compatible with the luxe bidet toilet seat.
In this article we will discuss in detail how you can troubleshoot where the issue is stemming from and the compatible options available for you.
For this you will need a measuring tape ruler and remove the toilet seat completely to give access to the entire bowl to allow for accurate measurements.
Reasons why Luxe Bidet Toilet Seat Doesn’t Fit
Determine distance between the bolt holes and toilet bowl back
Measure from the centre of the bolt holes to the back of the toilet bowl. If it measures 1.75 inches and more then any bidet including the luxe bidet seat will fit the toilet. However, if the distance is less than that, you should consider the following seats instead.
Another measurement to consider is the bolt spread. Which is the distance between the two bolt holes centres. The American standard is 5.5 inches ( 14 cm) or the European Standard 6- 6.5 inches (15-17 cm) you will need to find a bidet seat specifically made by your toilet manufacturer.
Measuring bowl length and width
The most important of the two measurements will be the bowl length which will help determine whether you have a round or an elongated toilet seat. It may not be so clear to the naked eye.
If it measures 17 inches and longer you have an elongated toilet. However, if the distance is 17 inches and less you have a round toilet seat. In that case you will need a bidet toilet seat that is of the same shape for the best fit.
For European standard seats which come in either D shape, pointed tip or round shape and in most cases they length is more than 17 inches and will need a matching toilet seat too.
As we have stated the width is not as important, but being double sure is of the benefit. It is the distance between the outermost broad areas of the bowl. It should match that of the luxe bidet seat otherwise they will also be incompatible.
Is your toilet a non standard toilet?
If you have a french curve toilet seat, then the luxe bidet toilet seat will definitely not fit your toilet. A french curve toilet is one which has a raised arc coming off around the outside of the bowl.
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For example the Kohler San Raphael K-3466, K-3467 toilets and Kohler Rialto K-3386. For these french curve toilets the following toilet seat bidets will be suitable:
- Blooming NB R1063
- Galaxy GB -5000
In addition, if you have a one piece toilet with a french curve the installation and fitting will also be difficult. A one piece toilet has the bowl and tank as one piece of ceramic whereas in a two piece toilet the two are separate.
There are several probable reasons why your luxe bidet toilet seat doesn’t fit. You can find out why by determining certain measurements of your toilet. You will need to remove the toilet seat completely so as to take accurate measurements.
You will need to know the distance from the centre of the bolt holes to the back of the toilet bowl. If it is less than 1.75 inches then the luxe bidet toilet seat will not fit. Instead you will need either a Brondell Swash 1000 or Galaxy GB 5000 toilet seats.
Measure the toilet bowl length which is the distance from the centre of the bolt holes to the tip of the toilet bowl at the front. If it is longer than 17 inches you have an elongated toilet and it will need a matching bidet to fit perfectly. Otherwise less than 17 inches that is a round toilet seat.
FAQs on Luxe Bidet Toilet Seat Doesn’t Fit
Do Bidets Seats Fit All Toilets?
Bidet seats do not necessarily fit all toilets. Which means you need to determine the measurements of your toilet such as the toilet length, width , bolt spread and distance from bolt centres to the bowl. Which are discussed above.
These will help you determine whether you have an elongated toilet or a round one. And also whether the toilet can fit the bidet seat you are looking to purchase.
How do i know that a bidet toilet seat will fit my toilet
For you to know if a bidet toilet seat will fit your toilet, you will need to take the following. Your toilet seat width , if it is longer than 17 inches you have an elongated toilet and need to get a bidet toilet seat of similar shape.
You also need to determine the distance between the centre of the bolt holes to the back of the toilet bowl. A toilet that measures 1.75 inches or less will not fit the standard bidet seats.
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