How to Replace a Toilet Seat

How to Replace a Toilet Seat

There are lots of simple ways you can spruce up your bathroom: Replacing your toilet seat with a newer model is one of them.

So, if your toilet seat is looking a bit worse for wear or you just fancy a change, read on to find out how to replace your toilet seat.

Tool Kit

For replacing your seat, you’ll need:

Your new toilet seat
Rubber gloves and cleaning products
A crosshead or slot screwdriver

Step 1 – Cleaning your existing toilet and toilet seat

Cleaning your old toilet seat might seem a bit pointless, but you’ll need to store it somewhere while you wait to dispose of it, and toilet seats are fantastic harbourers of germs. Spray it down with some bleach or antibacterial cleaning product and wipe it off with a clean wet cloth. Dry with a clean, dry cloth.

Step 2 – Remove the old seat

A lot of modern toilet seats have a button in-between the hinges at the back of the seat that you can simply press to remove the seat. However, if you have an older seat, you’ll need to use your screwdriver to remove.

Locate the screws at the back of the toilet bowl, which hold the toilet seat in place. Determine what time of screwdriver you’ll need to use, then simply hold the nut (underneath the seat) in place with the pliers and use the screwdriver to unscrew the fitting. Do this for both screws.

Step 3 – Another quick clean

Put the old seat, fixtures and fittings to one side. You might need to give the area where the seat fittings sat on the bowl another quick clean and dry at this point.

Step 4 – Attach the new seat

How you attach the seat will depend on what type you have.

If you have a standard toilet seat, you’ll simply need to place the new seat over the two existing holes, place the screws in the holes and attach the nuts. Use the pliers to hold the nuts in place again while you screw the fittings in place.

If you have a different type of seat, please refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines for help.

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