Toilet Buyer’s Guide: Best Soft Toilet Seats
If you are in need of a new soft toilet seat this year, you have come to the right place.
Padded toilet seats are a great way to add some comfort to your bathroom. In this day and age, there is no reason to be uncomfortable if you can help it. These seats can also be immensely helpful for those with arthritis or hemorrhoids. They can also be an incredible comfort and need for those who have lost a lot of body weight because of an illness or growing older.
Whatever your reason and budget, we are going to make sure we have the perfect seat for you.
How We Choose Our Favorites
When reviewing a large number of products like this, we want to make sure that you can trust the reviews you are reading. To do this, we strive to be as honest and accurate as possible.
To ensure that we are being as honest as we can be, we research a few different places before writing the review. First, we read customer reviews and testimonials to make sure we know what the general public thinks about the product. Then we also make sure we know all the ins and outs of the product, to ensure that all the different features are included. The reputation of the company making the product is heavily considered as well.
There are a few different features we will consider when reviewing these toilet seats. We will make sure to look at the pricing and how it compares to the quality, the comfort level while sitting down, the dimensions to make sure that it fits your toilet, durability, and how hygienic it is.
Top Soft Toilet Seats
Let’s take a look at our top 7 choices for soft toilet seats in the upcoming year.
1. MAYFAIR 13EC 000 Soft Toilet Seat
Our first choice comes from the company Mayfair and offers an array of different features.
The 13EC 000 comes in a variety of colors – green, blue, black, white, and beige are all different options for this seat. It is incredibly affordable as well. The soft toilet seat is also said to be extremely easy to clean, and removing it is simple too.
This seat had a lot of positive reviews backing it. Many customers raved about how incredibly durable it was. After years and years of use, many reported that it didn’t have any tears or issues at all – it worked just as well as when they purchased it.
Another aspect that users really liked was how comfortable it was. The seat has a wood core, making it incredibly sturdy, but the cushion around the wood is said to be incredibly thick and comfortable.
The only downsides that we noticed being reported was the fact that after some regular use, some customers reported that their seat was turning blue. This could be a fluke with a few seats, or a more deep-seeded quality issue that hasn’t been resolved yet. There were only a few reviews that mentioned this issue, but it is definitely something to be aware of if you want to purchase this toilet seat.
2. Kindax Gel Toilet Seat Cushion
This next product is a little different, as it is just a seat cushion that you add to an existing toilet seat.
The Kindax Gel Toilet Seat Cushion is a fantastic option if you already have a seat that works for you. It is made out of an environmental gel that has full liquid characteristics. The material is medical grade gel, latex and silicone free, and hypoallergenic. It is reported that the cushion will never deform, even after being used consistently for long periods of time. Supposedly it will always be able to regain its shape and size and will never leak.
The seat has a self-adhesive design and is very easy to secure to the toilet seat without any shifting occurring during use. Because you just stick it directly on the seat, it is incredibly easy to remove and wash.
This product is also very affordable.
Just like the last Mayfair soft toilet seat that we looked at, this option had a lot of positive reviews as well. The aspect of this product that was praised the most frequently was how stable it was when placed on the toilet seat. Many customers commented positively on the fact that the pad would always stay completely still after constant use.
Another aspect that was mentioned frequently was the fact that it was incredibly durable. The seat had no issues staying intact and looking brand new after months and months of use.
There were a few negative aspects mentioned for this seat as well. The most common one that we saw was the fact that the seat is not incredibly cushioned. If you need a very thick seat, this is probably not the best choice for you.
3. Comfort Seats Deluxe Soft Toilet Seat with Wood Cores
Next on our list, we have the Deluxe Soft Toilet Seat with Wood Core by Comfort Seats. This seat is a little higher end than the last two we looked at, and it is slightly more expensive.
It is an incredibly strong and durable soft seat with a wooden core inside. It has been ergonomically designed for extra comfort and quality. The seat is also very easy to install, the only tool you will need is a screwdriver. It also offers adjustable hinges to ensure the perfect fit, and the seat is corrosion proof – this option has self-aligning hardware to make sure it doesn’t slide around too much.
The positive reviews mostly focus on how comfortable the seat is. Many customers with different ailments were pleased with how it felt to sit on one of these seats, even if it was for an extended period of time. The durability was also brought up many times as well. Compared to a lot of seats the users had previously tried, this design was extremely heavy duty.
The complaint that came up the most in online reviews was the fact that a lot of customers could not tighten the seat enough. When installing it, it was always a little loose. This came up in a fair amount of reviews, so it is worth keeping in mind if this is the seat you want to purchase.
Also related to the hinges, a few reviews mentioned that their hinge broke after only a few months of use. This was only mentioned in a couple reviews, but it may be something you want to take a look at when buying one.
4. MAYFAIR Soft Toilet Seat with Embroidered Butterfly
Another great option from Mayfair is their butterfly embroidered soft toilet seat.
It’s affordable and the seat is very easy to clean, and the hinge is very simple to remove for cleaning or replacement. The butterfly design is simple and pretty, and if you want something different, it comes in several other designs like fish or birds as well.
The cushion is surrounding a sturdy, strong molded wood core that will assist in making sure the seat lasts for a long time. This seat also promises that it fits all manufacturers’ round bowls in the United States and Canada.
The reviews for this soft toilet seat were overwhelmingly positive. Customers really loved how easy it was to install and take off for cleaning. Another positive that was mentioned frequently was how comfortable it was, and how it was a fantastic, warm choice when the weather got cold.
The only negative we saw mentioned were a few reviews mentioning that once the seat does get old and start to crack, the torn seat can be painful and sharp to sit on.
5. Ginsey Home Solutions Soft Padded Roses Toilet Seat
Our next seat from Ginsey also has a pretty, simple design on it. The image also provides your seat with a pop of color as well.
This seat is also incredibly convenient, as it will fit all standard sized bowls. The vinyl is said to be incredibly soft and textured, and the hinges are made of plastic and easy to install.
The design comes in several different colors if you plan on redecorating too, which is a nice touch. It comes with installation instructions and is said to be very easy to put together.
Customers really appreciated all the different color and design options for this seat. It made choosing this product easy, because they knew they could find it in a variety of colors and images. Many reviews also said it was incredibly comfortable and lasted them for a long time.
For negatives, some users did mention that it seemed to flatten fairly easily. After six months of use a few of them had to completely replace it. Not necessarily a deal breaker, especially as it only happened with a few customers, but it is worth keeping in mind.
EasyComforts Padded Toilet Seat Cushion
6. Padded Toilet Seat Cushion (4″)
Now if you want something incredibly padded, this extremely thick toilet seat cushion is the product for you.
The seat cushion is said to distribute evenly, to ensure that you are able to sit very comfortably. It comes with thick straps to secure it to any standard size 16” seats, and the glossy vinyl is very easy to wipe clean.
Customers raved about how comfortable and thick this product was. A lot of people that had a hard time sitting on a regular toilet seat really enjoyed this one. They also really enjoyed how easy it was to take the cushion on and off of the seat if necessary.
The only negative that we saw mentioned a few times was the size of the hole in the middle of the cushion. It was small enough to make it inconvenient for some users to comfortable use.
Now that you have looked at some of the best options for the year, there are a few factors you should keep in mind while shopping.
Make sure that you know what budget you can handle, as that is often a big deciding factor for people. Also knowing if you want an entire cushioned seat, or just a cushion that you attach on top will be helpful as well.
Aesthetics are important for everything, even a toilet seat. Make sure you like the design and color before purchasing one.
We hope that this list of soft toilet seats was helpful for your shopping. Which one of these seats are you considering? If you own one already, what are your thoughts?