Many people are replacing their existing toilet seats with wooden ones to give their bathrooms a warmer feel. There is something about the natural look of a quality wooden toilet seat that gives a warmer feeling to your bathroom and a bit of luxury compare to more sterile looking plain white toilet seats. Take a look at these trendy wooden toilet seats to add some style to your otherwise plain-looking bathroom.
Here are a few of the best brands in the market. Although the Sanilo Elongated toilet seat is our top pick, we reviewed several other name brands that may interest you, based on shape, affordability and so on. You may also like to choose between solid or molded wood, or you may prefer veneer or bamboo. So, read on…
What to look for in a wooden toilet seat:
Here are a few useful tips to guide you on what to look for while shopping for a suitable round or elongated toilet seat for your bathroom:
- Fit your toilet bowl: Double check if your bowl is round or elongated. We’ve reviewed both styles below.
- Budget: Wood toilet seats come in a wide range of prices depending on the quality of wood, we’ve reviewed options for every budget
- Unique finishes: If you want the quality of wood without the natural finish, there are many overlays and finishes. Sanilo (first review below) has many to choose from that aren’t offered by others.
- Ease of installation: You should be able to install it on your own. Scroll to the end for a quick video showing install of the wooden toilet seat.
- Overall look: Should complement the décor of your bathroom (does the wood tone match other wood in your bathroom or at least compliment each other?
Best Wooden Toilet Seats
Sanilo Elongated Toilet Seat (Bamboo)
Although the featured model here is the elongated toilet seat with a bamboo finish, Sanilo toilet seats offer a vast selection of styles and colors which gives you a better chance to match the décor of your bathroom.
These molded wooden seats are not cushioned, but that said, most customers found them sufficiently comfortable to sit on.
These elongated toilet seats are easy to install and are adjustable, so you don’t have to worry too much about getting a suitable match for your toilet bowl. Since the installation material is provided along with the packaging, you will not need to go dashing off to the hardware shop for additional stuff.
Another useful feature of this elongated bamboo toilet seat is that it is “slow-close,” so no noisy slamming which could also result in possible damage to the material.
- A vast range of attractive styles and colors
- Easy to install
- Slow close action
- Heavy duty hinges
- Adjustable to most toilet bowl sizes
- Expensive compared to other similar products
- Reports of damage while shipping
Natural Bamboo Elongated Toilet Seat w/ Brushed Nickel Hinges
If you are only looking for elongated toilet seats in the bamboo finish, then the TOPSEAT Native Impression Elongated Toilet Seat is an excellent choice because of the superb range of styles in bamboo that this brand has to offer.
This hand-sanded elongated toilet seat makes it not only environmental-friendly, but it has a pleasant, natural finish, which highlights the beautiful bamboo grain excellently. This product is robust as well and comes with a three-year guarantee against any manufacturing defects.
Installation of this elongated bamboo toilet seat is easy and comfortable to sit on when installed. Another advantage of the bamboo seat is the temperature. In cold weather, it is pleasant to sit on as against sitting on a cold plastic toilet seat.
- Adds class to your bathroom décor
- Attractive brushed-nickel hinges
- Good value for money
- Does not shift when sat upon
- Some customers had issues with the bolts
- Complaints about hinge quality
- In some instances, the seat did not match the bowl size
Mayfair Solid Bamboo Toilet Seat with Brushed-Nickel Hinges
This is our choice for top round wooden bamboo toilet seat.
If you have a round toilet bowl, then you would probably be satisfied with the Mayfair Solid Bamboo Toilet Seat. This round toilet seat is made of solid bamboo and is both nice to look at as well as sturdy enough to give you a good run for your money.
Moderately-priced, the manufacturers have put in a lot of thought and effort into the design of this product, and it shows by its performance. An added advantage is prime shipping from Amazon to anywhere in the United States.
This round toilet seat is made from environmental-friendly materials and processes, which gives an added value to the product. It is easy to install and comes with all the necessary hardware for installation. Installation is quite easy, and you can do it yourself without having to pay a king’s ransom to a plumber for doing a ten-minute job.
- Easy to install
- Nice finish
- Some issues with the hardware
- Complaints of slipping to one side
- Toilet hole too small
Luxury Real Wood (Oak) Veneer Round Toilet Seat by Unity
This round toilet seat is a good option if you are looking for a cheaper model, but you still want something that doesn’t fall to bits after a few months of use. The Luxury Real Wood Veneer Toilet Seat has a pleasant look due to the attractive wood veneer finish.
It is, however, surprisingly robust, so you will not be disappointed with its performance. Made from medium-density fiberboard (MDF), this round toilet seat has a smooth, oak or teak veneer finish, giving it the appearance of natural wood.
Premium chrome-plated heavy-duty metal hinges support the toilet seat providing ample support to the usual wear and tear that a toilet seat receives. This round toilet seat is easy to install suitable for almost all models of toilets. The surface is smooth and easy to clean.
- Comfortable to sit on
- Pleasant natural wood veneer finish
- Heavy duty hinges
- Easy to install
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Some customers had fitment problems
- Reports of manufacturing defects
Bemis Dark Walnut Wood Elongated Toilet Seat
This walnut wood toilet seat by Bemis (click to see on Houzz.com) is part of their “Natural Reflections” series. The polished finished seat is made fit all manufacturers’ elongated bowls.
Measurements: W 14.63″ / D 2.22″ / H 20.69″. The dark Walnut wood finish gives a touch of contemporary elegance to any bathroom and the no-tarnish chrome hinges are a high-quality finishing touch.
Dalton Round Toilet Seat
The wood grain that shows through on this honey oak wood toilet seat from Dalton will add a touch of nature to any country style bathroom.
Dalton also offers a complete bathroom set in this same style including robe hook, towel bar, and towel ring if you are looking for matching accessories for a full bathroom make-over.
The Dalton Round Toilet Seat comes with a 1-year limited warranty that protects against defects in materials and workmanship.
Nature Bamboo Dark Wood Grain Toilet Seat
This next bamboo toilet seat by Spacio Innovations is designed to fit standard elongated shaped toilet bowls that measure 18.5 inches from the front of the bowl to the center of the mounting holes at the back of the bowl.
Similar to the other bamboo seats on our list, they are popular in part because of the sustainable “green” bamboo used, compared to old growth trees. The hinges are a non-tarnish elegant brushed nickel.
One possible negative thing to keep in mind is that the bamboo may vary from one seat to the next so there may be a noticeable difference in tone between the photo and what you get delivered, although this can be a problem that affects many natural wood toilet seats.
Installing a wooden toilet seat:
The process for installing most standard toilet seats (round or elongated) is the same. The material used (wood, compressed wood, injection molded plastic toilet seats) really shouldn’t have much bearing on the install process. However, just for your info here is a quick video showing how to install a new wooden toilet seat from start to finish after you have removed your old toilet seat:
The Final Verdict:
As stated earlier, the clear winner here is the Sanilo Elongated Toilet Seat. It meets all the requirements you may be looking for in a toilet seat.
It is adjustable, easy to install and has excellent customer reviews for durability and good looks as well. It also has some unique features like the slow close action set it apart from the other toilet seats.
By now, you should have a good idea of what to look for while choosing a suitable toilet seat for your bathroom. You have also seen the options that are available in your quest for the best wooden toilet seats.
We hope you have enjoyed reading this, and we look forward to your comments, feedback, and questions which to which we will be glad to respond.
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