Comfortable, quiet and practical: With the slow-close damping function from Duravit, a gentle touch is all it takes for the automatic lowering mechanism to close the toilet seat and lid gently and silently. Slow-closure toilet seats are especially nice to have in households with children, who are more likely to forget to close the toilet lid carefully, as they prevent the lid from slamming down onto the toilet seat when you let go of it. The gentle closing mechanism also serves to protect the material. Toilet lids with an additionally integrated quick-release function can easily be removed at the push of a button - or with just a simple touch without a mechanism - and just as easily reattached. This makes thorough cleaning in those hard-to-reach places much easier and guarantees maximum hygiene.
Slow-closure toilet seats are items that get used every day so they should be made of durable, high-quality materials to ensure a long service life. At Duravit, we value not only high quality, but also functionality, sustainability and state-of-the-art technologies. The visually appealing design rounds out the Duravit slow-closure toilet seat.
How Does a Slow-Close Toilet Lid Work?
Looking from the outside, it's almost impossible to distinguish between a conventional toilet seat and a slow-closing toilet seat. A light touch on the edge of the lid or the slow-closure toilet seat is usually all that is needed for it to close automatically and at a much reduced speed. To start the process, you have to keep it at an angle of about 70 degrees. Then a light tap is all that is needed to get the lid or the seat to start closing. The built-in dampers in the lid and the seat take care of the rest from there. The dampers reduce the speed of the lid and toilet seat so they lower gently and quietly onto the toilet. In short: Our practical slow-closing toilet seats promise silent and pleasant closing comfort - it's practically magic!
Advantages of Slow-Close Toilet Seats
1. Silent and gentle
The damper system, which is individually designed for each toilet seat, closes the slow-closure toilet seat silently and at a comfortable speed. This contributes to your well-being and, ultimately, to a better quality of life.
2. Independent slow-close function
Because each side of the toilet seat is equipped with its own damper, you can take advantage of the slow-close mechanism when closing the toilet seat and the lid independently of each other.
3. No more sleepless nights
Just one moment of inattention is usually all it takes for the toilet lid to fall on the seat with a loud crash. Especially at night, a slow-closing toilet seat can help others sleep through the night undisturbed by the noise.
4. Less wear and tear
The gentle closing technology of our slow-closure toilet seats protects the material of both the seat and toilet. It also helps prevent damage to the ceramic portion of the toilet itself.
Older people and people with health problems who have limited mobility can also benefit from the simple closing mechanism in our slow-closure toilet seats.
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Visually, slow-closing toilet seats are in no way inferior to or even distinguishable from conventional toilet seats without slow-close. The dampers don't affect the construction in any way so they don't present any design limitations. On the contrary: They are available in beautiful designs and various price ranges. At Duravit you will also find a large selection of different slow-closure toilet seats, which always match the shape and design of the toilets they go with.
7. No risk of injury
Children love to play and explore their surroundings. A hand can quickly find its way in between the lid and the seat and suffer injuries. Slow-closing toilet seats are child-friendly and help to prevent injuries.
8. Easy to clean
The smooth, antibacterial surface makes cleaning the toilet quick and easy. In addition, many of our Duravit slow-closure toilet seats are available in a removable version. This allows you to access even hard-to-reach places while cleaning.
Which Slow-Close Toilet Seat Goes With Which Ceramics?
So you can be sure that your new slow-closure toilet seat will fit perfectly into your bathroom, there are a few points to consider when making your decision. The most important thing is that the size and shape of the toilet seat, including the separate toilet lid, line up with the contact surface of the ceramic itself. The dimensions of the toilet seat and the toilet itself need to be perfectly aligned so the toilet seat isn't relatively under- or oversized, which will eventually cause it to slip. That's why it is important to make sure of the toilet shape and size that your decision is based on in advance. In general, there are three common shapes: the classic round shape (O-shape), the modern D-shape and the stylish square shape. You should also find out the dimensions of the ceramic - or measure it yourself to be on the safe side. The distance between the mounting holes, the maximum width, and the length from the mounting holes to the end are critical measurements for getting the right fit.
Tip: Our toilet seat finder can make your search easier; it identifies suitable Duravit toilet seats that are compatible with your toilet. This saves you the tediousness of taking measurements.
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In terms of appearance and functions of toilet seats with and without slow-close function, there are no limits at Duravit. We offer the perfect matching toilet seat for each of our toilets.
Duravit hardly has any limits when it comes to the look and function of toilet seats with or without a slow-closure system. We offer a perfectly matching toilet seat for every one of our toilets. Our product range also includes toilet seats with stainless steel and plastic hinges. Stainless steel hinges are a durable choice since they don't rust and have low wear and tear because the material is so robust. They are slightly more expensive, while our lighter plastic hinges are more affordable. These tend to have to be replaced more frequently, but they still absolutely meet our high quality standards.
The combined Duravit toilet lid and slow-closure toilet seat are made of either duroplast or thermoplastic material, depending on the model. Thermoplastic is a durable and easy-care plastic, which makes it very well suited as a material for toilet seats. Thermoplastic toilet seats are relatively inexpensive and can also be recycled. Duroplast toilet seats are particularly hard-wearing and robust, making them particularly durable. The high-quality, easy-care material is dust-, water- and dirt-repellent and scratch-resistant. Duroplast toilet seats are a little more expensive overall than thermoplastic models.
Another practical feature: Some of our toilet seats can be easily removed with just one touch, without the use of any tools. Toilet lids with our quick-release function make cleaning the toilet and toilet seat quick and easy. This feature isn't limited just to slow-closing toilet seats either.
It doesn't matter what you're looking for in terms of the look and functionality of a toilet seat, with us you are sure to find the right toilet seat and perfectly matching ceramics to suit your individual needs.
The installation of a slow-closure toilet lid is extremely easy and is no different from a toilet seat without a slow-close mechanism. After the old seat has been removed, it is advisable to thoroughly clean the ceramic portion of the toilet before installing the new toilet seat for the sake of good hygiene. You can then easily assemble the toilet seat in just a few simple steps with the help of the included assembly instructions. Then you are ready to install it using the fastening material supplied.
Tip: To protect the ceramic, check whether there is a rubber ring between the ceramic and the hinge plate.
A slow-closure toilet seat has a lot of advantages. Once you get used to this level of convenience, it's hard to do without this function that you've come to appreciate so much. Duravit products will help you make a bold visual statement and give every bathroom that special touch it deserves.