Category Archives: Things You Never Knew About Toilet Seats


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Most people decorate their bathrooms right? Especially their guest bathroom and/or master bathrooms. Some go to great lengths and expense. They install fancy showers, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, faucets, towels, rugs, wall finishings, etc. But many people ignore their toilets!  Why??? And worse yet some still decorate their bathrooms with fuzzy toilet seat covers? SEE PROOF below. These images are from current bathrooms. Not to offend anyone but, YUK!! That’s really strange if you think about it. Please take a moment, think about it. Tell me what you think.  I dare you!Furry Toilet SeatToilet Seat Cover

Toilet Seat CoversGranted, not everyone has the same taste in design.  For example – Topseat International sold some pretty bold designs of toilet seats over in Europe last year (over 10 million dollars worth)!  European tastes are different in general to that of American’s.  I get that. Many times whole decors are referred to as European, Tuscan, etc. But according to recent market research, American’s appear to have a comparatively more conservative type of style when it comes to bathroom decor. I don’t know why. I just know one thing for certain, no matter the price range of the homes I’ve seen, (I was a real estate in another life for several years), I’ve seen a great many bathrooms in a WIDE price range of homes, the toilets all pretty much looked the same.  They either had “rugs” on them, they were plain white or some sort of off-white and MAYBE just maybe a colored plastic.  Why?  Why do some people spend thousands of dollars to decorate their bathrooms but ignore the toilet.  It’s as if they are embarrassed by it and think, if I leave it as plain as possible maybe no one will notice I have one.  Some of our designs admittedly appeal to a small segment of the population, BUT recently, due to feedback we received on some market research we did, we added a new designer line to our seats. For example, CHECK OUT THE NEW ACRYL SERIES:

Distressed Wood Elongated Toilet Seat with Slow Close Chrome Hinges

Shabby Chic, Weathered Wood Look

Glossy Black with Green Bamboo and Raindrops

Glossy Black with Green Bamboo Branch and Water Drops

Artistic Wooden and Acrylic Toilet Seat

Sunset Runway

Click on this link for the latest addition of top of the line quality designer seats: Art of Acryl .  And if you don’t find these to your liking check out some of the other dozens of designs we have available.  Heck, even if you are conservative in your design, get a plain bamboo or wood seat!  We have those.  And, for those of you who are trying to hide your toilet, we now have plain white! Sure they are higher quality white seats than most if not all other toilet seats on the market, but due to demand we now have plain white as an option. But, sorry they still have chromed metal, or brushed nickel hinges and smooth hand sanded wood!

Germs in the office not on the toilet seat

Flu Season Is Upon Us

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So what better time to talk about germs in the work place right?

desktop_germsgerms-300x261You’ll never believe this, but out of the many germ research articles I’ve read, (and I’ve read a lot), toilet seats were either at the bottom of the list or didn’t even make the Top “Germiest” list!

  1. Telephones: An estimated 25,000 germs per square inch can live on the workplace telephone.
  2. Elevator Buttons:Think of all the fingers that take turns pushing the buttons to get to a designated floor.
  3. Computer Keyboards:A workplace keyboard is one place that pretty much have fingertips resting on is constantly throughout the day, so wherever those finger have been, the computer keyboard has likely been there too.  200 times as many bacteria as a toilet seat!
  4. Water Fountain: It is estimated that there are 2.7 MILLION bacteria per square inch on public drinking fountains!
  5. Bathrooms: Unfortunately, most office bathrooms don’t have toilet seats lids. Flushing the toilet without the toilet seat down can literally spray particles up to 20 feet in the air. (Of course at home you are less likely to be concerned about toilet seat lids being left up especially if you have a Topseat “self closing” slow close toilet seat.)

Dr. Gerba, a well-respected microbiologist states: “As a comparison, the ATP levels of a toilet seat “is less than 200, and there’s 400 more times bacteria on an office desktop than the toilet seat. The safest place from germs in the office is the toilet seat.

Watch this video on “Germie Offices”


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We were looking for some “unique” activities to add to our Labor Day goings on.  After all quality uniqueness is what we offer here at Topseat. We didn’t have time to look at all the advertised events across the US, but we came across this posted event in another state. This is for real…Somewhere in the US they are holding what they are calling a “Red Neck ‘Lympics” as part of their Celebration of the Labor Day Holiday.


A little disclaimer here: Let me clarify – We are not poking fun of “red necks”. (Heck we’re in Texas, come on.) It’s all in fun. We are just reporting the facts as they were posted. Let me be perfectly clear – This is a real, publicly advertised event. 

We’re betting once you read more about this event ya’ll will be contacting us for the location (hint: it’s not here in Texas). I was asked not to give away the location, as they are not prepared for “XL” crowds. I don’t think they meant the people can’t be extra-large. Good thing, I would be disqualified!  I think they meant large number of people. No info on the grub situation. It might be a BYOG (bring your own grub) thing.

Just in case you are interested in putting on your own “Red Neck ‘Lympics”, here’s what y’all need to know:

Required attire: You must be dressed in your “red neck best”.  (Sorry no specifics, just use your ‘magination).  Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed red neck.

Billy Bowlin’ and Toilet Seat Horseshoes

No skills are needed (so they say).

SPECIAL equipment is required!

•        toilet seats
•        at least 2 new rolls of toilet paper
•        horse shoe pins (or acceptable substitute, use your ‘magination)
•        duct tape
•        2-liter soda bottles (Mountain Dew preferred)

I like this list. It doesn’t require me to go to the store.  I don’t know ‘bout ya’ll, but I have this stuff just laying ‘round. BTW, if you’re gonna do this, I wouldn’t suggest bringing a Topseat Toilet seat. They’re too heavy and the chromed hinges and shiny finish might cause some gaming issues.

How to play:

Billy Bowlin’: Participants are encouraged to score points by knocking down 2-liter soda bottles with toilet paper rolls wrapped in Duct Tape. Take two throws per partner for a total of three frames. Points awarded based on total pins knocked down.

Redneck Horseshoes: Features horseshoes with toilet seats. The pins are placed 25 feet apart. If you’re within 18 inches of the pin you get one point, leaners are two points and ringers are three points. Score the most points you can within 15 minutes.

Anyone ever heard of these games? If you choose to add these fabulous games to your party festivities let us know how it goes. And send pictures – PLEASE.  But first and foremost – Have a fun filled, but safe Labor Day weekend!

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