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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

These are ADA guidelines measured from floor to top of the seat:

Adults
  • 17—19 inches
Child Age 3 & 4
  • 11—12 inches
Child Age 5-8
  • 12—15 inches
Child Age 9-15
  • 15—18 inches

A "standard" toilet height is 15 to 16 inches and best for adults under 5'4". The "comfort" height measures 17 to 19 inches from the floor for taller adults.

A basic rule of thumb is find one that your feet are comfortably planted on the floor while doing your business. Being left hanging isn't an enjoyable experience.

Mar 06, 2018 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I have no idea, although I have seen some homes with small toilets but only adults living in the home. 

Mar 06, 2018 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

As far as I know, no regulations. I see them at all heights usually depending on when a house was built.

Mar 06, 2018 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not done the measurements. 

Mar 06, 2018 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Interesting question. I will have to ask a contractor friend. I have always taken toilet seat height as being “standard”. I have no idea what “standard” might be or if there is a “standard”.

Mar 06, 2018 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Kevin J. May has your answer.

Mar 07, 2018 05:50 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - the loaded question and a good answer from Kevin J. May.

Mar 06, 2018 08:58 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Preferred: Comfort height

ADA: Same as comfort height

Code: Only for commercial, not residential with regards to toilet height.  Both have standpipe requirements. Residential code does include closet specs for ADA. I'm fairly confident it's a 5' turning radius (for wheelchairs).

Mar 06, 2018 07:58 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Had to make my handicap one 18 to 19 inches at my office.  I HATE it.  I'm 5 ' 4" so my private bathroom at my office is 15 inches.  Much better for me.

Mar 06, 2018 02:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Not sure if there are particular standards for height and some do seem taller or shorter.. But this seems like it could be the perfect height for the right person.

Mar 06, 2018 01:58 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Heights is very subjective choice, but water flow in it is regulated by retrofit and must be low flash in L.A. county.

Mar 06, 2018 10:55 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't know about height, but we are dealing with making existing bathrooms ADA compliant at the association.  What a pain that is!

Mar 06, 2018 09:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I'm flush without an answer on this. I don't think there are any prescribed values in AZ. But I know they come in different heights. Older ones seem to be lower, and newer ones much higher.

Mar 06, 2018 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

14" from the floor for standard

16" more comfortable height

19" handicapped....

might have changed now.... this is what I remember...

 

 

Mar 06, 2018 08:48 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Water Conserving is the focus in my area.  Height for residential is not a concern ... that is personal preference. 

Mar 06, 2018 08:33 AM
Rainer
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

This is my preferred seat toilet height.

Mar 06, 2018 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do not believe we have any regulations on toilets yet, but we have seen much taller ones in the new homes.

Mar 08, 2018 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

What else can be said that Kevin May did not say?

Mar 07, 2018 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It is in the local code, but that just mirrors the national recommendations.

Mar 07, 2018 06:08 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Kevin has the answer.

Mar 07, 2018 03:31 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The city and county do not regulate this. 

I refer to the right height as comfort height and know it immediately when I sit on it. But I am tall and my comfort might not be the next person's comfort.

Mar 06, 2018 07:06 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Personal taste from what I have seen

Mar 06, 2018 06:54 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Oh my, Fred,

You opened up quite a discussion.  I am speechless after reading the comments and seeing the photos.  LOL A

Mar 06, 2018 04:38 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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Mar 06, 2018 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I don't really know. Looks like Kevin J. May summarized the ADA requirements.

Mar 06, 2018 10:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Have you noticed the increase in height created the need for  better evacuation efficiency.

So now we have Squatty Potty.

Mar 06, 2018 09:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

no clue

Mar 06, 2018 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I just bought something recently and they made a point to mention that this is wheelchair compliant meaning a little taller than the norm. I recommend

Mar 06, 2018 07:42 AM