If you have never before considered the height of your toilet and it’s time to think about a replacement, take a good look at a comfort height toilet.

Unlike traditional toilets that measure an average of 15 inches from the floor to the top of the seat, comfort height pieces are two to three inches taller so sitting down isn’t as much of a stretch.

While it might not seem like much of a difference, consider how it feels to take a seat on a comfortable chair, the seat of which is usually 18 to 20 inches from the floor. Not only is there less stress on joints because the surface of the seat isn’t any lower than 18 inches, getting up requires less effort as well.

Now think about a traditional toilet seat at 15 inches. While that height might be great for potty training little ones, adults, especially those with health conditions and older people like grandparents, can feel more confident in their ability to care for themselves with a taller toilet.

Comfort height toilets are, as the name implies, more comfortable and make using the bathroom easier for adults of all abilities but especially those who might need a little extra help.