Bemis toilet seats are one of the most popular brands of these admittedly unexciting products. Sure, we all use them every day but when was the last time you really gave them any thought? Fortunately, Bemis does give them some thought and they have designed some interesting types of seats.

Bemis offers toilet seats in several different product lines:

– Commercial
– Hard
– Medic-Aid
– Soft
– Toilet Training

Their commercial seats come in styles, materials and designs that are suited for commercial use. They’re more durable than some of the other lines, but they’re also quite plain – they offer function over form.

Bemis’ hard toilet seats are still quite durable, as well as easy-to-clean. They come in many more designs and styles than the commercial seats however, including both plastic and wood with various shapes (square, round, oval, etc), designer colors and decorative patterns on the lid.

Their Medic-Aid line offers various safety features for people with special needs. This includes things like a raised seat, to add additional height above the toilet bowl and side-arm seats for people with a handicap that makes it difficult for them to stand up or sit down without assistance.

Bemis’ soft toilet seats are made from padded anti-bacterial vinyl, for extra comfort. These seats are also available in various styles and patterns.

The toilet training seats are smaller seats that fit over top of the regular toilet seat, for toddlers who are learning to use the “big people’s” toilet but are still a little small for the regular seat.

Maintaining Your Toilet Seats

Toilet seats are something that can be replaced fairly easily by any homeowner – you don’t need to hire a plumber of handyman to do it. But having said that, with some proper maintenance your seat should last for many years.

Molded wood and soft seats are best cleaned with mild soap and water. If you’re concerned about bacteria, a mild antiseptic cleaner can also be used. Abrasive pads, scouring powders or other abrasive cleaners should not be used, as they can damage the finish.

Solid plastic seats should also be cleaned with mild soap and water. Abrasive cleaners should again be avoided because of potential damage to the finish, but pine oils, chlorine and other detergents should not be used either since they can damage the plastic.