Replacing a toilet seat might seem like a complicated procedure, but in reality, it’s quite simple. If you are unhappy with the way your toilet seat looks or feels, or if you are tired of having it slide sideways when you sit down on it, you should take the time to get it replaced.

The first step is to make sure that you buy the right size toilet seat. They are fairly standardized, but there are some variations for elongated seats and other aspects that should be noted. While you might still be able to install a normal seat on an elongated toilet, you won’t be happy with the results.

Usually, you will find that your seat has 2 bolts that hold it in place. Removing these might require a screwdriver, but some are attached in a different way, so make sure you have the right tool for the job.

The most important part of installing the new seat is to avoid over-tightening it. Over tightening the hardware on a toilet could lead to cracking it, leaving you with either a seat that isn’t properly attached or the hassle of replacing the entire toilet.