How Much Weight Can a Toilet Hold?

An integral part of a modern home is the sanitary unit. Bathtub, washbasin, shower cubicle, bidet, toilet bowl have long become familiar and necessary household items. When it comes to toilet wares, the choice is immense.

There are various types of toilets in today’s sanitary market, from one-piece to two-piece toilets, floor standing to wall-hung toilets, and bidet to traditional toilets. These models come from various brands and are designed with different targets in sight. This is why you can’t just choose any model at random but consider your needs and find out which would be suitable for you. 

Often, the toilet room area does not allow installing sanitary materials without focusing on its dimensions and weight. This is why, among the key criteria to consider when buying, are the toilet system’s dimensions, weight, and weight capacity. Most toilets have a limited weight capacity. So, it’s best to know how much weight a toilet support can and know your weight before selecting a model.

First, Understand the Weight and Density of the Toilet

How much weight the toilet can bear is also closely related to its density and weight. If the density of the toilet itself is hard, the materials used are probably of good quality, and the weight that the toilet can bear is generally more. But if the quality of the toilet itself is not up to standard, then the toilet hardly has much load-bearing capacity.

Generally speaking, the weight of an ordinary toilet is about 50 pounds, and a better quality toilet can reach 150 pounds.

How Much Does a Toilet Bowl Weigh According to the Material?

The weight of the toilet bowl, and not only the toilet bowl but all things in the world depends mainly on the material from which it is made.

The toilet can be made from almost any material. It might even be gold. But taking into account the price of gold, it is better not even to think about the weight of such a product.

Toilets are made of sanitary porcelain and faience. From porcelain, the toilet weighs approximately 55 to 60 pounds. A faience toilet will weigh a little more – 60 to 70 pounds.

Weight of a toilet made of other materials

The marble toilet weighs incomparably less. The weight of a marble toilet bowl can be up to 110 to 165 pounds. The robust stainless steel toilets range in weight from 30 to 45 pounds.

The lightest of all materials used to make toilets is plastic. A toilet bowl made of this material will weigh no more than 22 pounds.

What is the Standard Toilet Weight Limit       

Despite the variety of designs of toilet models that have appeared recently, people prefer to install compact toilets in their homes. But the more compact a toilet is, the lower the weight capacity.

If you buy a normal toilet of good quality, it can withstand 450 kilograms (1,000 pounds) under normal circumstances. So you can use the toilet with confidence.

Meanwhile, the wall-mounted toilet weight limit generally stands at around half of normal toilets – 500 pounds. But one thing to note is that even if the weight and construction of the toilet are great, it is not possible to squat on it for defecation. This is because this method will make the stress point of the entire toilet smaller. As a result, the entire weight is concentrated to a very small part, which can easily cause the toilet to rupture or collapse.

The RV toilet weight limit is much lower and may not exceed 500 pounds. For some, the limit is 300 pounds.

What Affects the Weight and Weight Limits of the Toilet?

Toilet weights may vary. A toilet cistern of standard sizes (designed for 6 liters of water) – weighs about 22 to 26 pounds. If the tank is smaller, then the weight of the entire product, accordingly, decreases.

You also have to consider models of floor-standing toilets, that is, those that have a base and are attached to the floor. But what if the toilet is hinged and does not have legs? This will also significantly affect how much the toilet weighs.

Thus, it is practically impossible to answer the question “how much does the toilet weigh?” floor standing toilets are about 30 pounds heavier than wall-hung models.

The weight of the toilet bowl alone can range from 10 to 100 pounds. If there’s a tank, that adds more than 20 pounds to the overall weight. 

Floor-standing toilets are required to withstand a fracture pressure of at least 300 kilograms (660 pounds). Suspended toilets can withstand at least 150 kilograms (330 pounds) although their installation will withstand all 400 kilograms (880 pounds) because some frame installations are very massive.

You can stand on the toilet without swinging on it and distribute the pressure as evenly as possible along the entire perimeter. By itself, you cannot stand on a plastic toilet lid, which is designed to simply close the toilet bowl and protect it from odors and foreign objects. Why would you in the first place? But the toilet seat weight limit is around 300 pounds. If your weight is more than that and the entire toilet supports more than your weight, that means you will have to use the toilet without the toilet seat.

Your Toilet Has a Weight Limit

Are you overweight? Don’t come crashing down on your toilet. There is a limit to the weight that the toilet can bear. We all know that the toilet is to be used by sitting on it. But still, these sanitary wares have their weight capacity which must be respected.

A toilet can withstand a weight of between 300 to 1,000 pounds. Ignore what your model’s weight limit is and see your investment and/or even yourself crashing down a ruptured toilet.  The key is knowing what the weight of the users in the home is and choosing a toilet with at least 100 pounds more weight limit than you weigh. 

by Karens
Karens is a busy mother of two and addicted to studying, researching bathroom and toilet decoration.

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