Bamboo Toilet Seats

Bamboo Toilet Seats

Mar 15, 2007

Skintimate. When we move into a new place, the very first thing we replace is the toilet seat.

In the past we've always chosen a simple, inexpensive white plastic hardware store model, almost as a reflex. But it occurs now that all these replacement hunks of plastic become landfill, and stay with us 'til kingdom come. As old-timey as it can look, next time we will go with wood, specificaly bamboo, for its sustainability.

The dated look can be rectified with a coat of a low-VOC, water-based epoxy-like paint that wipes clean. (Two possibilities: Sherwin William's Duration Homeā„¢ Interior or AFM Safecoat).

You can find bamboo toilet seats in all shapes and sizes. They're made from triple laminated bamboo slats that have been treated with intensive heat & pressure to make them durable. Which means you can take it with you when you move, and at $64, you might want to.

Available here.

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