The 7 Best Wooden Toilet Seats

Last Updated on August 16, 2023 by toilethaven

Wooden toilet seats are way more stylish than plastic toilet seats. This is a debate I have had multiple times with my friends who have never even thought of buying a wooden seat.

The decision to buy a plastic or wooden toilet seat comes down to each person’s personal preference. If you are looking to buy a nice wooden toilet seat, you are in the right place.

In this post, I will review 7 of my best wooden toilet seats, and I hope you get what you are looking for. In doing so, I will consider quality, price, ease of installation, comfort, attractiveness, and manufacturer reputation, among other factors.

There are two types of wooden toilet seats. There are solid wooden seats and molded/enameled wooden toilet seats. Enameled wooden seats consist of thin strands of wood pressed together and then varnished off. They are, therefore, lightweight and also waterproof.

Solid wooden toilet seats, as the name suggests, are made of solid hardwood like mahogany, oak, or even bamboo. They are also varnished to give them a glossy finish. These types of seats are a bit more expensive than enameled wood toilet seats.

I will be sure to inform you of the type of material used to make each toilet seat that I am going to review. Without any more stories, let us jump straight into the reviews.

The Best Wooden Toilet Seats are:

Toilet Seat Type of Wood
1. Sanilo Wooden Toilet Seats Molded wood
2. TopSeat Native Impression Natural bamboo
3. Design House Honey Oak Finish Solid oak
4. Mayfair Natural Oak Veneer Oak Veneer
5. Bemis 1500TTT 000 Molded wood
6. Mayfair 1843SLOW 000 Molded wood
7. Comfort Seats Mahogany Finish Molded wood

1. Sanilo Wooden Toilet Seats

Round Seat

Sanilo ROUND, Silent Slow Close, Molded Wood,...
  • UNIQUE DESIGN: Include your toilet in your design plans with this high-quality decorative toilet seat featuring a stacked-energy-stones design; Image is rendered with crisp photo-real resolution and...
  • QUALITY MATERIALS: Round toilet seat made from lightweight, durable molded wood; Material: Molded wood
  • SOFT-CLOSE LID: Soft-close, stainless-steel hinges are tested up to 50,000 uses. Easy to clean

Elongated Seat

Sanilo ELONGATED, Silent Slow Close, Molded Wood...
  • UNIQUE DESIGN: Include your toilet in your design plans with this high-quality decorative toilet seat featuring a stacked-energy-stones design; Image is rendered with crisp photo-real resolution and...
  • QUALITY MATERIALS: Elongated toilet seat made from lightweight, durable molded wood; Material: Molded wood;
  • SOFT-CLOSE LID: Soft-close, stainless-steel hinges are tested up to 50,000 uses. Easy to clean

Whatever your style is, you will get a toilet seat from Sanilo. The wooden toilet seats come in 40 different styles for both elongated and round toilets. They are made of molded wood.

Now, if you are used to using a wiggling toilet seat, then this one will be a game changer. It has strong, high-quality hinges, which makes the seat to be sturdy. And in case you are worried about being too heavy, this seat can comfortably support up to 440 pounds.

Another amazing feature that you will love about this seat is the slow-close feature. If you, just like myself, are disgusted and irritated by the sound of a seat slamming on the bowl, this is the seat for you. Both the seat and lid are slow/quiet close. You give them a slight push, and they close slowly without a sound.

You can install this seat fairly quickly, or it might take you longer, depending on whether you are going to read the accompanying instructions. These seats are installed a bit differently from other seats so that you can adjust them according to your bowl size. Take your time to read the easy-to-follow instructions, and you should have no problems.

If you would like a colorful or rustic wooden toilet seat, you need to check out the Sanilo toilet seats and select your favorite one. They are comfortable too.

2. TopSeat Native Impression

Round Seat

TOPSEAT Native Impression Round Toilet Seat...
  • Beautiful grain of natural bamboo
  • Hand sanded superior smooth finish
  • Stylish, sturdy and corrosion-resistant brushed nickel hinges

Elongated Seat

TOPSEAT Native Impression Elongated Toilet Seat...
  • Beautiful grain of natural bamboo
  • Hand sanded superior smooth finish
  • Stylish, sturdy and corrosion-resistant brushed nickel hinges

This should be it if you are looking for a well-made bamboo toilet seat. These seats are beautifully designed and of high quality. They are available for both round and elongated toilets.

I should also mention that this is real bamboo and not MDF coated with something which looks like bamboo. It is, therefore, very solid and will comfortably support just about anyone despite their weight.

The bamboo pieces are carefully put together to show an excellent finish. Given what TopSeat is selling this seat for, it is value for money. The color of the seat varies from medium to dark.

One thing about this toilet seat and many other toilet seats is that the hinges are not made of solid metal. In this one specifically, the description says that it has brushed nickel hinges, but they don’t say that they are made of plastic and are only coated with nickel.

Apart from that, this seat is nice, both in comfort and appearance. It comes with a 3-year warranty.

3. Design House Honey Oak Finish

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Dalton Toilet Seat Round Soft Close – Honey Oak...
  • Soft Close Round Toilet Seat: Quiet-close lid closes slowly and quietly without pinching fingers or slamming for standard round toilets
  • Easy Cleaning: Enhanced stability and quick release hinges make cleaning and maintenance a breeze
  • Comfort and Style: Seat bumpers prevent shifting and can be changed out to match decor

This is the seat to buy if you want to spruce things up and give your toilet/bathroom a more traditional look. It is made of solid oak wood, which so smooth but solid.

One interesting thing is that you can buy this seat and other bathroom accessories to match it. These are the accessories it comes with:

  • Towel bar – The total length of the towel bar is 32 inches, but the size of where you hang the towel is 28 inches. Its height is only 5 inches.
  • Double robe hook – This is ideal for small or big robes.
  • Paper towel holder – This one measures 13.75 inches in length, 4.6-inch depth, and 3.5 inches in height.
  • Toilet paper holder – The total length of the holder is 8.25 inches, 3.625 inches in depth, and 5 inches in height. The space where you hang the toilet paper is 4.25 inches long.
  • Towel ring – This is a really thick and nicely done towel ring that is good for both small and big towels.
  • Triple robe hook – If you need to hook three small or big robes, this is the perfect choice.

It is important I mention that you don’t have to buy all the items at a time. You can buy one item and leave the others. These products are made of the same material as the toilet seat. For anybody interested in a rustic design, check out this seat.

4. Mayfair Natural Oak Veneer

MAYFAIR 19601CP 378 Toilet Seat with Chrome...
  • WE'RE HERE TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS: Customer service is available for any questions at 888.722.6488 CST 8-5 PM
  • WOOD FINISH: Bring natural beauty to your bath without splitting or cracking
  • CLASSIC CHROME HINGES: Accent bath hardware finishes

Mayfair toilet seats, including this one, are manufactured by Bemis, which is the largest toilet seat manufacturer in the United States. You can, therefore, “sit pretty” since these guys are very reputable.

These seats are available for both elongated and round toilet seats, and you can choose between natural oak and walnut colors. The classic chrome hinges give a good contrast between the seat and the toilet. Be, however, advised that the hinges are not solid chrome but rather plastic coated in chrome. They hold up pretty decently, though.

If you don’t like an overly shiny seat, this will work well for you. The dark color option is especially great and will not reflect light even when you put on the lights.

If you have owned a wooden toilet seat before, you already know that they render differently when exposed to different light intensities, so yours will look different from the next person’s, depending on the bathroom lighting.

Like other wooden seats I have written about here, this seat is quite comfortable, so if you are big on comfort, that is another plus. It comes with a one-year warranty,

5. Bemis 1500TTT 000 Wooden Toilet Seat

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Bemis 1500TTT 000 Toilet Seat will Never Loosen...
  • WE'RE HERE TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS: Customer service is available for any questions at 888.722.6488 CST 8-5 PM
  • EASY INSTALLATION: Plastic Top-TITE STA-TITE hinges installs seat easily from above the bowl and will never loosen
  • NO BENDING: The Top-Tite Seat Fastening System INSTALLS FROM THE TOP, eliminating the need to get down on hands and knees

If you are looking for a wooden toilet seat to match the color of your toilet or even to contrast it with another color, this is a decent seat to buy. It is available for both round and elongated toilets in white, silver, linen, Dresden blue, Venetian pink, ice grey, cotton white, Silverado, almond, fawn beige, and biscuit.

Installing this seat is a cinch. It uses Bemis’ Sta-Tite Fastening system that makes sure that the seat will never wiggle at all. This installation also has a fail-safe system that alerts you when the mounting bolts are sufficiently tightened by snapping off at the bottom.

Unlike seats that appear too short, longer, or even offset, this seat has an adjustability that allows for a perfect fit so that it is even with the toilet rim. The mounting hardware is made of non-corrosive material hence will not corrode and weaken with time.

The Bemis 1500TTT 000 is a budget-friendly seat, so if you are not willing to spend too much on a seat, then this one might be what you need. It comes with a one-year warranty.

6. Mayfair 1843SLOW 000 Wooden Toilet Seat

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MAYFAIR 1843SLOW 000 Lannon Toilet Seat will Slow...
  • NO SLAMMING: Seat closes slowly and quietly with a tap to eliminate pinched fingers
  • EASY INSTALLATION: Top-Tite STA-TITE tightens from the top to make installation easier
  • NO BENDING: The Top-Tite STA-TITE Seat Fastening System INSTALLS FROM THE TOP, eliminating the need to get down on hands and knees

This soft-closed enameled wood toilet seat is available for both round and elongated toilets and comes in white. It fits in the majority of toilet brands, including Kohler, Toto, and American Standard.

Since Mayfair is part of Bemis manufacturing company, most of the features present in the Bemis wooden toilet seat are also available in this seat. The most important is the Sta-Tite toilet seat installation system.

Most people struggle with and are irritated by constantly wiggling toilet seats. The Sta-Tite system is used to deal with this issue specifically. This seat comes with an easy-to-follow guide on how to install it on your own.

Soft-close toilet seats mean you or other members of your home can go about their business in the bathroom without slamming the seat on the bowl. That sound is annoying to both the toilet user and those outside the bathroom.

This solid is both comfortable and solid. No matter your weight, you can rest assured that it is going to comfortably take it. It is made of quality enameled wood with a superior high-gloss finish that resists chipping and scratching. A one-year warranty is offered after you purchase this seat.

7. Comfort Seats Mahogany Finish

Comfort Seats C2B1E16BR C1B1E16BR Toilet Seat,...
  • Constructed of Durable Hardwood
  • Eleven step finishing process
  • Metal Hinge

This is the nicest seat on this list, but I have placed it last for many reasons. I feel like this seat has the potential to be the best wooden toilet seat ever, but the manufacturer is doing some injustice.

Why do I like though? The seat is made of solid molded wood and is the most beautiful wooden seat you can ever see. It just oozes opulence when you see it, and that’s why I’m a little disappointed.

For a seat as good as this one, you expect the manufacturer to come up with high-quality hinges to match the quality of the seat. Wooden toilet seats are heavier than plastic ones, and the manufacturer should have taken the time to make stronger hinges to support their weight.

If you are a handyman or woman and like this seat, then you can get a way to make it work. I like its finish, and I believe the actual seat would last long. It has a one-year warranty.

Plastic vs. Wooden Toilet Seats

People often ask me, “Between a plastic and wooden toilet seat, which is better”? The answer is, however, not always straightforward.

In my opinion, neither plastic nor wooden toilet seats are better than the other. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. It all comes down to each person’s own preference.

Let us look at some of the pros and cons of wooden toilet seats so that you can make a more informed choice. The advantages of wooden toilet seats are:

  1. They look stylish – The color of wood is one of the richest colors you can have. It adds a bit of “nature” to your bathroom and has a beautiful overall finish.
  2. They are comfortable – Wooden toilet seats are comfortable. Although plastic seats can also be made to be comfortable, I find wooden seats to be more comfortable overall.
  3. They are warmer – Although wooden toilet seats cannot be compared to heated toilet seats, they retain more heat than ordinary plastic toilet seats. They are, therefore, not as cold as plastic seats.
  4. Have more weight tolerance – Wooden toilet seats can support more weight than plastic toilet seats. You are therefore guaranteed that it will accommodate you no matter your weight.

On the other hand, these are the disadvantages of wooden toilet seats:

  1. They are expensive – Wooden toilet seats are more expensive than plastic toilet seats. This is for the single reason that wood is more expensive than plastic material. It is, however, not always the case, especially when you are talking of plastic seats with features such as a nightlight, heated, or bidet.
  2. They break easily – Wooden toilet seats are heavier than plastic seats. Slamming a wooden toilet seat on the bowl has a higher chance of breaking than a plastic seat. This is the reason why most wooden toilet seat hinges snap easily.

If you would like to read more on the pros and cons of wooden vs. plastic toilet seats, check out this post.

How to Buy the Best Wooden Toilet Seat

There are a few factors that you need to put into consideration upfront before buying that wooden seat you are thinking of. Here are some of them:

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1. Toilet Bowl Shape

In the United States, toilets have a round or elongated bowl. In other countries, mostly in Europe, you will find toilets with other shapes like square or D-shaped. It is very important that you determine what your toilet bowl shape is before proceeding to buy a seat.

As their name suggests, round toilet bowls are circular, while elongated toilets are ova-shaped. The length of an elongated toilet is, on average, 18.5 inches, while that of a round toilet is 16.5 inches.

You can tell the difference between a round bowl and an elongated one by looking at them. If you are not sure, go ahead and measure. Take a measuring tape and measure the distance between the two seat mounting holes and the frontmost part of the bowl rim; for more information on that, check out this post.

2. Ease of Installation

The ease of installation goes hand in hand with the quality of the mounting hardware. It is easy for a company to say that they have chrome, nickel, or brass hinges and only to find out later that they are plastic but simply coated.

I have written an informative post on how to install a toilet seat and how to remove a toilet seat. To learn how to remove and replace a toilet seat, read this post.

3. Color/Finish

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Of course, it matters how a toilet seat looks. Whether you decide to go with a solid wood or a molded wood seat, take your toilet to check the quality of the finish or the preferred color. With a molded wood toilet seat, you may opt to pick a matching color to that of your toilet or another color altogether which will contrast your toilet.

Conclusion

I feel like it’s a lot harder to pick a wooden toilet seat than a plastic seat. Wooden toilet seats are susceptible to many problems that are not present in plastic seats. However, I am confident you will get a great toilet from the seats I have reviewed in this post.