We remain open and here to help. Customer and colleague safety remains our priority. Whether shopping in store or online, we urge you to follow the Government's social distancing guidelines and to shop responsibly only for what is necessary.

How to replace a toilet seat

Give your bathroom a quick refresh with a new toilet seat

This guide will take you through removing your old toilet seat and installing a new one. It's best to read the manufacturer's instructions before you start this project as installation and fixings can vary.

Start by watching our great video guide below for a run through of everything you need to know.


Ensure you are wearing protective clothing, including goggles and gloves, to protect against exposure to chemicals, dust or flying debris.

how-to-replace-a-toilet-seat

Step 1

Measure from your toilet seat fixing point to the lip and then the width to find the dimensions needed for your new toilet seat.

how-to-replace-a-toilet-seat

Step 2

For a back to wall toilet, your seat may have hidden fixings. Start by taking the seat off the hinges, levering off the cover plates and remove the brackets.

how-to-replace-a-toilet-seat

Step 3

Once you've removed the seat, clean the toilet area with disinfectant. Dry thoroughly to avoid any mould forming.


Now you can unpack your new seat. Always read the manufacturer’s instructions.

how-to-replace-a-toilet-seat

Step 1

Drop the nuts through the holes in the toilet and use the screwdriver to tighten them in place.

how-to-replace-a-toilet-seat

Step 2

Push the stainless steel covers over the brackets.

how-to-replace-a-toilet-seat

Step 3

Slot the seat into place.