KOHLER, Wis., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- When choosing products for their bathrooms or powder rooms, homeowners often overlook toilet seats until the last minute. When designing the ultimate bathroom, no space is complete without a high-tech toilet seat from Kohler Co., the global leader in kitchen and bath design and technology. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070626/AQTU701-A http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070626/AQTU701-B) "Our latest toilet seat is special in that it provides numerous experiential benefits," says David Kohler, Executive Vice President -Kohler Co. "We call it the C3 seat because it addresses three important areas that today's homeowners wouldn't expect from a toilet seat -- cleanliness, comfort and convenience." For decades, faucets, baths and showers have been commonplace in the bathroom for daily routine cleaning. With the C3 toilet seat, Kohler has seamlessly infused "bidet" functionality, making it easier for people to enjoy the benefits of water-based cleaning. While the toilet seat is equipped with cleansing wands that provide water as a refreshing, cleaning alternative to toilet tissue, it should not be confused as being akin to the traditional bidet fixture, which is often installed adjacent to the toilet. That means homeowners do not need to factor additional space in their bathrooms to accommodate a separate bidet fixture. The benefit of incorporating bidet functionality right into the toilet seat means homeowners can use it in any size bathroom or powder room. Moreover, it is designed to fit elongated toilets so homeowners can easily incorporate the C3 toilet seat on their existing toilets. "We stayed away from simply calling this product a bidet seat, because it's so much more than that. Water-based cleaning is just one of the many features of this advanced product," adds David Kohler. In addition to two cleansing wands providing warm aerated water, the C3 toilet seat also features a heated seat with three temperature settings; a warm-air fan for partial drying; a lighted bowl that eliminates the need to turn on a light at night; a deodorizer that minimizes unpleasant odors; a Quiet-Close(TM) seat/cover that prevents slamming; and Quick-Release(TM) hinges to easily remove the seat for cleaning. The water-based cleaning of the KOHLER C3 toilet seat offers increased comfort and improves overall wellness in a way that using toilet tissue alone does not. "When I consult with my clients on health and wellness and just taking better care of themselves, I use an approach called the Wellness Wheel," says Judi Ulrey, President of Fitness Consulting, Inc. "Each spoke of this wheel contributes to one's overall wellness -- diet, exercise, spirituality, mental health and hygiene. I am a believer in the benefits of the KOHLER C3 toilet seat. It may be even more beneficial for today's actively aging population and those who have physical limitations or medical conditions requiring extra hygiene attention, but certainly, it is a product everyone should have." KOHLER C3 toilet seats are available in two models: (1) the C3-200 toilet seat which offers a convenient remote control and an in-line heater; (2) and the C3-100 toilet seat which utilizes a side control panel and provides a built-in tank heater to supply warm water. Because the features of KOHLER C3 toilet seats are driven by electricity, homeowners or builders need to install a 110-volt, GFCI outlet behind the toilet so they can seamlessly incorporate these new toilet seats into their bathroom. "Once you've tried the C3 toilet seat, you'll never go without it," adds Ulrey. "In addition to health and wellness, I am also a licensed real estate agent and when talking with custom homebuilders and homebuyers, I tell them that this toilet seat is a must for their master bathrooms. Why not pamper yourself with a product such as this one!" To use KOHLER C3 toilet seats, users choose one of two extending wands to receive gentle, personalized cleansing better than the use of toilet tissue on its own. The back wand is designed for the whole family. The front wand is designed for the needs of women and offers a softer water delivery. Both wands -- which are constructed of anti-microbial material -- undergo a self-cleaning process before and after each use to ensure complete hygienic performance. The wands are controlled by the user to offer varying levels of either an oscillating or pulsating water flow and can be precisely positioned for optimum user comfort. The water temperature of C3 toilets seats is controlled by the user and both seat rings are heated for added comfort. An attractive, useful feature for both models is a soft blue light that illuminates the bowl, allowing users the option of keeping bright lights off when making nighttime trips to the bathroom. Additionally, the seats feature Quiet-Close functionality to close the seat slowly with just a slight touch to eliminate lid slamming, and convenient Quick-Release hinges to remove the seat without the use of tools for easier cleaning of the seat and the area around the seat bolts. The C3-200 toilet seat has some additional features and functionality not found on the C3-100 toilet seat. Functions on the C3-200 toilet seat can be preset to suit individual preferences with a push of the button on the remote control. Another benefit of the C3-200 toilet seat is the warm air feature -- used upon completion of the hydro-cleansing cycle to initiate partial drying -- which offers different air temperatures and speeds that are also controlled by the user. Additionally, the C3-200 features a deodorizer that eliminates odors by drawing air through a built-in filter. For more information about KOHLER C3 toilet seats, visit www.KOHLER.com/C3 or call toll-free at 1-800-4-KOHLER. Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.
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