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.
"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
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
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.
SOURCE Kohler Co.