Toilet Weight Limits: How Much Weight Can a Toilet Hold?

It’s not a secret, small or big, we all visit the toilet at least once per day, and when nature calls, that structure better not carve in beneath us. And us heavy people often get anxious to find out about our toilet’s weight limit or even when heavyweight friends are coming over.  

So, I made it my duty to research about toilets weight limit and wrote this post to help you answer the question of, “How much weight can a toilet hold? 

Wall Mounted Toilet vs. Standard Toilet Weight Limit

Most of us either have a standard (floor mounted) toilet or a wall-mounted one. That is why I have begun by looking at these types of toilet weight-bearing capacity.

Floor Mounted Toilet Weight Limit 

These toilets have a higher weight-bearing capacity compared to the wall fixed models. They can carry lots of weight because they are firmly attached to the surface.

An average standard toilet can hold over 1000 pounds, which is about 453 kgs. That means these units can hold anybody, no matter the weight of the user. 

I would recommend a floor-mounted toilet to heavy people. And the best thing is that they don’t require complicated plumbing installation or maintenance.

Wall Mounted Toilet Weight Limit

The other type of toilet found in homes is the wall fixed toilet. These toilets don’t touch the surface and hold less weight compared to the floor-mounted ones.

An average wall-mounted unit has a weight limit of 500 pounds or 227 kgs. One thing I must tell you is that these toilets can easily hold even the heaviest of individuals.


However, they often get lose over time and can easily fall when you are using them if they get lose. Their plumbing is located on the wall, and they take much effort to install and maintain. 

Toilet Seat Weight Limit

Another common question that most people ask is how much weight their toilet seat can hold. It is good to know this figure as well, because it has nothing to do with the overall toilet weight limit. 

The average weight limit of a toilet seat is 300 pounds. That is why you see many standard toilets breaking or cracking even if they can hold up to 1000 pounds. 

These toilet seats are not made to withstand even the slightest of wriggling of lightweight users. That can easily explain why heavy users often crack or creek standard toilet seat when they use them. 

Do Toilet Companies State Weight Limits?

You might not believe it when I tell you that these brands don’t give much information when it comes to the weight of their products bearing capacity. That is even more annoying when you see the statistics of people getting obese every other day around the world. 

You can find every feature and specification of toilets on their marketing material as well as their benefits, but you won’t find the weight limit. I believe it would be to the benefit of these companies if they listed their products weight limits.

Average Toilet Bearing Capacity is Adequate 

An ordinary man weighs about 196 pounds while a woman weighs 166 pounds. Every the most obese people rarely go beyond the 450 pounds weight capacity.  

Therefore, even a wall-mounted toilet can bear the weight of most users without breaking. And it is even better to have a standard toilet if you are obese as it can take at least 1000 pounds, twice that of a wall fixed one.

Final Verdict 

How much weight can a toilet hold? A standard toilet weight limit is set at 1000 pounds while a wall mounted toilet weight limit is 500 pounds. The toilet seat weight limit is 300 pounds.   

Chairman Mendelson: Restore Funds, Deploy Solar, Reduce Carbon, Help People!

By DC Environmental Network

June 9, 2017

DC Environmental Network:

The DC Council FINAL budget vote is just under 4 days away!

It has only been 9 days since we found out Chairman Phil Mendelson swept $7.5 million dollars from funds that are supposed to deploy solar energy, reduce carbon emissions, and help low-income District resident with energy costs.

Tell Chairman Mendelson you want a clean energy future and restoration of the $7.5 million!

Since we received the sad news, many renewable energy advocates, organizations, businesses, and others, have been working hard to get past all the noise during budget season, and communicate with DC Councilmembers and staff about the need to restore these special purpose funds.

We have asked several Council offices to approach the Chairman and see if something can be worked out. We are at the point in the budget process where it takes a bit of coordination and communication to make stuff happen.

We continue to move forward.

Today we delivered a coalition letter to Chairman Mendelson signed by some of the most active District advocates, organizations, associations, and renewable energy businesses. We expressed our opposition to the raid of Renewable Energy Development Funds (REDF) and requested he restore the money.

You can read our coalition letter here.

Signatories included the Center for Biological Diversity, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, DC Climate Action, DC Consumer Utility Board, DC Environmental Network, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, DC Public Banking Center, DC Sierra Club, DC Solar United Neighborhoods, DC Statehood Green Party, Foundation Earth, Global Green USA, Green Cross International, GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, Institute for Local Self Reliance, Institute for Sustainable Power, MDV-SEIA, National Housing Trust, New Columbia Solar, The Ocean Foundation, Washington Parks & People, and Wentworth Green Strategies.

We are also continuing to send emails to the Council expressing our opposition to this sweep of important renewable energy funds. Take action right now! We need your voice.

(I know many of you have not yet sent an email to the Council. Please take a moment to click on one of the links and go to the DC SUN website and make your voice heard.)

What we, and all global citizens, do locally in response to President Trump’s inaction on climate change, may be the most essential element to the success, and survival of our planet.

I would hate to wake up the day after the Council vote knowing we had given up important resources needed to grow the District’s clean energy future and help some of our neighbors who need assistance.

Hopefully a commitment to taking the necessary action to combat climate change will prevail.

Chris Weiss, Executive Director, DC Environmental Network

Phil Klingle Pic-min

Let’s Chat with DC Council Chair Phil Mendelson!

On July 25th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, join the DC Environmental Network for an informal conversation with District of Columbia Council Chair Phil Mendelson. We will hold this event at the offices of Friends of the Earth, 1101 15th Street NW, 11th Floor. All are welcome.

Be part of the conversation! RSVP here!

For over 20 years, the DC Environmental Network has organized hundreds of opportunities for urban advocates, and others, to engage in relaxed, informal conversations with important sustainability experts and District decision makers. These networking events have often resulted in increased coordination among our amazing, talented, advocacy community, as well as sparking new and inspiring campaigns to help create innovative policy changes.

With our 2017 budget advocacy behind us, and much to do looking forward, we thought it might be good to sit down with the Chair of our legislative branch of government, share ideas, and ask questions about the District’s sustainability agenda.

Some possible topics include:

– The recently passed Fiscal Year 2018 budget.
– The opening of the Klingle Valley hiker/biker trail.
– What is the Council doing to help Metro? How can we find more dollars for public transportation?
– What can the DC Council do to support the Paris Climate Agreement?
– What are his plans and vision looking forward?

Our goal is to have a frank conversation with Phil and try and develop new ways to work together to achieve our shared objectives.

When Phil Mendelson first came on the DC Council he was one of the few elected officials we could count on to represent the interests of our communities and the environment. Among many accomplishments, Phil helped create the District’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and fought to establish strong targets for deploying solar energy. He worked hard in defense of our rivers, parks, and open space, and was a leader in the multi-year campaign to save Klingle Valley.

Recently the environmental community found ourselves at odds with Chairman Mendelson’s decision to sweep Renewable Energy Development Funds (REDF) from the Mayor’s budget. Our community eventually convinced the Council to restore some of these important resources for solar energy programs. We hope to talk a bit about how we can avoid these kinds of sweeps in future budget seasons.

Our agenda is simple. Phil will make opening remarks and we will then open the discussion to the floor. That would be you!

Come take advantage of this opportunity to network with Phil and DC focused sustainability advocates! RSVP here!

Hope to see you on the 25th!