EcoDomo Brings Leather Comfort to the Lav

 - January 6, 2012, 1:20 AM

When it comes to toilet seats, “up” or “down” is usually the subject of discussion. EcoDomo has yet another choice: luxury in the form of leather coverings.

The Rockville, Md.-based company went into business in 2005 “in response to the need for high-end ecological and renewable products,” said founder and president Christian Nadeau. He points out that the company’s recycled leather toilet seats are luxurious and stylish, but also antimicrobial. They can be cleaned with a mild mixture of Clorox and water, followed by a leather-wipe similar to those used to treat leather automobile seats. And if a floor or counter-top is leather-covered, too, the toilet seat and lid can be created to match.

In addition to recycled leather, the company also works in first-generation hide leather. The toilet seats and lids can also be covered in hide leather, but recycled leather is easier to install, maintain and clean, said Nadeau. Covering a seat runs about $900. Covering just the lid costs about $500.

While leather toilet seats may be eye-catching, conversation starters, most of EcoDomo’s work is in high-end flooring, walls and counter-tops, in everything from mansions to yachts. And there is also woven leather for decorative borders and tiles designed as interlocking “planks.” The company also recently introduced a line of cork coverings for floors, walls, ceilings and countertops. No toilet seats yet. Sorry.