This toilet seat is made from durable molded wood that has a high gloss finish that resists chipping and scratching. The Whisper Close hinges slowly and quietly close with a tap, eliminating slamming and pinched fingers. The stylish, secure brushed nickel hinges accent bath hardware. The STA-TITE Seat Fastening System Never Loosens and installs with ease. It is made with environmentally friendly materials and processes.