How To Choose The Right Toilet

Check The Plumbing

If you are using an existing bathroom, it will have plumbing which is set up for a specific layout. Where your plumbing is and the size of space will help to narrow down the choices of toilets you can use. If you are building a new bathroom, you can choose any style of toilet. Also consider the different types of pan type: S-trap toilet and a P-trap toilet.

Determine The Seat Height

The standard height for a toilet is 15 inches. Comfort height toilets range from 17-19 inches, which are best for knees & back, especially for taller individuals.

Consider A Water Saving Toilet

Toilets vary in the amount of water they save when flushed. A standard toilet flushes at a rate of 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf). Consider a water efficient toilet, which flushes at a rate of 1.28 gpf. Also offered are dual-flush toilets which uses less water for liquid versus solid.

Choose The Right Design For Your Bathroom

There are many different types of styles and configurations of toilets. It is important to select the right configuration so that your bathroom will have the right look and feel. Ensure to choose the right toilet depending on your desired bathroom which could be a more contemporary look versus a traditional look.

One-Piece Toilets

The tank and bowl are already attached to provide a sleek look.

Two-Piece Toilets

Two-piece toilets consist of a separate tank and separate bowl. The separate pieces are made to fit together.

Round-Front Toilets

Feature a more compact bowl design which are more suitable for smaller spaces.

Elongated Toilets

The bowl on these toilets extend a bit further compared to a round bowl, allowing extra comfort.

Smart Toilets

The latest trend to create a modern bathroom are smart toilets. That’s right, toilets have trends too. These smart toilets include many features such as:

  • An incorporated bidet

  • Remote control and display monitor

  • Front and rear wash

  • Temperature settings for seat and water

  • Dryer and massaging system

  • Automated open/close and flush

  • Integrated deodorizer

  • Self cleaning nozzle

  • Night light