Size, height, style, and flushing technology all play a role in selecting the right toilet for your new bathroom.
- Two Piece Toilets – Two-piece toilets have separate tanks and bowls, making them easier to ship, handle, and install. This type is less expensive and more common than the one-piece style toilets.
- One Piece Toilets – One-piece toilets are seamless because the tank and bowl are integrated in to one solid piece, making them sleek and easy to clean.
- Comfort Height Toilets – Comfort height toilets measure 16-1/2″ to 17″ from floor to the top of the bowl, a full 2 inches taller than standard height toilets. Comfort height toilets are ADA-compliant when installed per the applicable guidelines.
Bowl Shape Options
- Round Front – Round-front bowls have a smaller foot print than elongated bowls, they save space, and money! Round-front bowl toilets are more standard than elongated bowls, therefore, less expensive. They are usually the better choice for small children as well.
- Elongated – Elongated bowls are oval shaped, giving you more room in the front of the bowl. Most adults find the elongated bowls to be more comfortable than the round bowls, but they are a little bit more in price.
- Compact Elongated – Compact elongated toilets have the same foot print as round bowl toilets, but have the same oval shaped bowl like the elongated toilets. If you want the added comfort of the elongated bowl, but don’t have the space in your bathroom for one, this is the perfect option.
- Standard – Standard toilets flush with the maximum amount of water allowed for toilets sold in the U.S., at 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf).
- High-efficiency – High-efficiency toilets flush with a minimum amount of water, usually 1.28 gpf.
- Gravity-fed – These toilets rely on gravity to dump water from the toilet tank in to the bowl, creating a siphon action that sucks waste down and out of the bowl.
- Pressure-assisted – These toilets have pressure tanks. Pressure builds up when the tanks fills with water and when flushed, a blast of water pushes into the bowl helping evacuate waste out of the toilet.
- Dual-flush – Dual Flush toilets come with two flushing options, a low flow (.8 to 1.2 gpf) for liquid waste, and a standard flow (1.6 gpf) for solid waste.
- Wood – Enameled would seats are coated and primed making an easy-to-clean surface and very sturdy material.
- Plastic – Plastic seats have a glossy finish and are resistant to staining and scratching. Available in many different colors, they’re also very easy to clean.
- Slow-Close – Slow-close seats have lids and seats that gently close to keep them from slamming down.
- Quick-release hinges – This seat has hinges that twist and lift off the bolts on the toilet to allow for quick removal for fast and easy cleaning.