What are the Best Corner Toilets For Small Bathrooms? 2018 Reviews & Buying Guide
Corner, triangle, isosceles triangle, three-corner square, whatever you want to call these kind of toilet, writing an article about this type of toilet isn’t very high on my bucket list.
However, during a recent client visit, I found an annoying problem that some of the smaller houses face: Small bathrooms. I had to squeeze myself into the bathroom.
Needless to say, the space in these smaller bathrooms were horrible, especially the knee space. I’m would say I’m a big dude, but wow. You wouldn’t believe what kind of position had to adapt so that I could do a number two.
Housing problem aside, let's hope I’m not going out of the bathroom industry and becoming a real estate agent…
The 2 Best Corner Toilets Reviewed
Triangular toilets aren’t that common so there are very limited number of corner tanks I believe deserve to be on Flush Guide's list - we’re advocated of the best and only the best. Hence, today, our list is relatively short. Enjoy.
American Standard Titan Pro
Bowl Type: Elongated
Water Use: 1.28 GPF
American Standard Cadet- 3
Bowl Type: Elongated
Water Use 1.6 GPF
1. American Standard Titan Pro 2840.016
If you’re looking for something that will save you space while providing great style and height, then you came to the right place.
The American Standard 2840.016 model with its triangular tank will fit perfectly to any corner. Don’t worry if you’ve never installed a toilet yourself because installation is a breeze.
It has a great height, from floor to the bowl is 16 ½ inches, and with a elongated seat it totals 17 ¾ inches. This added height is higher than your regular toilet height which makes it great if you have back problems or if you have elderly in the house. And I'm sure it hits the comfort height criteria.
Flushing is what you expect. No adjustment is needed to guarantee your poo particles disappearing forever. It’s also very efficient with a 1.28 gallon per flush, meaning if you’ve been drinking a lot of protein shakes, it won’t be too costly making all those trips to the bathroom.
It’s a very simple, yet functional. Great for anyone just wants something simple, yet want to save space in the bathroom.
2. American Standard Cadet-3 270BD001.020
Another great triangle toilet for any small bathroom.
Even though the triangular tank fits nicely in the corner of any bathroom, it will not be completely flush against the wall, however, it is very close and looks as if it was made for the room.
Although a single flush system, here’s a hack to get dual flush. Push the handle slightly to get a light flush (liquid waste), or push all the way down to get a heavier flush for the big ones.
The Cadet-3 triangle toilet is a gravity assist flushing system that uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush. The triangular tank holds enough water, more than the conventional 1.6 gallons of flush. The extra water in the tanks provides additional pressure for the normal flush so you can guarantee you will never see your droplets ever again.
All necessary parts are supplied (except the supply hose), so installation is fairly easy. No additional tools are required as it comes with what’s needed.
You may wonder why you don’t see that many corner toilets in the U.S. The reason is simple: The installation of corner toilet pipe is different from a traditional water closet.
Bear with me here, I’m going to be a little bit technical.
The "dynamics" of a corner toilet almost ensure that it will be 15" away from any obstacle at the "center of the bowl" where the measurement would be taken. But since the opening will ONLY be 12" from the side wall, it can never be replaced with a conventional model unless the pipe is shifted. And, there's usually a cabinet next to it which would interfere with the leg room.
In other words, once you decide on a triangle toilet, it will be challenging to switch back to normal ones.
Sounds a bit tricky, I know, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers. And since you have limited options, why not make the most out of it? Under this belief, I quickly dive into the market and search the best corner model.
What's The Solution To Small Bathrooms?
The solution to this space problem: Corner toilets. Also known as triangle toilet, these toilets have normal bowls; however, here comes the intriguing part - the triangle-shaped tank. The triangular tank can fit smoothly into any corner.
One important thing I want to point out here is that the corner toilet doesn’t “save” you precious space in the bathroom. The corner part uses your space WISELY.
I could do the math and show you how it saves space, but just trust me on this. The main reason is that the tank is stuffed inside into the corner.
Sometimes, you can even go crazy to have a sink just towering above the bowl if you’re really fighting for space...
American Standard Cadet-3 IS OUR #1 Triangle TOILET CHOICE
So which one do I like more?
If I had to choose then it would be the AS 270BD001.020 Cadet 3 toilet.
I have tested and sat on this amazing toilet so many times. You can enjoy the freedom when it comes to dumping an enormous weight while saving a lot of space in your bathroom.
Make sure to check out our guide on the best water closet. (http://flushguide.com/best-toilet-types/)
Good luck. Stay clean. Be white.