New ToiletWhat You Need To Know About New Toilets in 2020

New Toilets

A home is never complete without a toilet. That is why during the process of design and construction, you carefully consider the location and space of your toilet and bath (T&B) area. You also meticulously choose a new toilet product that is functional, comfortable and just right for your budget.

There are a lot of toilets in the market and sometimes you do not know how to check for the important parts, the type, the brand or the new model that is worth every penny.

So, what do we need to know before purchasing a new toilet? And what are the best 10 toilets you can choose from?

Product

Features

Details

Price

#1 TOTO Drake Elongated Bowl

1_TOTO Drake Elongated Bowl

Editor's choice

  • Contemporary, high profile design
  • G-Max Flushing System: Quiet, powerful, commercial-grade flushing performance
  • Fast Flush: Wide 3-Inch flush valve is 125% larger than conventional 2-Inch flush valves
  • Wider, 2-1/8-Inch computer designed, fully glazed trap way
  • Large water surface
  • Item Weight: 69.5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 19.5 x 30.5 inches
  • Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF
  • Certification: WaterSense; Included
  • Components: Toilet Bowl, Toilet Tank; Seat not included

Bowl-type:

Elongated


Material:

Vitreous China


Rating: 80%

$

#2 Niagara 77001WHCO1 Stealth


2_Niagara 77001WHCO1 Stealth

Best Rating

  • Pressure-assisted, extremely quiet flush, no-double flushing
  • ADA Compliant
  • Hygienic Surface Treatment
  • Item Weight: 103 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 18.8 x 31 inches
  • Water Consumption: 0.8 GPF
  • Certification: WaterSense
  • Included Components: Toilet Bowl, Toilet Tank
  • Seat not included

Bowl-type: Elongated


Material: Vitreous China


Rating: 76%

$

#3 TOTO CST743ER#01 Eco# Drake

3_TOTO CST743ER#01 Eco# Drake
  • Close Coupled Commercial Grade, High Performance Toilet
  • E-Max Flushing System
  • Item Weight: 19 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 19.5 x 28.5 inches
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF
  • Certification: WaterSense
  • Special Features: Eco Friendly 153623
  • Included Components: Round Front Bowl And Tank
  • Seat not included

Bowl-type: Round


Material: Ceramic


Rating: 88%

$$

#4 WoodBridge T-0001 Dual Flush

4_. WoodBridge T-0001 Dual Flush
  • Luxurious modern Design with Rectangle Button
  • Clean, sleek look and compliment with different styles
  • Easy-to-Clean Design
  • No clogs, no leaks
  • Item Weight: 119 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 14.5 x 27.5 inches
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF
  • Rough-In: 12 inches
  • Included Components: Toilet Bowl, Toilet Tank, Soft-closing seat, Wax rings and bolts

Bowl-type: Elongated


Material: Ceramic


Rating: 75%

$$

#5 TOTO CST744SL#01 Drake 2-Piece Ada Toilet


5_TOTO CST744SL#01 Drake 2-Piece Ada Toilet
  • Chrome trip lever
  • ADA compliant
  • Wider, 2-1/8-Inch computer designed, unglazed trap way
  • Large water surface
  • 12" Rough-In
  • Item Weight: 92 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 19.5 x 30.5 inches
  • Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF
  • G-Max Flushing System: Quiet, powerful, commercial grade flushing
  • Fast Flush: Wide 3-Inch flush valve 125% larger than conventional 2-Inch
  • Included Components: Toilet bowl, toilet tank and the tank lid
  • Seat not included

Bowl-type: Elongated


Material: Vitreous China


Rating: 76%

$$

#6 American Standard Cadet 3 Flowise Two-Piece High Efficiency Toilet

6_American Standard Cadet 3 Flowise Two-Piece High Efficiency Toilet
  • Round front toilet combination - tank and bowl
  • Durable and easy-to-clean vitreous china construction
  • Ever Clean antimicrobial surface
  • 10-Inch Rough-in
  • Oversized 3 inch flush valve with chemical resistant flapper
  • Item Weight: 55 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 17 x 29.1 inches
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF
  • Certification: WaterSense
  • Included Components: Toilet bowl and tank
  • Seat not included

Bowl-type: Round


Material: Vitreous China


Rating: 73%

$$

#7 Gerber Plumbing 21-372 Gerber Ultra Flush

7_Gerber Plumbing 21-372 Gerber Ultra Flush
  • Highly durable, manufactured in china
  • Pressure assist unit, bolt caps, flush lever and tank-to-bowl assembly kit
  • Meets ADA height requirements
  • Meets ANSI/ASME and CSE requirements
  • 12-Inch rough-in reverse trap
  • Item Weight: 43.0 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 28.3 x 15.8 x 15.2 inches
  • Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF
  • Certification: WaterSense
  • Included Components: Toilet bowl and tank
  • Seat not included

Bowl-type: Elongated


Material:

China


Rating: 100%

$$

#8 Kohler K-3999-U-0 Highline Comfort Height

8_Kohler K-3999-U-0 Highline Comfort Height

Most Budget friendly

  • Comfort Height Elongated Toilet bowl
  • Seat height comparable to that of a standard chair
  • 12" rough-in
  • Class Five(R) - bulk waste flushing, best-in-class bowl cleanliness
  • 3-bolt Installation: 3 pre-installed tank bolts save installation time
  • Item Weight: 93 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 29.8 x 18 x 31.2 inches
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF
  • Certification: WaterSense
  • Included Components: Toilet bowl and tank

Bowl-type: Elongated


Material: Vitreous China


Rating: 100%

$$

#9 Kohler K-3817-95 Memoirs Stately 2-Piece Toilet with AquaPiston Flush

9_Kohler K-3817-95 Memoirs Stately 2-Piece Toilet with AquaPiston Flush
  • Comfort Height feature offers chair-height seating
  • WaterSense toilets meet strict EPA flushing guidelines
  • AquaPiston canister allows water to flow into the bowl from all sides
  • Durable canister design 90% less exposed seal than a 3-inch flapper
  • No clogs, no leak
  • Item Weight: 100 pounds
  • Package Dimensions: 23 x 21 x 21 inches
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF
  • Certification: WaterSense
  • Included Components: Toilet bowl and tank
  • Seat not included

Bowl-type: Elongated


Material:

China


Rating: 69%

$$$$

#10 American Standard 2315.228.020 Baby Devoro Flowise 10-Inch High

10_American Standard 2315.228.020 Baby Devoro Flowise 10-Inch High
  • 10-Inch rough-in
  • Round front siphon action jetted bowl
  • Fully glazed 2-1/8-Inch trap way
  • High efficiency, ultra-low consumption
  • Speed Connect tank / bowl coupling system
  • Item Weight:56.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 17.2 x 24 inches
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF
  • Certification: WaterSense
  • Special Features: Eco Friendly
  • Included Components: Toilet bowl and tank
  • Seat not included

Bowl-type: Round


Material: Vitreous China


Rating: 64%

$

Bowl type

Flushing type

Elongated

Power Flush

Material

Vitreous China

Customer Satisfaction

Price

$

Features

Contemporary, high profile design;
G-Max Flushing System: Quiet, powerful, commercial-grade flushing performance; Fast Flush: Wide 3-Inch flush valve is 125% larger than conventional 2-Inch flush valves; Wider, 2-1/8-Inch computer designed, fully glazed trap way; Large water surface; Item Weight: 69.5 pounds
Product Dimensions: 28 x 19.5 x 30.5 inches; Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF
Certification: WaterSense; Included Components: Toilet Bowl, Toilet Tank; Seat not included

TOTO is a very popular brand and patronized all over the world. It is a brand conceptualized by master potters in Japan and goes way back to 1917 when Kazuchika Okura founded the company.

The TOTO toilet has a classic look but it durable, functional and water-efficient. At 1.6 GPF, your utility bill won’t be as big as other toilets would incur.

The simplicity of this TOTO product and the price is really an eye-catcher. It also has a power flush that keeps the bowl clean from all sides.

If you are looking for a toilet that is best for your family, buy this TOTO Drake Elongated Bowl now. The sitting height is just right for any family member and this porcelain potty is so strong it can last a lifetime. Truly, a money saver!

What We Like

  • Contemporary, high profile design.
  • G-Max Flushing System: Very quiet and very powerful flushing performance it is clean and never clogs.
  • Wider, 2-1/8-Inch computer designed, fully glazed trap way and large water surface.
  • Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF; Certification: WaterSense.

What We Don't Like

  • Seat not included. You have to buy it.

Bowl type

Flushing type

Elongated

Quiet Flush, Gravity

Material

Vitreous China, Metal

Customer Satisfaction

Price

$

Features

Pressure-assisted, extremely quiet flush, no-double flushing; ADA Compliant; Hygienic Surface Treatment; Item Weight: 103 pounds
Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 18.8 x 31 inches; Water Consumption: 0.8 GPF; Certification: WaterSense
Included Components: Toilet Bowl, Toilet Tank; Seat not included

Niagara is set out to save the Earth by selling toilets. At least it says in their tagline. The company aims to be eco-friendly since it started in 1977.

True to its aim and vision, Niagara takes pride in toilets that are the most efficient especially in saving water for the planet’s future. At 0.8 GPF, this toilet seems to have surpassed the water efficiency standards of other famous brands.

This is the 2nd best choice for anyone who wants to save money on their monthly expenses. Of course, the toilet also offers the functionality and durability of most toilets. But with the technology it bears, you can be environmentally friendly and frugal at the same time

What We Like

  • Pressure-assisted, extremely quiet flush, no-double flushing.
  • ADA Compliant; Hygienic Surface Treatment.
  • Water Consumption: 0.8 GPF; Certification: WaterSense.

What We Don't Like

  • Seat not included
  • Bowl is a few inches higher than most standard toilets so seating is not good for kids or short people
  • The water only flows down the front of the bowl. Any marks left on either side of the bowl will never get washed off.

Bowl type

Flushing type

Round, Open-front

Dual Flush, E-Max

Material

Ceramic

Customer Satisfaction

Price

$$

Features

Close Coupled Commercial Grade, High Performance Toilet; E-Max Flushing System; Item Weight: 19 pounds; Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 19.5 x 28.5 inches; Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF; Certification: WaterSense; Special Features: Eco Friendly 153623;
Included Components: Round Front Bowl And Tank; Seat not included

Another eco-friendly toilet is Japan’s pride, the TOTO Eco Drake. Although the company is now known and based worldwide, the artistry and efficiency of Japanese products are still evident here.

This TOTO potty is more water-efficient than the other vision listed at number 1 above. Because it is only at 1.28 GPF, this porcelain throne cost a little more.

Nevertheless, the quality of TOTO toilets is unquestionable so you might as well try this eco-friendly version of their Drake line of new toilets.

What We Like

  • Close Coupled Commercial Grade, High-Performance Toilet; E-Max Flushing System
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF; Certification: WaterSense.
  • Special Features: Eco-Friendly #153623.

What We Don't Like

  • Seat not included
  • The flush handle is for left-handed people.

Bowl type

Flushing type

Elongated

Dual Flush, Siphon Jet

Material

Ceramic

Customer Satisfaction

Price

$$

Features

Luxurious modern Design with Rectangle Button; Clean, sleek look and compliment with different styles;
Easy-to-Clean Design; No clogs, no leaks; Item Weight: 119 pounds
Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 14.5 x 27.5 inches; Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF; Rough-In: 12 inches;
Included Components: Toilet Bowl, Toilet Tank, Soft-closing seat, Wax rings and bolts

Woodbridge is a California company that sells directly to their consumers. They specialize in Kitchen and Bath products and only sells them through phone order or online stores like Amazon.

This dual-flush Woodbridge toilet is one of their best sellers. It is also water efficient at 1.28 GPF and has a uniquely modern design.

If you want a different look, the Woodbridge line is more rectangular in shape than the other brands. They even have a rectangular bowl. Odd right?

However, this potty is one of the most appealing in terms of look and functionality.

What We Like

  • Luxurious modern design with rectangle flush button
  • Clean, sleek look and compliment with different styles
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF
  • Rough-In: 12 inches
  • Included Components: Toilet Bowl, Toilet Tank, Soft-closing seat, Wax rings and bolts.

What We Don't Like

  • Sometimes it is hard to flush. You have to hold the button long until all the water goes down.

Bowl type

Flushing type

Elongated

Gravity, G-Max Flush

Material

Vitreous China

Customer Satisfaction

Price

$$

Features

Chrome trip lever; ADA compliant
Wider, 2-1/8-Inch computer designed, unglazed trap way; Large water surface; 12" Rough-In; Item Weight: 92 pounds; Product Dimensions: 28 x 19.5 x 30.5 inches; Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF; G-Max Flushing System: Quiet, powerful, commercial grade flushing; Fast Flush: Wide 3-Inch flush valve 125% larger than conventional 2-Inch; Included Components: Toilet bowl, toilet tank and the tank lid;Seat not included

TOTO is really a trusted brand and this version of the Drake is ADA compliant. ADA stands for “Americans with Disabilities Act”, so that means this toilet is safe to use by such persons. The durability is reliable and the seat height is comfortable for anyone to use.

Of course added certifications would make the product more costly than the others. But if you need a new toilet that is friendly to physically challenged loved ones you can rely on this TOTO Drake ADA toilet.

What We Like

  • Chrome trip lever
  • ADA compliant; Wider, 2-1/8-Inch computer designed, unglazed trap way; Large water surface
  • 12" Rough-In
  • Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF; G-Max Flushing System: Quiet, powerful, commercial-grade flushing
  • Included Components: Toilet bowl, toilet tank and the tank lid.

What We Don't Like

  • Seat not included
  • Flushing is loud
  • The tank lid moves and seems unstable.

Bowl type

Round Front

Flushing type

Material

Fast Flush

Vitreous China

Customer Satisfaction

Price

$$

Features

Round front toilet combination - tank and bowl; Durable and easy-to-clean vitreous china construction; Ever Clean antimicrobial surface; 10-Inch Rough-in; Oversized 3 inch flush valve with chemical resistant flapper; Item Weight: 55 pounds;
Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 17 x 29.1 inches; Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF; Certification: WaterSense; Included Components: Toilet bowl and tank; Seat not included

American Standard is another world leader in Kitchen and Bath fixtures. This new toilet is one of the company’s best products in its 140 years of existence.

American Standard is not new to providing quality products for homes all over the world. This high efficiency toilet is 1.28 GPF and has antimicrobial surface that is not common among its porcelain counterparts.

A bit pricey for its size and functionality, but this round bowl keeps it all clean and healthy. A good buy for those who consider that healthful feature.

What We Like

  • Round front toilet combination - tank and bowl
  • Durable and easy-to-clean vitreous china construction; Ever Clean antimicrobial surface
  • 10-Inch Rough-in
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF; Certification: WaterSense.

What We Don't Like

  • Seat not included
  • You have to hold the button long to get a hard flush
  • The holes for the toilet seat are 1/4" of which means that no matter what kind of seat you put on, it is askew to one side.

Bowl type

Flushing type

Elongated

Ultra Flush

Material

China

Customer Satisfaction

Price

$$

Features

Highly durable, manufactured in china; Pressure assist unit, bolt caps, flush lever and tank-to-bowl assembly kit; Meets ADA height requirements; Meets ANSI/ASME and CSE requirements; 12-Inch rough-in reverse trap; Item Weight: 43.0 pounds; Product Dimensions: 28.3 x 15.8 x 15.2 inches; Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF; Certification: WaterSense; Included Components: Toilet bowl and tank; Seat not included. 

Max Gerber founded Gerber Plumbing Fixtures Corporation in Indiana in 1932. So this manufacturer has been in the business for quite some time now. And with that, Gerber products are considered durable and high quality.

Gerber toilets might be a little too pricey for you. However, it is ADA certified so it is safe to use by people with disabilities.

Compared to other water-efficient toilets, this potty is 1.6 GPF and uses a little more water. So you might want to consider that before you purchase a Gerber product. Overall, it has positive reviews for its quality material and flush features.

What We Like

  • Highly durable product manufactured in china
  • Meets ADA height requirements
  • Meets ANSI/ASME and CSE requirements
  • Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF; Certification: WaterSense

What We Don't Like

  • Seat not included
  • A little difficult to install the pressure-assist unit, bolt caps, flush lever and tank-to-bowl assembly kit

Bowl type

Flushing type

Elongated

Gravity Flush

Material

Vitreous China

Customer Satisfaction

Price

$$

Features

Comfort Height Elongated Toilet bowl; Seat height comparable to that of a standard chair; 12" rough-in; Class Five(R) - bulk waste flushing, best-in-class bowl cleanliness; 3-bolt Installation: 3 pre-installed tank bolts save installation time; Item Weight: 93 pounds; Product Dimensions: 29.8 x 18 x 31.2 inches; Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF; Certification: WaterSense; Included Components: Toilet bowl and tank

Kohler is a household name when it comes to kitchen and bath fixtures. Kohler has distinct designs that separate them from the rest. A veteran in manufacturing, Kohler began in 1873 and still keeping abreast up to the present day.

This Kohler toilet boasts of its comfortable sitting height and water-efficiency at 1.28 GPF. The bowl and tank are also easier to install than most 2-piece toilets.

Although the price is a little high, you are getting what you paid for. Kohler is known for its unique designs and this one has a curvy tank that you might like to see in your modern home.

What We Like

  • Comfort Height Elongated Toilet bowl; Seat height comparable to that of a standard chair
  • Class Five(R) - bulk waste flushing, best-in-class bowl cleanliness
  • 3-bolt Installation: 3 pre-installed tank bolts save installation time
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF: Certification: WaterSense.

What We Don't Like

  • Seat not included;

Bowl type

Elongated

Flushing type

Material

Gravity, Aqua Piston Flush

China

Customer Satisfaction

Price

$$$$

Features

Comfort Height feature offers chair-height seating; WaterSense toilets meet strict EPA flushing guidelines; AquaPiston canister allows water to flow into the bowl from all sides; Durable canister design 90% less exposed seal than a 3-inch flapper; No clogs, no leak;
Item Weight: 100 pounds; Package Dimensions: 23 x 21 x 21 inches; Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF; Certification: WaterSense; Included Components: Toilet bowl and tank; Seat not included

Another Kohler pride is this classic-style toilet that is heavy loaded with features. The price says it all.

Well, of course, if you want a toilet that is elegant, functional and water-efficient, this Memoirs Stately model is the porcelain throne for you.

It has all the features of other potties in one toilet. The 1.28 GPF saves your wallet plus the Aquapiston flush ensures your bowl is always sleeky clean.

What We Like

  • Comfort Height feature offers chair-height seating
  • WaterSense toilets meet strict EPA flushing guidelines
  • AquaPiston canister allows water to flow into the bowl from all sides
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF; Certification: WaterSense.

What We Don't Like

  • Seat not included
  • The tank lid moves and the tank is not even or stable.

Bowl type

Flushing type

Round

Power Flush, Siphon Jet

Material

Vitreous China

Customer Satisfaction

Price

$

Features

10-Inch rough-in; Round front siphon action jetted bowl;Fully glazed 2-1/8-Inch trap way; High efficiency, ultra-low consumption;
Speed Connect tank / bowl coupling system; Item Weight:56.2 pounds; Product Dimensions: 25 x 17.2 x 24 inches; Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF; Certification: WaterSense; Special Features: Eco Friendly; Included Components: Toilet bowl and tank; Seat not included.

This American Standard low-height toilet is a necessity in some facilities where they cater mostly to kids or small people. It is also friendly to older people who wants to squat lower than normal.

At 10 ¼ inches, the Baby Devoro Flowise potty is a distinct product on its own. It is only 1.28 GPF and is reviewed as eco-friendly. The price is friendly as well so if you are planning to have a toilet for your children this would be a great addition to your new family.

What We Like

  • Round front siphon action jetted bowl.
  • Fully glazed 2-1/8-Inch trap way.
  • Speed Connect tank/bowl coupling system.
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF; Certification: WaterSense.
  • Special Features: Eco Friendly.

What We Don't Like

  • Seat not include
  • You have to hold handle down long enough to do a hard flush. Flushing is not powerful.
  • The toilet bowl seems unstable and the bolts are not tight enough, you have to install carefully.

1. Your new house is being constructed and you need to pick a stylish, modern new toilet that fits perfectly with the design and the size of your new toilet and bath area. 

Many people nowadays look for a unique shape or bespoke toilets that spell luxury and elegance. Of course, when you are building a new home, you want everything to look new and to complement the interior visuals of your living spaces.Enter your text here...

2. Your old toilet needs to be replaced due to visible scratches, discoloration, cracks or other types of damage. Wear and tear is inevitable. Through time, the toilet bowl and tank slowly deteriorates. Do not wait until your toilet becomes unsafe for anyone to use.

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3. Your toilet’s height does not serve the people well. Seat comfort is essential when buying new toilets. Family members, like kids, might complain if the seat is too high for them. Visitors who might use the toilet need also a standard chair height to be comfortable.

4. You are tired of the old mechanical flush button or handle, so you need a smart toilet for automatic flushing and high-tech bidet for hygienic cleansing.

New and modern homes really demand sophistication and the best way to impress people is to have a smart toilet that does all the work for you.

5. You want to save on water consumption. Some old models have a high GPF or gallons per flush ratio. If you are paying a lot on your water bill, one way to save money is to buy a new toilet that has a very low GPF. WaterSense-certified toilets are the better ones to look out for.

6. Your current toilet clogs frequently. Because of the usual wear and tear as mentioned above, the flappers or the flushing mechanism no longer perform at best. It is highly recommended to replace frequently clogging toilets with new toilets that are power flushing yet water-efficient.

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The main factor in purchasing a new toilet is your budget. You must consider the price, installation costs, water efficiency, seat height, shape or design and the technology that makes it worth your buying process.

Talking about budget, check the prices, however, do not neglect the durability and the material of your new toilet. The cheapest may not always be the best value for your money.

You must know that the life-span and the performance of your new toilet can save you a lot of money in the long run. Replacing a cheap toilet every now and then is not a wise idea.

Still, a part of winning your budget is the cost of installation. Buy a new toilet that is easy to install and does not require a plumber. You can save more money when the new toilet comes with a free installation kit and manual.

Another money issue that you might want to consider is water consumption. Go online or ask the store representative about the GPF of your new toilet selection.

GPF stands for gallons per flush. Buy a new toilet that has a lower GPF but has the power flush feature to ensure that your toilet is always clean, efficient and has no clogs or leaks.

Seat height and shape or design is also very important. Your new toilet must fit the size of the space it is in and must provide comfort to its user.

The standard chair height is always pleasing to anyone who uses your toilet. Also, make sure that the shape of the tank and the base of the bowl is not difficult for cleaning.

New toilets basically have newer technology in terms of the flushing mechanism and the materials used to make it more sanitary. You may want to consider new toilets with antibacterial elements so that it does not promote the spreading of viruses and bacteria.

Do research about the parts of the toilet that are also made from durable and strong materials to make sure it lasts longer. Having to fix a part of the tank is another type of expense.

Finally, the best advice you need is to make comparisons before making a decision. Take time to read reviews. You can list down your choice of best new toilets before heading to the store or purchasing online.

Every living space is principled on comfort, safety and functionality. Not everybody has ample space in their homes and some rooms need to be maximized.

One way of maximizing space is by choosing the right fixtures and furniture. So measuring your toilet can pretty much aid in the maximization of spaces inside your home.

How do you measure your new toilet?
Here are some helpful tips:

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1. Toilet’s overall length, width and height: Measuring the overall length, width and height of the toilet is pretty basic and simple. We must consider these measurements before buying so that you can visualize how it fits in your bathroom. 
First, the overall toilet length or depth is from the edge of the tank that aligns with the wall up to the edge of the bowl. 

Second, the overall toilet width is determined by measuring the left-end of the tank to the right end of the same. Usually, the tank is wider than the bowl so you must consider the space it occupies when it is finally fixed in.

Third, the toilet height we normally measure is the seating height. This is measured from the floor up to the toilet seat surface. Toilet seats add up to 2 inches from the bowl’s top surface so consider the seat as well.

2. Toilet shape and length (round versus elongated): There are only two common shapes of the toilet bowl – the round or regular and the oblong or elongated.

We measure the depth of these shapes from the holes where the toilet seat is screwed or attached down to the edge of the bowl. There is about a 2-inch difference between these shapes.

The round toilet is about 16 to 17 inches while the elongated toilet is about 18 to 19 inches. Remember to buy a toilet seat that matches the shape and length of the bowl.

3. Toilet bowl and seat height: As mentioned above, the seat adds up about 2 inches from the top surface of the bowl. So it is better to attach a seat first before measuring.

The standard height from the floor to seat is about 17 to 19 inches. This is the standard height recommended by the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). However, the least height you can buy is around 16 1/8 inches from the floor to the rim.

4. Toilet seat that fits: When buying a toilet seat make sure you have measured the distance between the 2 holes at the rear side of the bowl near the tank. These attachment holes are necessary to fix your seat in the right position to make it stable.

You must also consider the distance from the front end of the bowl to the center of the holes. This distance must be the same with the distance of the front end of the toilet seat to the attachment bolts.

Measure these before buying your new toilet seat.

5. Rough-ins: The rough-in of your toilet is measured from the wall behind to the closet bolts that hold your toilet. The closet bolts can be found at the middle of the base of your toilet installation. Common rough-in distances are 10 inches, 12 inches and 14 inches depending on the size and shape of your toilet.

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Purchasing and installing new toilets incur costs; either you buy a one-piece or two-piece installation and have installed by a plumber or installing it all by yourself.

The cost of a new toilet totally depends on the brand, the features and the technology of the toilet you choose. In this junction, you will know more about the price ranges for each type or shape of the toilet and the cost of installing it.

Round versus Elongated

Normally, round or regular toilets cost lower than the elongated or oblong ones. The price ranges from $225 to $310 on average for the round toilets and $275 to $360 on average for the elongated toilets. 

These prices mentioned are for two-piece installations (tank + bowl). If you prefer the simple classic style to save on cost, the round toilets can be bought as low as $180 on average. Its elongated counterpart, however, costs as low as $230 on average.

One-piece versus Two-piece toilets

One-piece toilets are believed to be more costly than two-piece toilets. This is because one-piece toilets are easier to clean and maintain. They are also quicker to install. Nevertheless, the slight advantage does not keep people from buying two-piece toilets because they are relatively cheaper.

Smart and Luxury Toilets

Smart toilets are of course more expensive. These practically modern and user-friendly porcelain thrones have a lot of technological features that make it pricey.

Some fantastic features include automatic flushing, automated bidet for hygienic spraying, seat warmer, automatic lids, automatic seats that opens up and closes down after use and many more.

Enjoying the luxury of these intelligent toilets costs a great amount of splurging. Smart Toilets and similar luxury potties cost thousands of dollars. The most expensive ones are even priced at around $5,000 to $6,000 on average.

Aside from the price of these items, installation and repair can cost you a lot. Not to mention, the electricity consumption to operate this adds up to your monthly bills.

It is the era of smart technology. From smartphones and smart TVs to smart toilets, the world seems to have levelled up a whale of a notch from where it was a decade ago.

So it all started in the ’80s when electronic bidets gained massive popularity in Japan, the United States and some parts of Europe.

In the early 2000s, numerous companies began to market one-piece toilets with electronic bidets.

Popular brands like Axent Switzerland, American Standard, TOTO, Duravit, and Kohler followed the trend with uniquely-designed new toilets that have advanced functions like the automatic flushing sensors, the adjustable electronic bidet and many more.

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Fast forward to 2011, Kohler released the world’s first smart toilet called The Numi. On its first batch of release in the market, The Numi was sold for an eye-popping $6,400.

This chic poppy came with tech-savvy features such as ambient lighting, adjustable water temperature and a built-in radio so you can listen to music at the same time.

Other versions from the same brand even have adjustable electronic bidets that can change the water pressure to ensure total self-cleaning.

Now, you already have a slight overview of smart toilets. But what is the complete description of an intelligent toilet in terms of the available technology incorporated into it?

Here are some common features of these futuristic new toilets:

1. Automatic seat lid: The seat cover or lid automatically lifts up and closes down with a touch of a button. This is ideal for germ-phobic users that do not want to touch anything.

2. Ambient light: How about having your toilet time in a dim-lit room? No need to install a lamp, this smart toilet feature can provide night ambient lighting to set your mood.

3. Seat warmer: Some people want warm seats especially during the colder seasons. This is also ideal for rooms with cool air conditioning and the potty needs to be as comfortable as it should be.

4. Adjustable electronic bidet: One of the most popular inventions is the adjustable electronic bidet that helps you clean areas you don’t want to reach. This thing saves a lot of toilet paper!

5. Music player: This goes well with ambient lighting for sure. You can listen to music while spending your precious toilet time.

6. Air freshener: With a touch of a button, you can get rid of the unwanted smell and freshen up the atmosphere. Yes, some smart toilets spray a mist of air freshener that kills bacteria and viruses.

Smart toilets are indeed an interesting addition to your home. However, the luxurious comfort they bring also entails spending extra on that price tag, electricity bill, repair costs, and maintenance costs.

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There are a lot of elements to consider when buying a new toilet. It is best to see them personally at a store or ask around about the quality of the product before shelling out cash.

Nevertheless, the old habit of “word of mouth” and going into a brick and mortar shop has become obsolete. The new fashion is to go to the internet, check an online store and check out with a credit card. The new way of buying things online makes life a lot easier. Shipping and delivery are even, sometimes, for free.

Before you key in your card’s significant numbers and have that new toilet delivered, read the reviews and measure the toilet that you plan on buying. It would be easier if you are buying the same model as the old one so you do not have to go through all the research hurdles.

Once you are ready, go to Amazon.com for the latest and most affordable purchase. You may also look for a plumber online if you are hesitant to do the installation by yourself.

Installing a new toilet is a difficult task for most people. You might want to hire a plumber or your friendly neighborhood handyman to do the job for you. But do you know that aside from lifting the toilet, there is nothing too heavy with installing new toilets all on your own?

Nowadays, hiring a plumber may cost you around $200 to $300. Hiring a licensed plumber, which is also good because the water lines, drainage and other sections are properly checked before installation, can cost you as high as $500.

Home Depot even charges labor cost at around $130 to $200 for installing the new toilet you purchased from them.

So how can you do the installation yourself? 

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Here are easy steps in installing your new toilet!

1. After removing your old toilet, unbolt the old flange and clean the outer surface of the drainage hole so that it is free from any sticky junk or dirt.

2. Fit the new flange into the drainage hole and tighten the mounting bolts of the new flange.

3. Install a new wax ring to seal the edges of the drainage hole.

4. Check the flange to ensure it is tight together with the wax ring on the floor.

5. Lay down the new toilet bowl over the flange. Make sure the anchor bolts fit into the base of the bowl.

6. Move the bowl from side to side to see if the base fits well into the drainage hole and the bowl is intact.

7. Now lift the toilet tank and place it properly on the rear end of the bowl. Check to see if the bolt holes are on the same spot. Tighten the bolts by hand to avoid cracking the tank.

8. Time to tighten the bolts at the base of the bowl. The floor bolts will keep the entire toilet steady so tighten it well. Do not over-tighten because the base might crack. Put on the cap of the floor bolt to protect the metal part of the bolt from water.

9. Go back to the tank and check underneath. Attach the water line or hose that supplies water into the tank. Tighten it well.

10. Caulk along the sides of the base to ensure it is sealed.

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If you run into some common problems with your new toilet, better report it as soon as possible to the store where you bought it from. Check if the terms and conditions qualify you for a replacement or refund.

New toilets rarely run into problems, aside of course if the shipping and handling damaged the product. But to give you some heads up on what to do if ever, here are some helpful tips:

1. Clogs: Do not throw toilet paper or other materials into the bowl. Most clogs are caused by inorganic, slow-degrading materials that are normally not advisable to throw into your toilet. 

If the clog is caused by mistakes during installation, you need to hire a plumber to redo the installation. You should also check the amount of water during flushing. Insufficient amount of water disables the flush effect.

2. Leaks: Another installation mistake is when you experience leaking. Check for water around the base during flushing. If it leaks, you might want to re-install your new toilet. 

You must also check the hose underneath the tank that supplies water. Make sure it is tightened well and that the hose or line itself is not leaking.

3. Bowl stains: If the bowl is not properly flushed, some leftovers cause stains in your porcelain throne. Make sure the flush system is working fine. You may also use a powerful detergent or toilet cleaning formula to keep it pearly white!

4. Not flushing: There is a problem inside the tank if it is not flushing. Check the flappers and the parts by opening the tank while you do a trial flush.

If some parts are broken you would need to repair your new toilet. Contact the brand’s sales rep on how to get a replacement or ask a plumber to do the magic.

5. Unstable tank lid: This is a problem with some new toilets. Some tank lids do not fit perfectly well with the tank. Ask the store if this is subject for replacement.

You may do some improvisations to keep it in place but on the run, it might fall and cause more damage.

6. Unstable toilet seat: Usually, the seat does not come with the two-piece toilet you purchased. You have to buy it. You must make sure that the measurements and shape of the seat is the same as your bowl.

See tips on how to measure your bowl and seat above.

1. TOTO Drake Elongated Bowl and Tank

2. Niagara 77001WHCO1 Stealth 0.8 GPF Toilet with Elongated Bowl and Tank

3. TOTO CST743ER 01 Eco Drake Round Bowl Toilet with Right Hand Tank

4. WoodBridge T-0001, Dual Flush Elongated One -Piece Toilet

5. TOTO CST744SL 01 Drake 2-Piece Ada Toilet with Elongated Bowl

6. American Standard Cadet 3 Round-Front Flowise Two-Piece Toilet

7. Gerber Plumbing 21-372 Gerber Ultra Flush WaterSense Elongated Toilet

8. Kohler K-3999-U-0 Highline Comfort Height 1.28 gpf Toilet

9. Kohler K-3817-95 Memoirs Stately Comfort Height Two-Piece Elongated Toilet

10. American Standard 2315.228.020 Baby Devoro Flowise 10” High Round Toilet

Manufacturers always come up with interesting new toilets each year. And as time passes, you see innovations that exceed your expectations.

Whether you want a classic style or a futuristic design that has a myriad of modernity to offer, you will end up with the one that is most endearing to your personality and lifestyle.

You have seen an assortment of different new toilets. Now, you must decide in accordance with your desired budget, functionality, comfort and space.

Finally, you must not forget the quality and appeal of your new toilet.

Based on reviews and price comparatives, you are a true winner with the new TOTO Drake Elongated Bowl and Tank.

At a very affordable price, you are getting the contemporary style, durability, height comfort, water efficiency and reliability every modern home needs. This new toilet never clogs and power flushes to a clean potty every single time.

TOTO Drake Elongated Bowl and Tank.

Our #1 New Toilet of 2020

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