5 Best Two-Piece Toilet Review
The More the Merrier

Hello, Earth human (and those does not care), it is widely considered that one piece toilets are generally better than two-piece toilets.

But is it really the truth?

Before I get into all the nuance of which is better and which is like Ringo in the Beatles, let me state this loud and clear. The flushing power of one piece and two piece toilet depends on the individual toilet. Yes, that’s right. The toilet itself, not the model. The type of toilet doesn’t affect the flushing power; but, two-piece toilet usually uses the same amount or more water when flushing. After all, the advance of technology does try to save humanity.

Let’s dig deeper into this issue in this article.

But before that, let's look at the top 5 two-piece toilet I would marry to. (Yes, they are female.)

Product

Features

Details

#1 TOTO Drake II

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  • It has everything
  • Flushing
  • No maintenance issue
  • Easy to install

Type: Two-Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Use: 1.28 GPF

#2 AS H2Option

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  • Seat height
  • WaterSense

Type: Two-Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Use: 1.28/0.92 GPF

#3 Kohler Pressure Lite

Kohler Comfort Height Elongated
  • Flushing power

Type: Two-Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Use: 1.4 GPF

#4 AS Cadet-3

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  • Seat included
  • ADA Height
  • 3-inches flush valve
  • 5-year warranty

Type: Two-Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Use: 1.28 GPF

#5 Saniflo Saniaccess

  • Upflush system
  • WaterSense
  • Connects to sink and shower that needs water pump

Type: Two-Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Use: 1.28 GPF

Top 5 Two-Piece Toilet

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I’ve handled a lot of toilets in my career, whenever customers ask me which toilet to use, I always give them the same answer, “TOTO Drake II.” The reason is simple, I’ve never, never heard a complaint saying there is a problem with this model. No clogs, no creaks, no leads, to put it simply, it works like a toilet should works.

Drake II uses 1.28 gallons of water when flushing and the size of the model are 28.8 x 16.5 x 29.4 inches, which by the way is the ADA standard. The rough-in is 12 inches.

Ok, enough talking, you DO get more than what you pay for!

What We Like:

  • Everything
  • Flushing
  • No maintenance issue
  • Easy to install

What We Don't Like:

  • Seat is not included

H2O is a great toilet. Why? If you look closely to the water consumption of this toilet, you will understand. This American Standard toilet uses only 1.28/0.92 gallon per flush. Of course, it also gets itself a WaterSense label. “How is it even possible?” I often ask myself. The dual-flush system makes it stands out in the modern toilets. Even in one-piece toilets, this is a good indication. Another cool thing about this model is it can choose height, normal or comfort height.

The dimension of this potty is 15 x 29.8 x 30 inches, and it weighs 70.1 pounds. It comes along with features like EverClean Surface and Siphon jet bowl technology, standard AS stuff.

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What We Like:

  • Seat height
  • WaterSense

What We Don't Like:

  • Seat, wax ring and supply line are not included
Kohler Comfort Height Elongated

Wondering what the hack is pressure assist? Well, I’m sure you have been on at least one airplane trip of your life. And I also hope you’ve tried the toilet. Yes, pressure assist flushing system is the beast roars like a jet engine. The upside is the flooring flushing power and a small amount of water usage.

The dimension of this model are 38.2 x 25 x 23.7 inches, and it uses 1.4 gallons when flushing. It only takes me around half an hour to install this toilet. So I highly recommend it if you have problem empty your toilet due to bad plumbing.

If you’re looking for super strong flushing power, then this toilet is definitely for you.

What We Like:

  • Flushing power

What We Don't Like:

  • Noisy
  • Seat is not included

American Standard brings us another standard yet competent model. Don’t look down on Cadet-3 because it doesn’t have fancy functions. Cadet-3 handles basic function at a professional level. With its 3-inches over-sized flush valve, this model can produce strong and deadly flushes. What’s more interesting is that this model earns itself a WaterSense label, which means it uses less water than the normal model (1.28 GPF)

The size of this model is 30.2 x 15.8 x 30.2 inches, and it weighs 110 pounds. Also, the toilet follows ADA standard, so if you are a tall guy/girl, you still can sit comfortably on this potty. Lastly, this toilet comes with a 5-year warranty.

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What We Like:

  • Seat included
  • ADA Height
  • 3-inches flush valve
  • 5-year warranty

What We Don't Like:

  • Wobbly seat

As a sanitary ware company, Saniflo is famous for its upflush toilet. Well, what does an upflush toilet do? It pumps your waste vertically or horizontally, and that helps a lot of people whose bathroom is above or below the pipe. What’s better, the pump can also connect to shower and sink so that it can save you a lot of problem dealing with those god damn pipeline.

The dimension of this item is 10 3/4" x 18 3/4" x 6 3/4," and it uses 1.28 gallon when flushing. And if you don’t know the macerator pump uses electricity for its power. Saniflo is quite generous for this toilet. It gives out a soft-close toilet seat and a 3-year warranty if you register on its website.

Well, my only problem is that Saniaccess should be a three-piece toilet since a macerator processor ought to be counted the third part. HaHa...anyone? (cricket sounds)

What We Like:

  • Upflush system
  • WaterSense
  • Able to connect to sink and shower that needs water pump

What We Don't Like:

  • Installation
  • Price

The Benefits of Using a Two-Piece Toilet

Price - Oh yes, two-piece water closets are way cheaper compared to one-piece toilets. Generally speaking, the price of one piece toilets range from 400 to 2000, and the price for two-piece toilet is usually around 200 to 400.

Design - Well, this is more or less a personal thing. Everyone has their own opinion; however, I like the traditional look of a two-piece toilet. It makes me feel like home.

Weight - As a whole, two-piece toilets are heavier than one-piece toilets; however, I'm pretty sure no one wants to carry two pieces together as a maniac.

Spare Parts - This part is a bit counter-intuitive. Most people think it is easier to find a spare part of one piece toilets because they are newer models; however, it is two piece toilets that can save you a lot of time and hassle finding a wax ring in Home Deposit.

The Drawbacks of a Two-Piece Toilet

Installation - Think about the difference between one piece and two piece toilet. Can’t think of any? Well, THINK HARDER. Two-piece toilet’s tank and bowl are not fused together, and thus when installing a two-piece toilet, a plumber needs to install the pedestal first then the tank. Doing so can make the installation process a bit more complicated than one piece toilet.

Shipping - Well, I’ve seen some terrible things happen when I received two-piece toilet. Due to the nature of two-piece toilets, the supplier will ship the two-piece toilet separately. Ergo, shit happens. For example, I might receive a tank intact but get the bowl in pieces; however, the good news is if you find a good supplier (wink wink), you will not get into these troubles.

Final Verdict: The Best Two-Piece Toilet

I love two-piece toilets. While general public thinks one-piece toilets are way better than two-piece toilets, I will always be the voice of the minority and stand up against the crowd.

Just like Gandalf opens his arms and yells "you shall not pass!"

Be clean. Stay white. Good luck

Gandalf

TOTO DRAKE II IS OUR #1 OVERALL TOILET CHOICE 

  • Reduced water usage by nearly two gallons
  • More money saved - Less clogs, leaks, and repairs
  • Super comfortable design
  • Powerful flushing system
  • Lower water usage: 1.6 GPF
  • ADA and CalGreen compliant
  • Powerful, quiet flush every time