If you’ve deep cleaned your face or have taken a 45-minute shower, you know that bathrooms can be very peaceful. The environment is calm, soothing, and as tranquil as the ocean with stainless steel faucets gushing with cascades of icy blue water, the ceramic bathtub brimming with froth, ready to envelop your whole body.
For the most part, a neatly furnished bathroom is an escape from the outside world and all of its animosities. At the end of the day, as we recline against the silky smooth body of the tub, we realize that we love this place more than our own beds (yes, that’s possible).
One of the many things that make this place splendid is the toilet. Automatic, commodes, squat; it’s amazing the design of these fancy chairs.
But do you know the best toilets that have reached the market? Below, we have a list of our top toilets that we believe are some of the best choices.
Table of Contents
- 1 10 Best Toilets 2018
- 1.1 1. TOTO Drake 2-Piece Ada Toilet – Editor’s Choice
- 1.2 2. TOTO Ultra Max II Toilet – Best Overall
- 1.3 3. American Standard Siphonic Dual Flush Toilet – Best for Corner
- 1.4 4. American Standard Champion 4 Toilet – Best Protection Against Germs
- 1.5 5. Kohler Elongated Santa Rosa Toilet – Best Budget Friendly
- 1.6 6. Woodbridge T-0020 Toilet – Best One Piece Toilet
- 1.7 7. Kohler K-3817-7 Memoirs Stately – Best Two Piece Toilet
- 1.8 8. Galba Small Toilet – Best for Small Space
- 1.9 9. Niagara 77001WHCO1 Toilet – Best for Water Conserving
- 1.10 10. Woodbridge T-0001 W Toilet – Best Luxurious Design
- 2 Types of Toilets
- 2.1 Toilet Type
- 2.2 Toilet Style
- 2.3 Flushing Type
- 2.4 Toilet Designs
- 3 How to Choose the Best Toilet
- 4 Toilet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
- 5 How to Remove and Install a New Toilet – Beginner Tutorial
- 6 Conclusion
10 Best Toilets 2018
|TOTO Drake 2-Piece Ada||92 lbs||4.9|
|TOTO Ultra Max II||99 lbs||4.9|
|American Standard Siphonic Dual Flush||57 lbs||4.7|
|American Standard Champion 4||119 lbs||4.9|
|Kohler Elongated Santa Rosa||102 lbs||4.7|
|Woodbridge T-0020 Toilet||138 lbs||4.8|
|Kohler K-3817-7 Memoirs Stately Toilet||105 lbs||4.8|
|Galba Small Toilet||90 lbs||4.9|
|Niagara 77001WHCO1 Toilet||103 lbs||4.8|
|Woodbridge T-0001 W Toilet||139 lbs||4.7|
1. TOTO Drake 2-Piece Ada Toilet – Editor’s Choice
The TOTO Drake 2-Piece Ada Toilet is one of our first choices, and there’s no question why. This toilet is definitely one to catch our eyes.
The TOTO Ada Toilet is best known for its design. The toilet has an impeccable ceramic body, with a sensational bowl and chrome lever. The design is simple, not too fancy, and will surely add a beautiful look to your bathroom.
The toilet uses a G-max flushing system, and an elongated bowl that will support all users.
The TOTO Ada has a one year warranty, meaning you get to enjoy the best customer service.
- G-max flushing system
- Minimalistic design
- Chrome trip lever
- Pearly white body
- One year warranty
- Bowl is crooked and the toilet seat attaches with discomfort and difficulty
- May leak slightly
2. TOTO Ultra Max II Toilet – Best Overall
Another product from TOTO. The TOTO UltraMax II Het Toilet is definitely an eye-catcher, with a flawless and sensational design.
The TOTO UltraMax II has a body and texture that can be found in almost all TOTO toilets. This one, in particular, has a smooth velvety feel, and is great for sensitive users, or for those who are looking for a nice comfortable time on the commode.
This TOTO product features Double Cyclone Technology that makes flushing more powerful and durable.
- Velvety seat
- Clean and tidy bowl
- Chrome trip lever
- Double Cyclone Technology
- SanaGloss cleaning system
- May arrive broken or malfunctioned.
3. American Standard Siphonic Dual Flush Toilet – Best for Corner
The American Standard Siphonic Dula Flush Toilet is a personal favorite for a lot of users, and the reasons why are pretty clear.
The structure of the American Standard Toilet isn’t much different from the rest of the products on the list, but it is definitely one of the high standards. There is a push button flush, which keeps the system running smoothly. The bowl is, as always, a bright polished white, made of impeccable and outstanding china.
This toilet holds the record for being certified by WaterSense, because of its high efficiency and low water consumption.
- Low water consumption
- Highly efficient
- Simple design
- Capacious water tank
- Push button flush
- Float cup may drown/submerge in the water
4. American Standard Champion 4 Toilet – Best Protection Against Germs
The Americana Standard Champion 4 Toilet is one of our most beloved toilets, and all of our readers love it too!
The American Standard Toilet has an exceptional and exquisite body. The color is white and perfect to create a simple bathroom look. You will definitely feel comfortable and at ease. The best part is the smooth clean bowl and seat that will support your body weight.
Have you ever used a toilet that was dirty and greasy like a sewer? This will not happen with the American Standard Toilet has the EverClean technology wipes out all stains and germs from the seat as well as the bowl of the toilet.
- Minimalistic design
- Perfect white body
- EverClean technology
- Supports a high amount of body weights
- The toilet may be crooked or uneven
5. Kohler Elongated Santa Rosa Toilet – Best Budget Friendly
Kohler is a name that the world has not forgotten since its establishment, and this product is just one of the millions of reasons why that is so.
Kohler is a favorite brand when it comes to comfort and convenience. The Kohler Santa Rosa is the best at providing the most lavish and flattering levels of comfort. This specific model has a chrome trim level that will let the tank water flow gracefully into the spacious bowl. It’s all you have ever dreamed about for a toilet.
The Kohler Santa Rosa utilizes a maximum of 1.28 gallons of water per flush. This means that the flush is more powerful.
- Comfortable design
- Simple look and texture
- Chrome trip lever
- 28 gallons of water per every flush
- Elegant body
- May arrive broken or damaged
6. Woodbridge T-0020 Toilet – Best One Piece Toilet
The T-0020 from Woodbridge Bath is a one piece toilet that features a dual flush elongated shape with a soft closing seat. It has an exquisite look with a deluxe square design.
The toilet is very easy to clean, and it looks beautiful due to the skirted trapway. The shape doesn’t come with any grooves or corners. The top quality soft closing seat is fixed with a durable steel hinge. The T-0020 is very easy to install, and your package will also include a hand wrench tool for tightening the bolts.
It is one of the best toilets that you can find, especially when talking about the value it delivers. Though, some of you may see that the china material used is not that durable and that you’ll have to be careful. In addition to that, the flushing lever also tends to get stuck from time to time.
- Very easy to clean
- Modern high-end design
- Top quality hinges and bolts
- Easy to install
- Lacks durability due to the material used
- Flushing lever gets stuck sometimes
7. Kohler K-3817-7 Memoirs Stately – Best Two Piece Toilet
The Kohler’s K-3817-7 two-piece elongated commode has a great and comfortable height and also features an AquaPiston flushing technology. It has one of the best designs on the market.
You can choose from any of the six colors available that will go with your bathroom décor. You will find that its elongated bowl will provide you with more space in your bathroom without compromising on comfort. The height of the seat enables you to sit down and stand up quickly.
Your Kohler is equipped with WaterSense technology that is aligned with the strict flushing guidelines of the EPA. The K-3817-7 is also equipped with an AquaPiston canister that enables the flow of water from all sides of the bowl for a more effective flush.
Your Kohler comes with 90% less exposed sealed materials due to it durable canister construction so that you can enjoy a leak-free experience.
- Less exposed sealed areas
- Effective and powerful flushing through AquaPiston
- Adherence to EPA guidelines
- Comfortable seating height
- The water tends to stream along the sides during flushing
- Assembling and adjustment require expertise
8. Galba Small Toilet – Best for Small Space
If you have a small bathroom, then this toilet can conveniently adjust to it. The one-piece UPC mini commode is equipped with dual flush technology and provides you with a short projected trapway that is concealed and elongated.
One disadvantage is that this small item comes only in white, so you don’t have any color options. However, the product is certified and approved by UPC (US) and cUPC (Canada). It has a self-cleaning glazed surface and you won’t have to worry about scratching, rusting or fading.
The elongated seat is very easy to disconnect and is made of hard plastic, and it also exceeds the national GB standards for the water test. However, we would say that there are not too many features in this commode for it to be priced so highly.
- Gets the basics done
- Meets UPC and cUPC quality standards
- Doesn’t use up much space
- Comfortable height
- Expensive for the minimum features offered
- Its toilet seat doesn’t stay up very well
- No color options
9. Niagara 77001WHCO1 Toilet – Best for Water Conserving
If you are looking to invest not too much in a toilet, then this product might be for you. The 0.8GPF toilet from Niagara comes with a tank and an elongated bowl.
You won’t get any color options here as well, but the good thing is that you won’t have to pay a lot for this toilet. Cleaning is super smooth, and it doesn’t involve the use of any fabrics either. The flush technology used in this toilet is pressure-assisted. Its price makes it one of the best toilets that you can buy.
The product is compliant with ADA and provides you with a top quality flushing system. It only consumes 0.8 gallons per flush and gets the job done. However, on the downside, some of you might find that this toilet gets easily clogged, and you have to double flush almost every time you use it.
- Certified by ADA
- Only consumes 0.8 gallons per flush
- Pressure-assisted flushing technology
- Low price
- No color options
- It tends to get clogged
- Cheap-quality materials
10. Woodbridge T-0001 W Toilet – Best Luxurious Design
Another product from Woodbridge that makes our list is the T-0001 and is equipped with dual flush and is a one piece toilet. It features a very soft closing seat. Again, however, you won’t find any color options.
The toilet is constructed with a modern and luxurious design and features a rectangular button. This gives the toilet a sleek look and enables it to complement any décor. In addition to that, the design is straightforward to clean due to the skirted trapway. It is the best toilet because it provides you with a great value for your money. Its Siphon flushing system ensures the flushing remains silent and extremely powerful.
- Comes with a pre-installed toilet seat
- Quite and powerful flushing
- Modern design to complement all types of décor.
- Only available in white color
- Not equipped with a WaterSense feature
Types of Toilets
There is a huge variety of toilets available on the market that have many different features, designs, shapes, and sizes. You will get overwhelmed and feel a little bit indecisive regarding which toilet will suit your household and bathroom. You need to know every aspect if you are looking to buy the best toilet for your home. Here is a brief look at some.
Toilet type refers to the primary method that your toilet uses to flush. There are many different options available for you to choose from.
After deciding which type of toilet you want for your home and family needs, it’s time to choose the style. There are two different aspects associated with toilet style. One aspect is how many pieces are used in the construction, and the other is how it is mounted to the wall or the floor.
There are different flushing options available for toilets as well. After considering space, the flushing system is the most crucial aspect of a toilet. The following are some flushing systems available.
Toilet designs are more associated with aesthetics and looks for your bathroom. There is an array of colors, shapes, styles, and accessories that you can select based on their visual appearance.
How to Choose the Best Toilet
Regardless of which of our top toilet picks you choose to buy, it is no doubt a bit tricky when it comes to picking out the best toilet for your home. Nevertheless, we have made this topic is easy to understand. The following pointers should be kept in mind when buying a new toilet:
This is the most important thing to consider when buying the best commode or automatic toilet for yourself. A cheaper toilet may be more affordable, but will usually be of even cheaper quality. A more expensive toilet will definitely be a better quality and have more features, but may not always be reliable. Always remember to stay within your budget and never go over the budget. Do not try to buy something that you know you cannot afford.
Another thing to remember is that the price tag isn’t always true. Remember to always buy genuine products, as duplicates can sell at the same price but have lower quality features.
Most toilets are simple and white. Pearly white toilets are our favorite, as they are minimalistic and modern. Colored toilets may not have the same charm, but if you do plan on buying one, make sure that it matches the rest of the bathroom. The bowl should either be ceramic or china. Plastic isn’t as strong or durable. The flush can either be a push button or lever, whichever one suits you. The seat should be big enough to accommodate your body weight.
The toilet should have a high level of comfort. Make sure that the dimensions, length, and height of the bowl are at the perfect level. You don’t want to be stooping too low every day. The lever or push button should be easy to reach, and easy to push or pull. Make sure that every aspect of the bowl is made for comfort and convenience. Do not go for anything even remotely uncomfortable.
The functioning of a toilet is key to a great, powerful, and uninterrupted bathroom experience. In general, look for a toilet that will support your weight and be able accommodative of the user’s body. The flushing system should be a well-known and well-reputed one. Look for a Gravity Flush or a Pressure Assisted flush as those are the cheapest, most reliable, and most popular ones. If the toilet has a weak flushing system or lower pressure, then that’s an issue. For one thing, the toilet will get clogged often, and might remain dirty and unclean most of the times.
5. Automatic Toilets
As the world begins to enter into the modern era, we’ve seen new innovations almost everywhere. And why should toilets be left out? Automatic Toilets are the future. They are extremely luxurious, and do not require manual flushing. Moreover, they have a built-in mini faucet that lets out a stream of cool water. All of this at your fingertips. These toilets will obviously be more expensive.
Toilet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Buying the best toilet design loaded with features is not the only thing that you will have to do. Proper maintenance will increase the life and durability of your toilet as well. However, cleaning your toilet is not a favorite job, but it should be kept clean on a daily basis for better hygiene.
If you think that the cleaners that you are using are not doing their job effectively, then you should follow the tips and tricks below. Some of them might sound slightly strange to you, but they work.
Taking care of the rust rings
If there is a rust ring on your toilet then take a can of Coca-Cola and pour the soda into the toilet and let sit for an hour or so. After that, you will see that the acid will break down the rust. Then you only have to scrub your toilet with a brush and then flush.
Disinfecting your toilet
Hydrogen peroxide works wonders when it comes to disinfecting your toilet. You will need a ¾ cup of hydrogen peroxide and pour it into your toilet bowl. Let it sit there for about 45 minutes and then flush to rinse.
Lime and calcium build-up
With the passage of time, you might see that your toilet has developed a build-up of lime and calcium. You will need some purple or blue Gatorade and then you should pour it into your bowl and allow it to sit for about an hour. After that, you will see that the Gatorade will eat away the calcium and lime in your bowl and you will only have to flush to clean it afterwards. If there is some build-up that remains then you should use a brush and wipe it away.
Preventing hard water stains
If you see some stains caused by hard water, then consider using vinegar to solve the problem. Soak a piece of toilet paper with vinegar and place it on the troubled portion of your toilet overnight. In the morning, flush to see that all the stains are gone. In most cases, the hard water stains will be present in streaks and on the side of the bowl. Vinegar works very well to combat these stains.
How to save water?
If you have an older model of a toilet then you can use the following trick to use less water. Take an empty liter bottle, like Pepsi or Coke and fill it with two inches of sand and then fill the rest with water. Now secure the lid tightly and place it in the water tank. It will reduce the amount of water you use up with each flush. Make sure to keep away from the toilet gears.
How to get rid of the urine odor?
If there is a boy in your house who likes to take chances while aiming in the bathroom, then this tip will suit you very well. Take fresh lemon juice and mix it with baking soda to form a paste. Apply this paste to the base of your toilet and let it sit for about half hour. After that, spray white vinegar on this paste and you will see that it will begin to fizz. When it is done fizzing, take a damp cloth and wipe off the vinegar and paste.
How to Remove and Install a New Toilet – Beginner Tutorial
No matter where we go, regardless of where we choose to sit, our bathrooms will forever remain the most tranquil places to go. Today’s toilets keep getting more and more sophisticated.
Our top ten picks for the best toilets on the market were certainly great to choose, and we hope you enjoyed the list as well. These brands are not only the most popular, but have also been tested and proven to be one of some of the best in the market, and certainly some of the most advanced.
Now you can make the decision that will change your bathroom experience!