Toilet, commode, stool or throne. One piece, two piece or lowboy. Round front or elongated. Kohler, American Standard or Toto. Gravity flow or power assisted. Toilets are very personal when it comes to style and functionality. How do you choose the right one?
First you need to decide on a budget. The price for a basic white 1.5 gallon gravity flow toilet starts at approximately $100. If you want features like dual flush, power assisted, heated seats and spray cleaning, the cost can easily exceed $1,000.
If design, color or functions do not matter to you, then only consider comfort. Decide on if you like round front or elongated better and make sure you like the height. If you live in California, toilets must not exceed 1.5 gallon per flush.
The most popular toilets are manufactured in the United States by Kohler, Toto, American Standard and many others. They are engineered and thoroughly tested. Personally, I don’t think you can go wrong with either one. I suggest going to your local plumbing warehouse and sitting on few.