How To Choose A Toilet
Step 1: Learn About New Toilet Innovations
Self-cleaning toilets, for example, save you time by cutting out the need to do one of the most undesired chores in the house. American Standard’s ActiClean Self-Cleaning Toilet uses a cleaning solution combined with our powerful VorMax flushing system and featuring both a Quick Clean and Deep Clean cycle, for a bowl that’s sparkling clean at the touch of a button.
We all know that water cleans more thoroughly than paper, and there’s no better tidy-upper than a SpaLet bidet. This refreshing technology is easy to install, easy to use and available in three affordable seat models to meet and exceed your cleanliness expectations.
American Standard also offers a wide range of toilets featuring our unique EverClean® Surface. This ultra-smooth coating with antimicrobial properties is fired into all glazed surfaces of the toilet for a super smooth, mirror-like finish that stays cleaner longer.
Step 2: Consider A Toilet That Can Help Save Water
High-Efficiency Toilets (HETs), like American Standard’s Cadet® PRO Compact Elongated Toilet, flush at a rate of 1.28 gallons per flush, saving 20% more water than their 1.6 gpf counterparts.Ultra-High Efficiency Toilets (UHETs) flush at rates as low as 1.0 gpf, without sacrificing performance, making toilets like the VorMax® Two-Piece Chair Height Elongated Toilet the ultimate in water-saving toilets.
Dual-Flush Toilets bring the best of both worlds, with an option for either a full or partial flush.
Different parts of the country have different water conservation issues. Use of a dual-flush, HET, or UHET toilet may qualify you for a rebate in your area. Not only will you save money, without sacrificing on performance, but you may even get paid to do it!
Step 3: Choose The Right Configuration For Your Bathroom
One-piece toilets are actually six to ten individual pieces sculpted into a single, seamless unit with both tank and bowl already attached. The result is a sleek, hand-crafted toilet with no crevices between the tank and bowl to collect dirt and odors.
Two-piece toilets have a separate tank and bowl which are bolted together upon installation. All of the American Standard bowls have a “sanitary dam” – a raised chinaware pier at the back of the bowl – where the tank is bolted. The raised area ensures that offending materials can be cleaned off and will not accumulate between the bowl and tank.
Round-front toilets feature a bowl with a more compact design, perfect for fitting in smaller bathrooms and powder rooms, whereas elongated toilets have a bowl that extends out further with extra room in the front for added comfort. Compact elongated toilets are available with an elongated shape that fits into the same space as a round-front toilet.
Step 4: Determine The Rough-In And Size Requirements
Learn more about how to measure for a replacement toilet.
Step 5: Consider A Chair-Height Toilet For Added Comfort
Step 6: Choose The Right Flushing System
The VorMax Flushing System features a powerful jet that scrubs the entire bowl, removing everything in its path. VorMax Flush Technology is proven to clean two times better than conventional toilets for a flush you can trust.
The Champion® Flushing System has the industry’s largest flush valve and an extra-wide trapway that is virtually clog-free so you'll never have to plunge again! The Champion Toilet Collection is not only strong but also efficient, saving you both water and money.
The Cadet Flushing System has a larger siphonic trapway and a larger flush valve for higher performance and fewer clogs. What's more, it's easy-to-clean design makes the Cadet Collection ideal for medium to high use bathrooms.
Step 7: Match The Toilet To Your Bathroom Design Style
Traditional bathrooms typically feature two-piece toilets with classic styling for a timeless look. Fixtures like American Standard’s Town Square® S Two-Piece Chair Height Elongated Toilet uses faceted edges to capture the classic aesthetic.
Transitional bathrooms typically utilize a more contemporary design, similar to that of our Boulevard® One-Piece Dual Flush Chair Height Elongated Toilet which features a classic shape with clean lines for an up-to-date aesthetic.
Modern bathrooms may call for a one-piece or two-piece toilet with smooth lines and geometric flair. Like the Studio S Collection’s Low Profile Toilet or Two Piece Elongated Toilet, you will often find a skirted or concealed trapway that eliminates little crannies for dust to collect and creates a sleek silhouette that will become the centerpiece of the bathroom.
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