LAS VEGAS, KITCHEN & BATH INDUSTRY SHOW (Jan. 19, 2016) ― Two new ultra-high-efficiency toilets (UHETs) from American Standard offer significant water savings and powerful performance, earning MaP PREMIUM certification for flushing at least 600 grams of solid waste using an average 1.1 gallons of water per flush (gpf). This qualifies these UHETs for the most generous toilet replacement rebates available in the country.
The new UHETs offer a choice of a dual flush 0.92/1.28 gpf H2Option tank or single flush 1.1 gpf H2Optimum style. They represent the first gravity-flush toilets from American Standard that are MaP PREMIUM-certified via the Maximum Performance (MaP) test, an independent report of toilet performance.
Both toilets feature approachable, transitional styling and are available in a choice of three bowl configurations: elongated, round front, or a taller Right Height (16 1/2-inch) elongated bowl. To complete a full bathroom ensemble, the casual design lines of the American Standard Tropic bathroom sinks, combined with the fluid rhythm of the Tropic bath and shower faucet collection, are the ideal accompaniment with these UHETs.
“The H2Option and H2Optimum offer the highest water efficiency in our residential toilet line. As MaP PREMIUM models, they save nearly 20 percent more water than current stringent WaterSense requirements demand,” said James Reinhart, senior product manager of trade chinaware, LIXIL Water Technology Americas, American Standard. “That means significant water and cost savings for homeowners doing simple toilet replacement or major remodeling.”
This first-rate operation is driven by the exclusive American Standard PowerWash siphon-jet bowl cleaning technology. It provides a quiet, yet powerful, flush that scrubs the bowl with pressurized water from the rim during every flush to remove every trace of paper and waste through a fully-glazed, two-inch trapway.
For easy cleaning, the new toilets incorporate EverClean, the antimicrobial finish that inhibits the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the surface, helping the toilet stay cleaner, longer. This exclusive feature from American Standard is included at no additional cost.
The new UHETs have earned WaterSense-certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for providing high performance and water efficiency. Additionally, these MaP PREMIUM-listed toilets save nearly 20 percent more water than the current WaterSense requirement.
The single flush H2Optimum is available in white, while the dual flush H2Option is available in a choice of three colors, white, bone and linen, as well as an optional lined tank version. Both models are 12-inch rough-in configurations.
These American Standard UHETs are protected by a limited lifetime warranty on chinaware and a limited five-year warranty on all mechanical parts of the toilet. The toilet seats, which are purchased separately, have a limited one-year warranty.
The H2Option dual flush toilets, priced at $351 to $626, and H2Optimum single flush versions, priced at $216 to $324, depending on configuration, will be available at kitchen and bath showrooms and wholesalers nationwide starting in January 2016 in white.
The optional bone and linen colors, as well as the lined tank models, will be available in March 2016. Toilet seats are sold separately for all models.
For more information, visit www.americanstandard.com.
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H2Option®, PowerWash®, EverClean®, Tropic® and Right Height® are registered trademarks of American Standard Brands.
H2Optimum™ is a trademark of American Standard Brands.
WaterSense® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
MaP PREMIUM testing performed by IAPMO R&T Lab. MaP report conducted by Veritec Consulting Inc. and Koeller and Company.