Type and Configuration
The toilets that are offered by Toto come in two different configurations. You can either get them as one complete piece or two separate pieces.
If you are going for a sleek aesthetically pleasing look in your bathroom design, then a one-piece toilet might be for you. They are shorter and more expensive than a two-piece model, but they are also easier to clean.
If saving money is the name of the game, then you might want to go with a two-piece toilet. They are not as sleek and trim as a one piece, but do have a taller tank, which will provide you with more flushing power.
Shape and Size
There are several different shapes and sizes that Toto uses in the design of their toilets. Each of these has a bit of a different look or size. Make sure that you understand which one will work best for the amount of space you have in your bathroom.
If the space that you need to fit your toilet is relatively thin, then an elongated bowl will probably fit best. They are not as wide as round or d-shaped bowls, making them perfect for tight spaces.
When the space in your bathroom is relatively wide, but you don’t have room out front due to vanity or other apparatus, then a round bowl would probably work best. They are, as the name implies, short and round, a perfect compact toilet.
A d-shaped toilet is the best of both worlds. It is somewhat elongated, yet still relatively compact. This makes it a good choice for many different bathroom setups.
Flushing System and Water Consumption
Each of the flushing systems that are listed below will utilize a different amount of water. This will allow you to choose the toilet that will best fit your needs, budget, and your house’s water pressure. The amount of water used is described as gallons per flush, or GPF for short.
- Dual-Max. The dual max allows you to choose how much water is used for each flush with the push of a button. You can choose to use 0.9 GPF or 1.6 GPF, depending on your needs.
- E-Max. This system uses 1.28 GPF.
- Double Cyclone. This flushing system uses centrifugal force and gravity to provide its flushing power. It only uses 1.28 gallons per flush.
- Tornado Flush. This system uses 1.28, but is very powerful, with two nozzles creating a centrifugal rinsing.
Toto has long been an innovator in the plumbing world, upgrading smart toilets to the limit. As such, their toilets have some cool features that you might want to consider getting for your home.
- CeFiONtect Glaze. This technology, which is a staple of the Toto design, helps to keep all ceramic surfaces free of debris and mold growth. This makes them that much easier to keep looking clean and fresh.
- Self-cleaning. As the name would suggest, toilets with this technology will keep the toilet clean on its own, which saves you from having to do it yourself.
- Heated Seat. A heated seat will help make using the bathroom in the winter much more pleasant.
- Odor Eliminator. An odor eliminator is an ideal feature for anyone’s bathroom, since it, you know, eliminates the odors associated with the bathroom.
- Remote Control. A remote control for a toilet will usually control the flush, heated seat, and turn on and off a nightlight for nighttime use.
- Nightlight. This feature is perfect for those nighttime visits to the bathroom where your eyes aren’t quite open. It makes it much less likely that you’ll have an unexpected mess to clean up in the morning.
- Automatic Lid. This lid opens and closes automatically. Never again will you have to worry.
- Automatic Flush. Much like you find in tons of stores nowadays, an automatic flush will help to keep your hands cleaner after you use the restroom.
Depending on the age of your house, you will need to be careful of what type of toilet you pick. The reason for this is because older homes, with older plumbing, will need a toilet installed in one manner, while newer homes will need a different method. Be sure that you understand the installation method that your home requires before purchasing a new toilet.
Style and design
Toto, luckily, understands that everyone has different tastes, and different styles when it comes to bathroom design. As such, their toilets come in different styles and designs.
- If you are looking to recapture a design from the past, which makes sense if you have an older home, then a classically designed toilet is for you.
- Modern toilets fit in with modern homes. They are usually space saving and sleek in their design.
- Transitional toilets are a good combination of classical and modern design and would be a good fit for any home or designer preferences.
Whatever features you want your toilet to have, they need to fit your budget. Obviously, the more innovative and feature-rich a toilet is, the more expensive it will become. Make sure that you have a clear idea of your price range so that you can minimize your search time.