Although the toilet is something many people do not like to discuss, it is something all of us use. It is something we secretly make judgments about when we visit other people’s homes – it’s too low, it’s too high, its plastic seat is too cold, I almost fell in. We toss in Cheerios to help encourage our sons to learn how to properly use it. We use it as a place to escape from day to day stress – “No one will bother me in here.”
When it comes to selecting a toilet for your new or soon-to-be-renovated bathroom space, it is important that you get exactly what you want. With so many options available and some people having certain needs, the toilet industry has actually become quite competitive.
My wife and I have done our best to bring you some of our personal favorites on this page. We have renovated flip houses as well as our own house, and have offered a helping hand on more than one family member’s renovation. We have been to actual stores which sell nothing but toilets. We’ve done our research. The toilets we have included here are among the best in the business and they have received excellent feedback from actual consumers.
Before we jump right into things, though, I want to go over a few basic things you should consider before looking at your options. The pointers in the next section are designed to help you narrow down your choices right off the bat.
As you move toward making your toilet purchase, it is important to consider the many options available to you. A toilet is just a toilet though, right? Wrong. Your toilet will affect the overall design of your room. Not to mention that comfort on the toilet is important, considering that you likely visit it multiple times per day. Here is a quick list of some of the options you may want to consider as you begin your toilet search: height, size, shape, one piece or two pieces, type of flushing mechanism.
At this point, I am certain you are stunned by how many options exist in the world of toilets. Honestly, this isn’t even everything. I haven’t even bothered to go into detail about most of these options. I just wanted to give you a few ideas of the options available to you so that you could begin narrowing down your search a little bit.
If you would like to know more about each of these available options, take some time to read through our buying guide.
Best One Piece Toilets
For me, it has always been a toss-up between one piece and two piece toilets. Their advantages and disadvantages seem to match up almost perfectly, making it difficult to choose between the two. If you’ve had an easier time choosing, though, and have decided to purchase a one piece toilet, this section is for you. Those of you who are looking for a two piece toilet can scroll down.