One Piece Toilet
Like the name suggests, this toilet is one complete unit. This allows for easy cleaning by eliminating those nooks and crannies that bacteria like to hide in.
Two Piece Toilet
With this toilet, the tank and bowl come separately then are coupled together. These toilets are generally less expensive than the one piece design. This toilet is also known as a close coupled toilet.
The bowl has an oval shape and extended front rim to provide maximum comfort, and added style.
A more traditional bowl, the round design is ideal for bathrooms with limited space.
Which TOTO toilets have the best performance? What is GMAX?
TOTO offers three levels of toilet performance, based on the flushing system installed:
G-Max - Commercial and Residential installations
This outstanding flush system was designed for high use applications, such as hotels and motels. Featuring high head pressure, this high performance flushing system utilizes a 3" flush valve, and 2 1/8" glazed computer designed trapway, and siphon jet action. Providing a quiet and extra powerful flush toilets featuring the G-Max system are considered as equal to pressure assist systems, without the noise, high cost, and frequent repairs common in pressure assist toilets. TOTO has both one and two piece toilets featuring this system.
Power Gravity - Residential Installations
This new flushing system was introduced in 1997, and has a combination of features that provides an exceptional, high performance flush. Included are a 3" flush valve, and 2 1/8" glazed computer designed trapway, and siphon jet action. Toilets with this system are all attractive, elegant designs with a quiet and powerful flush. TOTO has many one piece toilets featuring this system.
Gravity - Residential Installations
TOTO's standard gravity toilet was rated number one in overall customer satisfaction by the cities of Los Angeles and New York in municipal testing based on their water conservation programs. Introduced in 1989, these toilets feature a 2" flush valve and a 1 7/8" glazed trapway. These two piece toilets were first introduced in 1989.
What is SanaGloss?
SanaGloss is a toilet glazing that helps keep the toilet bowl clean for a lifetime. SanaGloss glazing seals the toilet bowl with an ionized barrier, creating a super smooth surface. This non-porous surface helps prevent particles from adhering to ceramic, while the catalyzed ion barrier actually repels particles away.
Enclosing the trapway with a smooth covering, allowing for easy cleaning and an elegant look. Skirted Toto toilets also allow for the use of a UniFit rough-in. (see below)
What is UniFit Rough-in?
A UniFit rough-in comes in 10”, 12” and 14” rough-in sizes. It replaces the lower half of a toilets' trapway, and easily mounts to the flooring.
Finding a stylish, high performance toilet with a 10” or 14" rough-in had been difficult and expensive until TOTO introduced our skirted toilets with UniFit rough-in's.Odd-sized toilets can typically cost 60% or more than a standard 12” model. With UniFit Rough-in's, installation is simple as you have no mis-alignment, no faulty seal, and no collapsing wax ring. Skirted toilets are also great because they have a larger footprint, which help to cover up floor imperfections from the previous toilet.
What types of toilets are available?
TOTO toilets come in round or elongated design, with many different shapes and styles to choose from. Choosing a style is a matter of personal taste. In addition to the standard models, higher toilets (ADA or Universal Height Models) are available with a 17" rim height, for elderly and handicap use.
When selecting a toilet, you should also know your drain rough-in dimension (the distance from the wall to the centreline of the waste drain) , typically 12" or can be 10" or 14".
*Skirted Toto toilets allow use of a UniFit rough-in to fit the non-typical 10" or 14" rough.