What Are the Best Elongated Toilets to Buy for Your Home?
If comfort is your top priority in the bathroom, nothing beats an elongated toilet. While round bowls save space (and money), elongated bowls conform to your body’s natural shape for added comfort.
American Standard 2887.216.020 H2Option Siphonic Dual Flush Elongated Two-Piece Toilet
Our favorite for 2017
American Standard 2862.056.020 Fairfield Elongated One-Piece Toilet with Seat
A very close runner-up
TOTO CST744SG#01 Drake 2-Piece Toilet with Elongated Bowl and Sanagloss
A toilet with great performance & functionality
But how can tell which elongated model is the right choice for your home? We’re going to supply you with five excellent models to choose from, but here are some tips on how to compare them:
- Size: Elongated toilets are larger (depth-wise) than round models, so it becomes even more important to look at the toilet’s dimensions before buying. You’ll need quite a bit of space between the wall and the edge of the toilet rim, so if you have a small space, you may have a tough time fitting in an elongated toilet. Measure your space before you start shopping, so you know exactly what size toilet to look for.
- Toilet Ratings: Never underestimate the benefit of reading through customer reviews. You spend a lot of time on the toilet, so you want to ensure that you’re choosing a comfortable, reliable and durable model. User reviews will indicate whether there are issues with the toilet, such as leaking or difficulty cleaning.
- Efficiency: You’ll also want to consider whether the toilet is a high efficiency model. High efficiency toilets use less water each time you flush, helping you save money on your water bills and reducing your environmental impact. Not all toilets are high efficiency – models must use 1.28 gallons per flush (GPF) or less to fit in this category.
The Top Elongated Toilet Reviews for 2017
American Standard H2Option – The H2Option from American Standard features an elongated bowl and a high efficiency rating. WaterSense certified, this toilet has dual-flush action and dimensions of 15” W x 28.75” D x 31” H.
The push-button actuator is located on the top of the tank for convenience and easy flushing. Highly-efficient, this toilet offers both a “light” and “heavy” flush, so you can truly save on your water usage. The “light” flush uses just one gallon per flush, while the “heavy” flush uses 1.6 gallons.
American Standard says its dual flush system allows the toilet to use 25% less water than conventional 1.6 GPF toilets.
With a pressurized rim, a jet-powered siphon system and the EverClean surface, this toilet stays cleaner for longer.
The H2Option is one of the highest-end toilets on our list, but it comes with all of the features you could ever want in a high-efficiency toilet.
TOTO Drake 2 – TOTO’s Drake 2 is a best-seller, and when you take a look at its features, it’s easy to see why. This elongated toilet features a high-profile, modern design and industry-leading performance.
If you’re looking for a quiet toilet, this is the model you want in your home.
The G-Max flushing system is surprisingly quiet and powerful, offering commercial-grade performance. Its wide 3” flush valve allows for a more effective flush, while the 2-1/8” trapway allows more waste to pass through without clogging.
The Drake 2 boasts dimensions of 19.5” W x 26.3125” D x 28.5” H, and features the company’s famous SanaGloss, which is an ion barrier glazing that actually cleans your toilet each time you flush.
American Standard Champion-4 – Our second pick from American Standard is the Champion-4, and this toilet is worthy of the name.
Standing at just the right height for maximum comfort, this toilet is one single piece, which makes it easier to clean than conventional two-piece models. It can also move mass up to 70% larger than the industry standard.
With a 4” flush valve, this toilet offers a powerful flush that can dump water at 360 degrees in less than a second. And like other American Standard toilets, this model features the EverClean surface that inhibits bacteria, mold and mildew growth.
While this model doesn’t meet high-efficiency standards, it’s the ideal choice for anyone who needs a powerful flush.
American Standard Fairfield – American Standard’s Fairfield boasts a contemporary, one-piece design that’s easy to clean and an elongated bowl that’s more comfortable to sit on.
Made from vitreous china, this toilet uses half the water a standard toilet uses: 1.28 gallons per flush. And the built-in siphon jet makes clogs a thing of the past.
If you have difficulty sitting or standing, the 15.5” seat height will be a welcomed feature.
And if design is important to you, you’ll appreciate the chrome-plated, side-mounted actuator, which adds a touch of class to your bathroom.
Affordable in price, the Fairfield is an excellent choice for budget-conscious shoppers that want an easy-to-clean toilet.
KOHLER Kelston – The Kelston from KOHLER features an elongated bowl and convenient chair-height seating, which makes it easier to sit down and stand up.
Built with KOHLER’s AquaPiston, this toilet pushes water into the bowl from all sides, making each flush powerful and effective.
With a width of 16.8”, this toilet is slightly more compact than other elongated models. It’s backed by a one-year limited warranty, too, so you can rest assured that your purchase is protected.
Available in an array of colors, including black, this toilet looks great in any bathroom. And you’ll appreciate not having to squat down so far just to sit down.
Buyer’s Guide – How to Choose the Right Elongated Toilet for You
Most people don’t think about buying toilets until they really need to. And when you’re in an emergency situation, you may not know what to look for and will be tempted to settle for the first model that fits into your bathroom.
But taking the time to consider its features, design and construction can go a long way in making your trips to the bathroom more comfortable.
Here are some things to consider when shopping for an elongated toilet:
- Flush: The flush is one of the most important things to consider. Wider flush valves allow for a more powerful flush while wider trapways allow more waste to pass through without clogging. Simply put, toilets that offer efficient and powerful flushes tend to give you fewer problems with clogging in the future.
- GPF: If you’re going for efficiency, you’ll want to consider how many gallons of water the toilet uses per flush. By law, toilets must use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush, but to meet high-efficiency standards, they can use no more than 1.28 gallons. Some models, like the first one on our list, use as little as one gallon per flush – talk about water savings!
- Easy-Cleaning: Many modern toilets have either a glazing or a coating applied that helps keep it clean. American Standard has the EverClean surface that inhibits the growth of bacteria, mildew and mold. TOTO has the SanaGloss glaze that cleans your bowl each time you flush. If you hate cleaning your toilet (who doesn’t?), look for models that offer this nice extra feature.
- Price: Finally, consider the price of the toilet. Some toilets cost are very reasonable, while others, like the KOHLER model on our list, can cost considerably more. Set a realistic budget, and that will help you narrow down your choices.