How to Find the Best Compact Toilet On the Market
Toilet dimensions matter. Homeowners often put little thought into the size of their toilet when they go to purchase a new one. When you purchase a toilet, you’ll quickly find out that they’re not all universal in size.
TOTO CST412MF.01 Aquia Dual Flush Elongated Two-Piece Toilet
Our favorite for 2017
American Standard 270BD001.020 Cadet 3 Right Height Round Front Two-Piece Triangle Toilet
A very close runner-up
TOTO CST423SFG#01 Promenade 2-Piece G-Max Universal Height Round Toilet
A high profile round toilet
If you live in a smaller home or have a small bathroom, you’ll often find that you need a toilet that is an appropriate size.
Not only is space a concern, but you also need to make sure that all of the plumbing lines up correctly. You or a plumber can do modifications to make sure that the toilet fits, but this will come with an added cost that most homeowners would rather avoid.
We’re going to review five of the best compact toilets on the market, and when viewing these reviews, you’ll need to consider the following:
- Dimensions: The dimensions of a toilet are a must-know when you need a compact, smaller toilet. If the dimensions are too big for the space, you will need to return the toilet, which is a fiasco.
- Depth: A shallow depth toilet is one that helps save space, but still is able to function as a normal sit-down toilet. Consider the depth of the toilet, too, so that you know how comfortable it will be to sit on.
- Round vs Elongated: If size matters, a round toilet may be a better choice. Elongated toilets are more comfortable and are seen as a natural “fit,” but round toilets are traditionally smaller in size, which matters a lot if you need a compact toilet.
Reviews of the Best Toilets for Small Bathrooms
TOTO CST412MF.01 Aquia Dual Flush – The CST412MF by TOTO is an affordable model, This two-piece toilet also comes with two flush options. Users can choose to use 1.6 gallons of water per flush or 0.9 gallons, depending on their needs.
For liquid waste, the lower GPF flush will save you on water costs.
This model’s dimensions are 27.5” x 14.2” x 31.2”, making it compact in size. It also comes in a variety of colors, and the bowl top is 16” from the ground.
The top of the seat is 17” high. The higher seat allows you to be able to sit and stand with greater ease.
American Standard 2988.101.020 – American Standard is a leader in the toilet industry, and this model is extremely affordable. The low cost allows this toilet to serve the needs of consumers that still want a water-conserving toilet minus the large upfront cost.
This model offers a 1.28 gallons per flush for advanced water savings.
The oversized flush valve (3”) reduces the chance of clogs, and this toilet also includes the EverClean surface, which stays clean at all times. This leads to less bacteria growth, stains and odors.
This toilet is smaller than our last option, too, at 28.25” x 15.75” x 30.2”.
American Standard 270BD001.020 – The 270BD001.020 is another American Standard model that is a two-piece, triangle toilet with a 12” rough-in. White in color, this model also includes EverClean technology and an oversized flush valve to make clogs a thing of the past.
But a seat isn’t included, so keep this in mind when making your purchase.
Dimensions for this toilet are 32” x 19” x 31.5”, and will use just 1.28 gallons per flush. Part of the Cadet 3 series, the bowl height is 16.5”, which makes it ideal for older users that have difficulty sitting on lower toilets.
For small spaces, this is the perfect toilet. It will even fit in a 3 ft. x 3 ft. bathroom.
TOTO CST423SFG#01 Promenade 2-Piece – The second model from TOTO on our list, this model is slightly higher ennd.. But it also features SanaGloss, which makes it a unique choice in the industry. Cotton white in color, this toilet using a G-Max flushing system with SanaGloss, which is a smooth interior that has an ion barrier.
This means your toilet will be cleaned with every flush.
Dimensions of this model are 26.1” x 18.5” x 33.4”. This toilet uses just 1.6 gallons of water per flush, and gravity flushing action ensures that there is always enough pressure to flush even the largest waste.
The only downside is that a toilet seat isn’t included.
American Standard 2795.204.020 Studio – The final model on our list offers a full flush and partial flush option, which is ideal if you want to conserve water. This toilet uses 1.6 gallons or 1.1 gallons of water per flush, depending on the size of the matter in the toilet.
Highly efficient, this toilet is a dual flush model and has been manufactured in the United States.
An extra-wide flush valve reduces clogs, and a pressurized rim will power-wash your toilet to keep it clean and sanitary at all times. The EverClean surface is also included with this toilet, allowing it to be one of the cleanest on the market today.
The dimensions of this toilet are 28.2” x 15.8” x 30.9”, making it small and compact.
Buyer’s Guide – How to Choose the Right Small Toilet for You
Help! I can’t decide which toilet to choose.
If you’re stuck trying to pick the right toilet, there are many things you can look at to make sure you make the right pick the first time.
First and foremost, measure the space where the toilet will be placed to ensure that your new toilet will be able to fit accordingly.
If the toilet is too big, you’ll have no other choice but to return the toilet, which may be accompanied with a restocking fee. Once you know how large of a toilet you can fit in your space, you can proceed.
Here are a few things to consider when buying a toilet:
- Price: How much can you afford? All models on our list are range between mid-range to high-range, and this is a normal range for a toilet. But there are also models that are less or more expensive. Set a budget, and stick to it.
- Cleaning Action: SanaGloss and EverClean technology both help to keep the toilet clean from bacteria. You want a toilet that has cleaning action so that your home stays more sanitary – and it reduces cleaning time, too.
- Water Usage: You spend a lot of money on your water usage. The money you spend is often due to your toilet and shower usage. Each flush can use 1.6 gallons or more of water. In most cases, you can use a lot less water, saving money and conserving water in the process. The toilet’s gallon per flush, or GPF, data will be able to tell you how much water is used when flushing.