Toilets have gone from being just a necessity to style statement bathroom accessories. The market is now saturated with new designs, and styles, and picking the right fit for your bathroom has become a difficult choice to make.
This can be made easier by choosing a reliable brand, like Toto, which has been an industry leader in toilet manufacturing since 1912. They have a penchant for innovation and have introduced various technologies to revolutionize toilet use.
Here, we have reviewed for you the top 5 toilets the brand has to offer so that you can pick the best toilet for your home bathroom or commercial space.
Toto Toilet Types
Before you can invest in a toilet that fits your needs, it is essential to review your options and know the various types of toilets offered by Toto.
One-Piece Or Two-Piece
One-piece toilets have the toilet bowl and tank attached when you purchase them, saving you the hassle of assembling them yourself. Their maintenance is relatively simple as well, considering that there is no leakage between the bowl and the tank, and no space for dirt to accumulate there.
Whereas two-piece toilets are, well, in two pieces. The toilet tank and bowl come separately and need to be assembled before installation and use. These toilets are more comfortable to move and are relatively less pricey than their one-piece counterparts.
Wall-Hung Or Floor Mounted
Wall-hung toilets are attached directly onto the wall and do not take up any floor space. They are an excellent choice for smaller bathrooms; these are easier to clean and can be mounted as per the user's height requirement.
Floor mounted toilets, on the other hand, are standard toilets that are bolted to the floor. These are affordable toilets that are available in several trendy styles, so you can still design your new bathroom the way you want to, without breaking the bank.
Washlets are Toto's version of an electronic bidet with a built-in wash system to keep the user leaving clean and fresh. This saves hassle, time, and less need to buy toilet paper – making it eco-friendly. This type of toilet also comes with cleaning technology that leaves your toilet bowl clean and hygienic, without using any environmentally harmful chemicals.
The Toto Neorest goes one step ahead of the Washlet and is a compact dual flush toilet, and bidet combined. It is a one-piece smart toilet which comes packed with technology to provide a high-quality experience.
What Makes The Toto Brand Popular?
Toto is a brand known for its constant innovations in the world of toilets. They specialize in making high-efficiency flush systems, with GPF (gallons per flush) as low as 0.8. Toto is also a pioneer of hands-free toilets, which are easy and convenient for users.
Their toilets are made of stain-resistant materials to ensure a clean looking, mold-free toilet for as long as you use it. They are also known for introducing harmless chemicals as a part of their bowl cleaning technology called eWater, which keeps bacteria build-up at bay.
Buyers Guide To Choosing A Toto Toilet
The first thing you need to decide before you can pick a model and color to best compliment your bathroom design is the type of toilet you need. You need to consider everything from how ample your space is, to the long term maintenance required for toilet upkeep.
Toto toilets come in various shapes, not just to add to the style factor of your new bathroom, but to afford users the choice of picking compact designs without wildly fluctuating prices. Toto has the following bowl shapes in their range of toilets:
Drain Location/Rough-in Measurement
The rough-in size or drain location - the distance between the wall behind the toilet and the center of the drain pipe - is just as crucial in determining whether it will fit your space or not.
Toto offers 3 rough-in sizes: 10", 12”, and 14”, with 12” being the standard.
The toilet height provides for a stress-free experience for users. Before deciding on a specific toilet model, consider the average height of the users, and their ease of access to the toilet seats.
You can opt for universal sized toilets with their one-size fits all formula, or you can go for more customized options to ensure that your toilet is not too short, or tall, for you.
Toto designs all its toilets using non-corrosive, non-oxidizing materials. The porcelain toilets are easy to use, come in a variety of colors, and prevent bacteria build-up due to their non-porous nature.
Other than conventional porcelain, Toto also specializes in making vitreous china toilets. These go one step ahead of the porcelain toilets to resist spills, scrapes, and stains.
Water Saving Technology
If you care about conserving water, then you are bound to love this critical feature. The maximum GPF of water allowed is 1.6, but high-efficiency toilets require even less - take this into account when buying your new toilet.
Toto offers a range of GPF in their toilets, and their WaterSense compliant toilets use 20% less than the standard 1.6 gallons of water per flush.
Considering the flushing mechanism of a toilet is also essential before you invest your money in a product that you will be using for a long time.
Not all toilets flush with the same efficiency – some toilets use one flush to clear your bowl of heavy loads, others might even require 2 or 3 flushes. So, it is essential for you to check for a toilet flushing and rinsing efficiency.
While Toto may be relatively more expensive than other brands, they offer materials, designs, and technology that make it worth the investment. However, price is an important factor when buying a new toilet. Does the new toilet fit your budget? Can you perhaps pay more for added features, and increased convenience?
Toto's high end, high-efficiency toilets start as low as around $200 and go up to $13,000; giving you a wide range of options to pick from.
Since toilets can be an expensive purchase, the warranty can serve to put a buyer's mind at ease about the hefty investment. Toto offers a one-year limited warranty on its Washlets, and a three-year limited warranty on Neorest.
These warranties are valid whether you get a professional to install your toilet, or you decide to do it yourself. To make the process of claiming your warranty easier, Toto allows you to register your product directly on their website.
Special Features of Toto Toilets
5 Best Toto Toilets Reviewed
TOTO UltraMax II
- High efficiency 1.28 gallons per flush with powerful TOTO Tornado Flush system
- CEFIONTECT glaze gives the bowl a lubricious quality that prevents particles from adhering
- Universal Height allows for a more comfortable seat position across a wide range of users
- SoftClose seat included
Toto offers a range of one-piece, floor mounted toilets to its users. But our top pick for one-piece toilets is the TOTO UltraMax II One-Piece Elongated 1.28 GPF Universal Height Toilet.
It is a sleek design that occupies less space and adds a high quality finish to the overall aesthetics of your bathroom. It is easy to clean, leak-less design, with a Tornado Flush mechanism for extra power. It has a hole-free rim with dual nozzles that make flushing and rinsing the bowl, even more accessible. With a rough-in size of just 12 inches, it is also ideal for small spaces.
This Toto one-piece toilet model includes the CEFIONTECT feature; this provides a layer of glaze to prevent any particles from sticking to the internal service of the bowl and leaves your bowl looking clean and new for a longer time.
Boasting an impressive 1.28 gallons of water per flush capacity, making it ADA and EPA WaterSense compliant. Its universal height means that it is at a comfortable height for the majority of the users. Together, with the reduced need to clean with harsh chemicals, and less water use, it is an environment-friendly toilet perfect for any bathroom.
TOTO Drake II
- Powerful 1.28 gallons per flush system saves 20-Percent more water over 1.6 GPF toilets
- CEFIONTECT glaze gives the bowl a lubricious quality that prevents particles from adhering
- SoftClose toilet seat sold separately- Not included
- TORNADO FLUSH Technology with hole-free rim design and dual-nozzles provides a powerful centrifugal rinse
Out of all the Toto two-piece toilets we reviewed, the one that stood out for its efficiency was the TOTO Drake II Two-Piece Elongated 1.28 GPF Universal Height Toilet.
It is a high profile, efficient toilet that is equipped with a double tornado flush system that enables powerful flush in one go. It has a water-saving flush system owing to its ultra-low 1.28 GPF, which is 20% less than the 1.6 GPF toilets, making it EPA WaterSense certified.
The CEFIONTECT feature makes it easy to clean and maintain by preventing residue from sticking to the inner bowl. Its hole-free rim design backs this feature, and powerful dual-nozzles to ensure thorough cleaning.
It comes in ADA compliant universal seat height of 17.25 inches, and an elongated bowl shape; thus making it easy to use for many people of different heights – perfect for non-personal bathrooms. This Toto, two-piece toilet is easy to move and self-install. With a rough-in size of 12 inches, this is the perfect toilet for small spaces.
Furthermore, when compared against other two-piece models by Toto, the TOTO Drake II Two-Piece Elongated 1.28 GPF Universal Height Toilet makes its mark for a lower water consumption, due to its tornado flush system.
- Dual-flush flushing system, low consumption (1.6-GPF/6.0-LPF and 0.9-GPF/3.0-LPF)
- SanaGloss ceramic glaze-prevents debris, mold from sticking to ceramic surfaces, leading to fewer chemicals and less water in...
- Universal Height
- Wall-hung toilet can be paired with TOTO in-wall tank system as well as others;• SS204 SoftClose seat (sold separately),...
Wall-hung toilets are becoming more popular each day, and Toto provides an entire range of them. They are sleek, stylish toilets that require no floor space, and can fit in compact spaces.
An added feature of wall-hung toilets is their height adjustability. As opposed to floor mounted toilets which have fixed heights, the height of Toto wall hung toilets can be adjusted at will. These toilets are also easy to maintain; there is no contact with the floor, and this prevents a build-up of dust or grime on the underside of the bowl.
After reviewing various models, our top pick from the Toto wall-hung toilets is the TOTO Aquia Wall-Hung Dual-Flush Toilet. This toilet is made of vitreous china, meaning that it is stain resistant. Also, the SanaGloss ceramic glaze feature prevents any mold or debris from attaching to the toilet's surface.
It has a dual flush system, with half flush at 0.9 GPF, and a full flush at 1.6 GPF which provides for easy flushing with less water usage. Its elongated bowl shape, in-wall tank system, and wall mounted push button makes it perfect for narrow spaces and small bathrooms.
TOTO MS992CUMFG#01 Neorest
- Double Cyclone Flushing system
- Decorative one-piece with skirted design and high profile tank
- Elongated front bowl with SoftClose seat
- Cyclone siphon jet flushing system, ultra-high efficiency (1.0GPF/3.8LPF and 0.8GPF/3.0LPF)
The Neorest smart toilets by Toto are a combination of a Washlet seat with a powerful flush toilet. After reviewing several products from this range, our favorite Neorest toilet is the TOTO MS992CUMFG#01 Neorest 1.0 GPF and 0.8 GPF Dual Flush Toilet.
This is perhaps the best smart toilet in the market with a powerful flush capacity of only 1.0 GPF, making it extremely water efficient. Its tornado flush mechanism ensures that heavy loads are cleared in one go.
It is a convenient, hands-free toilet with automatic lid movement, automatic flush, and remote controlled features. Owing to its eWater+ feature, it’s easy to maintain as it uses electrolyzed water as a powerful cleaning agent, thus eliminating the need to use harmful cleaning agents. The model also comes equipped with SanaGloss and an ion barrier surface, which helps the bowl stay clean for longer.
The toilet height is ADA compliant, and its efficient water consumption system is EPA WaterSense certified. With a small size and skirted design, this toilet is every designer's dream for a contemporary looking bathroom.
This newly designed product is one of the best toilets on the market and comes packed with features.
- Front and rear warm water cleanse with five adjustable temperature and pressure settings
- Tankless, instantaneous water heating means never running out of warm water.
- PREMIST- using incoming water supply, a misting of the toilet bowl is performed before each use to help prevent waste from...
- Designed with heated seat, warm air dryer, and automatic air deodorizer for added comfort
Washlets are electronic bidet seats with high-end washing and cleaning technology. With this innovation, the need to invest in toilet papers has become unnecessary.
Our top pick from Toto’s range of washlets is the following model: SW3036#01, the TOTO WASHLET Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat.
This toilet comes equipped with warm water cleanser for both front and rear cleaning with five different temperature and pressure settings. The water heating is instant and tankless, which ensures that the user never runs out of water.
An added feature of this model is the heated seat; never again do you have to worry about cold toilet seats, especially during winters. Additionally, it comes with a warm air dryer, leaving the user dry and clean, and an air deodorizer to take care of any persistent foul odor.
The PREMIST feature uses an incoming stream of water to mist the toilet bowl and ensure that no residue particles stick to it. This toilet seat comes with a self-cleaning wand to clean the inside and outside of the toilet thoroughly, pre and post use.
This efficient Washlet has made toilet maintenance and cleaning very easy for the user.
All Toto Models Compared
To encourage a better understanding, the following table compares each of our featured Toto toilets with other competing models.
28.31 x 16.56 x 28.75 in
28.375 x 16.5 x 28.25 in
31.8 x 28.9 x 19.3 in
28.75 x 16.5 x 29.44 in
28 x 19.5 x 30.5 in
28 x 19.5 x 28.5 in
23.8 x 15.8 x 17.5 in
21 x 14.2 x 15 in
32.5 x 15.5 x 21.5 in
28.62 x 11.62 x 26.95 in
20.88 x 15.13 x 5.19 in
23.5 x 20.5 x 9 in
23.5 x 20.5 x 9 in
Toto Flushing Systems Explained
Toto toilets use several powerful flushing systems for thorough cleaning while conserving water. Some of the mechanisms in our top picks are:
This video showcases the Neorest smart toilet and explains why its revolutionizing the toilet industry.
Comparisons With Other Brands
While Toto may be the most expensive toilet brand compared to other manufacturers in the market, it has undoubtedly proven to be cost-effective in the long run.
Compared to other brands like Kohler and American Standard, Toto has more powerful flushing systems, fewer leaks and maintenance issues, and a relatively low-noise profile.
Installation Of Toto Toilets
Installation of Toto toilets varies with the type of toilet you are using. While one and two-piece floor mounted toilets may require simple plumbing, wall-mounted, and Neorest toilets require tanks to be installed inside the wall.
The average installation cost of a toilet is $370, but it can vary between $215 and $550. While it may seem expensive, and make you consider taking the DIY route, we suggest that you don’t hold back on this one-time investment.
Getting a professional plumber to set up your toilet has the following benefits:
Toilet Maintenance Tips
To keep your Toto toilets in top condition, they require minimal preventive maintenance. Here are a few problems that can occur and how to avoid/resolve them:
This is a recurring issue in toilets, where the drain gets heavily clogged, thereby creating a mess. This can easily be prevented by:
These may start slow and difficult to spot until they become a real problem. Leaks can not only lead to faulty functioning but are also a waste of water. To prevent leaks from becoming an issue with your toilet, inspect it regularly, and try to fix the leak as soon as it happens.
Several components of your toilet can stop working correctly, which may lead to issues while flushing or other such problems. Regularly check your toilet for any parts that might be malfunctioning, and try to replace them.
While Toto toilets require minimum maintenance, this does not mean that you can ignore the need for professional help. If you have a persistent issue with your toilet, then it may be a good time to call a licensed plumber.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Know If I Need Replacement Parts For My Toto Toilet?
The four toilet components that typically break down after extended use are:
Check to see which of these components is causing the leak, and once you identify the faulty piece, follow this guide to replace it.
Where Do I Find The Model Number And Colour Code For My Toto Toilet?
The model number and color code of your Toto toilet are often marked under the tank lid, or inside the tank on its back wall or right-hand wall.
What Is The Safest Way To Remove Hard Water Stains And Mould From My Toilet?
For hard water stains, you can use acid-based cleaners or vinegar without harming the CEFIONTECT finish of your toilet.
For mold spores, start by scrubbing with a non-scratching scour pad, and then use chlorine to kill any left off spores to prevent new colonies from developing.
What Should I Do If I Smell An Odour In My Toto Washlet?
If an odor is present in the Washlet, it simply means that the deodorizer filter requires cleaning. You can clean it by:
Can I Add A Bidet To An Existing Toilet?
Yes, bidets are easy-to-install toilet seats that can be added to any existing toilet, without additional plumbing.
What Is The Importance Of Toilet Trapways?
Trapways are moulded, snakelike tubes on the side of your toilet through which the water flows. Knowing the diameter of toilet trapways is vital for determining the amount of load the toilet can take without clogging or overflowing.
What Is The Price Range Of The Toilets On Our List?
The toilets we’ve reviewed range between around $200 up to $5000 although prices often vary depending on the seller.
Where Is A Good Place To Buy New Toto Toilet?
Toto toilets can be bought from various online retailers; however, Amazon provides the best options for you. Not only is it an authorized retailer of Toto, ensuring that you receive excellent service, quality, and experience, but its product comparisons and customer reviews can provide more information for users.
Before you can pick the toilet that will go perfectly with your bathroom design and space, you need to decide on the features, and the type of toilet that you are looking for.
We’ve picked out the top five Toto toilets with a winner in each category to make this decision easy for you.
Whether it’s a one-piece or two-piece toilet that you require, or if you want to add a contemporary touch to your bathroom with a wall-hung toilet, our review will help you pick the best model.
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