Mistakes get made when buying a new toilet. That’s just part of the package when shopping. However, you can minimize the risk of such mistakes by gaining a thorough understanding of manufacturers, functions, and specifications. By analyzing the good and bad things in a product, you will know if it’s a good fit for your bathroom. We aim to shine a spotlight on the individual features of toilets below.
Research – Before you part ways with your cash, you should be looking at online resources that give you information on how to identify the best toilets. http://www.toiletbrains.com is a great example of this and will provide you with toilet reviews and other priceless info regarding the flushing mechanism, mounting, trapway, and water efficiency. Don’t skip this step as it will really help you learn a lot, especially if you’re not a plumbing professional.
Size it up – Think about it, you should be fully aware of any sizing and measurement requirements before you even begin shopping around. This doesn’t just mean the rough in size, but also the dimensions of the toilet as a whole. If you are limited for space, think about getting something compact, which usually means close coupled with a round shape bowl.
Flush power – As a general rule of thumb, we at HU 46 prefer to stick with toilets that have a high MaP flush rating. If you visit their website, they will present you with a scale and a list of products that have been tested along with their rating. Typically, we look for products that are rated above 500. This is a sensible start point and a good indicator of performance.
Eco friendly – Manufacturers have found that there is a growing demand for low flow toilets that are efficient and help consumers save on water bills. The main difference between these and your standard units is that you stand to save up to twenty percent more water. Over a lifetime of use, that’s a heck of a lot.
Brands – Think hard about which toilet brand to go with. Whilst some of them will present themselves as cheap to consumers, these are all too often riddled with problems, and usually have terrible flushing performance. The obvious choices when it comes to manufacturers are large, well known companies like TOTO, Mansfield, Sterling, Kohler, and American Standard among them. What do all of these brands have in common? They have not only been around for a long period of time, but they also have undeniably more user feedback from people who have purchased from them in the past. It’s that user feedback that readers should be using to their advantage. It can help you discover flaws in a product from peoples first hand experience.
KOHLER K-3837-0 Devonshire
In the past, we’ve been employed for a number of residential plumbing jobs, and plenty of toilet installation tasks. Without a doubt, one of the most popular products we use is the Kohler K-3837 from the beautiful Devonshire range. It’s two piece style may take a little longer to piece together, but the benefits of having a strong class five flushing mechanism whilst being an efficient, 1.28 gallon model are too good to pass up.
It’s designed for households with a 12 inch rough in / waste outlet, and perfect for people wanting a taller than average bowl. What’s more there is an incredible range of colors to choose from including a more unique black and gray.
You can usually find them in the four hundred dollars price range, which is very competitive compared to other toilets on the market. It’s a smart pick for people looking to combine power with efficiency.