June 2012

When you are in the market for a new toilet remember that you do not have to go for the most expensive model to get great quality. A good toilet will save water and offer high performance with every flush. A toilet is an extremely important plumbing fixture in any household, and it should last for 10 years or more.

Water conservation is a major concern when it comes to commodes as toilets use 30 percent of the water in most U.S. homes. In 1995, the U.S. Department of Energy limited new toilets to 1.6 gallons per flush. The following toilets all meet that standard and deliver high performance at an affordable price.

High Performance Affordable Toilets

Fisrt up, the Toto CST744SG#01 Drake Elongated Toilet 1.6 GPF offers a beautiful design with extreme functionality (toiletAdvisors). This toilet comes with Sanagloss and is cotton white. It flushes quietly and quickly, providing commercial grade flushing performance. For your convenience the flush valve is 125 percent larger than most flush valves. Toto uses only the highest quality materials.

The American Standard H2Option Siphonic Round Two-Piece Toilet is another superior option. This toilet is available in white, bone and linen colors. You will save water without compromising on design or performance. The dual flush activator on the top of the tank allows for a 1 gallon light flush for liquids or a heavier 1.6 gallon per flush for solids. The dual flush results in conserving 25 percent water when compared with a traditional 1.6 gallon per flush single flush toilet.

Rhe Kohler Santa Rosa comes in seven colors to suit your preference: almond, biscuit, black, dune, ice grey, sandbar and white. This toilet features a one-piece design and will add a contemporary look to your bathroom. It uses a 1.28 gallon high efficiency flush to help you save on your water bill without sacrificing performance. The elongated seat provides comfort for the user, see theĀ Toto Ultramax Review for an example.

The preceding is a sampling of the fantastic affordable toilets on the market.