It is not often that you have to consider what toilet is best suited for you; most homes, after all, come with an already fully equipped and functioning bathroom. It isn’t until major renovations are needed that you start to wonder how to choose the best model for your home.
If you currently find yourself in this position, here is a quick comparison between two similar and popular products.
TOTO Elongated Bowl and Tank
Let’s start with the TOTO Elongated Bowl and Tank, available in multiple colors.
Fast and Efficient Flushing
One of the standout features of the TOTO Elongated Bowl is its fast and efficient flushing system. Equipped with a wide valve, this model was designed to provide quicker and more forceful commercial-grade flushes.
Better yet, this is done relatively quietly and with the standard 1.6 gallons per flush.
With over 90 years of experience, it should be no surprise that TOTO knows how to create a quality product, and this model is no exception to their manufacturing expertise. With easy maintenance and an easy installation process, the TOTO Elongated Bowl is durable enough to work even in commercial settings.
There are upgrades that you can get to enhance your experience with this product. An electronic WASHLET bidet seat is available as an additional purchase. If you want, you can buy bidet seats from other brands as well.
A soft close seat and other tank options are also available.
KOHLER Cimarron Comfort Height Elongated
Now that we examined at the TOTO Elongated Bowl and Tank, let’s take a look at the KOHLER Cimarron Comfort Height Elongated.
Patented Flush Engine
The Comfort Height comes equipped with the patented AquaPiston flush engine technology. Using the standard 1.6 gallons of water, this gravity flush system provides for a powerful yet quiet flush, with water coming from all sides of the bowl.
Long Lasting Durability
The Comfort Height has a durable design that exposes less than 90% of its seal material when compared to other models. This gives it a leak-free performance that increases longevity.
Designed for Comfort
As indicated by the name, the Comfort Height was designed for, well, comfort. Though the bowl is elongated, it is also compact enough to occupy no more space than models with a regular round bowl. By being the same height as a standard dining chair, this product also makes it easier to sit down and stand up, which is especially helpful if you have bad knees.
Similarities and Differences
With those two sets of information in mind, what we can say about these two toilets?
One thing you’ll notice is that they both boast of a powerful yet quiet flush engine that performs at a standard 1.6 gpf. Though there’s not a lot of difference between these products in this category, TOTO’s flush tends to be quieter than KOHLER’s.
Durability is another similarity between the TOTO Elongated Bowl and Tank and the KOHLER Cimarron Comfort Height Elongated. Both companies are well experienced in their fields and brought that knowledge and experience into making quality products, ensuring that these two models last for years to come. However, while one company focuses solely on toilets, the other focuses on both bathroom and kitchen appliances. The result is that TOTO products tend to require less maintenance in the long run.
Overall, the main difference between these two toilets comes down to comfort vs. luxury. While the KOHLER Cimarron Comfort Height Elongated was made to be as comfortable as possible in its most basic form, the TOTO Elongated Bowl and Tank has plenty of upgrades that, should you decide to purchase, provides for a more luxurious final product.
Which One Should You Choose?
These two toilets are incredibly similar. They are both made by well-respected companies that provide their customers with high-quality products. Whichever one is best for you will depend mostly on your needs and your preferences.
But by simply looking at these two models and the reputation of the two brands, the TOTO Elongated Bowl and Tank is the better long-term investment. Its flush system is not only of slightly better quality, but it is also quieter. Its upgrades add a luxurious feel to your bathroom and improve your experience, and because this product is relatively low-maintenance, you will most likely save money in the long run. This is a good toilet for a forever home.