There has never been a better time to renovate your bathroom yourself. So many of us worry that we don’t have the skills to work in the bathroom and that you need to hire a plumber. But seriously, there is so much information, instructional videos, and guidance available these days that you can pretty much perform any DIY job in your house. So, if you are feeling brave enough, where better place to start than the bathroom?
Making over a bathroom isn’t as difficult as you think, but the first thing you will need to tackle is the toilet. But what type of toilet is right for you and your bathroom? With thousands of options and seemingly endless amounts of technology being added to each new model, you might be mistaken for thinking you’re buying a new car rather than a new toilet. So, what should you be looking for? Our reviews for the best American Standard toilet will help you decide!
In this article, we’re going to review the following American Standard toilets:
- American Standard 2988101.020 Cadet 3 FloWise 2-Piece
- American Standard 2004314.020 Champion 4 Elongated One-Piece
- American Standard 2467016.020 Cadet Elongated Pressure-Assisted Toilet
- American Standard 2887.216.020 H2 Option 2-Piece
- American Standard 2034.014.020 Champion-4 One-Piece
Table of Contents
- 1 What Type of Toilet Is Right for You?
- 2 5 of the Best American Standard Toilet
- 3 Conclusion
- 4 Related Toilet Guides
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- 4.2 Top 4 Of The Best Woodbridge Toilet Reviews
- 4.3 Top 3 Saniflo Toilets Reviews & When You Should Get One
- 4.4 New Bathroom Look With 5 Of The Best Kohler Toilets
- 4.5 Kohler Cimarron Toilet Review: Why You Should Get One
- 4.6 Introducing High Efficiency With Toto Drake II Review
What Type of Toilet Is Right for You?
With all the different types of toilets to choose from, how do you know which one is the best fit for your bathroom? Here are some options and the difference between them.
Single Flush or Dual Flush?
Logic would say that two flushes are better than one, right? Well, this isn’t necessarily true. A single flush system is useful for people who are fitting toilets that are going to be used occasionally (such as in a commercial unit or in a guest bathroom). A single flush toilet uses a set amount of water to flush any waste away and, as such, will give the same performance time and time again.
However, if you are in a state that won’t allow you to fit a single flush toilet or you want to save money on your water bill, then the dual flush system is a better fit for you. The Dual flush system allows you to decide between a smaller amount of water or a larger amount of water to flush away your waste. Used properly on a regular basis, this system will reduce your water consumption by a fair amount and will still work very effectively. It is worth bearing in mind that with a dual flush, the flushes can be more temperamental and may need replacing from time to time. This is an easy job to perform, and the flush systems are readily available at a good price.
Traditional or Water Saving?
As we have said, the dual flush toilet systems are water saving. They do this by allowing you to choose how much water you use. While some traditional or single flush toilets don’t provide this, they do still use an adequate amount of water to flush away any waste. Some toilet models use a lower amount of water and change the style of the flush. This also helps to build up more pressure within the bowl, which removes waste as effectively as any other flush.
However, there are some toilets (usually the cheaper ones) that simply use less water and don’t counteract the lack of pressure. These toilets often end up using twice as much water because you have to flush them twice to remove any waste. This saves neither water nor money, so it’s worth looking at the specification of each toilet before deciding to purchase one that will cost you more in the long run.
Period Features or Cutting Edge Design?
So, what sort of bathroom are you going for? Have you decided to ditch the drab and fling your bathroom into the 21st century? Maybe you want to fit your bathroom with some more period features that will suit your home’s age? Thankfully, you can now get a toilet to suit your style, which will also have all the functions and water-saving abilities of a modern toilet. In fact, there are lots of traditional-style toilets that are styled as such with high-tech features underneath. Cyclone flushing, dual flushes, and water-saving abilities combined with a classic design are not unachievable and also won’t cost a fortune.
One thing to consider when you are buying a period-style toilet is how easy it is to maintain and clean. More modern style toilets have sleeker lines and, therefore, fewer hiding spots for germs. A period-style toilet, while very fitting for your room scheme, will be a nightmare to keep on top of and will take twice as long to ensure that it is completely clean. For those of us who don’t enjoy keeping on top of the household chores, take a look at some one-piece toilets. These often have square bases that can be wiped down easily.
Low Tech or High Tech?
You might think that a toilet is just a toilet. It flushes away waste and keeps everything sanitary, right? Well, that might have been the case 10 years ago, but nowadays, your toilet can do so much more than just flush away waste! While it can’t quite manage to make you a morning cup of coffee or look after the kids (give it another 10 years), you can now buy toilets with built-in bidet functions for even more effective cleaning! These toilets include high-tech functions such as a nightlight, toilet seat warming, and even a separate “cleaning wand” to help you… well, you know!
These new high tech toilets are inspired by Japan’s tech-filled toilets and are now becoming hugely popular in the US. The best part is that they don’t cost a fortune; in fact, this technology is becoming much more affordable as more and more homes install high tech toilets. If you are worried about your ability to install a high tech (or even low tech) toilet then why not brush up on your skills by watching this video
5 of the Best American Standard Toilet
So, we have given you a lot to think about so far. Your mind might be racing at the idea of trying to narrow it down to the right toilet for you. But don’t panic, we have found the top 5 of the best American Standard toilets for you to look through and compare.
This two-piece toilet is a classic from American Standard. With the bowl and the cistern being independently plumbed, they still sit really well together with little to no gap in between the two. The trapway and waste outlets are all concealed within the base, which makes the design clearer and the whole base easier to clean. Not only is it easy to clean on the outside, but the special glaze within the bowl (known as the EverClean glaze) has an anti-germ component that stops bacteria from clinging and reduces the risk of smells and stains.
The flush is a single flush system, although it uses only 1.28 gallons of water per flush. The Power Wash technology that is situated inside the rim helps the water to reach every corner of the bowl and also increases the pressure with which the waste is pushed through. Overall, this toilet is a great design from American Standard that will suit almost every bathroom suite and every budget too.
The first of the one-piece toilets on our list, the American Standard Champion 4 is still just as effective as the Cadet 3, except it is a little more compact. This toilet doesn’t protrude out as far into the room as some other two-piece toilets and is, therefore, a great alternative if you have a small space to work with. As with the Cadet, the Champion has the EverClean glaze and also uses the Power Wash technology to keep everything nice and clean.
The flush system is still only a single flush, but it uses only 1.6 gallons of water per flush, which is much lower than most toilets. The flush valve is 4 inches in diameter, so the pressure that it creates is much stronger than some toilets with higher water consumption. This one-piece toilet has sleek lines and a crisp finish thanks to the single molding process it goes through. This molding process also means there is less chance of leakages too.
This American Standard is an older version of the Cadet; however, this model has the added benefit of a Pressure-Assisted flush. In many States now, only certain models of toilets are available due to water consumption. The Cadet with Pressure-Assisted flush means that even at only 1.6 gallons of water per flush (as with this toilet), you are able to flush any waste away effectively. This single flush system won’t increase your water bills but will still flush away everything you need it to through the 2 1/8 inch trapway.
This toilet stands at 16 ½ inches and is of a classic design. The two-piece system is slightly more difficult to install than a one-piece, but it will still be an easy enough task for someone with some DIY skills. One thing you should note is that this toilet doesn’t always come with the seat, so make sure you check that before you purchase.
The American Standard H2 option is one of the models that come equipped with a dual flush system. The dual flush works by using different quantities of water for different waste. You can choose whether you need a smaller amount of water or a larger amount of water by pushing the chrome-plated buttons on the top. The smaller flush is only 1 gallon of water per flush, while the larger one is 1.6 gallons of water. The beauty of this toilet is that it uses the H2Option siphoned flush system, which creates a cyclone of water to increase the pressure and remove the waste.
As well as being a very effective toilet, the H2 is also a classic design. The toilet is available in both Linen and White. As with all of the American Standard toilets, this one is glazed with the EverClean coating that makes it clean and odor-free. The outside of the toilet shows the pipe systems of the toilet and, as such, might take a bit more cleaning, but it’s worth it!
Looking for a toilet that is at a more comfortable height for you? The American Standard Champion Right Height model will suit you well. Sitting tall at 16 ½ inches, this seating position will be more comfortable for, um, longer visits. Installed with an accelerator flush (which creates more pressure when flushing waste away), it uses the 1.6 gallons of water per flush. It creates a much stronger force to eradicate any blockages. The fully glazed bowl means that friction is reduced and the risk of germs harboring and growing next to none.
This one-piece toilet is available in both white and linen and is so easy to install. Be sure to check your dimensions before purchasing because this compact system is great for small spaces but might need a bit of adjusting when it comes to fitting it.
As you can see, American Standard toilets really do provide both quality and value for money when looking at their functionality and design. From one piece to two-piece options, different color options, and different designs as well, there are so many models and options to choose from that there will be one for each bathroom. We think that our top toilet would have to be the American Standard Champion Right Height Toilet because of the pressure assisted flush and the classic design. If you want to research these toilets for yourself, why not look at the American Standard range and see which one ticks your boxes!