How to Choose a Toilet
Whether you're refurbishing an entire bathroom or simply replacing an old or broken toilet, The Home Depot carries a wide range of models to ensure you'll find the right one for your home.
This guide will tell you about the many features to consider when buying a toilet and the technology that is making them more comfortable, efficient and eco-friendly than ever before.SHOP TOILETS
Approximately 14" - 15"
Approximately 16" - 17" high, ideal for taller people and those with back or leg problems
Ideal for smaller spaces
Provides more sitting room and increased comfort
Measure a toilet's ability to remove bulk waste.
Higher ratings mean better waste removal and better clog resistance.
Flush with 6 litres of water or less while maintaining good flush performance.
Save water and money by purchasing a toilet with a more efficient flush.
Keep comfort in mind when selecting a toilet. Refer to the table below to determine which toilet may best suit your needs.
|Type||height||Points to Consider|
||14" to 15"||
||16" to 17"||
The chart below describes the two types of toilet bowls:
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Refer to the chart below for design options:
|Type||Configuration||Points to Consider|
Tank and bowl are separate
Tank and bowl fused together into a seamless unit
Mounts to wall and eliminates need for toilet foot or base
With a wide range of styles and colours to choose from, selecting a toilet that matches the décor in your bathroom is simple and easy. Whether you prefer traditional or contemporary design, our extensive selection makes it easy for you to reflect your own personal style.
New flushing technology across various toilets has enabled water conservation without sacrificing flush performance. Currently, new homes built in Ontario require a maximum single flush capacity of 6 litres. The Home Depot is proud to only offer toilets that meet this efficiency requirement. A number of similar bylaws have also been developed across the country. As a result, in addition to adding comfort and style, replacing old, inefficient toilets provides a great deal more water efficiency. Our Provincial Rebate and Incentive tool will help you see if your toilet purchase qualifies for a rebate from your local water municipality.
A vital indicator of a quality toilet is the overall Flush Performance. A toilet with a higher flush performance will ensure that all waste is cleared within one single flush and mitigate the chance of clogging. Using Maximum Performance (MaP) scores you can be confident that the toilet will perform as expected, and remove the waste levels indicated. What you choose should suit your needs based on the grams of waste expelled by the typical user. From 350 to 1000 grams of waste per flush, the rating system will ensure the toilet you choose is right for you and your family.
The distance between the floor drain and the wall, called the rough-in, is one factor to consider when selecting your toilet. The standard distance is 12" and 10" or 14" are occasionally found in older homes. You can determine the rough-in on an existing toilet by measuring from the wall behind the toilet to the middle of the bolts on the base.
Complete Toilet Kits
We now offer convenient toilet kits that include everything you need in one box - tank, bowl, toilet seat and wax ring (supply lines sold separately). These handy "All-In-One" products ensure that you have all of the correct toilet parts the first time, saving you from return visits to the store to buy or exchange parts.
4 Easy Steps to Installing a Toilet
Turn off water and remove old toilet. Scrape old wax ring from flange.
Install new bolts and wax ring.
Set new toilet and tighten to bolts.
Mount tank to toilet, re-attach supply line and turn on water.