The Best Elongated toilets of 2017

If you're looking for added comfort for your bathroom visits, toilets with a elongated bowl could be the solution. We recommend them over round front units if you've got plenty of space available to you. However, small space toilets will also be suitable in specific circumstances. Ultimately, it comes down to how your home is set up and personal requirements.

It's natural to want the best option available. So, to help our readers with this, we've compiled a short list of products we feel offer great features ranging from flush performance through to water conservation.

Our ratings

Image Product Flush GPF Rating? Review
G-Max 1.6 89% Here
Siphonic action 1.6 88% Here
HET 1.28 87% Here

Reviews

TOTO CST744SL#01 Drake


TOTO are one of the leading brands on the market. This particular model has several good things going for it, some of which we shall be highlighting below.

Aside from the obvious bowl shape, there is something else that can be attributed to user comfort. We're referring to the height from base to rim. This is a ADA compliant toilet which are usually found to start at seventeen inches in height, but can even go up towards nineteen inches. This unit measures 16.5 inches to the rim. Add the seat and you have a seated height above seventeen inches. This will no doubt be easier on the joints when using the bathroom.

It has a G-Max flush system which utilizes 1.6 gallons of water. This is a powerful, gravity fed mechanism which has a flush rating of one thousand grams according to MaP testing criteria.

It's fitted with a 2-1/8 inches trap diameter, and a water surface area of 10-3/8 by 8-1/4 inches.

The design is a pretty basic, two piece style finished in white. However, there are alternative colors such as colonial white, bone, ebony, and sedona beige.

Overall, this finishes as our top pick because you have a lot of features for an affordable price tag. Then there is the numerous positive reviews we've found online.

American Standard 2862.056.020 Fairfield


American Standard products are often received well by consumers. We base this on our research through various sources online such as retailers and bloggers. This particular unit is no different, with some solid specifications for a modern washroom.

Despite being a cheaper option in the grand scheme of things, it comes equipped with a single flush, siphonic flushing mechanism that helps it generate a MaP score of 600. This is all operated from the actuator on the side of its tank that sends up to 1.6 gallons through the bowl to clear it of waste. Not the most economically friendly number, but it gets the job done.

The seat comes with it. Making that price tag seem all the more attractive. Many manufacturers leave out small things such as the water supply line and seat to ensure they can upsell these things to you and push the price up. When they are included, that can only be a positive.

We beleive this could be a sensible choice. Built by a reputable brand and inexpensive.

KOHLER K-3609-0 Cimarron


The 3609 is a toilet from the KOHLER Cimarron collection. We have already spent time looking at and making comparisons of products within the brand itself which make interesting reading. However, we want to focus on this particular model. What can you expect to gain from owning one?

To start with, this is a chair like height, which is designed to be taller than older style toilet bowls. Similar to the Drake from TOTO above, this measures 16.5 inches from rim to base without its seat. If you've got senior citizens or people who have trouble lowering themselves onto standard bowls, this could be worth looking into further.

A major difference between this unit and our other two choices above is found in how much water it consumes. For this is one of the best water saving toilets using just 1.28 gallon in each flush. Economically, installing a Watersense labelled product makes sense. Especially when you factor into your decision that it still has a 1000 gram MaP score.

If white isn't the color your after. It's also available in black, almond, biscuit, and several other colors that will help you match the theme and layout of your room.

Comparison table


TOTO CST744SL#01 Drake American Standard 2862.056.020 Fairfield KOHLER K-3609-0 Cimarron
Flush G-Max Siphonic action HET
GPF 1.6 1.6 1.28
Comfort height
Color Cotton white White White
Dimensions 28 x 19.5 x 30.5" 29.2 x 16.1 x 26.4" 28.8 x 17.6 x 30.8"
Weight 92 lbs 95 lbs 65.3 lbs
Rating 89% 88% 87%

Considerations before you buy


You already know what bowl shape you prefer. However, what other features should people shopping be looking at? We aim to cover the most important specs below so that you're well informed before parting with your money. You can also use pointers on the top 10 toilets page to help you understand the main differences between flushing mechanisms and more.

Rough in - Find your rough in distance using our guide. Toilets with a 10 inch rough in aren't as common as those with a twelve inch measurement. There are also several units that fit fourteen inches too. So, to avoid confusion, you should already know what your requirements are before you start shopping online.

One or two piece? - Without complicating things too much, the style you pick is defined by whether or not the tank and bowl are separated (two piece), or joined together (one piece). Two piece units require a little more time to set up.

Mounting type - Are you looking for a more unique style? A residential wall mounted toilet could provide just that. They are very minimalistic, and offer a contemporary touch to any bathroom. The alternative to that is standard, floor mount models. Much will depend on the current plumbing system you have in place. But because there is a fair amount of renovation work needed when putting up a suspended unit, floor mount will be the suitable option for the majority of buyers.

Skirted or not - Some manufacturers offer seamless products complete with a hidden trap. This limits the amount of pipes exposed, and helps prevent the build up of bacteria as there are far less cracks for it to get into. If you're not a big fan of cleaning, consider going for this style as smooth surfaces are far easier to clean than those with crevices.

Wrapping up


Compared to square bowls, elongated toilets have a comfort advantage. The added leg room and space within the bowl itself make them a sensible choice for males. However, you'll still need to weigh up and balance the amount of space available in your bathroom too to ensure it's going to fit.

It's important to give yourself enough knowledge about products before you spend your money. With the use of hints and tips in this guide, plus our terminology resource and frequently asked questions section, you can expect to make a smarter, informed decision that is free of regrets.