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TOTO Carolina II Toilet Review

Our TOTO buying guide highlights several of what we believe to be leading toilets on the market. Within this list, we've included the MS644114CEFG#12. Our reasoning behind this is due to the efficient nature of its flush, the beautiful external design, and various comfort features such as its elongated shape bowl and universal height.

We've gone through some of its best features below to ensure readers fully understand the specifications and whether or not it meets their criteria.

Spec overview

Image Product Flush GPF Bowl Rating?
HET 1.28 Elongated 87%


Flush information - This operates on a efficient double cyclone flushing mechanism wish swirls the water round the bowl and ensures those harder to get to places are rinsed out. It also utilizes just 1.28 gallons with each flush making it WaterSense compliant.

Rough in - This model will fit a standard twelve inch rough in. Getting the right fit should be prioritized as ones that don't can be problematic later. Something too small will cause unwanted spaces behind the tank.

Bowl - A skirted bowl always adds to the overall appeal and by covering the trapway, washing it down every so often becomes a much simpler task. It's elongated for comfort and universal height for accessibility.

How does it compare to other toilets?

MS974224CEFG Eco Guinevere MS964214CEFG Eco Soiree MS854114 Ultimate MS624214CEFG Legato MS992CUMFG Neorest MS626214CEFG Aimes MS644114CEFG Carolina II MS814224CEFG Promenade II MS634114CEFG Supreme II MS614114CUFG Carlyle II CST412MF Aquia CST744SG Drake MS604114CEFG Ultramax II CST454CEFG Drake II
Flush HET HET Gravity HET Dual HET HET HET HET HET Dual G-max Double cyclone Double cyclone
GPF 1.28 1.28 1.6 1.28 0.8 / 1.0 1.28 1.28 1.28 1.28 1.0 1.6 / 0.9 1.6 1.28 1.28
Bowl Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated
Comfort height
Color Cotton Cotton Beige Cotton White Cotton White Cotton white Sedona Beige Colonial white Cotton white Cotton white Cotton white Cotton white Cotton white Cotton white
Dimensions 28.2 x 18 x 28.4" 28.1 x 14 x 27.8" 29 x 17 x 28" 28.5 x 17.2 x 28" 32.5 x 15.5 x 21.5" 28.5 x 17.2 x 28" 28.2 x 17.5 x 25.5" 28.5 x 16.2 x 29.2" 28.2 x 17.5 x 25.5" 28.2 x 16.5 x 28.8" 27.5 x 14.2 x 31.2" 28 x 19.5 x 28.5" 28.3 x 16.6 x 28.8" 28.8 x 16.5 x 29.4"
Weight 120 lbs 90 lbs 89 lbs 85 lbs 120 lbs 100 lbs 75 lbs 103 lbs 103 lbs 92 lbs 110 lbs 103 lbs 99 lbs 94 lbs
Rating 83% 83% 83% 84% 90% 85% 87% 87% 87% 87% 88% 89% 89% 88%

Considerations before you buy

Mount - Two main types are available in terms of toilet mounting. The obvious and popular choice are products which are mounted on the floor with hold down bolts. The second is a wall hung style where the bowl doesn't touch the floor and the waste is carried through a finished wall. The latter is arguably for aesthetics over features, but it can also be quite difficult to implement for DIY amateurs, which may mean you will require a plumber to fit it for you, increasing the overall costs.

Rough in - Your rough in distance will be the measurement from the wall to the center of your waste outlet. Our article guides you through this process so that you know your measurements before you start shopping around.

Water surface area - Think about getting a toilet with a larger water surface area. This can be advatageous in terms of keeping odors to a minimum and ensure the bathroom remains in the utmost hygienic conditions.

Trip lever - Do you favor a push button solution, or a simple trip lever? Both are quite common. You should also think about the most the most convenient location for a trip lever is for you. This will differ from person to person.

Bowl shape and size - Are you someone that has trouble with the motion of sitting and standing? If so, a tall toilet could be just what you need. Look for terminology used by the main manufacturers like comfort height and universal height. This means they tend to be a couple of inches taller than standard bowls and it can make all the difference to some people.

Wrapping up

The MS644114CEFG#12 toilet is simple to install thanks to its one piece design, is more efficient than its 1.6 gallon counterparts, and is glossed over with SanaGloss to help the water from the tank thoroughly clean the bowl more effectively. However, it's not best suited for people working with a small budget.

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