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Kohler Santa Rosa
If you need to know which one-piece models to consider and don’t have time to shop around, here are some quick considerations.
For ultimate stain fighting power inside and out, and for the most power in a one-piece model, consider the American Standard Champion.
If you need a toilet that will get the job done while conserving you significantly on water, think about the Toto Ultramax.
It packs power but won’t waste water, and the coating by Toto will keep this clean.
To get power and water conservation in a classically good looking bathroom, you may want to choose the Kohler Santa Rosa.
American Standard has long been trusted for their high quality toilets.
American Standard is at the lead in innovations in flushing and in stain fighting coverings, so your bathroom will get clean easier and stay clean longer.
The best one-piece model you can find is one made by American Standard.
You can feel confident that your American Standard Champion model will satisfy all of your needs.
This efficient, effective toilet delivers powerful bowl clearing power and a strong coating to prevent stains.
The larger trapway and flush valve push through more waste more quickly, so you will have a bowl clearing flush every time. It can remove more waste, faster, than the competition.
Top One Piece Toilets
How to Choose The Right One
Chances are you are thinking about a clean look for your one-piece model that’s why you’re choosing it in the first place.
These models offer the easiest to clean design and will appear clean longer, because the lack of a seam means that there is nowhere for dust, dirt, and mildew to accumulate and grow.
Since you are concerned about cleanliness, you will want a toilet that packs more stay clean power than just a lack of a seam.
Toilets by Toto and American Standard feature special coatings designed to resist staining, mildew, and mold.
Some surfaces are antimicrobial while others are super slick to prevent anything from sticking to them.
Toilets made of vitreous china resist scratches, acid damage, and discoloration.
Models that offer a skirted design hide the exposed plumbing on the base of the toilet, keeping dust from settling and allowing you to clean the base with one smooth stroke.
Some people find that skirting looks less attractive and traditional than toilets with exposed tubing, and skirting that sticks out to far under the seat can take up foot room and make seating uncomfortable as your legs rub against the base.
Some one-piece models come with everything included, and feature lids and seats that close slowly to stop you from every slamming the seat.
Other models require you to buy the hardware and seat separately. Take into account the price of the toilet and everything else you will need to purchase when comparing models.
A bowl clearing flush is one of the most important features in any toilet, but you don’t want to waste water either.
Some models will power anything out of the bowl with their wider flush valves and trapways that allow more water to enter the bowl at a time, so a more powerful flush is accomplished using less water.
Other models offer dual flushes so you can use as much water as you need, dropping your water usage considerably.
Top Rated Models
1. . KOHLER Santa Rosa Comfort Height
This classically good looking Kohler one-piece model looks like toilets you remember, but offers so much more in bowl clearing power and easy cleaning.
Kohler designed this model to have a comfortable, elongated bowl while still being compact enough to take up the same space in your bathroom as a less comfortable round bowl.
The design of it means you won’t have any seams to clean into, but the exposed plumbing near the rear of the base means you will have to clean into the nooks and crannies where dust will accumulate on level surfaces.
It is comfort height, so it is more comfortable for taller people or people who have trouble sitting or standing. It will not, however, be as comfortable for shorter people or as easy to use for children.
The high efficiency flush of the Santa Rosa gives you the power of a 3.5 gallon flush, while using only 1.28 gallons. Save up to 16,500 gallons a year compared to your old one, while never having to deal with a frustrating clog.
This power doesn’t come silently. Expect this Kohler to make a little noise when you flush, so it may not be best for a central space.
American Standard has put the Champion through a battery of tests to insure that it can flush as well as possible. The design of this toilet has virtually eradicated the annoying problem of clogs.
It can move a mass 70 percent larger than the industry standard. This mass moving power means you won’t have to worry about clogs.
American Standard even flushed a bucket of golf balls down the Champion with no problems at all.
The Champion’s flush valve is four inches wide, so it pushes waste through the system much faster than the standard two inch flush valve.
All this power is accomplished using only 1.6 gallons per flush. Get all the power without compromising on water conservation.
The trapway of it is larger than standard as well, and fully glazed too. This trapway can move a mass forty percent larger than a two inch trapway can.
American Standard’s Ever Clean surface is a permanent antimicrobial surface that covers the toilet completely, inside and outside.
This treatment inhibits stains from forming and bacteria, mold, and mildew from growing.
Cleaning this sleek surface is easy, and you can go longer between cleanings, while your toilet continues to look great.
This classic looking Toto one-piece model will look great in any bathroom, whether your bathroom tends toward being more modern or more traditional.
The sleek design means you won’t be cleaning in the seams, and a rounded base looks attractive from the front.
Exposed plumbing near the back of the toilet looks old fashioned in a pleasing way, but the nooks and crannies are more difficult to clean into than a skirted design, and the flat surfaces will tend to collect dust. That said, it does give you plenty of legroom around the base.
It is Water Sense approved, so you know you will get an efficient toilet with this Toto.
The universal height of this model is more comfortable for shorter people and children, but may be uncomfortably short for taller people or people who have trouble getting up and sitting down.
Double Cyclone technology is the latest in bowl clearing power.
A powerful centrifugal motion created by two nozzles cleans the rim and bowl completely every time you flush.
Since the rim has no holes, there are no places for grime or mildew to build up, and the SanaGloss glaze stops mold, bacteria, debris, and stains from sticking to the surface.
You can clean less often, and it will look better between cleanings.
This powerful Glacier bay one-piece model is highly efficient, providing a dual flush design so you can choose how much water you need with each flush.
The clever design of it makes you feel comfortable on the seat while providing plenty of room for your legs around the old fashioned base, which is narrower at the top and widens very slightly as it approaches the floor, for a light but stable look.
Plumbing is hidden behind the toilet, creating a frustrating cleaning experience.
A Water Sense certification can make you feel confident that it will conserve water.
It is made of vitreous china, which although resistant to acid, staining, and abrasion, is not as effective at preventing the growth of mold and mildew as toilets that feature more advanced technology.
Everything you need to install it is included, so you can consider the price under $350 to be all inclusive.
Glaciar Bay provides a lifetime limited warranty on this model, so you can feel confident of your investment. Installing a new model is no small ordeal, so you want to know that you won’t have to do it again any time soon.
This American standard one-piece model offers a classic good looking design with the latest advances in flushing technology. The one-piece design doesn’t leave you with any seams to clean, but the exposed plumbing on the side will collect dust and require you to clean into its tight spaces.
The elongated bowl of this toilet is comfortable to sit on, but the compact construction means that it won’t take up more space in your bathroom than a round model would.
The 1.28 gallons per flush will save you water, while also keeping you from having to deal with clogs. It is Right Height, at 16 ½ inches, so it is comfortable to use and offers handicap accessibility.
American Standard uses a smart gravity design to give better performance and fewer clogs.
While flushes use 20 percent less water than traditional models, you will never be left flushing twice. The 1.6 gallons a flush clear the bowl thoroughly every time.
The fully glazed trapway of the Cadet has a larger diameter, at 2 ⅛ inches, than a standard model, so masses up to 60 percent larger can pass without clogging.
This attractive high profile design by Toto offers a classically good looking bathroom with the cleaning ease of a one-piece model and all the bowl clearing power technology has to offer.
The external plumbing means you will need to clean into the nooks and crannies of this toilet, which has surfaces that will tend to collect dust. The design is, however, more classic than skirted designs.
It offers low water consumption without compromising power by utilizing siphon jet flushing.
This package is all inclusive, with a tank cover, fittings, and Soft Close seat included. A Soft Close seat means you won’t have the uncomfortable experience of dropping the lid loudly again.
The power gravity flushing system gives you an effective and quiet flush every time.
A three inch flush valve is 125 percent larger than the traditional flush valve, allowing for more to pass through more quickly.
The fully glazed trapway will prevent stains from accumulating, while the large water surface provided by this toilet will keep smells away.
It doesn’t make a small bathroom feel smaller, but it also doesn’t seem too small in a larger bathroom.
he sleek, modern design can look good in any bathroom, while the skirt makes cleaning the outside a breeze.
Unlike some skirting which can interfere with your footing while seated, this Woodbridge model has skirting that slants slightly inward as it goes down, with a steeper ridge nearer the bottom for a little more foot room.
It allows for the clean, polished look of a modern one-piece while still providing comfortable seating.
It is designed without corners or hard to reach angles, to make cleaning a breeze for anyone.
A dual flush system gives you the best of power and water conservation, providing one gallon liquid flushes and 1.6 gallon solids flushes.
The siphon flushing system is fully glazed to prevent staining. This technology gives you a powerful flush while remaining quiet.
It is comfort height, which is more comfortable for taller people and people who have difficulty sitting and standing, but may be more difficult for shorter people.
An easy-close seat and everything you need to install it are included with it. Never experience the unpleasant sensation of accidentally slamming the lid again.
A five-year warranty on porcelain and a one-year warranty on the flushing mechanism and soft close lid can put your mind at ease about your purchase.
This charming model from Toto offers a high profile, easy to clean one-piece design with excellent flushing power.
The one-piece design will keep you from cleaning in seams, but exposed plumbing on the sides of the base mean you will need to clean into the spaces around the tubing, which collect dust.
Toto coats its Ultramax model with SanaGloss, a patented, super smooth coating that prevents debris from forming and mold and bacteria from growing.
A catalyzed ion barrier repels particles for incredible long lasting clean. SanaGloss can allow you to go longer between cleanings, and will keep your Toto toilet looking great for years to come.
Toto uses E-Max flushing in their Ultramax model. E-Max is simple but incredibly effective, unloading 1.28 gallons with each surprisingly quiet flush.
A SoftClose seat is included with this toilet. This seat is resistant to chemicals and cleaning agents, and will prevent you from ever slamming the seat accidentally again. Just drop the seat and watch it lower itself gently down.
The height of it is not as comfortable for short people or children, but it may be easier for taller people or those who have difficulty sitting or standing.
This bold, contemporary model by Swiss Madison features a graceful skirted design for ease of cleaning. The gently moulded skirting tucks in so you have plenty of foot room, while still hiding plumbing so there is no accumulation of dust and debris.
The one-piece design means there is not seam to clean into, either.
Two powerful nozzles create a centrifugal force, instead of using holes in the rim which can easily develop mold. This powerful force can create an impressive flush.
The dual flush design allows you to choose between a partial flush that uses an impressively low .8 gallons of water and a full flush that packs 1.28 gallons per flush.
Using exactly the water you need to flush and no more will save you significantly on your water bill.
It is Water Sense certified so you can feel completely confident that you are choosing a model that can effectively conserve water.
It comes with a soft close seat so you will never have the unpleasant experience of having the toilet lid slam on you.
Swiss Madison offers a limited lifetime warranty, so you can feel confident about your investment into this toilet.
This incredibly compact toilet from Horow offers an attractive and comfortable high design in a tightly constructed little toilet that can fit into the smallest spaces with ease.
It is made of vitreous china, which will resist scratching, staining, and acid, but will not keep away mold or mildew like some of the more advanced coatings.
Itt is also coated with a self clean glaze, which makes it easy to wipe surfaces clean.
The siphon flushing offers a super powerful flush using a specially designed pipe that creates super suction.
The dual flush of the toilet is highly efficient, and the 2” glazed trapway, while not as wide as some trapways, can put down a lot of load without clogging.
The seat cover that is included with this model closes slowly so you won’t have to worry about accidentally slamming the seat cover.
Everything else needed to install your new toilet is also included.
It feels comfortable and roomy enough for anyone while saving space in a compact bathroom.
The seat, while not elongated, is not quite round, finding a good balance between comfort and space conservation.
Our Top Winner
The Kohler Santa Rosa. is a classically good looking one-piece model that is designed to be compact to save room in your bathroom while still being very comfortable to sit on.
The Kohler offers a lot of the power of the Toto and American Standard, but comes at a much more reasonable price.
This is an efficient toilet that will give you a powerful flush while saving water.
Kohler doesn’t accomplish the power as quietly as more expensive brands, but you can feel confident that you won’t have to flush twice or fight a clog, but you will save money on your water bill.