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Which toilet should I choose?

This is a question that has been bothering me for sometime. Now that I have finished tiling, and decorating all the walls and flooring, I’m on the lookout for a new toilet. At first thought, this was going to be simple. However, with the amount of choice on the market, it really can be quite difficult with an overwhelming amount of information with differing brand names, bowl types, flush types and much more.

Should I go for dual flush, or single? A Round or elongated bowl shape? Water saving or standard? These are just a few of the things I am currently taking into consideration and there a few sites out there on the web that are helping me find the top toilets. However, that’s only half the process. I’m also on a tight budget with around $250 to spend, so I can’t really expect to find a top of the range option for that price. I’m still going to be on the look out for the best value however.

Then there is the case of which brand name to go with. There are several respected ones in the industry such as American Standard, TOTO, and Kohler. But finding small differences between them is proving quite difficult as they are all held in high regard among consumers and plumbers each time I have analyzed various toilets from their products ranges.

Next up, after much deliberation, I have decided to go with a dual flush system. I believe it’s the sensible option where you can pick between two differing power of flush that consume two separate quantities of water. This will enable me to do my part for the environment.

Again, despite owning a reasonably small bathroom, I have gone for a elongated bowl over a round. From what I’ve read they tend to focus on user comfort, which is incredibly important to me. Nothing worse than being uncomfortable on the loo.

I will be spending a while longer searching through the many options in the industry, but have certainly filtered it down some by choosing the flush and bowl type thanks to excellent resources on sites like All that remains now is finding the exact product and brand I will choose. Stay tuned for updates on this.