11 Best Comfort Height Toilets

11 Best Comfort Height Toilets

Anthony Barnes

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We all want our toilet to be comfortable and practical. However, not every toilet is going to work for every person. This is why comfort height toilets were developed – made especially for elderly, disabled, and tall people – accommodating them where a regular toilet might be too small or low.

But what are the best ones that you can buy and have installed in your home?

Well, we’ve got all the answers for you. In the guide below, you’ll find our breakdown of the 11 best comfort height toilets available on the market. We’ve narrowed our list down by looking at a variety of features and benefits that you would want from a comfort height toilet.

These are things like their water-efficiency, the overall design, their size, the flushing power, and their overall ease. So, if you’re looking for a new comfort height toilet, read on!

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Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff 

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Arcwares Wifi Smart Water Valve Shut-Off

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Dome Automatic Main Water Shut-Off Valve Controller

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EcoNet Controls EVC200-HCSML The Bulldog Valve Robot

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Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant + Shutoff

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Grohe 22503LN0 Sense Guard Smart Water Controller

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Vaticas Smart Water Valve 

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HomeSeer Z-Wave Plus Water Valve 

What Is A Comfort Height Toilet?

Firstly, let’s just clear this up. We’ve already touched on the fact that comfort height toilets are used most by elderly, disabled, or tall people, who may not be able to use a regular toilet so easily.

But what makes a comfort height toilet different? Really, it’s the height difference, as you can probably tell from their name.

Comfort height toilets stand about 2 to 4 inches taller than standard toilets. Standard toilets are usually about 15 inches tall, up to the seat, so this means that comfort height toilets come out at about 17 to 19 inches in height.

This extra bit of height puts less pressure on the joints of the people that use it, as well as helping the lower back area too. This easing is essential to the people who use comfort height toilets, because they need the most help – and the least stress – on those areas of the body.

11 Best Comfort Height Toilets

Convenient Height 20 Inch Extra Tall Toilet

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This is practically the highest comfort height toilet that you’re going to find, measuring 20 inches in height. And that’s just the regular elevation of the bowl! Once you add a toilet seat on top of it, it’s looking to be about 21 inches tall.

This is a massive 6 inches higher than a standard toilet bowl, and users of this comfort height toilet will see the benefits immediately. On top of that, once you add the cistern into effect, the total height of this toilet is 36 inches tall.

You may worry that its extreme height might mean that it takes up a lot more room, but this is not the case. The bowl has a length of about 27 inches, which is the same or even less than a typical toilet, meaning that it won’t be harder to install one in your place.

On the topic of installation, you’ll need a rough-in of about 12 inches. Rough-ins are a measure of the space between the wall that’s behind the toilet and the center of the waste pipe, which is 12 inches in this case.

The toilet also comes with a soft close toilet seat, meaning that you won’t have to worry about the seat slamming when you push it down.

In terms of its flushing capabilities, it has an impressive output ranging between 0.9 and 1.28 gallons of water – per flush. Since this is an environmentally low level, it classifies as WaterSense certified, meaning that it can be sold across America.

WaterSense selected products that use less water, without any sacrifice in quality or performance, so you know that this comfort height toilet is doing a good thing.

You may also worry that such a high toilet will be difficult to assemble and install, but this isn’t the case either. It will ship to you in 2 different boxes, though this can make things different: they may not arrive at the same time and you’ll be left waiting to assemble.

That being said, splitting the shipping helps reduce the likelihood that it will be damaged entirely in transport.

This will be a great comfort height toilet for people who aren’t quite as mobile as others, perhaps being elderly or disabled. That being said, it may also prove too high for some, being annoyingly elevated. If you think this is a possibility, you may want to go for one of the other, shorter ones.

Features:

  • Two-Piece
  • Soft close Seat
  • Gravity Flush
  • Elongated Bowl
  • Glazed Body and Trapway

Specifications:

  • 0.9-1.28 gallons per flush (WaterSense certified)
  • Vitreous China
  • 12 inch rough-in
  • Metal Handle
  • Floor Mounted
  • 120 pound weight
  • Depth: 27 inches
  • Height: 36 inches
  • Width: 14.75 inches

Toto Ultramax II

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This impressive and comfortable toilet may not be the tallest, but it is one of the very best comfort height toilets available on the market today. The bow height runs to about 16.125 inches tall (about 17.25 with a seat attached), coming to a total height of 28.8 inches when you add the cistern.

Speaking of seats, this comes with a soft close toilet seat to avoid any alarming slamming noise when you put it back down. On top of that, the seat has non-slip bumpers to stop the seat from shifting around when you sit on it.

This is especially essential for the elderly or the disabled, who could be hurt if the seat slipped around too much, possibly even throwing them off it. That won’t happen with this comfort height toilet!

It’s a powerful toilet, too. Toto have designed a “Tornado” flushing system, which uses 2 nozzles to create a swirling flurry of water, rinsing every inch of the bowl. This is much better than the single stream that most toilets have, which doesn’t quite touch every inch.

You may worry that such a powerful flush isn’t environmentally friendly, or will increase your water bill. Not so! This is another WaterSense certified comfort height toilet, using 1.28 gallons of water for every flush. This is the limit that they allow, interestingly, but it thankfully doesn’t go past it.

It’s a stylish looking toilet, white and smooth. The outside of it is coated with a special Cefiontect ceramic glazing, bringing an ultra-smooth texture to it.

This doesn’t just look and feel great, but it’s good for the health of it all too. The glaze scientifically helps to stop limescale and mold from building up on the surface, meaning that you don’t have to clean it as much.

The toilet will ship to you in one piece, making it easy to assemble, which you do instantly. If you want a skirted toilet, though, this won’t be your best choice. Not to worry, Toto has a skirted mode called the Carlyle II.

Skirted toilets are different to regular toilets in that they have a clean line from front to back, which makes them easier to clean among other things. An additional downside for the Ultramax II model is that it doesn’t come with a wax ring or mounting bolts, which you’ll have to get separately.

Features:

  • One-Piece
  • Elongated Bowl
  • Chrome Trip Lever Finish
  • Tornado Flush
  • Gravity Flush
  • Trip Lever
  • Soft Close Seat
  • One Year Warranty
  • Cefiontect Ceramic Glaze

Specifications:

  • 1.28 gallons per flush (WaterSense certified)
  • Vitreous China
  • 12 inch rough-in
  • 99 pound weight
  • Depth: 28.3 inches
  • Height: 28.8 inches
  • Width: 16.6 inches

American Standard Champion 4 Right Height Toilet

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Shipping in one piece for ease, this comfort height toilet is floor mounted and available in three colors: white, linen, and bone. This means that you can pick whoever color is going to suit the style and shade of the rest of your bathroom!

The American Standard Champion has very impressive flushing capabilities. It uses a 4 inch piston accelerator flush, which speeds up and shoots out the water that’s coming from the tank. It pushes a great deal of water through in a short amount of time, thoroughly and quickly cleansing and cleaning your bowl from all its dirt.

A downside, however, is that one flush will use 1.6 gallons of water. This is over the 1.28 gallon limit that would give the toilet a WaterSense certification. It’s slightly worse for the environment and your water bill.

Speaking of the bowl, the bow has a height of about 16.5 inches. Once you add the seat, this will raise to around 17.5 inches, and the overall height of the whole toilet (bowl and tank) will be 29.5 inches tall.

On the topic of seating, this model used a soft close toilet seat, which slowly and softly closes itself from a single push. This means that you won;t get the shock of any nasty slamming!

The benefit of having a soft close seat on comfort height toilets is because the people using them may not be capable of bending down to close the seat all the way, being more likely that they can only push it once from the top. Due to gravity, this would result in a big slamming noise! With the soft close seating, though, this can be avoided.

The body of the toilet is coated with EverClean. As the name suggests, this keeps it clean! The coating is antimicrobial, getting rid of nasty microbes like mold and bacteria. This means that you shouldn’t have to clean the outside quite so thoroughly, and it should last longer without getting dangerous and unhealthy.

Features:

  • One-Piece
  • Elongated Bowl
  • Soft Close Toilet Seat
  • 4 Inch Piston Action Accelerator Flush
  • EverClean Coating
  • Mounting Bolts, Wax Ring & Bolt Caps Included
  • Chrome Trip Lever
  • 10 Year Warranty

Specifications:

  • 1.6 gallons per flush (not WaterSense certified)
  • 12 inch rough-in
  • Floor mounted
  • 2 ⅜ inch glazed trapway
  • Depth: 29.75 inches
  • Height: 29.5 inches
  • Width: 17.75 inches

Kohler K-6999-0 Memoirs

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This is a sleek and stylish comfort height toilet, with plenty of great features for those who need it.

The height up to the toilet bowl comes out at around 16.5 inches, like a lot on this list. Once you add a toilet seat, it’ll come to about 17.5 inches, and the total height of the toilet is an impressive 31.43 inches. Speaking of toilet seats, this doesn’t come with one.

Despite shipping in two boxes, in two pieces, neither contains a seat. You’ll have to buy your own, though we recommend Kohler’s own Cachet seat, because it’s a soft close seat. This means that elderly or disabled people won’t have to bend to close their seat.

This Kohler toilet is also very easy to clean, in part due to its sleek design. It uses a concealed trapway design, rather than a typical skirted one, meaning that there are fewer gaps and holes for dirt to build up in – meaning you can just simply clean all around, getting every inch.

On the other hand, though, it doesn’t have a special antibacterial coating like a few of the previous comfort height toilets have.

Its flush is very impressive too! It uses Kohler’s own AquaPiston technology, which gets rid of the toilet flapper that most toilets work with, instead having a canister that pushes water into the bowl from every direction. That’s right, it’s a 360 degree flush!

This means that every bit of the bowl should be well covered by water, effectively cleansing your toilet from all possible germs – and quickly too.

The forcefulness of the flush is helped by the fact that the water has a wide entry that’s wider than the exit flow. On top of this, the toilet uses 1.28 gallons of water per flush, which qualifies it for WaterSense certification – and helps reduce water waste.

You get a variety of visual designs to pick from, too, being able to choose the color of the toilet. This may not seem like the most important feature, but it is if you want it to match the color scheme of your surrounding bathroom.

You can choose from the classic white, black, ice gray, almond, biscuit, dune, and sandbar. This is a wide range and should mean that you can get exactly the right aesthetic for you.

Features:

  • Two-Piece
  • Elongated Bowl
  • Chrome Lever Finish
  • Vitreous China Material
  • Mounting Bolts and Bolt Caps Includes
  • Toilet Seat, Wax Ring, or Water Supply Line NOT Included
  • Gravity Flush
  • Concealed Trapway
  • Floor Mounted
  • AquaPiston Technology
  • One Year Warranty

Specifications:

  • 1.28 gallons per flush (WaterSense certified)
  • 100 pound weight
  • 12 inch rough-in
  • Depth: 29.625 inches
  • Height: 31.43 inches
  • Width: 20.5 inches

Toto Drake 2-Piece Ada Toilet

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Another one from Toto here, although a little different from the Ultramax II.

This comfort height toilet uses Tot’s own G-max flushing technology to give it an impressively powerful and effective flush. With an extra-large siphon jet and a fully glazed trapway, it pushes a great deal of water into the bowl in a very short amount of time, cleaning quickly and thoroughly.

However, it comes at a cost. This model uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush, which means that it does not qualify for the environmentally sound WaterSense certification. This means that your water bill might be a little higher than you want.

However, as a side note, Toto have rectified this by making a new model of the Drake. It has dual flushes, which allows you to pick how much power you’re using. The bigger of the dual flushes is still 1.6 gallons per flush, which we would recommend for solids, but you can use the smaller flush which comes out at just 0.8 gallons per flush.

Obviously, though, you can’t just use the weaker flush for everything in your toilet. But at least you can vary it up, and not be using 1.6 gallons just for flushing down liquids.

Additionally, another model of Drake, called the Drake II, does make up fully for the flush. It uses 1.28 gallons of water per flush, making it perfectly WaterSense certified and good for the environment.

With that being said, back to this Drake model! This has a bowl height of 16.5 inches, with the addition of the seat coming out at 17.5 inches as usual.

Like the Kohler model before this, it doesn’t come with a seat, so you’ll have to buy one. As always, we recommend a soft close seat for additional ease! The total height of the toilet, with the tank included, is around 30.5 inches.

This comfort height toilet also benefits from good toilet bowl length. It is longer than traditional round-front toilets, being elongated above those by about 2 inches. This gives the user much more space to sit, making it – alongside the increased overall height – extremely comfortable.

The toilet ships in two pieces, coming in separate boxes and needing to be assembled together.

Features:

  • Two-Piece
  • Elongated Bowl
  • G-Max Flushing System with Single Flush
  • Glazed Trapway
  • Chrome Trip Lever
  • Vitreous China Material
  • Toilet Bolts Included
  • Toilet Seat, Mounting Bolts and Wax Ring NOT Included
  • Gravity Flush
  • Floor Mounted
  • One Year Warranty

Specifications:

  • 1.6 gallons per flush (not WaterSense certified)
  • 12 inch rough-in
  • Depth: 28.125 inches
  • Height: 30.5 inches
  • Width: 19.875 inches

Kohler Cimarron K-3609-7 Comfort Height Toilet

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This comfort height toilet from Kohler is part of their Cimaroon range, which has plenty of other models, including round and one-piece toilets. This K-3609-7 model, however, is a two-piece toilet and a great pick.

One of its qualities is its powerful flushing capabilities. It uses Kohler’s own AquaPiston technology, mentioned earlier in this list, which is successful because it is more precise and effective than regular toilet flapper flushers.

With those, water only comes into the bowl from one side, because the flapper is hinged. Kohler’s AquaPiston, on the other hand, lifts vertically. This allows the water to come into the flush valve, and then the bowl as a whole, from all angles.

By that, we mean that it’s a 360 degree flush, covering every inch and bit of the bowl. This is great, because it means that your bowl will be more thoroughly cleaned and cleansed than with regular toilets and their flappers.

On top of that, you won’t have to scrub away at it too much yourself whenever you clean your toilet manually. The flush is forceful, too, because the water entry point is wider than the exit point, allowing water pressure to build up. This means that the water will be shot into the bowl at an increased force and speed.

As for water usage with that flush, it comes out at a typical 1.28 gallons per flush. This is the limit to qualify for WaterSense certification, so it counts and is good for the environment. It’s a relief that such a powerful, all cleansing flush still comes in at a healthy 1.28 gallons per flush!

The toilet bowl itself stands at 16.5 inches tall from the floor, like many of the comfort height toilets we’re mentioning on this list. This is a great height, taller than regular toilets, but not too tall that it becomes too difficult to use for the user.

As usual, when you fix a toilet seat to it, the height comes to about 17.5 inches. However, as is the case with the last few toilets on this list, this doesn’t come with a toilet seat with it. You have to buy one yourself – we’d recommend a soft close seat over a plain one!

The total height of this comfort height toilet, when you include the height of the tank too, comes to about 30.75 inches tall. Speaking of the tank, this uses a DryLock tank installation, with the tank having no bolt holes. Additionally, the model as a whole requires a 12 inch rough-in.

Features:

  • Two-Piece
  • Elongated Bowl
  • AquaPiston Flushing Technology
  • DryLock Tank Installation
  • Single Flush
  • One Year Warranty

Specifications:

  • 1.28 gallons per flush (WaterSense certified)
  • 12 inch rough-in
  • Depth: 29.5 inches
  • Height: 30.75 inches
  • Width: 17.625 inches

American Standard Cadet 3 Flowise

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This comfort height toilet ships in two boxes, with you having to assemble it from two-pieces. It’s a round-front toilet, which makes a big difference. Basically, these take up much less room than elongated toilets, which there have been a lot of in the list so far.

Elongated toilet bowls come out at a length of around 18,5 inches typically. Round-front toilets, on the other hand, often have a length of about 16.5 inches. This means that this round-front toilet is perfect for people who have a smaller bathroom than others, because you can save space.

The height up to the bowl is also 16.5 inches, but comes out at 17.5 when you attach the toilet seat. Thankfully, a toilet seat is actually included with this model of comfort height toilet. Even better than that, it’s a soft close toilet seat that’s included!

This means that the user won’t have to bend low to close the lid slowly, to avoid it slamming shut. Instead, they can just push it from the top and it will slowly go down, before landing softly with barely a noise.

It’s a very healthy toilet, too, with plenty of features that mean it shouldn’t get covered in dirt and germs. Firstly, the toilet is coated in American Standard’s own special EverClean antimicrobial additive.

Like a few others in this list, the coating means that microbes ad bacterias shouldn’t build up on the outside and surface of your toilet. On top of that, there shouldn’t be any mold growing either.

Secondly, the toilet is designed to be a skirted toilet. This means that there are very few gaps and holes in it where dirt can build up. It’s all flat and smooth, meaning that you won’t have to make sure that you’re thoroughly cleaning in any crevices.

You’re probably wondering about the cleaning of the bowl itself – the flush power! Well, it uses a Cadet 3 FloWise for its flush technology, giving a strong and thorough jet of water. Better yet, it uses 1.28 gallons of water per flush, which means that it is WaterSense certified. Your water bills will stay down, and you’ll be helping the environment too.

Features:

  • Two-Piece
  • Round-Front Toilet
  • Concealed Trapway
  • PowerWash Rims
  • FloWise Flushing Technology
  • Toilet Seat and Mounting Bolts Included
  • Wax Ring and Supply Line NOT Included
  • American Standard’s EverClean Surface Coating
  • Vitreous China Material
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Floor Mounted
  • 5 Year Warranty

Specifications:

  • 1.28 gallons per flush (WaterSense certified)
  • 12 inch rough-in
  • Depth: 28.25 inches
  • Height: 30.75 inches
  • Width: 15.75 inches

Kohler K-3999-0 Highline Comfort Height

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This comfort height toilet comes in two-pieces, so your shipping might come in separate boxes and on separate days. Keep in mind, have the time to assemble it!

It’s an affordable and high-quality toilet that offers many impressive features. One of those is its flushing capabilities, using Kohler’s own Class Five flushing technology.

This uses a large flush valve, which allows for a huge amount of water to be pushed into the toilet bowl – and all in a very short amount of time. This speed and power means that anything in the bowl should be flushed away down your pipes very quickly and cleanly.

You may expect such a powerful flush to use a lot of water, especially since it’s a bulk of water that’s being pushed out into the bowl. Well, that isn’t the case actually! The usage comes out at a regular 1.28 gallons of water per flush.

This, of course, means that this comfort height toilet is a certified WaterSense toilet, allowing it to be sold all across America, particularly in California. So, you’ll still get a big and powerful water flush, yet your water usage bill will keep itself low. On top of that, you’ll be helping to prevent water wastage!

The toilet bowl stands about 16.5 inches up from the floor, but 17.5 inches with a toilet seat attached. However, this comfort height toilet doesn’t come with a toilet seat in the box. For that reason, you’ll have to go out and buy one – making sure that it’s the right size and shape for your toilet.

When you do go to buy one, we recommend that you get a soft close toilet seat. This will mean that the user won’t have to dip and bend to put the seat gently down by their own hands, instead allowing them to just push it and let it gently lower itself.

As for rough-in space, this model of Kohler comfort height toilet requires 12 inches.

Like other Kohler toilets, this model uses a DryLock system for installing the toilet tank in> This means that it has no bolt holes drilled into the toilet tank. You may wonder why this is a benefit, surely holes would make it more secure to fix?

Actually, no! This isn’t really the case. See, toilet tanks with bolt holes can leak after time, the holes giving water a place to come out of. With no holes cut into the toilet tank, you are less likely to get any leakages of water from the tank – which would waste water, giving an ineffective flush and costing you money.

Speaking of the toilet tank, the height of the Kohler K-3999-0 Highline Comfort Height toilet comes to about 31.25 inches tall when you include its maximum height with the tank.

Features:

  • Two-Piece
  • Elongated Bowl
  • Class Five Flushing Technology
  • 3-Bolt Installation
  • Single Flush
  • Vitreous China Material
  • Floor Mounted
  • Toilet Bowl Caps Included
  • Toilet Seat and Supply Line NOT Included
  • One Year Warranty

Specifications:

  • 1.28 gallons per flush (WaterSense certified)
  • 12 inch rough-in
  • Depth: 29.75 inches
  • Height: 31.25 inches
  • Width: 18 inches

Woodbridge T-0001

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This is a comfort height toilet with a fantastic, highly modern design. It perfectly blends curves and angles to create a toilet that is stylish and smooth.

On top of its sleek design, the toilet has powerful and effective flushing capabilities. How does it achieve this? Well, it uses a siphon jet dual flush system. A dual flushing system gives you two buttons, one big and one small.

These indicate the amounts of flush you can do! If you press the small button, you’ll get a flush that uses 1 gallon of water. If you press the bigger button, on the other hand, you’ll get a flush that uses 1.6 gallons of water – which is pretty standard for a big flush.

Ideally, you should use the small button and the small flush for liquids. This leaves the big button, and big flush, for the solids. They need the extra power to be washed down properly!

Since the maximum amount of water usage is 1.6 gallons of water per flush, this qualifies the toilet for WaterSense certification – saving you money and the environment! Despite this, it’s still a powerful flush, caused by the siphon jet as well as the glazed trapway.

The height up to the toilet bowl with this Woodbridge model is about 16.5 inches. This is like most of the toilets on this list, and is a good height that isn’t too high and isn’t too low. When you add a lid, however, it should come to about 18 inches in height.

As a side note, the toilet itself, including up the top of the tank, stands at a total of 27.5 inches tall. This isn’t that much more than up to the bowl and lid – certainly less than other toilets. That’s because this stylish toilet has a very low tank, which adds it to its minimalist, uncluttered design.

Speaking of design, this comfort height toilet is specially made to be sleek and smooth. This means that there aren’t corners, gaps, or crevices. You may think that this is just an aesthetic benefit, but it actually helps you too!

Without crevices, there are fewer places for dirty and grime to build up. This means that when you come to clean the toilet, which should be done regularly, you won’t have to be as thorough as you usually might. With fewer places for mold and bacteria to build up, you’ll be getting your cleaning done quicker!

We mentioned earlier that this toilet comes up to 18 inches in height, going by the bowl and the lid. This is a little taller than usual, and that’s because the toilet comes with a free soft close toilet seat included. Clearly, it’s a little thicker than others, which should only add to the comfort and support.

Additionally, the seat has a quick release mechanism. This will not only help you with installing it, making it easier, but also makes your cleaning work even easier than it already is! To clean under and around the seat, you can simply detach it, giving you the room to do a thorough cleaning job.

That isn’t to say that installing the one-piece toilet will be completely easy, though. Since it is a skirted toilet, it will be more difficult to mount it on a flange. A non-skirted toilet would be easier to attach, because the bolts slot in easily.

If you do struggle mounting this skirted comfort height toilet, though, be sure to get a professional to do it. It may cost you extra, but it means that the job will be done correctly and safely – allowing you to use the toilet without worry of a faulty job.

Features:

  • One-Piece
  • Elongated Bowl
  • Ceramic
  • Floor Mounted
  • Siphon Jet Dual Flush
  • Chrome Finish Flush Buttons
  • Soft Close Seat, Wax Ring and Bolts Included
  • Water Supply Line NOT Included

Specifications:

  • 1/1.6 gallons per flush (WaterSense certified)
  • 12 inch rough-in
  • 129 pound weight
  • Depth: 28.5 inches
  • Height: 27.5 inches
  • Width: 14.5 inches

Niagara 77001WHCO1 Stealth Toilet

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This two-piece high-quality toilet offers great water efficiency. Given that it’s named after a famous waterfall, you would expect it to be good with water – and it is!

The height up to the toilet bowl is about 17 inches tall, making it slightly higher than most of the toilets on this list. Once you add a toilet seat to that, it’s going to be measuring a height of about 18 inches. The total height of the toilet, once you take the height of the included tank into account, is about 31 inches.

Speaking of seats, this is sadly one of those comfort height toilets that doesn’t come with a toilet seat included. When you go out to buy one, make sure to get a soft close toilet seat, which will make things much easier for anyone who uses it. And prevent any unexpected slamming noises!

This Niagara model is a pressure-assisted toilet, with a Stealth flush chamber inside the toilet tank. What does this mean for the flush? Well, the water that goes into the tank from your pipes is mixed with compressed air.

Deliberately, I might add! It’s all scientific, you see, because this combination puts the water under pressure. This means that when you hit flush, and the water comes out of the tank into the bow, it comes out in extra speed and force.

The pressure drives the water to be quicker, resulting in an MaP score of 800g. What does this mean, though? Basically, MaP is a score that reflects how much solid waste your toilet can remove in a single flush of water.

The amount of solid waste is measured in grams, which in this case are 800g. That’s a lot of waste removed in just one flush!

You might think that this means the toilet wastes a lot of water, because it would need lots to get rid of so much waste. Well, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Astonishingly, the Niagara uses just 0.8 gallons of water per flush.

This is the least we’ve encountered so far, running at half of the regular amount (1.6 gallons). To put it into perspective, the previous toilet we mentioned had two flushes, and even just the smaller flush (for liquids) uses 1 gallon of water per flush. This uses even less, yet somehow gets rid of 800g of solid waste!

As a result, this comfort height toilet is most definitely certified under the WaterSense category, and will save you loads of money on water bills. For this reason, this is one of the absolute most water efficient toilets that you can buy today.

Features:

  • Two-Piece
  • Elongated Bowl
  • Pressure-Assisted Flusg=h
  • Floor Mounted
  • Fluidmasters 400A Fill Valve
  • Glazed 2 Inch Trapway
  • Toilet Seat, Mounting Bolts And Wax Ring NOT Included

Specifications:

  • 0.8 gallons per flush (WaterSense certified, and then some!)
  • 12 inch rough-in
  • 103 pound weight
  • 800g MaP Waste Removal Score
  • Depth: 28.875 inches
  • Height: 31 inches
  • Width: 18.25 inches

Swiss Madison SM1T254 St. Tropez Toilet

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Finally, we come to this Swiss Madison model. Honestly, with the St. Tropez mentioned in its name, it has a much nicer name than any toilet deserves! That being said, it’s a smooth and stylish design, with curves and small corners. If your bathroom is minimalist and modern, this will be the perfect comfort height toilet for it.

Coming in just one-piece, the toilet measures up to its bowl at a height of about 16.5 inches. This is pretty typical, especially when compared to the rest of this list. It’s a good height that will give elderly or disabled people the extra height and comfort they need, while not being too high that they have difficulty using it.

With a toilet seat, it will likely extend in height up to about 17.5 inches. The height of the whole toilet, tank included, comes to 31 inches.

Having mentioned seats, this comfort height toilet is one of the pens that comes with a seat included in the box. Thankfully, it’s a soft close toilet seat too!

This means that you won’t have to bend to carefully put it down without slamming, it’ll just gently lower by itself, before coming to a soft, (almost) inaudible stop. On top of that, it has the quick release mechanisms too, just like the Woodbridge.

This means that you can easily detach and reattach it whenever you’re cleaning, making sure that you can clean thoroughly underneath it.

Interestingly, the depth of the toilet is just 26.5 inches. This is a good 2 inches smaller than most other toilets on this list, meaning that this is a great pick if you’ve got a smaller bathroom.

Even if you haven’t, it’s going to be an efficient choice that will free up space for other items! That isn’t to say that it sacrifices the comfort of other elongated toilets, though, it still offers all the softness and support.

As for flushing? The Swiss Madison comes with a Tornado flushing system that works on a dual flush basis. With the smaller flush, the toilet will use just 0.8 gallons of water per go. With the bigger flush, it uses 1.28 gallons. This is well under the WaterSense gallon limit, so this certifies as a WaterSense classified toilet – which will save you money.

The only downside with this Swiss Madison mode, though, is the installation. The model is a skirted toilet, meaning that you need to work within the skirt area and that’s not very big.

A non-skirted toilet is much easier to install. If you’re not confident, it’s worth spending a little extra money to get a professional to set it up. A toilet is important, so it’s worth getting it done right!

Features:

  • One-Piece
  • Elongated Bowl
  • Skirted Trapway
  • Dual Flush
  • Glossy White Finish
  • 2 Inch Trapway
  • Floor Mounted
  • Gravity Flush (Tornado)
  • Soft Close Toilet Seat, Mounting Bolts, Bolt Caps and Wax Ring Included
  • Toilet Seat Is Quick-Release
  • 1 Year Warranty

Specifications:

  • 0.8/1.28 gallons per flush (WaterSense certified)
  • 12 inch rough-in
  • 120 pound weight
  • Depth: 26.5 inches
  • Height: 31 inches
  • Width: 15 inches

Standard Height Toilets VS Comfort Height Toilets

Now that we’ve gone through our list of the best comfort height toilets, it’s time to work out whether you really need one.

Well, comfort height toilets have their benefits and their downsides. On the side of flaws, they just won’t sit right with some people.

Since they are taller than standard toilets, you may be left with your feet dangling up in the air while you sit down, which is a strange feeling you don’t want to be having while going to the toilet. On top of that, it’s easier to fall off them, and the distance is slightly further to fall.

That being said, comfort height toilets exist for a reason. As we mentioned at the start of the article, they are primarily made for: edlerly, disabled, and tall people. They are essential and helpful to all these people.

Therefore, if you fit into those categories, or you know that people who do will be using your toilet, then it’s worth getting a comfort height toilet. If you have a house with multiple bathrooms, definitely install at least one with a comfort height toilet – you never know who might need to use it, and they’ll appreciate the difference.

Additionally, if you’re someone who simply cannot use standard height toilets, then you might often find yourself in a difficult position. Not to fear, because you can buy a portable toilet seat riser.

This goes over the regular toilet seat, and gives you the extra height that you need. This is a great fix for if you encounter standard height toilets.

Comfort Height Toilets VS Wall-Mount Toilets

Once you’ve decided that comfort height toilets are a good fit for you, you may encounter “wall-mounted” toilets. All of the toilets we;ve looked at in the list above were floor-mounted, but other toilets can be wall-mounted. What are these?

They’re exactly as the name suggests, toilets that are attached to the wall. They seamlessly blend in, mostly because the toilet tank is actually stored out of sight – within the wall! It’s only the bowl and some of the pipe that can be seen, anchored with a carrier frame.

Naturally, these are much harder to install, so you’ll need a professional to do it if you do choose one. The big benefit of these is that their heights can be adjusted, unlike a floor mounted toilet which comes in an unchangeable elevation.

That being said, they are more expensive to install. However, the fact that any wall-mounted toilet can become a comfort height toilet, simply because you can adjust the height yourself, is a big bonus.

Comfort Height Toilets – The Different Varieties

Throughout our list, you may have noticed some different varieties that kept coming up between the models. Some fitted into some categories, others fitted into different ones. Below, we’re going to break down the types you can get!

One-Piece VS Two-Piece

You will have noticed us mentioning that some toilets come shipped in one piece – and one box – while others take two. So, what makes the difference?

Well, one-piece toilets come with the toilet bowl and the toilet tank already joined together. They come as one, compact piece. On the other hand, the two-piece toilets come in two different pieces. One of these is the toilet bowl, and one of these is the toilet tank.

You have to connect the two yourself – or get a professional to do it! Oddly, though, two-piece toilets are actually easier to install than one-piece, because you only need to do the two bits after one another.

Additionally, one-piece toilets are heavier, making them difficult to handle on your own.

There are also shipping differences. One-piece toilets come in one box, two-piece toilets come in two, but the difference actually means that if a one-piece toilet is damaged in transport then it could all be ruined!

With a two-piece toilet, it’s probably that only one bit will be damaged. However, the packages could arrive at different times, which could affect your installation schedule.

Single Flush VS Dual Flush

We went into this difference a bit during the lists, so you may know already. Single flush toilets offer only one type and size of flush. Dual flush, on the other hand, offers two, with one being smaller and the other being bigger.

For example, if a toilet is listed as 0.8/1.6 gallons per flush, this means that the small flush is 0.8 gallons of water and the big flush is 1.6 gallons of water.

Users can use this option to save water, using only a small flush for liquids and conserving water – helping the environment and saving them money.

Gravity Flush VS Pressure-Assist Toilets

Gravity flush means that the water depends on gravity to pull it into the bowl. Upon pressing the flush, water is pushed into the bowl, and a siphon effect sucks the water and waste down the pipe. Pressure-assist toilets, on the other hand, have an extra “pressure vessel” tank within the water tank.

This mixes the water with compressed air, creating pressurized water, and allowing a more forceful blast of water to be shot into the bowl and drained.

Choosing A Comfort Height Toilet

If you’re buying a comfort height toilet, there are a few things you’ll want to consider:

Flushing Power

You’ll want to make sure that the toilet is powerful enough to flush everything in the bowl away. To determine how powerful a flush is going to be, have a look at the size of the trapway and the flush valve, as well as the shape of the bowl and the look of the toilet flapper.

The wider the flush valve, the quicker the water is pushed into the bowl. This means the water is more forceful.

Flushing System

You can get: single flush, dual flush, gravity flush, or pressure-assist flush. We went into all of these in the section above! Single flush offers one size and dual flush offers two. Gravity flush pulls the water down with gravity, while pressure-assist pressurizes the water to help it more forcefully come out.

Water Consumption

The amount of gallons in a flush has gone down rapidly, in order to both save the environment and save your water bills. In America, toilets must not use more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush. Things are even tighter in California, where water is precious and every toilet has to use 1.28 gallons or less. These toilets are all certified WaterSense.

Toilet Design

There are various designs. One-piece toilets have the bowl and tank connected seamlessly, but they are heavier. Two-piece toilets come as a bowl and tank, though may arrive at different times.

Skirted toilets are great for cleaning, because they have no crevices and so no dirt builds up in hard to reach places. Despite this, though, non-skirted toilets are easier to install.

Pick which of these designs you like the sound of and you think will work best for your needs!

Toilet Bowl

These come as either “round” or “elongated” (also known as “oval”). Round bowls have a length of 16.5 inches, whereas elongated bowls are 18.5 inches. The round ones are smaller, which is great for small bathrooms, but they aren’t as comfortable as elongated bowls.

Toilet Rough-In

This is the distance between your rear wall and the center of the toilet’s drainpipe, unless you have a rear outlet toilet, in which case it’s the distance from any sidewall to the center of the drainpipe. Rough-ins are usually 12 inches in distance.

However, it’s important to note this: you can replace a large rough-in with a smaller one, but you cannot replace a smaller rough-in with a bigger one.

Make sure you have measured your rough-in before you pick and buy a toilet!

Dimensions

Speaking of things you need to measure before you buy, know your dimensions! Height shouldn’t be an issue, but you’ll want to know the depth and width.

This is because you don’t want your toilet bumping into things. If you’ve got a small bathroom, this is especially important! Make sure to leave enough room around the toilet for people and doors.

Cost

This is an important one. It all depends on your budget, but also you should make sure you know what you’re getting. If you find a cheaper toilet, look at its features and read the reviews. You don’t want to get ripped-off!

Toilet Seat

Sometimes, a seat will come with the toilet. If not, you have many types to choose from: soft close (which we recommend the most), quick-release, top-fix and bottom-fix, plastic, and even wood!

Color

Most toilets are white, but other colors are available – often at a cost. Black is becoming very stylish and popular.

Final Thoughts

There you have it! If you’re looking to buy a comfort seat toilet, this guide has everything you could need to know about what they offer and what you should look for. On top of that, our list of the 11 best should help you make a decision that’ll work for you!

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By Anthony Barnes

Anthony Barnes is the founder of Water Heater Hub and a second-generation plumber by profession. Before developing Water Heater Hub, Anthony Barnes was a full-time plumber, and he has undertaken a wide variety of projects over the decades. As a second-generation plumber, it was easy for Anthony to get used to the technicalities of all from a tender age