Toilet Bowl Buying Guide: How To Buy The Best Toilet for You

How To Choose a Toilet?

1. House type and Set-out

Depending on your house type and outlet, it can determine the choices you have for a suitable toilet which can be installed. Therefore it is a must to measure the outlet size before you start shortlisting the toilet bowls that you want for your bathroom. 

This can be done by measuring the distance from floor to the center of the outlet for a P-trap (X) or the wall to the center of the waste outlet for an S-trap (Y). This helps you determine the set-out required when selecting a toilet.

House type and Set-out


2. Function and Flushing Efficiency

As you will be using your toilet for at least 10 years, it is worth doing more research on the type of toilet to buy. You can compare the test results of the flushing abilities across different manufacturers or specific toilet models online. 

Another option is to invest in the Tornado Flush feature that can be found in every new TOTO toilet. This flushing system can clean and flush both the rim and bowl in an innovative way. Instead of letting the water pour down from the rim like traditional toilets do, the Tornado Flush projects three powerful jets of power from inside the bowl to create a whirlpool effect that cleans the entire surface more thoroughly and efficiently. It is also silent and water-efficient.

In conclusion, the flushing efficiency is one of the most important considerations for homeowners to own a toilet in Singapore as stated by the PUB, you need to have a toilet that effectively reduces the amount of water used yet effectively flushes. This makes the TOTO toilet bowl one of the best brands to consider.

tornado flush

3. Design and Style

There are different types of designs and styles of a toilet such as a wall hung (C762E), close coupled (TOTO CW252PJ / SW252JP), one piece (TOTO C889DESI) and the wall faced (TOTO CW813PJ).

Normally for HDB flats, close coupled and one piece are more popular choices as they take up lesser space and are simpler to install. For wall hung types, there needs to be an additional false wall for the concealed cistern tank to be in place for the toilet to be hung securely.


Some guidelines on buying new toilet bowls

Be sure to check what type of trap (S-trap or P-trap) is found in your house to know which toilet bowl is suitable for your house. Normally for HDBs, it will be a S-trap and for condos or landed properties, the trap depends on the structure of the house and are usually more flexible in letting you choose toilet bowls that suit the dimensions of the space.  

Shopping Online

When shopping for your WC bowl online with us, please refer to the description of the WC bowl where the outlet range is stated. If the outlet size you measured in your bathroom is within the range of the TOTO WC bowl, then you are good to go.

We highly encourage you to contact our Sales Representative if you are unsure of how to choose the correct WC bowl for your bathroom.

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