I’ve spent the last two decades of my life as a plumber and handyman. Over the years I’ve completely refitted countless bathrooms with new sanitary ware and systems. With that experience behind me, I feel that I have a lot of information to share with my readers, especially when it comes to finding a good toilet.
But in this particular article, I want to take a look at the Kohler brand, who they are, and how effective their flushing mechanisms are. I’ve hand picked some of my favorites below based on performance and reliability.
Kohler Gabrielle K-3615-0
The Gabrielle has everything I look for when choosing a new toilet. It’s comfort height, it’s one piece, and consumes less water than many of its competitors.
The comfort height seating ensures the comfort and accessibility aspect is met. A couple of inches may not make a big difference to you, but it’s proven to be very helpful for tall people and the disabled and bending down can put a lot of pressure on the knees.
The flush meets WaterSense criteria, using just 1.28 gallons of water, but it still manages to hit the high levels of performance we’ve come to expect from Kohler. It achieves class five flushing power, which is about as good as it gets. So efficiency and power in one system. A rare occurrence.
If white isn’t the right color for your bathroom, it can also be purchased in biscuit, almond, dune, and sandbar.
Kohler Kathryn K-3940-0
The Kathryn range is excellent. It contains a number of specifications that indicate a high level of performance and durability. The functionality and innovation within put it up there with some of the leading toilets on the market. However, there is a price to be paid for quality. It’s quite expensive, and probably out of reach for people with a smaller budget.
Once again, this is a one piece style which seamlessly attaches bowl to tank, ensuring there is no unwanted gaps that you find on two piece models. This type of exterior also helps with keeping things clean as there are no gaps in the ceramic china for dirt to find its way into.
Similar to the Gabrielle above, it’s comfort height, measuring 17-19 inches. Why no specific height I hear you asking? Well, it completely depends on the size of the seat you’re installing. Rest assured though, ay modern seat that’s compatible with the Kathryn will enable it to meet ADA requirements.