Best Small Toilets 2013

Best Small Toilets 2013

Jason Loper
Feb 13, 2013

Back in 2006, Maxwell started a list of the best toilets for small spaces. Back then, water saving toilets with small footprints were difficult to find. There are more options today and yet there are still a couple toilets that review the best among readers. Based on reader comments, TOTO seems to be the most popular brand but we also saw shout outs for Kohler, Duravit and others. Check out the full list after the jump...

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TOTO's Aquia II Dual Flush Toilet is by far the most popular and well regarded toilet. Over the years readers have consistently raved about it for style, quality and dependability. You can find the Aquia for under $400.

We have the TOTO Aquia and love it! It's been installed for about 3 years, has never seen a plunger, and rarely do we need to use the #2 flush. Plus, the modern design of the bowl and hidden bolts makes cleaning super easy. - LaurenZ
When we did our bathroom remodel, we had really tight dimensions to work with - the floor space is about 4x4 - and I really really wanted the Toto Aquia - great modern lines, great look, dual flush and good reviews - so was crossing my fingers that the Toto Aquia would fit - it did and I absolutely love it! Great flush, single or double. We've had our Toto for 2 years now and only had to pull out the plunger once - which was awkward because you've got a round plunger and an oval cavity. - SherryBinNH

TOTO's Eco Supreme Toilet has a lower profile tank for spaces where that is a concern. Around $400.


Kohler's Rialto, with its low profile tank and sleek one-piece design, has been praised for its durability as well. It sells for around $600.

...quite pleased. It is compact and flushed well. I would purchase it again if I were re-doing another bathroom. - Lonnstrom

Commenter bepsf pointed out the Persuade model as another space saving option from Kohler. Approximately $450.


Duravit's wall mounted Starck toilet, designed by Phillipe Starck, is stylish in its simplicity. It has also gotten high marks from readers. Under $500

We've been using two wall-mounted Starck 2's for several years now and have never had any problems other than a block of bleach getting stuck in the cistern once and disrupting the water flow. I would definitely buy them again as I like the clean classic lines. - loveshackmarshall

If a wall mount won't work for you, Durvit also make a standard one-piece Starck.


Porcher's Veneto is another great option that has been praised by readers. Pricing is around $900.

Our family loves the Veneto toilet by Porcher too! It's in a 1/2 bath that gets used a lot by kids that sometimes use way too much TP and then only needs to be cleared a couple of times per year. It is also very comfortable, as some seats just aren't. We liked it so much that we purchased an additional one when Expo went out of business and will go in a remodeled master bath someday. - ryepye


Caroma's Brisbane is a two-piece toilet with a round bowl. Retails for around $600.
Honorable Mention:
Commenter laffcat says "I just posted on AT about my new Alexis dual-flush toilet from Sam's Club! Get this - it was $99.00! I did some research and found nothing came close in this price range!"


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