The American Standard H2Option is a two-piece unit that comes with a round-front bowl, making it ideal for bathrooms with less space. This innovative toilet has a dual flush option that consists of both half and full flushes. A full flush consumes 1.6 gallons, and a partial-flush consumes only 1.0 gallons per flush.
- Flushing System and Cleaning
- Installation Process
- Old vs. New H2Option
- Unique Features
- Installation Guide
- Owner’s Opinion and Feedback
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Pros and Cons
- Overall Rating 4.6/5
|Height from ground||16.5 inches from floor to seat|
|Certification||WaterSense certification, meeting EPA water efficiency & performance standards|
|Water Consumption||1.0/1.6 GPF|
|Flush Technology||H2Option Dual-Flush System|
|Color||White, Linen or Bone|
|Size||29.75 (H) x 15 (W) x 29.5 (D) inches|
|Trapway Size||2 ⅛ inches|
|Rough-in||Standard 12 inches|
|Warranty||Limited Warranty – 5 Years|
Let’s have a look at the details of the American Standard H2Option.
This high-efficiency toilet is made from vitreous china like many other conventional toilets. It features a round-front bowl that is ideal for smaller bathrooms and restrooms. For effortless and convenient flushing, this model has a chrome-plated push button actuator. Finally, the fully-glazed 2-inch trap-way prevents clogging by boosting the flushing operation.
Flushing System and Cleaning
The American Standard H2Option uses the dual-flush system for a powerful flush. This system supports both partial and full flush options.
With its low volume partial-flush capability, this toilet is EPA WaterSense certified, making users eligible for consumer rebates on their water bills. Further, these flushing options combined with the PowerWash rim-cleaning feature ensure effective flushing capability. Additionally, the EverClean surface helps prevent bacteria, odors, and mold from building up.
The American Standard H2Option requires a 12-inch rough-in, very similar to the American Standard Champion 4. Furthermore, its installation is as straightforward as any other 2-piece unit. Additionally, it includes two pre-installed bolt caps that save time during installation. This toilet comes with 100% factory flush testing with a five year guarantee.
Old vs. New H2Option
Some customers state that they see no difference between these toilets, so we performed a few tests to see how they differ. After our tests, we found no visual differences between these toilets, and minimal differences in flushing power.
If you ask an expert, they would say that these two toilets are not the same. However, when it comes to the actual user experience, the only difference is in the flushing capacity. Ultimately, you can decide which is the right H2Option for you based on your personal preferences.
Let’s look at 6 key features of the American Standard H2Option Toilet:
The full flush of this toilet uses 1.6 gallons, which doesn’t meet the EPA WaterSense standards. However, the partial flush does comply and will still be eligible for rebates on your water bills, depending on location.
2. Build Quality
The toilet is made from a very strong and durable Vitreous China. It’s comfortably shaped and will last at least 10 years. Thanks to its enamel coating, it will prevent bacteria and dirt from sticking. Finally, the toilet surface itself is easy to clean with minimal required maintenance.
3. PowerWash Rim and Jet-Powered Siphon
For powerful flushing with minimal water use, this model uses a special pressurized rim. When flushing, water goes from the tank to the chamber, using pressurized air to apply force to the water. Then, the water is released, perfectly washing the whole bowl.
Next, the water flows through a bowl jet which uses a siphon to maintain water level during the flush. Both the PowerWash and Jet-Powered Siphon make excellent additions to this toilet and its performance.
4. Speed Connect System
Unlike most toilets on the market, this unit comes with a Speed Connect System, which significantly reduces installation time. Additionally, the H2Option comes with pre-assembled bolts and other parts which also lowers the chance of losing small parts.
Another good feature about this model is that it’s very affordable, beating most one- and two-piece units. According to many customers, the H2Option is a very reasonably priced unit.
6. EverClean Surface
EverClean glaze has two main benefits. Firstly, it’s very easy to clean, reducing the need to clean every single day. Secondly, it’s a non-stick surface, preventing bacteria and dust from sticking.
Although the installation of this unit is pretty simple, we’ll break it down into 4 easy steps.
Step 1 – Remove the Old Toilet
Before removing the old toilet, make sure to close the supply valve. Using a towel, remove the remaining water from the tank and bowl. Then, remove the supply line. Remove the toilet, plugging the floor waste to prevent odor from escaping. Finally, remove the closet bolts and you’ll be ready to install your new toilet.
Step 2 – Install Closet Bolts
Firstly, measure the rough-in of the toilet (this is the distance between the wall and the flange). Then, install the new bolts into the flange channel based on your measurements.
Step 3 – Install the Wax Seal
Next, invert the new toilet and install the wax ring evenly. You might need to add a bit of sealant. Unplug the waste opening and install the toilet in the proper position. Pay attention to the side marked with “THIS SIDE UP” and ensure everything is facing the right direction to avoid problems in the future.
Step 4 – Install the New Toilet and Tank
Position the new toilet and press the bowl on the flange. You might also need to tighten the nuts until the unit sits firmly in the right position. Then, install caps on the washers and remove any excess sealant. Now, you only need to install the tank.
Firstly, insert rubber grommets into the holes of the tank and insert bolts. Then, install the large gasket at the bottom of the tank and tighten the nuts until the tank is even against the bowl surface. Finally, install the seat according to the manual, and that’s it!
Owner’s Opinion and Feedback
This review wouldn’t be complete without the opinions of actual owners. Ultimately, we noticed that most people who bought this toilet are overly satisfied. Users particularly appreciate the powerful flush system and non-stick surface. However, most customers reported that, for the price, you should at least get the flange bolts and wax rings in the package.
Frequently Asked Questions
Like most units, this toilet sticks 29¾ inches from the wall.
You should easily be able to find the matching sink from the same manufacturer. When searching on the manufacturer’s website, the matching sink should end with “.020”.
The overall seat fit will depend on the model. This toilet supports only top-mount seats, so most standard seats won’t fit, because they’re usually mounted from underneath. For this specific model, you’ll want to look for a top-mount seat.
Pros and Cons
The main downside of this toilet is that it doesn’t meet ADA regulations. Therefore, it’s not suitable for families with disabled persons, children, or the elderly. However, the toilet has many advantages.
For example, its flushing system is very powerful and uses minimal water. Further, the partial flush is WaterSense certified, which is both better for the environment and saves the user money. Finally, the toilet is very comfortable and comes with a 5-year limited warranty.
Overall Rating 4.6/5
Overall, the American Standard H2Option is a modern, high-efficiency toilet with a dual-flushing system. Additionally, its EverClean surface and PowerWash rim ensure powerful cleaning of this toilet. Finally, this toilet is EPA WaterSense certified which makes you eligible for consumer rebates on your water bills.