Kohler and TOTO are two well-known brands known for their high-quality products and durability. But when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, which brand is the true winner?
Let’s take a look at some of the key differences between these two toilet greats.
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Style Differences – TOTO vs. Kohler
The biggest difference between TOTO and Kohler is their style. Kohler’s designs tend to be more traditional, while TOTO’s are more modern. Both companies offer different design styles and colors to fit your bathroom decor.
TOTO’s most popular colors are white, bone, and biscuit while Kohler’s are almond, white, biscuit, and black glacier.
Both brands offer ceramic glaze options. TOTO has the patented CEFIONTECT glaze that protects against blemishes and cracks; Kohler has a similar antibacterial ceramic glaze that also prevents stains and fractures. We love the CEFIONTECT glaze for its durability and glossy finish.
Both TOTO and Kohler toilets tend to be made of vitreous china. Virtuous china is a reliable material that does not corrode or rust over time when exposed to water. It also looks better than plastic because it doesn’t show fingerprints or water spots as much as other materials do.
TOTO toilets are generally more expensive than Kohler toilets, but you get more value for your money. Their wider range of styles and additional features can make the extra cost worth it.
Kohler toilets are more affordable and are easier to install because they do not require as many parts as most TOTO ones do.
Both TOTO and Kohler offer high-tech features such as dual flush technology, which allows users to choose between a full flush and a partial flush depending on how much waste needs to be disposed of. Some models also feature motion sensors that detect when someone approaches the toilet bowl or lid so that it can begin automatically flushing when needed.
Kohler toilets are known for being easy to use, even for those who don’t know much about plumbing or toilets in general. You don’t need any tools or special knowledge to install it or replace parts if something breaks down later on down the road.
TOTO’s toilets are also easy enough to install but require slightly more effort than their competitors’ models do because they’re more complex than most other brands’ products in terms of design and construction materials used.
For instance, the Kohler Wellworth is easier to install than the TOTO Nearest because it comes with everything you need to get started right away. The Neorest requires some additional parts, such as a seat lock kit and a wax ring that you may need to order separately if they aren’t included in your purchase order.
Flushing Power Differences
Flushing power depends on the model. Kohler toilets tend to be heavier, larger, and require more water per flush than other brands. TOTO toilets are smaller, lighter, and use less water per flush.
TOTO toilets have a state-of-the-art G-max flushing system that quickly gets rid of waste in seconds. Kohler has Class Five Flushing Technology which also expels waste loads fast and without lingering streaks. For the most part, these two brands both have excellent suction power, though it’s a well-known fact TOTO’s toilets tend to have quieter flushes.
The two biggest names in toilets are Kohler and TOTO. Both companies have been around for decades and have built up a loyal customer base. It’s difficult to answer which one is better as a proper comparison should be done between specific units.
If you’re looking for the cheapest toilet, look into Kohler models as they tend to be slightly less expensive than their TOTO counterparts. For more elaborate toilet set-ups, TOTO has a selection that will accommodate all your needs.