What is a corner toilet you ask; put, a corner toilet is a perfect choice for setting up a bathroom in small places such as cloakrooms closets. If your home is like mine where you have a bit of space underneath the stairs, why not put into use by putting in place a corner toilet!
Besides, many homes today come with several smaller spaces that are free, and they make up for proper use when you install corner toilets to allow your guests to access the bathroom with ease.
Thanks to their smallness, and their triangular shape tank designs, these toilets fit perfectly in the small areas where two walls join together.
Since the idea of utilizing my small spaces in the house was floated to me, I began researching about the benefits of installing such toilets. I was pleased to know the water savings I could profit from such an endeavor.
But, it’s wise to state that each corner toilet model design has its level of water capacity. I was also amazed to discover that the designs are different; as some toilets come with a bowl and a tank. The bowls come in different shapes and sizes.
Some are elongated thus making them thin, while other bowls are round shaped. Some bowls can be mounted on the wall, thus leaving behind ample floor space.
What Is The Best Corner Toilet?
I will take you through the four kinds of corner toilets that I have had the privilege to test. I will begin with my favorite one, which is the American Standard Cadet 3 two-Piece Triangle Toilet. These products also make up the list of top five that have received rave reviews from users.
The No.1 Corner Toilet
The American Standard Cadet 3 toilet tops my list thanks to its quality design. I also like how it feels and the fact that the company behind it is reputable and has created a toilet with an elongated bowl.
The toilet’s two-piece design is made with a standard design that makes it perfect for small spaces. The triangular tank design allows it to fit perfectly in most bathroom corners. What I loved more about this toilet are the savings that come with the installation.
The 1.6GPF (gallons of water per flush) is a powerful flushing system that makes it possible to flush once or twice to pass big debris.
Focusing on its design; the American Standard Cadet 3 features a vitreous China body combined with an EverClean surface. The infusion makes it a high-quality and easy to clean corner toilet.
The flushing power significantly reduces clogging even if numerous people are using the toilet!
What I Liked Most of This Toilet
- For starters, the toilet’s design allows it to feature in various small spaces
- It has been designed to help you save on the amounts of water used for flushing
- The flushing power is strong enough thus leaves the bowl both clean and sparkling
- The toilet’s design is comfier than most toilets thanks to its elongated bowl and standard height
- The American Cadet 3 toilet has been built to last
- The EverClean option makes this toilet hygienic thus a great addition to your home
What Turned Me Off
- The American Standard Cadet 3 Toilet lacks a supply Line
- The toilet isn’t shipped with a seat, and you have to order one separately
- Despite these two letdowns, this corner toilet comes pre-installed with a flushing mechanism. Setting it up in a chosen spot is an easy task.
You can rest easy knowing that multiple users can use the Cadet 3 toilet with low chances of spreading infections thanks to the EverClean component. The mechanism catches bacteria, eliminates it with every flush, thus reducing any chances of breeding.
Additionally, the EverClean surface entraps dust and dirt before it sticks to the toilet reducing the time and energy spent cleaning the corner toilet!
My Second Top Corner Toilet
Coming in at second place is the American Standard Cadet 3 Front Two-Piece corner toilet. Unlike the former, this toilet has a right height round triangle design. The toilet also features a 12-inch rough-in and a triangular design that makes it perfect for all kinds of bathroom corners.
It’s also built as a water-saving toilet that uses 1.28GPF gallons of water for every flush. Just like the toilet above, it features an EverClean surface which makes it easy to clean. The compact size triangular tank allows it to fit in the smallest of bathroom spaces.
The oversized 3-inch valve allows the toilet to have a powerful flush. Further, the design guarantees the toilet’s higher performance and fewer clogs.
Its elongated, round front bowls make this toiler comfortable, practical and compact. I loved this toilet because it’s a perfect fit for my narrow bathroom as it gives us sufficient leg space.
What’s To Like
- It comes with a triangular-shaped tank allowing it to fit into most bathroom corners
- It comes as a two-piece unit that is simple to use and clean
- It has a 1.28GPF making it a water-saving unit
- The oversized 3-inch valve makes it ideal for powerful flushing
- The standard height design makes it a comfortable toilet to use
- The toilet is a vitreous china body that is both durable and easy to clean
What I Didn’t Like
- The toilet isn’t shipped with a seat; I had to get one separately
- The supply line is also sold separately
- Some toilets fail to fit correctly on the wall
Despite these shortcomings, the American Standard Cadet 3 Two-piece toilet catches a fair price and will look good in your home. The 3-inch flushing valve comes with enough suction power to push off any waste in a single flash.
The built EverClean surface allows the toilet unit to prevent bacteria and mildew growth and spread.
The Affordable Corner Toilet
Since I have the privilege of owning the two units above, I had to include budget-friendly corner toilets that also hold up their own.
My research brought up the Renovator’s Supply White Ceramic Round
Space Saving Dual Flush Corner Toilet as the most affordable and stylish toilet. The unit features a space-saving round unit that comes with dual flush functionality. The toilet comes with decorative edges around both the tank top and the base.
I love it for being an economical toilet created from ceramic material which is resistant to a host of stain and odors, moreover; it’s scratch-resistant.
To keep costs low this toilet only has a lid, and you get to buy the floor mounting bolts separately. This corner toilet features a round bowl that has tones of space which limits the seat space. To install the unit, you will need to purchase a 12-inch rough-in.
What Stands Out
- The toilet unit comes with a decorative design around the lid
- Fits perfectly in corners that have a 12-inch rough-in
- Comes with a chrome flushing button on the tank
What Needs To Be Addressed
- At times the lid included proves to be too large for the bowl
- The flapper disintegrates rather quickly
The Best Cheap Corner Toilet
The final corner toilet I wish to review is the Renovators Supply Corner Round Push Button Toilet. I loved it because it’s cheap and has a quality build. It has a triangular tank design that makes it stand out from the competition.
The tank has sharp edges as well as extra pieces that wrap around its sides, allowing it to sift flush with the bathroom walls. Moreover, the seat height sits below 15-inches which distinguishes it from the competition.
Thankfully, it comes with a standard 12-inch rough-in. Since it’s a cheap corner toilet, the seat is made from plastic material that will require some adjusting to get used to. The toilet has a porcelain build with China finishing making it resistant to stains and scratches.
What You’ll Love
- The seat height is less than 15 inches making it ASA compliant
- Comes with a standard 12-inch rough-in
- China finishing making it resistant to scratches and stains
What You’ll Hate
- Made of porcelain that is not as long-lasting as other materials
- Seat made from inexpensive plastic that needs time to adjust to
Now that we have covered the best corner toilets, it’s time we looked at some of the critical things you need to familiarize yourself with before buying a toilet.
Corner Toilet Buying Gude
What is a corner toilet? Corner toilets function in similar ways as conventional toilets. The only difference being the tank’s design. They come custom fit with triangular tanks that fit into a corner. They are made to fit small bathrooms to make them appear more prominent.
Flush Types in Corner Toilets: most corner toilets are fitted with new robust systems that give small toilets immense flushing power. The flushing system affects the amount of water that gets saved thanks to a powerful flushing system; corner toilets are more economical.
Dimensions: Different corner toilets come with unique aspects; you should consider the size of your bathroom space before installing a unit. Remember, some of the toilets are smaller than others. Before purchasing a unit, check the manufacturers’ specifications.
Design: You can choose from several designs from one manufacturer, there are dozens of designs to choose from.
Seat Height: The seat height usually indicates how comfortable the toilet is if it’s shorter than what you’d like it to be, it will be uncomfortable. Some toilets don’t come with the seat in the package. Make sure you look at the total cost of a whole toilet set if they sell it to you in pieces.
Surface and material: The most comfortable and durable toilets are made from marble and have china surfaces. Porcelain and plastic made toilets last for a while and can be uncomfortable.
Triangular toilets make your bathroom look more open. They make small bathrooms look roomier.
Corner toilets are made in a way that they can be installed in any corner of the bathroom. Such features make it possible to take advantage of the space-saving element.
How Do You Clean A Corner Toilet?
Cleaning the toilet is a point to consider when you decide to purchase a corner toilet. Unfortunately, cleaning is not a pleasant job, and not everyone is happy to be cleaning a bathroom.
If you want to take the least time cleaning the toilet bowl, you should consider either getting flat sides or smooth sides on its base. Resist getting a toilet bowl base that is decorative since these need a lot of time to clean due to the amount of dirt and dust that gathers on it.
I also realized that the cleaning process takes less time when you use bowls that have drilled holes along the rim because they dispense more water!
NB: Now that you have a starting point, we hope that the information we shared will help you make an informed decision when thinking of getting a corner toilet!