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POLL: If buying a new toilet, would you get a 1- or 2-piece toilet?

February 19, 2018

Most of the bathroom supply stores in my area only display one-pieces, with maybe only one two piece. They say no one wants two-pieces anymore. People I've talked to who have one pieces say they have (various or unspecified) problems with them and they would only ever buy a two-piece. What are your thoughts? If you had problems with one or another, please describe in the comments.

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Comments (7)

  • chiflipper

    I installed 3 of them when they first came on the market...never again. A toilet is all about function. I have found American Standard to work well. Spend the savings on your countertop material / lighting / mirror.

  • PRO
    Valley Elegance Kitchen & Bath

    My comment on this is that 1 pc is just easier to clean since it doesn't have a seam between tank and bowl. Other then that either can have the same flushing mechanism. Over 26yrs in selling toilets I know Flushing has gotten 100% better then years ago.

  • Rita / Bring Back Sophie 4 Real

    chiflipper, would you care to tell us what disappointed you in the one piece toilets? Are you unhappy with the cost or function or both? I imagine American Standard makes one piece toilets as well.

  • derk5

    Had older one-piece three-gallon toilets for years, and they did not flush well. Really dislike the exposed winding trapway in most current toilets. Chose new concealed trapway toilets, and am very pleased with them. The seam between the toilet and the tank is slightly raised and the toilet sides are smooth, making cleaning easier.

  • blackandwhitelove

    derk5 What toilet is this?-thanks!

  • derk5

    The photo is of an American Standard Cadet 3 model. Very pleased with the design and function of this toilet.

  • Helen

    One piece toilet for sure and a skirted model as well to hide the traps. Anything that makes it simpler to keep cleaning as simple as possible.

    Why would a one piece be more problematic than a two piece if installed properly. I have the Toto Guinevere in my more traditional guest bath and the Toto Carylyle Connect+ for my master bath. The Connect+ has a better connection to the washlet seat - and also simplifies cleaning and has a sleeker look than it would have with the exterior connections showing.

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