The 6 Best Modern Corner Toilets

The 6 Best Modern Corner Toilets
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What is a Corner Toilet?

A corner toilet is a toilet with a triangular tank that is installed against a bathroom corner. In essence a corner toilet is installed in small bathrooms as a way of freeing up more space.

If you are looking for ways to make your small bathroom look big, installing a corner toilets is one of the proven ways. Another way of economizing on bathroom space is through installation of compact/small toilets.

There are 3 main differences between corner toilets and standard toilets:

  • The toilet tank shape.
  • The position installed in the bathroom.
  • The rough-in measurement.

With a standard toilet, the rough-in is the distance between the toilet’s rear finished wall and the center of the drainpipe. The standard toilet rough-in is 12 inches although 10 and 14-inch rough-in toilets do exist.

The rough-in of a corner toilet is measured from the finished sidewall to the center of the toilet’s drainpipe. Care must always be taken to make sure that you measure from the sidewall and not the baseboard.

It is not as easy to get a decent corner toilet as it is to get a standard toilet, and that is why I have written this post. I hope by the time you are done reading it you will know which corner toilet is the best for you.

The Following are the Best Corner Toilets:

Toilet Water Consumption (GPF) Toilet Dimensions (DXWXH) Inches Bowl Type Rough-in (Inches)
1. American Standard 270BD001.020 Cadet 3 1.6 33.18 X 19.375 X 32.06 Round 12
2. American Standard 270AD001.020 Cadet 3 1.6 35.18 X 19.375 X 32.06 Elongated 12
3. Signature Hardware 443130 Braeburn 1.28 30.5 X 18.25 X 29.5 Round 12
4. Renovators Supply Troyt Corner Toilet 0.8/1.6 30 X 17.25 X 29 Round 12
5. American Standard Titan Pro 1.6 34 X 19.25 X 31.5 Elongated 12
6. Renovators Supply Sheffield Corner Toilet 0.8/1.6 33.75 X 19 X 32.25 Elongated 12

1. American Standard 270BD001.020 Cadet 3 Corner Toilet

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The American Standard 270BD001.020 Cadet 3 is a single flush two-piece round front toilet with a comfort height. It is available in white, linen and bone.

As we already know, corner toilets are installed to primarily save on bathroom space. Another great way to save on space is by installing a round front toilet. Compared to an elongated toilet, round front toilets have a shorter bowl by about 2 inches which further reduces the depth of the toilet.

The Cadet 3 corner toilet uses the American Standard’s revolutionary cadet flushing system. This is a very strong flushing system but also efficient in cleaning the bowl. The PowerWash Rinse is a feature by American Standard where the toilet has rim jets facing sideways that create a very powerful vortex after flushing. The vortex action is responsible for cleaning and rinsing the bowl.

Unlike most other toilets with a 2-inch flush valve, the Cadet 3 corner toilet has a 3-inch wide flush valve. What this does is that it allows water to be released from the tank to the bowl really fast and with more force and thereby creating a very strong flush. As matter of fact this toilet has a MaP score of 1000g. It also features a chemical-resistant flapper.

The distance from the floor to the top of the toilet bowl rim is 16.5 inches. This is therefore a comfort height toilet. A comfort height toilet is a really great choice for the elderly, tall and people with limited mobility as it is very easy to sit and stand from.

Unfortunately, this toilet cannot be sold in California and other few states in the US because it uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush, which is more than the required 1.28 gallons. It also does not come with a toilet seat and hence you will need to buy one separately.

The dimensions of the American Standard Cadet 3 round front corner toilet are:

  • Depth: 33.18 inches.
  • Width: 19.375 inches.
  • Height: 32.06 inches.
  • Rough-in: 12 inches.

It has a limited lifetime warranty on the Chinaware and 5-year limited warranty on the mechanical parts.

2. American Standard 270AD001.020 Cadet 3 Corner Toilet

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The American Standard 270AD001.020 Cadet 3 is a single flush two-piece comfort height toilet. It is the elongated version of the American Standard Cadet 3 corner toilets. The colors available are white, bone and linen.

Elongated toilets bowls are oval-shaped and are therefore longer than round front toilet bowls. The main advantage of an elongated toilet over a round front is that an elongated toilet is more comfortable.

This is because the elongated toilet bowl gives you more surface area to sit on unlike the round toilet bowl. The only downside to it is that elongated toilets take up more bathroom space as their bowls are 18.5 inches long while those of round toilets are 16.5 inches long.

If you can manage to get the extra 2 inches (depth) in your bathroom, I would suggest that you go with the elongated American Standard Cadet 3 corner toilet. An elongated toilet bowl combined with a comfort height toilet is something you should try and go for as much as possible.

The surface of this toilet is coated with American Standard’s patented EverClean antimicrobial additive. This substance prevents the growth mold, mildew and odor-causing bacteria. It therefore makes it easy for you to clean the toilet which looks new for longer.

Apart from the shape of the bowl, the American Standard Cadet 3 elongated corner toilet looks and works the same way as the Cadet 3 round corner toilet. Be therefore ready to buy a toilet seat separately.

The dimensions of the American Standard 270AD001.020 Cadet 3 elongated corner toilet are:

  • Depth: 35. 18 inches.
  • Width: 19.375 inches.
  • Height: 32.06 inches.
  • Rough-in: 12 inches.

3. Signature Hardware 443130 Braeburn Corner Toilet

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The Signature Hardware 443130 Braeburn is a single flush two-piece round front corner toilet with a comfort height bowl. It is only available in white, which I really don’t think is a problem for most people.

Although it sounds odd to use the word beautiful in relation to a toilet, this toilet is just that. It is a gorgeous toilet that works as well as it looks. The glossy white porcelain finish reflects light perfectly. For anyone who is into looks and wants to install a corner toilet then this is one toilet model to consider.

For your peace of mind, the Signature Hardware corner toilet comes with a soft close toilet seat. You therefore don’t need to put up with toilet slamming sounds from you or your family members after every trip to the bathroom.

The height of the toilet bowl rim from the floor is 16 inches which goes up to 17.5 inches after installing the toilet seat. This toilet is therefore very easy to sit and stand from especially for tall folks, the seniors and the disabled.

With its decent flushing power, this toilet uses only 1.28 gallons per flush. It is therefore meets EPA’s WaterSense requirement and as a result can be sold in every corner of the United States including the very strict California and Texas.

Although most toilets have their flushing handle/trip on the left, this toilet’s trip (chrome) is installed on the right-hand side. It is not anything major but I reckon most people are used to flushing toilets with their hand.

The Signature Hardware 443130 corner toilet’s dimensions are:

  • Depth: 30.5 inches.
  • Width: 18.25 inches.
  • Height: 29.5 inches.
  • Rough-in: 12 inches.

4. Renovators Supply Troyt Corner Toilet

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The Troyt corner toilet is a dual flush two-piece round front toilet from Renovators Supply Manufacturing. It is made from a heavy duty porcelain material.

Dual flush toilets unlike single flush toilets gives you an option of using a small amount of water while flushing solids or a little bit more water to flush solids. They are therefore a great way of saving water and money in form of water bills. The difference might seem small but cumulatively over a period of one year you will save thousands of gallons.

To flush liquids, you will only use 0.8 gallons of water with this toilet while you will only use 1.6 gallons to flush solids. The Troyt therefore meets and exceeds EPA WaterSense requirements meaning this toilet can be sold everywhere within the United States.

Another great thing about the Troyt corner toilet is that it comes with a soft close toilet seat. For those who are badly irritated by the slamming sound of a toilet seat hitting hard on the bowl, you will appreciate the convenience of this toilet seat.

Although a soft close toilet seat is a great thing, you feel like the manufacturer didn’t commit a lot of budget into designing and making a decent one. The seat looks and feels flimsy and if you are one those people who don’t compromise on quality you will surely have to look for a replacement after a while.

Another thing to note about the Troyt is that it is a relatively short toilet. It is a standard height toilet meaning you will have to sit lower than you would like especially if you are tall person. For people who must use a comfort height toilet then this toilet is less than ideal for them.

Short toilets are however decent options for short people or for children’s bathroom. If your need falls in that category then you should definitely check it out.

It has a round bowl which again is a good choice for people with small bathrooms. In general, the Troyt is compact toilet designed to suit the needs of people with small bathrooms. Aesthetically it looks really good.

The dimensions of the Renovator’s Supply Troyt corner toilet are:

  • Depth: 30 inches.
  • Width: 17.25 inches.
  • Height: 29 inches.
  • Rough-in: 12 inches.

5. American Standard Titan Pro Corner Toilet

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American Standard Titan Pro is a single flush two-piece elongated and comfort height corner toilet. It is available in white, bone and linen.

With a 3-inch wide flush and a 2-1/8 inch fully glazed trapway, the Titan Pro is a powerful flushing toilet. Its big flush valve allows for fast dumping of water in the bowl which together with the waste are pushed through the trapway forcefully.

The distance from the floor to the rim of bowl is 16-1/8 inches. This means the toilet is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which requires that toilets have a seat height of 17 to 19 inches.

The surface of the Titan pro just like other modern American Standard toilets is also coated with their EverClean antimicrobial additive. To give you a uniform look, this toilet comes with 2 color-matched toilet bolt caps.

Unfortunately the toilet does not come with a toilet seat and hence you will need to buy one separately which will slightly dent your pocket. It is also not eligible for sale in Texas and California since it uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush which exceeds the stipulated 1.28 gallons per flush.

The elongated toilet bowl means that this toilet will take more space that would be used up by a round front toilet. Check your bathroom dimensions in advance to make sure that it is going to fit.

The American Standard Titan Pro corner toilet’s dimensions are:

  • Depth: 34 inches.
  • Width: 19.25 inches.
  • Height: 31.5 inches.

It comes with a 10-year warranty

6. Renovators Supply Sheffield Corner Toilet

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The Sheffield corner toilet by Renovators Supply Manufacturing is a dual flush two-piece elongated and comfort height toilet. It is available in white only.

Renovators Supply is not a big brand compared to Toto, Kohler or American Standard but when it comes to corner toilets they are a decent choice. I especially love the Sheffield corner toilet because it looks unique thanks to the nice details all over its surface.

You can choose to use 0.8 gallons of water for a half flush (to flush liquids) or 1.6 gallons for a full flush. It uses flush buttons at the top of the tank. The Sheffield is therefore a WaterSense certified toilet and its sale is not restricted anywhere in the US.

Although corner toilets are mostly installed in small bathrooms, a little comfort has never hurt anyone. The Sheffield corner toilet has an elongated toilet bowl which is more comfortable to sit on than a round one. As a result, this toilet has a bigger depth and will without a doubt take more bathroom space.

With a toilet seat height of 17 inches, the Sheffield corner toilet is a comfort height toilet which is really great for the seniors and tall people. It also come with a soft close toilet seat which closes slowly to avoid slamming.

I like the fact that this toilet is very competitively priced without compromising on quality and performance. With all that it is and what it does, I believe that this is a great corner toilet.

Sheffield corner toilet and Troyt corner toilet both from Renovators Supply Manufacturing complement each other very well. Sheffield has a comfort height and an elongated bowl while Troyt has a standard height and a round bowl. Each has its advantages.

The Renovators Supply Sheffield corner toilet dimensions are:

  • Depth: 33.75 inches.
  • Width: 19 inches.
  • Height: 32.25 inches.
  • Rough-in: 12 inches.

Corner Toilet Buying Guide

It goes without saying that corner toilets are a great way of saving on bathroom space. There are however a few things/factors that you need to consider prior to installing or buying a corner toilet.

The first thing is the position of the toilet drainpipe. The drainpipe is the 3 or 4-inch pipe on the floor where the toilet is installed. It connects the toilet to the sewer line. In order to install a corner toilet, the drainpipe has to be located at the corner of the bathroom in the first place.

If you are remodeling your bathroom to help you install a corner toilet, make sure that it is properly done, preferably by a professional. This is not an area I would encourage you to DIY.

It is very important that the drainpipe is properly roughed-in so that the toilet can fit in well. The distance between the center of the drainpipe and the sidewall is the rough-in measurement. It needs to be equal between both sidewalls otherwise your toilet will be offset or will not fit at all.

Another thing you need to decide is whether to go for an elongated or round front toilet bowl. Elongated toilets are more comfortable than round toilets but take up more space. Measure the space you have and make an informed decision.

You will also need to choose between a comfort height toilet and a standard height toilet. Both have their pros and cons which is determined by the owner of the toilet.

Some people are big on brand too and will therefore only shop from a big brand. Although that’s a good thing, sometimes even big brands deliver below expectation. It might happen to you.

Conclusion

Since most corner toilets are two-piece (tank and bowl are made separate) the toilet will be shipped in 2 different boxes. There is always a possibility that the 2 boxes will get to you at different times.

If you therefore receive one box only don’t start getting worked up. The other box is on the way. Only call your plumber after you have received both boxes to avoid unnecessary payments.

Another thing I advise people to do is to closely examine the toilet just after receiving it for damages.Pay close attention to the bowl. Sometimes it may have a hairline crack that is difficult to see unless you really check carefully.

Do not also trash the packaging yet until you are convinced that the toilet is working as anticipated. You might need to ship it back which might be impossible without the packaging.

Another great way of saving bathroom space is by installing an over-the toilet storage unit. Most of the over-the-toilet storage shelves are unfortunately not compatible with corner toilets. There are however special triangular over-the-toilet storage units which you can install directly above the corner toilet.

This mDesign Metal 2-Tier Corner Storage shelf which is available on Amazon is great place to store your bathroom essentials.

FAQs

1. Are corner toilets any good?

Corner toilets are a fantastic way of saving bathroom space especially if you have a small bathroom. By installing a corner toilet, you are left with enough space to install other bathroom fixtures like sinks, pedestals and a bathtub.

2. How much space is need for a corner toilet?

The most important corner toilets dimensions are the depth and the width. Round corner toilets have a shorter depth than elongated corner toilets. Other than that, the National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends at least 15 inches from the center of the toilet to the nearest sidewall or obstruction and 32 inches to the nearest sanitary fixture measured center to center. There should also be 24 inches of free space in front of the toilet

3. Does Kohler make corner toilets?

No. Kohler does not make corner toilets. For people with small bathrooms, Kohler compact toilets like the Kohler Santa Rosa or Kohler Veil wall-hung toilets are a great option.

4. Does Toto make corner toilets?

Toto does not make corner toilets. If you have a small bathroom and would like a Toto toilet, consider installing the Toto Drake round toilet or the Toto Aquia wall-hung toilet.

5. What is the best toilet for a small bathroom?

There are several compact toilet which are very good for small bathrooms. Galba small toilet and the Horow small toilet are among the smallest toilets.



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