Need toilet decision today - HELP please!

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Remodelgirl, May 9, 2007.

  1. Remodelgirl

    Remodelgirl New Member

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    I have to decide between Toto Drake toilet & Kohler Wellworth today for my contractor. Doing 2 bath remodels - guest & master. I had decided on Toto Drake long ago from everything I've read, but my contractor's preferred supplier does not carry Toto products. Soooo....

    Is there much difference between the 2 toilets?
    Should I stick with Toto decision & push to try to find a local distributor?
    Safe to order over internet for a toilet ??? (wish I were a WA resident!)
    If I go with Toto Drake, should I splurge for Sanagloss if I can find it?

    THANK YOU for any and all help. This is a great site. So glad I found it!
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    We are scheduled this week to remove four Kohler Wellworth toilets and replace them with Toto Ultramax with Sanagloss near Green Lake in Seattle.

    The Drake is the two-piece version of the Ultramax.
    I would expect that you can find local dears on the Toto website.
    www.totousa.com

    I'm not a big fan of shipping. Truck drivers can be careless.

    Sanagloss is very nice though.
     
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  4. Remodelgirl

    Remodelgirl New Member

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    Thanks Terry! Shipping was a big concern for me using internet order too. I'll check for local distributor & stick to my Toto Drake decision then. Thanks again.
     
  5. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    Sanagloss is better but alot of people think it self cleans and are shocked when it gets dirty.
    I usually tell people its like a teflon frying pan versus a regular frying pan.
    They both will get dirty but the teflon is easier to clean.
     
  6. Remodelgirl

    Remodelgirl New Member

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    Good point. Since I'm replacing a 30-40 year old toilet, I'm familiar with a hard item to clean. The easier the better, in this book, since I will be the one cleaning! Thanks for thoughts.
     
  7. Perfectionist

    Perfectionist New Member

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    Drake is beautiful

    We picked it because of its quality, efficiency and since we have a 11.25 inches rough-in.
    But we had no idea how good-looking it was until we got it at home.

    It's so much more beautiful than the pictures on the Toto Web site!
     
  8. achutch

    achutch Member

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    The Draker is a Winner!

    If I were you, I would go with the Drake. I've had mine since October 2005, and am completely satisfied with it. It's attractive, efficient (saved me $$$ in water and sewer fees), and I have not been able to clog it (not that I would want to). I have as much confidence in my Drake as I do with my 3 old fashioned 7-gallon gushers.

    I bought my Drake based on comments from this site and from Terry's Low Flow Toilet Report. I would recommend it to anyone!

    achutch in Vermont
     
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