View Full Version : Need toilet decision today - HELP please!

05-09-2007, 10:29 AM
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!

05-09-2007, 11:18 AM
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 (http://www.totousa.com)

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

Sanagloss is very nice though.

05-09-2007, 12:22 PM
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.

05-10-2007, 05:21 AM
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.

05-10-2007, 02:03 PM
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.

05-11-2007, 03:30 PM
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!

05-12-2007, 03:22 AM
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