Our top picks: Best Compact Toilet of 2023
A small bathroom space might be easy to maintain and clean, but many want a vast bathroom space. However, that’s not always cheap, and neither are it’s components. So, the solution is to plan, prior in a way, to make the best use of the small place.
Each of the toilet items, like, faucets, tubs, sinks, and the size and placement of those, all matters. A small bathroom space requires compact, cheap small toilet components. And a compact toilet is one of the main ones.
The best compact toilet would fit perfectly in your small, cozy bathroom space. Its compact, intelligent design will work as a disguise for your small bathroom. Just so, the small space doesn’t get occupied with a mere toilet piece and its integrant and looks spacious.
Being compact doesn’t mean it cannot be comfy and keep you at ease. It could be the most advanced but must be a space saver to fulfill the purpose. So, let’s see which one we found the best for you to try.
Review of the Best Compact Toilet
Swiss Madison SM-1T257
TOTO CST243EF#01 Entrada
- Johnson Pumps 80-47435-01 — $305.49
- American Standard 2988101.020 — $375.05
American Standard 2403128.222
- KOHLER K-5172-0 San Souci — $859.42
1. HOROW HWMT-8733/HT1000 Small 1-Piece Toilet
HOROW HWMT-8733 is a one-piece compact dual flush toilet that fits a powder or kids’ bathroom without making it look congested.
It has an overall dimension of 25×13.4x 28.4 inches. Just two inches short from the elongated toilet seats with a 12” rough-in and height-wise perfect for short to medium height users.
The dual flush system flushes water with either 1.6 or 1.1gpf. In both cases, perfect for saving water and bills. It is cUPC-certified and CEC-compliant.
It is a small, mighty, fully glazed toilet bowl with a self-cleaning spray and siphon flushing. Siphon flush vacuums and pulls the waste with utmost efficiency. Porcelain as a material and the glaze on the bowl doesn’t let the dirt stick to it. So, only by flushing and self-cleaning spray most of the cleaning work of the bowl is done. Thus this unit is easy to clean.
The soft closing PP seat lid and the super quiet flush system will not awake others while you use the toilet at night.
Features At A Glance
- Apt for powder and kids’ bathroom
- Self-cleaning spray
- Dual flush with 1.6 or 1.1gpf capacity
- cUPC-certified and CEC compliant
- Fully glazed and siphon flushing
- Super quiet flush and soft closing lid
2. WOODBRIDGE B0500 B0500/T0031 Short Tiny On
B0500 by WOODBRIDGE is a compact toilet with no grooves and crevices. The absence of grooves and crevices makes it a unit very easy to clean. Also, the dirt doesn’t get any narrow space to collect. It has a skirted trapway, which makes it look sleek and elegant.
The fully glazed toilet and its siphon flushing system ensure that the waste in the bowl just dissolves in no time.
It features a dual flush through which you can release 1.0 or 1.6 gallons of water per flush. So, when you need a thorough cleaning, you can use the most water. And when you do not need it, you do not have to.
You are getting a high-end soft closing seat with a sturdy stainless steel seat hinge. So, no noise and easy cleaning of the toilet seat after years of use.
Be assured of no clogs, no leaks, no high-pitch noise after flushing, and expect a compact, space-saving WaterSense Certified toilet that will fit your small size toilet room just the right way.
Features At A Glance
- Compact toilet with luxurious design and dual flush
- WaterSense Certified
- High-end soft closing seat
- Ultra-quiet powerful siphon flushing
- Fully glazed, no grooves, no crevices
- Easy to clean and install
3. WinZo WZ5079N 23″ Small Compact One Piece
To turn your relatively small, dull bathroom space into a modern and contemporary bathroom, install the very compact WinZo WZ5079N. Its sleek and skirted design adds to the looks of your bathroom. And also makes the toilet very easy to clean.
This Vitreous China one-piece toilet with the Chrome Finish Rectangular Push button on the flush tank calls for elegance. Its 16 inches height is perfect for your kid to use the toilet by himself comfortably.
It flaunts a dual flush and flushes 0.8gpf or 1.6gpf water to clean the mess. So, use the less water option for flushing liquid waste and save gallons of water every time. Flush maximum water, of course, to clean the solid waste.
There are two nozzles flushing holes in the inner portion of the toilet bowl instead of rim holes. The dual holes spread all the water even better with the Tornado Double Cyclone Flush System.
Such a powerful flush and evenly spread water clean the toilet per every use. So, you always have a clean toilet without putting extra effort into cleaning it.
Features At A Glance
- Space-saving design
- Dual flush; flush 0.8/1.6gpf
- Tornado Double Cyclone Flush System
- Fully skirted design and fully glazed
- 16-inch seat height and 12-inch rough-in
- Soft-close lid with high-quality bumpers
4. HOROW HWMT-8733S Small Toilet 25″ Long x 13.4″ Wide
HOROW HWMT-8733S is a compact toilet with small bolt holes. The previous one from the same brand we reviewed has big bolt holes. Both are exactly the same toilet with a difference in bolt holes.
This one, too, is 2 inches shorter than the regular 18.5 inches elongated seat. It has a height of 16.5 inches, thus perfect for kids to use, and doesn’t look out of the palace in a small space.
The dual flush cleans the bowl with powerful Siphon-Flushing. For solid waste, you can use the full flush by releasing 1.6gpf water, and if you want to half-flush, then use 1.1gpf. The fully glazed toilet and mighty flush always keep it super clean and fresh.
It also has a self-cleaning spray. The spray helps to keep the toilet clean by swirling water to ensure a thorough cleaning. So, it becomes handy for you as you clean the toilet way less.
The toilet boasts of silence. The powerful flush doesn’t make annoying noises, neither the slow and soft closing seat thuds after every use.
Features At A Glance
- Compact toilet with small bolt holes
- Dual flush; 1.6/1.1gpf water use
- Self-cleaning spray
- Fully glazed and CEC compliant
- Powerful siphon-flushing system
- Quiet flush and soft closing seat
5. DeerValley DV-1F52813 Small Compact Dual-Flush
This one is a swirling integrated toilet with a dual flush system. The high-performance tornado flush with a powerful swirl cleans the toilet bowl at once.
It allows you to half flush, only 0.8gpf water you are using when required. Otherwise, you flush the standard 1.28gpf water to clean the solid waste. No matter what the option is, both follow water-saving rules.
The seamless design of the skirted tramway and fully glazed appearance makes it a toilet effortless to clean and easy to maintain. There are no grooves, corners, or precisions for you to struggle to clean. Not in the back nor at the front or sides.
Be assured of a quiet, robust, leak-proof, clog-free flushing due to the Siphon flush system. Even the seat closes slowly without clanging and announcing to the rest of the house about your tiptoeing toilet endeavor.
Sitting on it feels like you are sitting on a chair, as it mimics the chair height. So, though it is smaller than regular toilets, it will suit most of the height range.
Features At A Glance
- Sleek, luxurious touch
- Compact, swirling integrated toilet
- Water-saving 0.8gpf and 1.28gpf dual flush
- Skirted design, easy to clean
- Quiet toilet with a soft closing lid
- Clog-free, leak-proof siphon flush
6. TOTO CST243EF#01 Entrada Two-Piece Round
You wouldn’t expect a two-piece toilet to be compact, but TOTO CST243EF#01 is. It is compact, has a simple design, and supports universal height. So, those of you who are tall and found the height of the previous one a bit short for you, try this.
It has a sturdy left-hand chrome trip lever on its flush tank, and the tank carries 1.28 gallons of water. With each push on the lever, the toilet releases a powerful water flow to clean the waste.
The flush system basically is an extra-large siphon jet system where the waste is vacuumed and sent to the waste tank with a single attempt. The glazed surface helps the highly efficient flush to work more effectively by not letting the waste stuck.
The toilet system is ADA-compliant and meets the standards for EPA WaterSense. So, everyone can use it with ease, and you are saving water every which way.
If that was not enough, it also fulfills California’s CEC and CALGreen requirements. So, it is environment-safe. Also, water, material, and waste reduction are all sorted.
Features At A Glance
- Two-piece compact toilet
- 28gpf capacity
- Left-hand chrome trip lever to flush
- Extra-large siphon jet system
- Universal height toilet
- ADA, CALGreen, California’s CEC-compliant and WaterSense certified
7. Deer Valley DV-1F52812 Luxury Modern One-Piece Toilet
Deer Valley also has small bolt holes and big bolt holes toilets, just like the Horow compact toilets.
The previous one we reviewed had small bolt holes, so quite obviously, this one will have big bolt holes. Choose the one you like.
This toilet is WaterSense certified and provides you with a dual flush system with a chrome flush button. You are either flushing 0.8gpf water to clean the waste or having a full flush with 1.28gpf water use.
The fully glazed, seamless skirted trapway design makes this toilet very easy to clean and maintain. There are no corners or grooves. Thus no hard work is needed to keep it clean both from the outside as well as inside.
It is a quiet toilet system thanks to its powerful but no loud noise flush or seat lid. The flush system powerfully dissolves the waste with high-performance tornado flush, and the seat closes softly and slowly.
Features At A Glance
- Dual flush with chrome button
- WaterSense certified
- Seamless skirted design and fully glazed
- High-performance tornado flush
- Easy installing and cleaning
- Quiet flush and closing seat
8. Swiss Madison Well Made Forever SM-1T257
Our forage ends with the SM-1T257 one-piece toilet by Swiss. It’s a basic toilet where the tank ends on a fully skirted toilet bowl and slender base. It makes your bathroom look quite sorted and elegant.
A seamless porcelain piece with a slippery glaze on it makes it super easy to clean. Then there are no crevices, corners, or narrow spaces on the outer side of the one-piece toilet; thus, it doesn’t let any dirt sit and spoil the neatness.
The only crevice it has is the portion where the lid is attached to the toilet bowl. And that too can be easily solved as it allows easy unlatching of the quick-release seat. Without any tool, you can remove the seat, wash it, and again hitch it.
You get a dual flush system with 0.8gpf water for cleaning the liquid and 1.28gpf for solid waste. The porcelain, fully glazed, and high-efficiency flush system ensure high-performance gravity; thus, the water it releases is enough for deep cleaning.
The soft closing seat lid closes gently without making any noise or scratching the toilet rim. It is effortless to open, as well.
Features At A Glance
- Sleek, one-piece compact toilet
- Dual flush system
- Seamless porcelain, fully glazed
- Fully skirted, no crevices, easy to clean
- Soft closing lid
- Quick-release seat
Important Things to Consider When Buying Compact Toilet
Wondering which features make compact toilet’s the best? Let’s divulge the details through a buying guide.
The most important thing you need in a compact toilet is a space-saving design. There is a reason for it to be categorized as compact, right? And the first thing that makes a toilet space-saving is if it’s one piece and seamless.
That is why most of the ones we thought are the best are one-piece toilets barring the exception of one two-piece toilet. And even that one is made in such a way that the two pieces don’t occupy much space.
A compact toilet will always be 2 inches shorter than regular elongated toilets. So, not just the style and design, but even the dimension comes into the picture here.
Before you opt for buying the toilet, make sure to measure your toilet space. Especially the rough-in. You will need a certain rough-in, perhaps 12-inch, that will not block most of the small space, also will not compromise the sitting comfort.
Also, decide on the toilet design depending on where you are going to place it. Most of compact toilets dwell around a dimension of 25x14x28 inches. Sometimes a bit more and sometimes a bit less. The height will always be shorter than standard elongated toilets. So, measure the dimensions and buy a unit according to that measurement.
Powerful Flush System
By a powerful flush system, we mean either a siphon jet flushing or tornado flushing. We basically need a powerful whirl to deep clean the bowl after every use. A compact toilet doesn’t mean that you can arbitrate with a less powerful flush.
The waste will be a waste, as filthy as possible. It doesn’t matter what the size of the bowl is. So to keep it clean, you will need a powerful flush with less water usage. Better to have the toilets with self-cleaning spray. This combo works together way better.
When you are cleaning liquid waste, you do not need a full flush. It’s a waste of water and energy. So, having both the options of half and full flush is essential. Not just dual flush, the toilet must follow the WaterSense rules and regulations.
A quantity over 1.6gpf is a waste, a massive one. Even 1.6 is too much to flush but still okay. The best is to narrow the water usage down to 1.28gpf, and nothing better to know whether the toilet is doing that than looking at its WaterSense certification.
Skirted and Fully Glazed
Until we struggle to clean a toilet, we never realize how easy the seamless skirted trapway and full glaze on the one-piece toilet make the cleaning process. It ensures no grooves, no crevices, and no narrow space where your brush can’t reach.
No bending, kneeling, and struggling with that tiny spot in the farthest and on the little geometric precision on the overall pearly white toilet piece. The slippery surface and absence of precisions and corners do not let the dirt stay and stick. Thus, you hardly need to put effort into cleaning the toilet. You will probably need a few straight swipes to clean the whole toilet.
You are using the toilet all the time. If it’s a kid’s room, one kid might be sleeping, and the other might be waking him up by making an unintentional loud noise of flush or thud of the toilet seat. So, it is significant for the flush system to be quiet and for the toilet to have a slow, soft closing seat lid.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What should be the height of a compact toilet?
A: Anything between 14 inches to 16 inches in height is sufficient for a compact toilet. It can be compact but not so much that only kids can sit on it, and within two years, even they are unable to use the toilet as they grow up. Keep in mind that a compact toilet is not only a toilet for kids.
The main issue is not the height of the user. The main issue is the small space. A compact toilet seat having a 16” height will not be an issue if the manufacturer successfully made a toilet with a space-saving design.
Q: Does compact mean fewer features?
A: No, compact doesn’t mean fewer features. You will get all the features you expect from a standard toilet like a dual flush system, high-efficiency flush system, comfortable seat, quiet closing of the lid, and so much more. Compact doesn’t compromise quality or features.
Q: Which toilet bowl shape is great for a compact toilet?
A: Many think the round shape is the best for a compact toilet. But the comfort one gets seating on the elongated seat as all the contours of the body just fit that shape, nothing can compensate for that.
So, get a compact elongated toilet, which is elongated but exactly made to fit a space that was for a round toilet. Or search for the ones that are 2 inches shorter than elongated toilets. So, elongated but not as elongated as the standard size toilets, thus compact.
Q: Is a compact toilet easier to clean?
A: Yes, a compact toilet is more accessible to clean than a standard-sized toilet. Most compact toilets, good ones are smaller, one-piece, and will have no grooves, crevices, or corners. It will be seamless and of plain design. Then, they are made of porcelain and also are fully glazed.
So, you are noticing four factors and each one of them makes it easy to clean. A small toilet will be, of course, easy and quick to clean. The one-piece, seamless thus, no crevices factor doesn’t give the dirt space to gather, and there is no space impossible for you to reach to clean.
So, you can always clean it in one swipe. Lastly, porcelain in itself makes the things made of it slippery, and on top of it, they are fully glazed, so a compact toilet will always be easier to clean.
Q: Is a compact toilet only for kids?
A: No, a compact toilet doesn’t mean it is a small bowl where only kids can do the deed, and if an adult sits on it, it will break. In fact, it is the best toilet for apartments, especially small ones. A compact toilet is a regular toilet but designed in a way that it fits small spaces.
Yes, it might be a few inches shorter than standard toilets in length, height, and width but literally a few inches, not more than that. Otherwise, it’s a regular toilet that every person in your family, from kids to adults to members with disabilities or older people, can use with equal comfort and ease.
We think the only one who might have issues while using a compact toilet is if someone is too tall. But then you have to cut some slack as the compact toilet targets a specific section and is made to cater to that section mostly.
Compact toilets are not always for powder bathrooms or kids’ bathrooms. It can be fitting for a master bathroom, and suite when the user is short-heightened. Not a single one of the above best compact toilet implies that you must use them in kids’ bathrooms or powder bathrooms.
Guest bathrooms, half baths, and as we stated earlier, even the master bathrooms, a compact toilet will complement each of those toilet spaces too.
Also, as the compact size doesn’t compromise the quality, look, or advanced features, setting these toilets up in a big bathroom will only make the bathroom look less congested and more open.
You have less to clean and more space to comfortably clean. Considering the high efficiency and elegance of each of these toilets, we are pretty sure it will be hard for you to choose one.
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