Advice/recommendations regarding Kohler toilets

msbrandywinevalleyOctober 3, 2012

We are in the process of remodeling a very small powder room and two small bathrooms. Two Kohler toilets have been recommended to us. They are the Santa Rosa Comfort Height Compact Toilet K-3810 for the Powder Room, and the Cimarron Comfort Height elongated toilet for the other two bathrooms.

After reading reviews of these products, I have a concern about the comfort of each of them. I'm short (5'1") and I'm wondering if comfort height is really too high for me. Comfort height was recommended because my husband and I are both in our mid-60's. Yes, I sat on it in the showroom, but not for any length of time. Also, I read that some people have found the seat of the Santa Rosa compact unit generally uncomfortable.

Can anyone shed some light on these selections, or, perhaps recommend other comparable toilets for us to consider. I should mention that the powder room is REALLY small, and that's why we've been considering the compact model.


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We have the new Kohler Wellworth comfort height (not the classic Wellworth). The comfort height is a great choice as you get older. The older we get the harder it becomes to stand from a sitting position & vice versa. The higher the seat, the easier it is as there is less propulsion needed to rise to a standing position. So from that standpoint + your age + it sounds like you're not planning on moving anytime soon, I would do the comfort height. There is a thread on comfort height toilets and shorter people with ideas linked below.

Elongated vs. compact/round bowl-- In my experience, men prefer the elongated bowl. Women could go either way, but many prefer the round bowls. I would see if you could find an answer on what makes people say the Santa Rosa toilet is so uncomfortable? Perhaps its the seat they chose, perhaps its the space between the tank and seat (or lack thereof) vs. a 2pc toilet or it could be something completely different. How often will the powder room be used vs. the other toilets in the house? If it's not the main toilet that you (& other full-time members of the household) use, I wouldn't worry about it--put in what fits and move on to the next decision.

Hope this helps!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 9:07AM
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Sorry-forgot the link!

Here is a link that might be useful: Comfort Height Toilet Thread

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 9:09AM
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