TOTO (Tokyo Otamata) is the leading toilet producer in Japan. It was started in 1917 and today is popular for producing the Washlet, and associated products. The company is located in Kitakyushu, Japan, and has manufacturing facilities in nine other countries worldwide. The first TOTO toilet was designed by a cabinet maker, but they have gone far past that. Today, the range of TOTO toilets includes everything from bathroom vanities to under the counter toilets to specialty units like bidets.
All toilet models are divided into three basic categories: the Matica, the Ultramax, and the Ultramar. The Matica is a two-piece toilet, and the Ultramax has a single flush mechanism. The Ultramar is a one-piece unit, while the Matica is divided into three parts. These include the tank, the seat, and a chrome plated basin that house the flushing system. All toto models contain a cartridge-type filler that burns fuel in order to create water for the flushing action.
There are all kinds of toto toilet tank options, including those made of acrylic, chrome plated, or stainless steel. When it comes to the seat, there are also all kinds of options, including leather, vinyl, or a mesh seat. All toto toilets have the option of both a high or low water flush, as well as a low or high volume flush. The volume flush is used to get rid of excess water from the toilet bowl, which is useful for people who are using an unusually large amount of water for flushing. High volume flushters are more efficient than low volume ones, so if you are going to be using a large amount of water with your toto toilet, it would be worth spending the extra money on the high volume model.
As for the elongated toilet bowl, this is another feature that can make or break your decision about toto toilets. The elongated bowls sit close to the floor and are taller than traditional toilets. The advantage of the elongated toilet bowl is that it adds height to the restroom, which can help prevent injuries when someone is stepping on the bowl. Unfortunately, this feature can also increase the amount of bending that’s required to clean the toilet because the toilet becomes slightly more narrow.
Another choice that you will have to make when it comes to purchasing a new toto toilet is whether to go with a conventional Japanese toilet, or with a more modern and contemporary range from Japanese toilet manufacturers. One of the primary differences between the two ranges is the shape and design of the bowl. In general, the Japanese toilet is wider and taller than the conventional range. This means that if you have a smaller bathroom space, or if you are looking to install a new toilet into a relatively small room, the Japanese toto range may be the best choice. If you do not have a large bathroom space and would like to buy a compact toilet then the conventional range may be your best option.
You may also have to decide between a manual flushing system and an automatic one. Manual flushing systems require the owner to switch the handle to the up position, press down on the button, then flip the handle to flush. The automatic flushing system is completed by pressing a button in the remote control.