Believe it or not, the toilet is one of the most important items in your home. When it comes time to replace it there are several factors to consider in choosing a high-performance toilet that will last you years and save you money in the long run. For example, the color and cost, how much water it uses and how well it flushes are just a few facts to keep in mind. In addition, a reliable toilet will conserve water and generate sufficient power to clean the bowl in a single flush.

Today there are many new generations of low-flow toilet models that prevent the owner from having to flush more than once and wasting unnecessary water with each flush. Manufacturers have learned the technique in producing improved toilet designs that have larger trap-ways to prevent clogging and larger flush valves that allow a more powerful rush of water to enter the bowl.

If you wish to purchase a dependable and quality toilet remember that it will cost more than other toilets in the market. Just keep in mind that in the long run it will save you by purchasing the one with the most powerful flush. Especially since you will be using your toilet every day for years it makes sense to spend the few extra dollars. Be prepared to spend $100 to $500 for a gravity toilet and $225 to $600 for a pressure-assist model.

When shopping for your new toilet you have the option to visit home centers that tend to offer some but not all of the top-ranked toilets out in the market. For a widespread selection of makes and models, your best bet is to visit bathroom showrooms and online retailers.

In addition, if you choose to add some uniqueness to your toilet by purchasing custom seats and unusual flush devices, keep in mind that if they later need to be replaced it will cost you money and frustration if it is no longer available.