6 Short 24 & 25 Inch Depth Toilets (Shortest Depth Toilets)

Sometimes you might need a short 24 inch depth toilet or 25 inch depth toilet. What this means is you have a extremely small space for a toilet. Naturally, you will like to have the smallest toilet or compact toilet for a small bathroom to save space or make more legroom. Unfortunately popular toilet brands and stores don’t offer under 25 inch toilets anymore. But I found couple of 24 inch toilets on Amazon from some new brands that are probably the shortest depth toilets for sale in the United States today.

Lets have a look at these smallest toilets. They might be just what you need…

24 Inch & 25 Inch Toilets Comparison Table

25 inch depth toilet
  • KOHLER K-4007-0 San Souci One-Piece Round-Front Toilet
  • Price: $$$
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF
  • Color: 9 colors
  • Shape: Round
  • Rough-in: 12 inch
  • Dimension: 25.6 (L) x 16.8 (W) x 24.2 (H) inches

compact short toilet
  • 24.5" GALBA Small Toilet
  • Price: $$$
  • Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF
  • Color: White
  • Shape: Elongated
  • Rough-in: 12 inch
  • Dimensions: 24.5 x 14 x 27 inches

24 inch toilet
  • 24" Swiss Madison Sublime II 1-Piece Compact Small Toilet Dual Flush
  • Price: $$
  • Water Consumption: 0.8/1.28 GPF
  • Color: White
  • Shape: Elongated
  • Rough-in: 12-inch
  • Dimension: 24 x 14 x 28 inches

short depth toilet
  • HOROW Small Toilet
  • Price: $$
  • Water Consumption: GPF
  • Color: White
  • Shape: Round
  • Rough-in: 12-inch
  • Dimension: 25 x 13.4 x 28.4 inches

25 inch american standard
  • American Standard 221DB.004.020 Colony Toilet
  • Price: $$
  • Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF or 1.6 GPF
  • Color: 3 colors
  • Shape: Round
  • Rough-in: 10 or 12 inch
  • Dimension: 25.8 x 19.2 x 29.9 inches

small duravit toilet
  • Duravit Starck 3 Toilet Bowl Close-Coupled
  • Price: $$$
  • Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF
  • Color: White
  • Shape: Round
  • Rough-in: N/A
  • Dimension: 25.8 x 14.6 x N/A inches

Currently, average normal toilet depth is around 30 inches. Any toilet that is shorter than 28 inches in length is considered as a small compact toilet. Even many models sold as compact toilets for small bathrooms by popular brands like Toto, Kohler and American Standard are at least 26 inches to 28 inches depth. So I consider it fortunate we could find at-least these toilets in 24-25 inch depth range.

The best of these 6 short toilets is the 24.5 inches long Galba Small Toilet. This Galba toilet has been selling like hot cakes on online stores for more than five years now. It has got over 100 reviews on Amazon with most of them 4 or 5 star. So can be bought without fear. (I’ve discussed more about Galba toilet below)

The smallest toilet in this collection is the 24-inch Swiss Madison Sublime II 1-Piece Compact Small Toilet (Amazon link). It’s the shortest depth normal toilet currently on sale in the United States. It’s cheap for a one-piece toilet and looks nice. But it was launched only recently, so too new to judge quality. So far online reviews have been mixed. Other toilets by Swiss Madison have also got mixed reputations. So, even though its smaller and cheaper than Galba I would be cautious with it.

My third find is the 25 inch Horow Small Toilet (Amazon page). It looks very similar to Galba in appearance and I suspect it’s the same toilet marketed under a different name by another company.

If you are ok with a toilet little over 25 inches, then there is a beautiful and popular high-end toilet from KOHLER called the KOHLER San Souci toilet. It is 25.6 inches long. Next shortest toilet in the market is the 25.8 inch Duravit Starck 3 Toilet. But it is not that popular or good as others.

Lastly if you want a 24 or 25 inch toilet for a 10 inch rough-in, the shortest I found was the 25.8 inch American Standard Colony 221DB.004.020 toilet. Its also available in 12 inch rough-in. Water consumption is also available in two versions. You can get it in 1.6 GPF normal water usage version or the 1.28 GPF High Efficiency toilet version. What has made this toilet very popular is its lower price tag and comes from American Standard.

The above are the 6 shortest depth toilets available today for sale in the United State today. They (specially the Galba toilet ) are widely used for saving space and creating more leg room in small bathrooms, powder rooms and closet toilets.

The reason for the scarcity of small toilets like 24, 25 inch are new toilet laws like the ADA legislation and minimum toilet space requirements that were introduced in the last few decades. These resulted in an increase in toilet size to comfortable elongated bowls and increases in overall size. That’s the reason average toilet depth is around 30 inches today.

3 Top 24 inches to 25 Inches Shortest Depth Toilets

24.5 inch Galba Small Toilet

24 inch toiletThe top choice of people looking for a toilet with 24/25 inch depth today is the GALBA SMALL TOILET on Amazon. At 24.5 inches, it’s 6 inches shorter than a regular toilet.

Galba toilet is a one-piece compact dual flush toilet that comes with great half flush rates of 0.8 GPF and standard 1.6 GPF flush rate for its full flush. The elongated bowl makes it more comfortable to use and is a surprise to see in the toilet with the smallest toilet depth. Overall Galba small toilet measures 24.5″ long, 13.5″ wide and 28.5″ high and is a floor mount toilet with an elongated bowl.

When you see the reliability and reputation of Galba small toilet, it is made in China and marketed in the USA by ‘Luxury Modern Home’ a company based in East Hanover, NJ. It has been in the market since 2013 and going by sales on online stores, you can see it has been selling like hot cakes since then. It has also got a very good reputation not only as a smallest floor mounted toilet but also as a fully functional compact toilet for small spaces.

(At the time of this writing, it had got ninety plus reviews on Amazon and more than 75% of them were 5-star reviews from verified Amazon purchasers. There are also nearly a hundred Q&A on its sales page, so any question you are likely to have about this model has likely been answered there. So judging by reviews and Q&A, the seller seems to be doing a good job so far and buyers are happy.)

24-inch Sublime II 1-Piece Compact Small Toilet

The shortest toilet in the US today is probably the Sublime II 1-Piece Compact Small Toilet 24″ Long Dual Flush 0.8/1.28 GPF with Side Holes (link to Amazon.com). It’s a very short projection toilet measuring 24 inches long, 14 inches wide and 28 inches tall.

Size wise and feature wise its similar to the other two 24/25 inch models I mention here. Price wise its cheaper my first choice. But still, like I said earlier, the few online reviews I found for this model give mixed signals. It was launched in US online stores only recently (around mid-2018), so we’ll have to see how sales goes.

Swiss Madison have a few other beautiful, 26+ inches long one-piece toilet models that have been on sale for much longer than this Sublime II toilet. Those other models are cheaper and feature rich than their similar sized counterparts from Toto, American Standard etc, but they have also have got only mixed reviews.

25 inch HOROW Small Toilet

25 inch toiletThe third smallest toilet is the 25 inches long HOROW Small Toilet. (Amazon link here) The HOROW Small toilet is 25″ Long, 13.4″ Wide and 28.3″ High. The sellers describe it as a “One Piece Short Compact Bathroom Tiny Mini Commode Water Closet Dual Flush Concealed Trapway.” Horow toilet is a new entry but many people have bought it on Amazon and have left glowing comments saying they love it and its awesome.

In appearance HOROW looks very much the Galba toilet, so much so that I asked a question on its Amazon page whether it was the same Galba toilet sold under a different name. The seller “HOROW” responded saying, that the toilet is very similar to the galba small toilet, but not completely same. They claimed there are little difference in the size and look. Price wise HOROW toilet is much cheaper and quality and flushing seems good if you go by reviews on Amazon.

These three are the only toilet models you might find today that are shorter than 25 inches. Many people looking for even 23 inch toilets have bought these toilets because there is no shorter toilet other than going for an expensive wall mount toilet remodel or an electric Upflush Macerating toilet.

There are no toilets that measure exactly 24 or 25 inches in depth. These models are bit shorter or longer than 25 inches yet ideal for a 24 or 25 inch toilet requirement.

Small 25 to 26 Inch Depth Toilets

However, if you are okay with a toilet with a depth between 25 to 27 inches, you have a few more toilet models to choose from including toilets from the best brands like Kohler and Toto.

KOHLER one of the top 3 toilet brands also has a model in the 25 inch length toilet range. Its the 25.625 inches long KOHLER San Souci K-4007-0. This is a round-front toilet with a 1.28 GPF flush rate. Its overall dimensions are 25.625 inches in length, 14.5 inches width and 24.25 inches tall.

The Duravit Stark line of toilets come in many variations and one of them is the close coupled Duravit 0128090000 Starck 3 Toilet. It measures 25.8 inches in depth and can be another option for you.

Compact 26 to 28 Inch Toilets

Normally when people look for toilets they want to buy one from one of the top 3 Toilet brands of Toto, Kohler or American Standard. Unfortunately except for the Kohler model mentioned above there are no other toilets shorter than 26 inches from these top 3 brands. But if your toilet can accommodate a bit bigger toilet, there are several good 26 inch toilets to choose from.

The smallest Toto toilet is the TOTO Drake 1.6 GPF Round Bowl 2 Piece Toilet with E-Max Flush System with Model No. CST743SR#01. This Toto Drake model measures 26.375 inches lengthwise, 19.5 inches wide and 28.5 tall overall. Its known as great flushing toilet and has received very good toilet ratings.

The shortest American Standard toilet is a bit than the short Toto Drake. Its the 26.75 inches long American Standard 2887218.020 H2Option Siphonic toilet. Its a dual flush toilet with a normal height seat and elongated toilet bowl design.

However even these 26″ plus toilet models from the top 3 toilet brands can become longer when installed. That’s because when you install them on a standard 12 inch toilet rough-in, they become 27.5 inches or more with the tank clearance distance they leave from the wall.

In addition to these there is also a 26.5 inch Swiss Madison Ivy one-piece toilet. Its a dual flush model with 0.8/1.28 GPF flush rate and measures 26.5″ depth, 14″ width and 29″ height.

So overall the Galba small toilet is your best choice if you want a 24 inch toilet or a 25 inch length toilet model.

5 Comments on “6 Short 24 & 25 Inch Depth Toilets (Shortest Depth Toilets)”

  1. Hi there…we’re desperately searching for a compact, 24/25” depth 10” rough in toilet, at any price level…can’t find one. Any thoughts for us? Many thanks. C.

    1. Hi Popa,
      The shortest 10 inch rough-in toilet I have come across so for is the 25.8 inches long American Standard Colony toilet which ismentioned and linked to in the above article.

      If the Colony is too big for your space, I’m afraid you’ll have to look at alternative methods. One options would be to convert your 10-inch rough-in into a 12-inch rough-in by using a toilet offset flange. Then you’ll be able to install the 24.5 inch Galba toilet. To install offset flange, you’ll have to break the floor a little and dig out the existing flange. Its not that difficult, plumbers do it often. But before using a offset flange, just check your local building codes, some don’t allow the use of offset flanges. A local plumber will be able to advice if you are doubtful.

      Another option is, if a door is preventing you from installing a longer toilet, then you can change the swing door to a pocket door and then install a longer toilet. Hope this helps.

      Aksam
      SolidToilet.com

  2. Hi… are there any small back outlet toilets?

    I’m not sure exact name for this type of toilets, rear outlet toilet? Anyway suggestions?

  3. I’m looking for the shortest depth toilet. I’m surprised a 24 inch toilet is the shortest toilet for sale today! Surely there are smaller toilets!!! There are many old homes with cramped small baths with 22 inch toilets and 23 inch toilets. If they can make so small toilets then, they should be able to make even smaller toilets now.

    1. There are several reasons for the lack of smaller toilets than 24/25 inches in the US. One of it is the increase in the size and height of people in the last century. Average American male and female height and size has increase several inches from 1900s to 2000s. Small toilets that were designed and sold in 1950s or 60s are no longer enough for today’s average American male to use. So toilet companies picked this trend and design accordingly to demand.

      The other reasons are the minimum toilet clearance laws and new ADA legislation’s that came into effect in last few decades. These resulted in an increase in toilet size to comfortable elongated bowls and increases in overall size.

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