In my short depth toilet post a reader asked me about the best low profile toilets with low height toilet tanks to fit under a over the toilet shelf. So I did some research and found all the low profile toilets to compare and see which is the best, most popular etc. Let me share there details with you together with my findings about them. It’ll help you weather you want a short toilet due to height constraints or for its elegance and low-profile silhouette.
In my research I found that there are only around 10 low profile toilets for sale in the US market today. You can checkout all of them below. I’ve put them in a comparison chart, to make it easy for you to compare and choose a low profile toilet for your needs and requirements. I’ve also included a check at Amazon link where you can check it out and even order now.
Low Profile Toilets Comparison
Here is a comparison table with key features of all the small profile toilets for sale in the US currently.
Low Profile Toilet Reviews
Below are my notes and thoughts about each of the above listed low profile tank toilets.
Kohler has dominated the short profile toilet market for decades with a range of elegant, expensive and feature-rich toilet models. However in recent years and due to online sales from Amazon and other sites, couple of mid price range low profile models from new toilets brands like WoodBridge and Swiss Madison has overtaken Kohler low profile models in terms of number of toilets sold. Top toilet brands like American Standard and TOTO also have low profile toilets but they are taller and larger than those offered by Kohler and WoodBridge.
Best Low Profile Toilet – KOHLER San Souci
After checking out all the short toilets, their details, features, reviews and writing up this article, I find the best low profile toilet to be the KOHLER K-5172-0 San Souci Comfort Height Compact Elongated 1.28 GPF Toilet (link to its Amazon.com page #Ad).
The short profile toilet with the shortest toilet depth in this list, is the 24″ high KOHLER San Souci Low Profile Compact Toilet with a round front (Check at Amazon #Ad). While its height is 24.2 inches, its depth is also very short at just 25.6 inches. That makes it between 2 to 5 inches shorter than the other low height toilet models.
This San Souci round is only 24 inches from ground to the top of the tank and 31 inches high with seat open. So for a small bathroom or if you want to save space, you might like to chose this round seat model as it takes up less space, especially with the seat up. I also read though its a 1.28 GPF (Gallons Per Flush) water saving, low flow toilet, it flushes faster, quieter and more efficiently than standard 1.6 GPF toilets.
Note: There can sometimes be a problem with low-profile toilet seat lid being too high when they are up. For example, in the Toto Ultra Max one-piece ADA height toilet, although top of the tank is only 29 1/4 inches, when you open the seat, it measures 36 1/2″ with the elongated seat up. This can be a problem if you have a counter shelf or cabinet above the toilet.
Most Popular Low Profile Toilet – WOODBRIDGE T-0018/B-0735 Toilet
The most popular and best selling low profile model is the WOODBRIDGE T-0018/B-0735 Dual Flush Elongated One Piece toilet (Check at Amazon #Ad). Its got the most number of Amazon reviews out of all the low height toilets listed here. And with a height of just 22 inches, its the second shortest height low height toilet.
According to online reviews I checked, most buyers say WOODBRIDGE T-0018 is comfortable, easy to clean and offers good value for money. Its con is in its installation, which is not easy. To make it look nicer, they haven’t kept any holes on the sides of the toilet for for tightening the installation bolts. As a result, its bolts are accessible only from the back of the toilet using a rachet. This makes lining it up and tightenign the bolt for installation very difficult. Still the WoodBridge T-0018 is a attractive and well made toilet.
2nd Most Popular – Swiss Madison Well Made Forever SM-1T803
The next best selling low profile is the Swiss Madison Well Made Forever SM-1T803 Chateau One Piece Toilet (Check at Amazon #Ad). This toilet sells a lot due to its reasonable price tag. It’s a good looking toilet and the flush does a good job.
However I read some complaints about the seat that comes with the toilet being flimsy compared to the rest of the unit. So if you are buying this toilet, I’d factor in about $40 more dollars to get your own seat in addition to the price of the toilet. (Fortunately, the seat size is 18″ inches long at its longest point, which is within the standard for elongated toilet seats. So you can replace the seat with any normal elongated seat)
Winzo WZ5024T Toilet
The 26-inch-high Winzo WZ5024T Modern One-Piece Toilet is a new low profile model from a new toilet brand called WinZo. I couldn’t find any online reviews or ratings for this low profile Winzo WZ5024T toilet because it was release only in July 2020. We’ll have to wait and see how it does in the long run. Like other new toilet brands, its price is of course reasonable.
In 2020, Winzo also released few other models including a 22.75 inch depth toilet which is currently the shortest depth toilet for sale in the US. They also have another 23″ depth toilet which is another shortest depth toilet. Both of these are selling like hot cakes and are getting some good reviews and ratings online.
Lowest Height Toilet with Low Profile Tank
The lowest toilet I came across is also a Kohler. It’s the 21 1/2-inch hight KOHLER K-3597-0 San Raphael Comfort Height Pressure Lite 1.0 GPF Elongated Toilet (Amazon link #Ad). This toilet is so low, it looks like a low profile toilet RV toilet. Its uses a Pressure Lite flushing technology to compress water into its small toilet tank using your pipe water pressure. The pressurized 1.0 Gallon of water is then released when you flush it. So at the moment this is the shortest height toilet you can get. Any shorter and you’ll have to go for a tankless toilet.
Note:Low profile tank toilets from top three toilet manufacturers like Kohler, Toto and American Standard are expensive. So many people opt for mid-price range low tank profile toilets from other brands like WoodBridge and Swiss Madison.
Kohler Low Profile Toilets
As we saw above there are quite a few Kohler short profile toilet models. These models have clearly been the preferred choice for elegant, stylish large and small bathroom for decades now. I discussed a little about each Kohler toilets model above, so I won’t go into them here.
Just want to mention here, overall, when I checked Kohler and other low tank profile toilets I have to agree with many who say Kohler toilets are the best low profile toilets in the American market today. Kohler toilets are specially rated high for their comfort, quality and ease of cleaning. Though they are high end and high priced toilets, many customers also say Kohler toilets offer good value for money.
American Standard Low Profile Toilets
I came across two low profile American Standard toilet models. They are bit higher than other models listed here. However they are reasonably price for a well known brand.
The first AM toilet is the  high American Standard 2961A104SC.020 Colony Right Height Elongated One-Piece Toilet (Check at Amazon #Ad).
The second AM branded toilet is the American Standard 2862056.020 Fairfield 1.6 GPF One-Piece Elongated Toilet (Check at Amazon #Ad).
American Standard low profile models are rated high for sheerness, easy of installation, sturdiness, and ease of cleaning.
TOTO Low Profile Toilets
In my opinion, TOTO is currently the best toilet brand in America. However the low profile Toto toilets on offer are not as short as those offered by Kohler and others.
The 25.5 inches high Toto MS644114CEFG#01 Carolina-2 One-Piece High-Efficiency Toilet (Amazon page #Ad) is currently there flagship low-profile style toilet. The good thing is though it comes as a 12 inch roughin toilet, this model can be installed on a 10 or 14 inch rough using a Toto unifit adapter. (I’ve discussed more on this matter below in the 10″/14″ roughin section.)
Toto had another low profile model called the TOTO MS864114#01 Supreme Elongated One Piece Toilet. Unfortunately last I checked it was unavailable.
10 & 14 Inch Rough-in Low Profile Toilets
What about low profile toilets for 10 and 14 inch rough-ins?
The only low height toilets I came across that fits a 10 or 14 inch rough-in is the Toto Carolina II High-Efficiency Toilet (Amazon link #Ad) using a Toto Unifit roughin adapter. However to install the Carolina II toilet on a 10 or 14 inch roughin you need to order a 10″ or 14″ Toto Unfit rough-in adapter. Here is the Amazon.com link to 10″ Unifit Adapter #Ad and the 14″ Unifit Adapter at Amazon #Ad.
However if you really need, you can install any toilet listed here on a 10-inch roughin by using a 2-inch offset toilet flange (check 2″ offset flanges at Amazon #Ad). A offset flange is used to offset or increase/decrease a toilet’s roughin size. A 2″ offset will make your rougin into a 12″ roughin, thereby enable you to install any 12 roughin toilet. (Note: some areas and building codes don’t allow the use of offset flanges.)
For 14 inch rough in, you can install any low profile model discussed here. However as these are 12 inch roughin toilets, you will get a two-inch gap at the back of the toilet, between the tank and the wall. If you don’t like to have a gap, you can reduce the 14″ roughin into a 12″ inch roughin by using a 2-inch offset toilet flange.
Low Profile Toilet Vs Low Height Toilets
Low profile toilets are also called low height toilets. However, sometimes calling them as low height toilets can be confusing because ‘toilets with low height seats’ are also sometimes referred as low height toilets. So when talking about low height toilets, keep in mind that it can also mean toilets with low height bowls which are easy to use for children and short people. (For a list of best toilets with low seat height see my post here)
Often both of these sub-types (low seat and low tank toilets) within low height toilets have there own unique uses, characteristics and considerations to think about buying one of them. In the context of this article ‘low height toilets’ means a toilet with a low height tank and therefore a overall short height toilet.
Most of the low profile mdoels have a taller Comfort Height seat which is easy for tall adults, elderly and people with knee problems. However, if you need a low profile toilet with lower seat height too, checkout the KOHLER K-3722-0 San Raphael Toilet (check on Amazon.com #Ad). It has a shorter standard height seat of around 15 inches. (Other toilets listed here have a comfort height seating of 17+ inches.)
In conclusion, I think KOHLER K-5172-0 San Souci Comfort Height Compact Elongated 1.28 GPF Toilet is the best low profile toilet.(link to its Amazon.com page #Ad) However if you are looking for a reasonable price one then the Swiss Madison Well Made Forever SM-1T803 Chateau One Piece Toilet is a good choice. If you want a low profile small toilet for a small bathroom or powder room, then the KOHLER K-4007-0 San Souci Toilet (Round-front bowl) is the one for you.
Overall, short profile toilets are often perceived as a statement of luxury and elegance. However they are also sometimes a necessity, in cases like when you need a toilet to fit under a bathroom shelf or spaces with height constraints where a normal. For either reason, its nice to have so many choices like this, so we can pick and choose and buy a good low profile toilet AKA low height toilet according to our needs and requirements.