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Things To Know Before Buying A Toilet Bowl


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Need to replace your ageing and failing toilet bowl? Or are you looking to upgrade on your standard issue HDB BTO toilet bowl? With so many toilet bowl products available in the market, choosing the right one can be quite tricky. Know the 5 things you should know before buying a toilet bowl.


Toilet Bowl Seat Size

The most important thing when searching for a new toilet bowl is the size to get. The toilet bowl should provide comfort to the homeowners using it.

First, homeowners should identify the toilet seat shape that fits their preferences. Two of the most common toilet seat shapes are the round and elongated toilet seat. The default choice is the round toilet seat. Examples would include the Saniton’s Indica ST2999-SC3122 2-Piece Toilet Bowl. Since they take up less space, these toilet bowls are great for smaller bathrooms.

While longer, an elongated toilet seat can be more comfortable. One such example is the American standard Milano 1-Piece Toilet CL20415-6DACTCB. Do factor in the extra clearance needed to avoid interference with the door or other bathroom accessories.

Although the elongated style is a popular choice, most Singaporean homes have round toilet seats with measurements around 47 cm to 49 cm.

American Standard Neo Modern CL25315-6DACTCB 1-Piece Toilet

Product Type One-piece
Color White
Shape Elongated
Flush Rate 3/4 L
Flush Type Dual Flush
Flushing System Double Vortex
Trapway Type Concealed
Trapway S-trap
Dimension L740mm x W374mm x H730mm

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Toilet Bowl Design


Toilet bowls can be quite expensive, which makes deciding first on what to get important. One of the things you must also consider is its style and design. Here are the following types of toilet bowl available in the market:

Exposed Cistern
Type Description
Two-piece The most common toilet bowl type in Singapore. The tank, while separate, is fitted onto the bowl. 

Example: Saniton Camellia ST2488-SC3033 2-Piece Toilet Bowl

One-piece This toilet bowl cannot be separated from the tank. Also, it is smaller than the two-piece toilet bowl.

Example:  Magnum 938 Turbo Tornado 1-Piece Toilet Bowl

Back-to-wall This toilet bowl’s back is attached to the wall.


Concealed Cistern 
Type Description
Wall-hung This toilet type is mounted on the wall. All the plumbing components are hidden in the wall behind where the toilet is.
Wall-faced Like most traditional toilets, these toilets are floor mounted. Additionally, they also have a hidden water tank behind the wall. 

Mistral 18″ Wall Fan with Remote Control MWF1870R

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Magnum 938 Turbo Tornado 1-Piece Toilet Bowl (Black Color)

  • Brand: Magnum
  • Model: 938 Turbo Tornado
  • Dimensions: L670 x W370 x H740mm

Choosing from all the toilet bowls available can be quite challenging. If you are still unsure of what to get, you can contact your trusted toilet bowl supplier. This is so you won’t have to worry about getting a low-quality toilet bowl.

Toilet Flush Efficiency

Good (✔) Very Good (✔✔) Excellent (✔✔✔)
Flushing Cisterns 4 to 4.5 litres 

(full flush)

2.5 to 3 litres

(reduced flush)

3.5 to 4 litres (full flush)

2.5 to 3 litres (reduced flush)

3.5 litres or less (full flush)

2.5 litres or less (reduced flush)


With proper maintenance, toilets should work and last well. Before making a purchase, look for the flushing efficiency of the toilet you are planning to get. In Singapore, the flushing system ranges from the single flush and the dual flush tank. Although the single flush is the most common one, dual flush toilets are rising in popularity as they help to reduce water consumption.

P-trap or S-trap Toilet Bowl

It is also best to check if you should get a P-trap toilet bowl or an S-trap toilet bowl. S-traps have the simplest design and are suitable for homes where the toilet bowl is connected to the drainpipe through the floor. As for the P-trap toilets, they are connected to the drainage system through an opening in the wall. Learning about the different flushing capacities and styles of each toilet can help you compare the models with one another.



If your drainage outlet is located on the floor (S-trap), measure the distance from the centre of the drainage outlet on the floor to the wall. For bathrooms where the drainage outlet is situated on the wall, you should measure the distance from the centre of the drainage outlet to and the floor.



Since a toilet bowl can be a bit pricey, it is best to know first what to look for before purchasing one. This is to ensure that you get the best and right toilet bowl for your home. You just have to know the toilet measurements, seat size and shape, the design and flush efficiency. Knowing these things can help you compare one toilet bowl model to another. If you are still unsure of what to choose, you can ask for a professional opinion from the toilet providers like We are known for offering only the best brands of toilet bowls. Aside from offering toilet bowls, we also offer different home products to cater for our customers’ every needs. 

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This article was reproduced from Toilet Bowl City Singapore

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