We also like the Kohler Veil which is Kohler’s answer to increasingly popular high-end toilets by Toto.
Here’s a list of the top 5 high-end toilets that we think are the most interesting ones on the market. But be aware that these are expensive toilets that can cost several thousand dollars. If you are looking for toilets appropriate for most budgets, check out our list of best flushing toilets.
Check out the comparison chart below or skip to our buyer’s guide.
|TOTO Neorest 700H (Editor’s pick)||One piece||Elongated||0.8 / 1.0 GPF||Double Cyclone (Dual flush)|
|TOTO Neorest 550H||One piece||Elongated||1.0 GPF||Double Cyclone|
|Kohler Veil (Best design)||One piece||Elongated||0.8 / 1.28 GPF||Dual flush|
|TOTO Supreme II||One piece||Elongated||1.28 GPF||Tornado flush|
|WoodBridge T-0008 (Budget pick)||One piece||Elongated||1.0 / 1.6 GPF||Dual flush|
1. TOTO Neorest 700H B00FOUDF62
The first in line of our favorite high-end toilets is none other than the TOTO Neorest 700H. It’s one of the most advanced toilets you will find on the market and it comes with Toto’s Washlet function; an electric toilet seat with water spray feature for genital and anal cleansing.
It looks elegant, it has an ultra efficient dual flush “Double cyclone” flushing system and comes with a lot of luxurious goodies such as the heated seat, remote controller and automatic flushing. The TOTO once branded it as the “Mercedes Benz of toilets” which really tells a lot considering the fact that there are dozens of high-end Toto toilets on the market.
The first thing we noticed while looking at the Neorest 700H is the elegant, sleek and compact design. The tank is built into the unit and the whole toilet measures 32.5 x 15.5 x 21.5 inches which makes it compact enough for both smaller and larger bathrooms.
But don’t let the compact design fool you because the bowl is still elongated and the height is universal, so there’s no shortage of comfort.
Fully automatic features
This is the area where the 700H absolutely shines and we’ll be lucky if we are able to cover everything in a single article.
The 700H comes with a convenient remote controller through which you can adjust all the necessary settings. It’s powered by batteries and if they get empty, you can still adjust all the functions through the buttons on the control panel which is located at the side of the toilet.
The first thing in line of 700H’s automatic features is the state of the art hands-free automatic flush. When you approach the toilet, the motion sensors get activated, the lid automatically opens, the in-built light illuminates the bowl and the seat gets preheated to the temperature you have setup during the installation. If somehow the pre-programmed temperature doesn’t suit your current mood, you can adjust it by using the remote controller or control panel on the side of the toilet.
Before you even sit on the toilet, the Washlet automatically comes out and sprays the bowl surface with a mist of water which makes the ceramic surface less sticky and easier to clean. Once you finish your business and step away from the toilet, the flushing system is automatically activated and flushes down the waste.
After the flushing process is finished, the Washlet comes out and sprays the bowl again, but this time with electrolyzed water that has prevents bacteria to start nesting on the bowl surface. The toilet seat closes automatically and the in-built light keeps illuminating the area around the toilet for a couple more seconds.
Why is this a good thing? You would be surprised to see how nasty and full of bacteria the flush switch and the toilet seat usually are. Eliminating the need of touching them whenever you need to use the toilet eliminates much of the bacteria that can otherwise spread around the house.
The Washlet a registered trademark of Toto and it refers to the electric toilet seat with water spray feature for genital and anal cleanins. This means that the 700H eliminates the need of using toilet paper at all.
Dual flushing system
The highly efficient dual flush system of the 700H uses 0.8 or 1 gallon of water with each flush.
The obvious downside of the Neorest 700H is the price. Although we only focused on reviewing high-end toilets in this article, the 700H is still among the most expensive ones, costing nearly twice as much as the average toilet on this list.
Other downsides are minor, but we feel the urge of mentioning them. For once, the sensors are quite sensitive. If you have pets in your house, the lid of the 700H will probably open each time one of your pets walks by. The second downside is that the 700H is harder to install and if you don’t have much DIY skills, you will most likely need some help of a plumber.
- Dual flush (Double Cyclone)
- Low water consumption (0.8 or 1.0 GPF)
- Washlet feature
- Remote controller
- SanaGloss finish
- Comfort height
- Requires much less cleaning than an average toilet
- Fully concealed trapway
- Above average price
- Motion sensors don’t distinguish a person from a cat
2. TOTO Neorest 550H
Our second favorite in the line of high-end expensive toilets is the TOTO Neorest 550H. It’s an older brother of the 700H and they share most of the same features, including the Washlet function.
However, the 550H is a little bit less expensive and it might be a better choice for consumers who want to shave about $1000 of the 700H’s price.
The most notable difference between the Neorest 550H and the 700H is the design. The 700H has universal height which means that it’s design for people of all ages while the 550H is a little bit taller which means that it doesn’t offer as comfortable sitting position for younger and shorter users.
Another difference is that the 550H doesn’t have the backup manual flush function. If something goes wrong with electrical components, you will need to flush the toilet with a bucket of water.
Is that enough to spend a few extra $100 on 700H instead of the 550H? You be the judge.
- Low water consumption – 1.28 GPF
- EverClean surface
- Comfort height
- Elongated bowl
- VorMax flushing technology
- Above average price
3. Kohler Veil K-5401-0
The first non-Toto toilet on our list is none other than the Kohler Veil which is the Kohler’s answer on the increasingly popular high-end toilets by Toto.
Just like the 700H and the 550H, the Veil is compact with tankless design, it has it’s own version of the Washlet function and comes with several advanced features confirming that it’s a high-end toilet that costs a lot.
The Kohler Veil is a compact one-piece toilet that measures 26.4 x 17.2 x 21.4 inches which is very similar to the Toto 700H. The second most notable difference is that the Veil comes with a lot sleeker design than maybe any Toto toilet on the market.
There are almost no edges on it which makes the Veil look modern and elegant. Although this is just a matter of personal preference, we believe that it looks better than both 700H and 550H.
The dual flushing system of the Kohler Veil is similar to the Toto’s Double Cyclone. There are two water jets located at the each side of the back of the bowl and once the flushing action starts, they push the water to the front of the rimless bowl.
The Veil uses 0.8 gallons of water when operating at partial flush and 1.28 gallons at full flush which is 28% more than it’s used by Neorest 700H and 550H.
- Dual flush system – 1.28 GPF
- Comes with a soft closing seat with stainless steel seat hinge
- Comfort height
- Elongated bowl
- Attractive design
- Above average price
4. TOTO MW634584CEFG#01 Supreme II
If paying several thousand dollars for a toilet is something above the budget, there are a few slightly less advanced toilets on the market that still offer luxurious bidet feature and other fully automatic features.
Let’s start with the Toto Supreme II, a high-end toilet with Tornado flushing system and CeFiONtect technology.
Just like every other toilet on this list, the Supreme II is a toilet made of a single piece of material. The low-profile tank and the semi-exposed trapway make it look smaller and narrower than it actually is and we believe that the whole unit looks modern and sleek.
The flushing system of the Supreme II is called Tornado and it’s almost identical to the Double Cyclone used by the 700H. It uses 1.28 gallons of water per flush which makes it certified by WaterSense.
The Supreme II comes with the Toto S350e washlet which is similar to the one that comes with the 550H and the 700H. The lid is operated by sensor, the seat is heated, and the Washlet is able to clean both the front and the back.
- Tornado flush – 1.28 GPF
- S350e Washlet
- Elongated bowl
- Watersense certified
- Comes with a single year limited warranty
- Doesn’t include a toilet seat
5. WoodBridge T-0008
The last toilet on our list of luxurious toilet is the WoodBridge T-0008. It’s one of the most affordable high-end toilets on our list and it might be a great choice for consumers who are looking for a toilet that comes with a lot of advanced and luxurious features for a fraction of a price of the TOTO 700H.
We are honestly not sure why the price of the T-0008 isn’t higher, but we believe that it has to do something with the fact that the Woodbridge is nowhere near as popular as Toto, Kohler, or American Standard on the international level, so they need to produce less expensive products with similar quality to successfully compete on the market.
The T-0008 is a one-piece toilet with sleek design, but it has a problem; the water pipe of the bidet sprayer and the cable that powers automatic functions are visible which slightly spoils its design, but doesn’t make it any less functional.
Other than that, we believe that the T-0008 looks great just as all the other toilets from the Woodbridge’s T series.
The T-0008 has a dual flushing system which means that you can use full flush for flushing down solid waste and partial flush for liquid waste. The full flush consumes 1.6 gallons of water per flush which is on the upper side of today’s toilets and the partial flush uses one gallon. The flushing system is fully glazed and it’s designed to be as quiet as possible.
- Dual flushing system -1.0 / 1.6 GPF
- One piece design
- Bidet seat
- The toilet seat is not included
- Unique design that might turn some people off
If you still don’t know whether to invest money into a luxurious high-end toilets, feel free to check out our ultimate buying guide which will help you understand whether an expensive toilet is something for you.
What can you expect from a high-end toilet
The first thing you can expect from a high-end toilet is a spicy price. While most toilets with flushing systems cost around $300 on average, the price can go up to several thousand dollars, depending on how much luxury they offer.
Style and design
The first feature that increases the price of a toilet is the style. Toilets can be either made of a single piece or two pieces of material. If the tank and the bowl are fitted together in seamless design, the toilet is made of a single piece. If the tank and the bowl are separated and mounted together with fittings, the toilet is made of two pieces.
One-piece toilets look more elegant and are slightly easier to clean because there’s no space between the tank and the bowl. Unfortunately they are also harder to manufacture which is the reason why they are more expensive.
The second feature that can make the toilet reach the $1000 price is the flushing system. Cheaper toilets feature basic flushing systems that use at least 1.6 gallons of water per flush and are usually more prone to clogging because they are not as powerful. More advanced gravity-fed toilets have more efficient and powerful flushing systems which allows them to consume less water while generating more flushing power.
One of the most highly praised gravity-fed toilet flushing systems on the market right now is the Toto’s Double Cyclone. It doesn’t use rim holes to flush the water through the bowl. Instead, there are two nozzles located in the opening on the side of the bowl through which flushing water comes out and rotates around the bowl like a spiral. This creates centrifugal force and cleans the bowl with more power than toilets with traditional flushing system.
The final feature that can transform an average toilet into a high-end device is the bidet function. Toilets such as the TOTO Neorest 700H come with an electric seat that offers plenty of automatic functions such as the bidet sprayer.