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The American Standard Colony Round Front Toilet- Old Becomes New Again!

The American Standard Colony Round Front Toilet- Old Becomes New Again!

American Standard is one of the oldest manufacturers of vitreous china in the country. The American Standard colony toilet has been in use by plumbers all over the country for many many years, and is American Standard’s basic entry into the toilet market. It has always represented a low-cost yet good-quality toilet that plumbers knew if they installed,  would give them very little trouble, and very few callbacks. This toilet is not expensive but it is reliable. Let’s look at a few of the details and features of the American Standard colony and you can get a better idea if this might be the toilet for you.

If you look at the American Standard colony on Amazon one thing you will notice is that it is being sold as a commercial toilet which is odd because this toilet is round front, and it is not ADA height compliant. That being said the toilet is of normal height compared to most toilets on the market and as it is round front, it is perfect to use in very small bathrooms,  guest bathrooms and children’s bathrooms.

The colony as shown on Amazon.com has very few features that really set it apart in the marketplace,  but let’s go over the few features that it does have:

The flush valve and trap way are both 2 ” in diameter. This does make for a decent flush but it is not as large as some of the newer toilets on the market.

It does come with the Power Wash  rim and bowl feature. What this means is that you get a 9″ x 8″ pool of water in the bottom of the toilet and when the water comes down from the rim it does a complete job of washing out the bowl, which give you a bit more cleanliness inside the toilet bowl itself.

The toilet is also coordinated with the Colony collection which includes bathtubs and both wall hung and pedestal sinks.

The real features that set the colony toilet apart from others is that is it available in so many different options. Let’s cover the available options and discuss the benefits of each one.

The colony is available in a 1.6 gallon per flush model, which is then also available in 10 inch or 12 inch rough in. 1.6 gallons per flush used to be considered a low consumption toilet. Nowadays it is the standard gallons per flush for all toilets.

It is also available in a 1.28 gallon per flush model which is also available in 10 inch or 12 inch rough in size. 1.28 gallons per flush is now what is considered a water sense or water wise toilet, as 1.28 gallons per flush is the lowest flush currently available for a standard toilet.

Now both of these toilets in 1.6 and 1.28 gallons per flush are available in 10 inch or 12 inch rough in. These terms 10 inch or 12 inch rough in refer to something that plumbers deal with in the construction industry. When plumbers install the rough plumbing in a home or commercial building for that matter, they install the toilet flange 12 inches from the wall behind the toilet in most situations. A 12 inch rough in toilet is considered the standard in the industry. Sometimes however if there is a joist that is 12 inches from the wall, the plumber will install the toilet flange either 10 inches or 14 inches from the wall so that the contractor does not have to move the floor joist.

The nice thing about the colony is that it is available in the 12 inch rough in, but also available in the 10 inch rough in in case that you need that, which gives a lot of flexibility to the consumer.

As always when I do a review I like to discuss the star ratings that are given on Amazon, and at the bottom of the page there will be a link that you can copy and put in your browser to take you to the page on Amazon that gives you the information necessary to look at or purchase this toilet. In this case on Amazon this toilet only has 3 1/2 stars, but I feel that that is a really poor representation of this toilet. I personally give this toilet four stars because it is a very reliable toilet compared to many others on the market. The problem is is that people buy this toilet in the low water consumption model and then are surprised that it does not flush solids as well as some other toilets. The reality of life is that when you buy a low-cost toilet and it is the eco-friendly model you are not guaranteed a great flush. What you’re guaranteed is money savings.

So thank you for reading this review, I appreciate the time out of your day. As always be advised that if you do use my link to buy a product on Amazon I do get a small commission which is just Amazon’s way of thanking me for writing this article and directing traffic to their website. You do not pay any more or any less for using this link it just rewards me for my original content. Have a great day and look forward to reading more of my reviews thank you.

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