Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 317
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Lives up to the promises
What a toilet, and I know what a bad one could be like. I had two of those cheapies the contractor originally installs. One flush was never enough. Most movements required a cleaning regardless of who used it.
The new AS Optum Vormax does what it says, 200% cleaner than the average. Easy to install. Quiet. Clean. I do enjoy the non-slam lid as does my sleeping wife.
Down side: Any product can have a flaw. My original AS Optum Vormax had a manufacturing flaw. It installed perfectly, no leaks. Within ten days, it started leaking from underneath. I hadn't yet sealed the base and I'm glad I waited, or procrastinated. This unit should never have left the factory. AS had attempted to seal the leak, unsuccessfully. Too bad for quality control.
With a little coercion, Home Depot did replace it with a new one.
I will be buying another for the other bathroom.
May 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TILEMANJR Love it or Hate it
From the reviews either you love this unit or hate it. We are in the middle. Remodeled 3 bathrooms and thought let’s pick a toilet we like and buy 3. Started with a Vormax and right away it would not flush unless you hold the handle down for 3 seconds. As others have said, the double flapper system is just a problem waiting to happen, either in flushing or leaking – double the chances of everything.
Bought a Champion 4 golf-ball toilet for 2nd bathroom – flushes 1st time every-time – replaced cheap plastic OEM handle with matching metal Vormax handle.
Bought another Vormax for the 3rd bathroom, what can we say – does look good – metal handle – comfort height. This one flushes fine without holding down the handle 99% of the time – both appear to be factory adjusted identically - go figure.
Replaced the cheap thin OEM seats on all 3 toilets, with more solid Bemis soft close seats.
Son has a new Cadet 3 in his rental home that works perfect also.
Install tips for any toilet – Use the Perfect seal hybrid wax/rubber ring by Danco – love it.
Seal the base with either caulk or my choice especially over tile – grout around the base. See picture – new tile floors – grouted around the base. Keeps nasties out and it is code to seal around the base.....
April 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeeBock Love this toilet
Not experiencing the
Loud sounds of other reviews. Easy to install. Love the flat rimmed tank top.
March 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave An excellent toilet!
I've slowly been replacing our 30-year old Kohler toilets & recently purchased an American Standard Cadet (primarily for the 10 in. rough-in), but as it turns out that model also has a giant flush valve so clears the bowl fast & completely.
So this time I tried this higher-end model with has two big flush valves - major cleaning action! The quality of the included slow-close seat is very good & other components seem solid. It really makes those old Kohlers look wimpy by comparison. Good purchase.
January 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jj excellent quality for the price
Great value for it's price.
great flushing, nicely shaped, absolutely recommended!
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Joys of new toilets
They stay cleaner longer and flushing is powerful.
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by None Almost perfect throne.
No tool installation, it flushes wonderfully. The only thing we don't like is the height. It's a little too tall for the average sized person. I guess the tall people were complaining because all the toilets seem to be this size now. Remember, some of us are still average. If it was the same height as our old toilet it would have gotten five stars across the board.
April 30, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Yuman Not that Great
I waited 2 months before writing a review. I can't get on the band wagon for this toilet. I got caught up in the hype about cleaning the bowl and forgot about the main purpose of the toilet. Do not expect the bowl sides to be cleaned every time you flush it. There are times when some is left behind on the sides. Don't be like me and forget that the main purpose of the toilet is to dispose of the waste and this one is no better then other toilets. Just like other low water usage toilets, you may have to flush this one two or three times to empty the bowl of waste. I don't understand why they make a big thing out of how little water is used per flush when you have to flush it 2-3 times. The toilet is very nice looking. I installed it by myself (I'm 68) without any problems. It is heavy. All in all, I don't think it's worth all the money to get it.
April 26, 2016