Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 120
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Quan Great Toilet - Efficient Flushing, Seat So So
I waited for about 6 months to replace our old toilets in our house. I found out that our local water district was giving rebates on toilets that use low water flushing consumption (1.28 gal). I was eligible for $50 rebate per toilet. I purchased and replaced 3 toilets in our house. If you live in San Diego county, don't wait too long because the rebate is good until fund is depleted. Also, HD had a $10 coupon code for any purchase over $100. In my case, $60 savings is a great buy and a big motivator!!!
OK, now the review. I purchased the Santa Rosa toilet model for its great features such as flush efficiency, flush mechanism, one-piece design and easy installation. Also, the toilet's elongation shape gives plenty room for your rear. The seat is flimsy but functional as some reviewers had mentioned. If anything, you certainly can buy an upgraded seat if it doesn't suit your needs. For now, I kept the OEM seat.
It took me about 1.5 hours to replace and install each toilet. Crescent wrench, flat head screwdriver and putty knife required for this DIY. I searched and found this great product for the "wax" ring. It's called Toilet Gasket Flexible Waxless Seal (Model # BL01). Made by Sani Seal. This waxless ring made the toilet installation easy, fast and no mess. The waxless ring performed as advertised! Be aware that not all HD carries this waxless ring. I also upgraded the waterline with the braided type (model # B1-12DLF).
If you are thinking of replacing our old toilets, I highly recommend this toilet. Forgive me that I sounded like an HD employee but I am not. Just a homeowner who benefited from other reviewers' recommendation. Good luck with your installation.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PaulCoMat A Great Flusher - but beware the bad seat
This toilet is fantastic and deserves high ratings all across the board - BUT - see below. Flushes perfectly with amazingly little water and that is a must here in Arizona. I was worried about the footprint because I replaced an old large unit but the base on the Santa Rosa enlongated is large enough to hide about any older footprint and it still looks sleek. Looks like a lot of thought and design went into this to make it a perfect replacement. It is very easy to install and has all the works already mounted inside. It is fairly heavy and you might want to get help to set it. If you damage the hold down bolt threads it will create problems getting the nuts on and you may need to replace the bolts. Just don't forget to get a wax ring. That is a must. If putting on tile or uneven floor get a thick wax ring and make sure to put some grout or caulking under the toilet base and level it before tightening the bolts.
Now for the SEAT. What a piece of junk. I put the old one on and will sell this seat at yard sale for $0.50. I can not understand why anyone would make such a nice quality toilet and include such a poor quality seat. It is thin plastic that is slightly smaller than the toilet rim so for a guy to lift the seat he will rub his fingers aling part of the rim, especially if he has big fingers. NASTY!!!. It is one of those seats that will not stay centered on the rim, it is always lopsided and bends and twists in use. No I am not 300 lbs, only 190. Note the photo and how lopsided the seat is and how far in from the rim it is on the left side and the right side is not that much over the rim. I have remounted it a few times and it is always off.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ABerganATL Great Toilet!
Never in a million years did I think I would review a toilet or research so much prior to buying one. This Kohler Santa Rosa is fabulous! I received a $100 credit from my water company so it helped with the price. I am 5'3" and was a little apprehensive about the height due to reviews I have read but I am more than happy - with shoes on my feet perfect meet the floor. The flush is powerful and works a million times better than my old toilet. I will definitely purchase two more of these toilet for my other bathrooms. Not to forget how easy it is to clean with the one piece.
May 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by mistport Great toilet. Seat only thing keeping it from a 5-star!
We did lots of research for the purchase of our new toilet. We finally narrowed it down to the Toto Ultra Max II and the Kohler Santa Rosa. We had the hardest time choosing between the two but finally decided to give the Santa Rosa a try due to it being over $100 cheaper. Even on the way home with it we was not sure we made the right decision. However, it ended up being the right decision for us. It was super easy installation (you will need to purchase a wax ring though). It has a sleek design being that it is a one-piece toilet. The flush is unbelievable. We were concerned with it being the 1.28 gallon that it might not flush everything down with one flush. We have not had any needs for 2nd flushes though and trust me we have tried it out :) !! Overall, we highly recommend it. The only slight drawback is the seat. It seems to be somewhat on the cheaper side and tends to wiggle while you are seated on it. We replaced it with the seat off of our old toilet. We highly recommend this toilet though.
February 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by sonoma Very good value
Came Ready to install just needed wax ring. Could not find the country of manufacture. Seat was poor so I purchased an upgraded seat. Had hoped that it would flush quietly but it does not. Uses very little water but has never failed to completely flush. However the bowl doesn't always get rinsed good because of the low water use. Flush handle on the side not as easy to reach as a handle on front.
March 17, 2013