Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 154
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ralph2 Does not fit under Banjo counter
In spite of documentation the toilet will not fit under my "Banjo" counter. Two issues you might want to think about before lugging this toilet from store to your room.
1) Because of the counter you can not lift the toilet high enough to clear the tee bolt used to attach the toilet to the floor. I could have worked around this by using something other than the Tee bolts.. but for #2 problem.
2) The riser / fill tube assembly sticks up past the top of the tank ~3/4".. which means you can NOT slide the tank cover on to the tank.
My Banjo counter from floor to bottom of counter measures 28 7/16, The other issue is the long term maintenance, as the tank is narrower.. it fits completely under the counter..So, even if the cover could be installed / removed there is not the room to get your hand into the tank for adjusting / maintenance. And you would have to remove the entire toilet to service it.
My solution.. new counter top removing the banjo issue.
I gave this product only a one star.. in part due to the poor casting, the discharge port was not truly centered on the discharge bore.. leaving a step that is bound to catch "stuff". And to make matters worse there were a lot of jagged porcelain spears left on the edge of this step / lip which would definitely catch material. Before I rejected / returned this I ground these off to make a smoother transition.. But for the price that should not have been necessary.
June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hai8616 Mr.
This is the wonder of engineering toilet design. I love it, bought 4 from Home depot. Enjoy using it every time even after 6 months in use.
Thanks Kohler Engineers
January 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by antandlyd Sleek, modern, easy to clean, quiet.
I am a huge fan of one piece toilets for sanitary reasons. I love that they eliminate another place for dirt to hide. This toilet is simple and elegant, which is a tall order for a toilet! :) Aside from being pleased with the way it looks, the Home Depot plumbing associate explained why Kohler works so well. Apparently, they glazing continues past the bowl and on into the "bowels" of the toilet. This helps to prevent matter from getting stuck due to friction. I can't see any of that but I know this flushes well and we're very pleased with it! It's also so quiet that initially my husband was concerned that it might not have enough pressure to flush well. We've been using it for a couple months now and have had no issues.
December 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bobadashii Santa Rosa tests well.
This is a fine unit for water savings and single flush function. Installation was easy enough, even alone,by using wood blocks to set the unit on to center it over flange bolts and flange hole center. Set a block front and rear to set the unit on, then at floor level with flashlight, center it up so that one can see flange bolts appear through ceramic mount holes at base. Ease each block out to lower unit to satisfaction. That is a hint for some to get it done. Overall, with experiences one has, this unit is top notch and I estimate it will pay for itself, and begin to save me money with the lower water bills in just a couple few years. After that, money saved. Well done Kohler, this baby flushes well and if it proves long term reliable, then excellent.
June 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by RTGLENDALE Leaking Tank
Bought it from Home Depot in its original sealed box. The water from the tank started leaking after installing it. After 10 days Kohler send me a replacement flush seal. That did not fix the problem. Now another 10 days and I am still waiting for the complete flush system to arrive.
Kohler turned down my request for free expedited shipping for this second part as its over a month now and the toilet cannot be properly used.
Quite deceiving so far even though in the tank its says" leak tested". This initial negligence and lack of adequate warranty support are quite disappointing for a brand name like Kohler.
December 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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