American Standard Expands Water Efficiency Options With New Toilet Designs to Complement Popular Collections

By Todd Fratzel on Plumbing

High Efficiency Toilet Technology Never Looked So Good

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 4, 2010) — New high performance, high efficiency toilets (HETs) are now available as part of three complete bathroom collections from American Standard Brands, including the Studio®, Tropic® and Evolution®series, which offer styles that range from traditional to contemporary.

Homeowners can now have it all: style, conservation, and toilets that really work, explains James Walsh, director of chinaware for American Standard. “Savvy shoppers can focus on finding the ideal bathroom fixtures and coordinating design accessories, knowing that water efficient technology and top-rated flushing performance are built in,” says Walsh.

The top-rated flushing platforms used in these three bathroom collections, including the new high efficiency toilet additions, are capable of flushing more than 2.2 pounds of solids without double flushing or clogging, according to Walsh. The HET fixtures have the added benefit of using 20 percent less water than standard 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) toilets, which can save 2,300 gallons per year per person.

“From Studio’s modern, bold designs to Tropic’s casual contemporary themes, homeowners have a full range of styles to accentuate their home’s beauty and style,” continues Walsh. “Moreover, designers can select fixtures from multiple collections for increased versatility. For example, Studio designs also complement the Boulevard® collection of bathroom sinks, as well as the Moment’s™ line of bath faucets. In fact, we’ve gone so far as to match the design of the Tropic toilet trip lever to the Tropic faucet.”

High Performance And Water Efficient

The Studio and Tropic toilets – also available as standard 1.6 gpf toilets – feature an oversized chemical-resistant flapper to prevent warping that can cause a toilet to run continually. The generous three-inch flush valve is designed to drive more water through the bowl faster for greater flushing power. Both collections also offer the American Standard® EverClean® antimicrobial surface, which inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew on the surface, even after years of use. That means you spend less time cleaning.The Studio and Tropic Bath Collections include toilets, sinks, faucets and coordinating furniture and accessories. Suggested retail prices for Studio and Tropic Collection toilets range from $289 to $351.

The Evolution 2™ toilet leverages PowerWash™ technology under the rim to remove paper and waste, while its fully glazed trapway eliminates choke points for a quiet, but powerful flush every time. In addition to the new 1.28 gpf high efficiency toilet, the Evolution 2 is also available as a standard 1.6 gpf. The Evolution Collection includes toilets, tubs and whirlpools. Suggested retail prices for Evolution 2 toilets range from $184 to $261.

For more information on American Standard high efficiency toilets and bathroom collections, visit or call (800) 899-2614.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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1 Comment

  1. Jay says:

    uh the location of the toilet in that picture looks so random….

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