If you’re looking into buying a toilet, the chances are high that you have come across the American Standard brand. This company is a premier North American manufacturer of plumbing products and fixtures for the kitchen and bath.
American Standard has been in the sanitation business for more than 150 years. Its products are widely available for residential and commercial use. Many of them feature water-saving technology and make everyday life more convenient.
The products are as aesthetically pleasing as they are practical. American Standard offers traditional, transitional, modern and innovative collections that you can mix and match to create the bathroom of your dreams.
The Studio S elongated low-profile toilet is a compact model that blends in with many types of décor. With its clean lines and trim silhouette, this minimalist toilet has modern appeal. However, it’s also compatible with traditional bathrooms.
Learn more about whether this toilet is right for your home or business. This American Standard Studio S review goes over the specifications, features, advantages and drawbacks of the toilet.
What People Are Saying
Sleek, modern toilets with advanced technology are often quite expensive. But customers like the fact that this model is so affordable, considering all of its features. Some people who have purchased this toilet even refer to it as a conversation piece.
Many consumers have mentioned the following characteristics in their American Standard Studio S review:
- Fast, quiet flush with silent refilling of the bowl
- Comfortable seat
- Easy to keep clean
- Fast installation
What We Like About the Studio S
Traditional toilets can feel large and bulky in small bathrooms. If you want to minimize the amount of wall space that a toilet takes up, this tankless model is an excellent option. It can slide in beneath other bathroom features, such as shelving or towel racks.
It also packs plenty of beneficial features into its streamlined design. Low-profile toilets don’t usually have this much advanced technology.
We like the fact that this is a true water-conserving toilet. Many single-flush, low-flow commodes on the market use 1.28 gallons per flush, or GPF. However, this one uses only 1 GPF.
- Rough-in: 12 inches
- Height: 18.5 inches
- Depth: 31.18 inches
- Width: 16.38 inches
- Seat height: 16.5 inches
- Trapway size: 2 inches
- Weight: 119.5 pounds
Although this toilet looks like a wall-mounted commode, it isn’t. It involves the same installation methods as a standard toilet. However, you don’t have to drill into the floor. The toilet requires a traditional 12-inch rough-in and attaches to the flange bolt. You’ll need to use the T-handle, which comes with the toilet, to tighten the bolt because there is not much room for a wrench.
You could install the toilet yourself, but you might need some help. This one-piece toilet is quite heavy and usually requires two people to maneuver it.
This toilet gives you the option to hide the supply line behind the toilet. However, this requires moving the standard valve. It also places the valve in a location that’s hard to reach when you need to shut off the water.
One of the standout features of this toilet is its quiet, yet powerful flush. If you’re tired of seeing residue in the toilet bowl after the initial flush, you won’t have that problem with this model, which boasts a PowerFlo flushing system. This technology eliminates the chain-and-flapper system, reducing some of the issues that can occur in a traditional toilet.
The toilet also features an impressive maximum performance, or MaP, rating of 1,000. This is one of the best possible MaP scores, indicating how many grams of material the toilet can flush at once.
This sleek toilet doesn’t look like much more than a skirted seat. In fact, guests might be curious as to how such a minimalist toilet works so powerfully.
The commode matches the rest of the American Standard Studio S line of bathroom fixtures. It’s meant to look cool, sophisticated and casual. Inspired by urban spaces, the line fuses trendiness with a traditional aesthetic that looks great in any bathroom.
Modern toilets often feature ADA-compliant heights, which are between 17 and 19 inches tall. These are designed to accommodate people with mobility issues as well as taller individuals.
The American Standard Studio S toilet, with toilet seat, meets this range. But even at 16.5 inches, the seat is perfect for many children and most adults.
Also something important to note: that the back of the toilet is a little taller than the front. Although you don’t have to make room for a tall tank, you will need to measure accurately to ensure that the toilet fits in your space.
The base of this toilet is made of resilient porcelain. Because the skirt is tapered and has no concave areas, it stays out of the way. You can even slide a stool next to the commode without worrying about nicking it.
The plastic seat, lid and tank cover are less durable than the porcelain base. However, they’re on par with other high-quality toilet seats, and they should last a long time with regular use. If you’re seeking a toilet for an outdoor bathroom, this one is not ideal. It is not designed to be exposed to the elements.
Bells and Whistles
This is one of the easiest toilets to clean. It doesn’t have any nooks or indentations that hold onto grime, drips or dust. Therefore, you can quickly wipe down the outside to freshen it up.
The bowl practically cleans itself too. When you flush, one jet of water circulates underneath the rim, removing stubborn residue that can build up there. Another jet swirls within the bowl, abolishing all traces of waste.
Plus, the CleanCurve rim doesn’t have hard-to-reach surfaces that trap filth. The entire interior rim is visible and easy to wipe clean. You can also remove the seat and lid easily to clean underneath the plastic.
Where the Studio S Toilet Could Be Improved
While consumers find the soft-closing seat and lid safer and quieter to use than a standard toilet seat, some mention that you can’t replace them with an off-brand model. If you need to replace the elongated seat or lid, you’ll have to purchase them directly from American Standard.
A few reviews mention that this toilet is uncomfortable. But this opinion is largely based on personal preference. Many other customers have praised the comfort of this toilet.
Because the fixture doesn’t have a tank, the lid doesn’t have anything to lean against when it’s up. This could pose a problem if you lean back on it. You might have to get used to the empty space behind you while you’re doing your business.
The ToiletsMan Verdict
The American Standard Studio S is an attractive toilet for traditional and modern spaces. It’s small and sleek, but it’s unique enough to make a statement. It matches the other products in the Studio S line, which also have smooth, clean silhouettes.
It’s a fantastic option if you want to update your bathroom with contemporary plumbing. The upgrade also provides water efficiency, saving you money in the long run and helping to protect the environment. This toilet is a good value. It is backed by the American Standard reputation for high quality, and it will stand the test of time.