ProFlo is a modern sanitary and bathroom products brand that include water closets, bathroom sinks, bathroom fixtures, accessories, tubs, and shower parts, among others. They have been in the market for quite some time with mostly good reviews for most of their products.
However, with many similar products in the market, it may not be easy to determine what products are best for your bathroom. Remember, the choice of bathroom products depends on their quality, your needs, and price, among other factors.
This review offers details of three popular ProFlo toilet products to make it easy to make a buying decision. From the research below, PROFLO PF6112WH 1500 tank is the best as it combines style functionality and water efficiency.
ProFlo Toilet Reviews
1. ProFlo PF5112HEBS High-Efficiency Toilet Tank
This is a high-efficiency toilet tank that enables you to cut down on the amount of water you flush down the toilet. It is sold as a tank only allowing to source for the seat elsewhere. Unfortunately, the tank can only be used with a bowl from the same brand. The overall depth of the tank from front to the furthest point in the back is around 8.5 inches.
It has a flow rate of about 1.28 gallons per flush. This is way low compared to general flush consumption of between two and a half and or more gallons per flush for many toilet brands. It is also easy to install without plumbing expertise. However, it is recommended that you hire a professional to avoid damaging the tank.
You can pick from a wide variance of colors to match your bathroom style. A trip mechanism operates the flushing mechanism on the left of the tank. This mechanism makes it easy to operate the flushing mechanism than the popular dial flushing mechanism.
Besides, the tank is made from quality ceramic materials and should last for over five years without discoloration on the inside or any other damage. The flush mechanism is also handy and does not require regular replacement of the moving parts.
In addition, the design of the tank is quite attractive and small. This is a plus for toilets with less space and enhances toilet aesthetics. Despite these qualities, the PROFLO PF5112HEBS High-Efficiency Toilet Tank is relatively inexpensive and compares well with many premium brand toilet. Therefore, if you would like to change your toilet to a high-efficiency one to save on water consumption, consider this tank.
Unfortunately, you have to change the whole toilet system and source the items from the same brand.
2. PROFLO PF6112WH 1500 1.28 GPF Toilet Tank
PROFLO PF6112WH 1500 tank combines both efficiency and style to enhance your water efficiency while having a classy, smooth, shiny look for your bathroom. It uses a rough-in, dial mechanism to flush water down the bowl. Each flush takes down about 1.28 gallons of water, 20 percent less than most tanks use per flush. Despite the lower water consumption, this WaterSense certified tank is effective in flushing the bowl clean in a single flush. This is because it utilizes the power of gravity to enhance the force of a flush.
The tank is made from vitreous china. This material is easy to clean and remains shiny over the years. The tank does not get discolored on using hard water for an extended period. Besides, the tank has a curvy, beautiful shape especially at the cover which curves on the inside at the center. The tank has a more cuboidal shape that takes up less space in your toilet. You can prefer from a wide variety of colors to match your bathroom décor.
We recommend the product as a water-saving toilet tank. However, it does not work with other toilet bowl brands. You will have to pair it with a ProFlo brand of a bowl. Therefore, if you want to change your current tank, plan for a whole toilet system if the bowl is not a ProFlo model.
While it can be installed with ease, consider hiring a plumber to help with its installation as hitting and dropping may break vitreous china. On pricing, PROFLO PF6112WH 1500 is more expensive than most models from the same brand. However, given its premium features, it is reasonably priced than many comparable premium tanks.
3. PROFLO PF9401WH Elongated Toilet Bowl
ProFlo elongated toilet bowl is another quality product from the brand. It is made of high-quality vitreous china porcelain. It is popular for its elongated toilet design that enables better sitting when using the toilet. This is because it offers additional one-and-a-half inches compared with the standard round bowls. It comes in white, which matches with many toilet color schemes and makes noticing stains a lot easier.
Porcelain is highly durable and can stay for several years in good shape if the toilet is not misused or struck. It is also easy to clean as it is not easily stained on regular use. You will also find removing any stains a lot easier than ceramic bowls.
The cover or of the bowl is made of hardened plastic. It is easy to clean and does not break with regular use and abuse. Besides, the joint mechanism is well-bolted to enable regular open and closing of covers without breaking the joints.
Unlike the tanks discussed above, you can pair this bowl with just any tank in the market. It works with rough-ins of between 10 inches and 14 inches. This makes it a possible bowl replacement product when you do not need to overhaul the whole toilet.
This toilet installs on the floor but requires a plumber to put it in place. It has a sanitary bar that prevents water from under the tank. It also has a full, glazed trap way that is about two inches in diameter to prevent odors from seeping back into your bathroom. You can also fit most of the toilet seat models as it has seat holes that are 5-1/2 inches apart.
Proflo Toilet Buying Guide
When picking a toilet, there are several factors that you need to keep in mind so that you get one that meets your needs, is of high quality and comes at a reasonable price. These factors may vary from one individual to another. Here are some of the most important things to consider.
Types of Toilets
You have a choice of either one-piece or two-piece toilets. One piece-toilets are usually cheap and easy to install. They also take little room in your bathroom. On the other hand, two-piece toilets are more complex but generally more water-efficient. You can also replace one part of the toilet, such as the tank or the bowl, unlike the one-piece toilet where you have to change the whole toilet.
The Shape of the Bowl
The shape of the bowl has both aesthetic and functional benefits. A round shape takes less space and is ideal for small bathroom spaces. On the other hand, elongated front bowls have more space and therefore more comfortable than the former. However, they take lots of space and only ideal for large bathroom areas.
To enjoy maximum comfort, you must go for the right height. Select the height that is comfortable with most users at home. On average, fifteen inches is the standard height for most of the toilets. Otherwise, look at available options to determine your comfortable height.
A toilet is a long-term investment. Therefore, you must ensure that you purchase one that you can use for a long period. Comfort is a sum of the right height, enough sitting space, the shape of the bowl. The best combination of characteristics is different from one person to the other. Just be careful about your choice.
The material used in making the toilet determines the longevity of your toilet. Most toilets are made of ceramic or porcelain called vitreous China. Porcelain is the most durable and reliable material for toilets. It is also cheap to create from a production standpoint. In addition to the longevity of the material, you should consider the finish of your toilet. You can go for a shiny, classy finish, prints or a matte finish.
The seat also determines the quality of your experience in the toilet. Some brands include the seat while others do not. Check the available seat options and decide whether or not to buy the toilet as a package or buy the seat separately. In the same line, check if the seat is comfortable.
Water is fast becoming scares and expensive. It may be in your most beneficial importance to purchase a water-efficient toilet. Check the amount of water used per flush when buying the whole unit or the tank. Where possible go for WaterSense rated tanks to enjoy savings in water consumption.
ProFlow makes quality, functional and stylish bowls, and tanks. The three featured products have good reviews due to their quality and efficiency. However, when making a purchase, ensure that the product meets your needs for quality, functionality and aesthetics.
If you are making a replacement of a part in your toilet, ensure that the selected item is compatible with your toilet. A toilet is a long-term investment. Therefore, you need to get it right when installing the next toilet. Go through the buying guide for the remarkable things to keep in mind.