Big and heavy people have the same basic human needs as everyone else, but things aren’t always built to accommodate them. Something as simple as using the toilet can be stressful when you don’t know if it will break underneath you. Heavy people know this, of course, but knowing this could help others make their lives easier.
We’ve put together a list of the 8 best toilets for heavy people! Keep reading below to find the best options for your home or workplace.
1. KOHLER K-3589-95
- Two-piece toilet. Three-bolt quick-connect installation
- Elongated bowl offers added room and comfort.
- Comfort Height(R) feature offers chair-height seating that makes sitting down and standing up easier for most adults.
- Less seat and supply
- K-3979 includes: K-4468 Toilet tank and K-4199 Comfort Height Toilet Bowl. Use a soft, dampened sponge or cloth. Never use an abrasive material such as a brush or scouring pad to clean surfaces
Kohler has a great reputation with big and heavy people. While most toilets just say they meet the industry standard—if they mention anything at all about weight capacity—Kohler toilets have a standard verticle weight tolerance of 1,000 lbs. Even the heaviest of people will typically be able to use a Kohler toilet with confidence that nothing will break!
The Kohler K-3589-95 is particularly nice for heavy people because it offers comfort in addition to sheer weight capacity. Chair-height seating, customizable lid options, and a comfortably elongated bowl make this a wonderful option for almost any heavy person and their housemates.
This toilet is also equipped with a powerful flushing mechanism, draining away any concerns about the water-efficient design! Clogs will be a thing of the past or an easy fix, which is a change nobody will regret.
Best Feature: Chair-Height Seating
One of the biggest issues for heavy people is the intense discomfort that comes with squatting down to use the toilet, staying that low, and then getting up again. It wreaks havoc on already painful knees and backs. Staying down to rest is a bad option since it can lead to bruising and hemorrhoids, but getting up again is daunting. Worst of all, a toilet that’s too short can make transitioning to and from a wheelchair feel next to impossible.
This Kohler toilet solves that problem. With a height that matches the average chair, you’ll find it much easier to sit down, stand up, or transition to a mobility aid. If you have concerns about healthy bowel movements on a taller toilet, try adding a Squatty Potty to balance things out without losing mobility!
2. Convenient Height Toilet
For mobility issues, this toilet blows the others out of the water. While a standard toilet is only about 15 inches, this sits at 20 inches without a seat. Add a seat for another inch or two, and you have the perfect solution for any heavy people that are both big and tall.
The aptly named Convenient Height Toilet might sound a little generic, but the comfort it gives is wonderfully unique. Even those who are well over 6’6 can use this toilet without their legs going numb, and it is easy to transfer to a wheelchair or stand up with the help of a bar across from the toilet.
Shorter people in the household can still use this toilet comfortably with the aid of a toilet stool, a Squatty Potty, or anything else to accommodate their leg length. While it might be weird for the household to have the tables turn like this, it’s easier for the shorter people to adjust than for the taller, heavy people to try and use a small toilet.
Best Surprise Feature: The Dual-Flush System
With much of the United States in a severe drought right now, water-efficient living is a high priority. This toilet helps by offering a dual-flush system to keep things clean without wasting water. Lift the handle up to flush a small amount of waste, and push it down for a stronger flush with more water. It’s nice to have a little more control.
3. Kohler K-3999-0
Kohler K-3999-0 Highline Comfort Height Two-piece Elongated 1.28 Gpf Toilet with Class Five Flushing Technology And Left-hand Trip Lever, Seat Not Included, White
- Comfort height elongated toilet bowl with a seat height comparable to that of a standard chair, comfort height toilets make sitting down and standing up easier for people of all ages
- 12 inches rough in. Water sense toilets meet strict EPA flushing guidelines, including using at least 20 percent less water than 1.6-gallon toilets
- 29 to 1/2 inches (74.9 centimeter) x 18 (45.7 centimeter) x 31 to 1/4 (79.4 centimeter); Seat post hole centers: 5.5 inch
- Class five(R) provides tremendous bulk waste flushing performance and best in class bowl cleanliness
- 3 bolt Installation three pre-installed tank bolts save installation time; For back to back toilet installations: Use only a 45 degree double wye fitting
If you want a toilet that’s comfortable for your legs, comfortable for your backside, and comfortable for your wallet all at the same time, the Kohler K-3999-0 might be the toilet for you. This is an all-around great and affordable option from Kohler, a brand that’s already cornered the market on heavy-duty toilets.
The first clear benefit of this toilet is the Kohler weight capacity. Like most Kohler toilets, the default weight is 1000 verticle pounds. Even if you sit down hard, you’ll have to work to break the bowl on this model!
The next nice perk is the elongated, oval-shaped bowl. This longer shape makes it easier for big people and men to use with less mess, is more comfortable when you sit on it for a long time, and still looks nice in a bathroom. You’ll want to make sure you have space to maneuver, as elongated seats take more space, but the toilet still fits pretty well in smaller bathrooms.
Even better, the toilet comes in at a comfortable 16″-16 1/2″ instead of the typical 15″ tall one. This difference isn’t as dramatic as some taller toilets, but it makes a noticeable difference for anyone who has mobility issues.
Best Feature: The Water Sense Flushing
The K-3999-0 is a great water-wise toilet without sacrificing flushing power. It has two settings that allow for a lighter or heavy flush without anything getting stuck and causing plumbing issues. No mess, no stress!
4. WOODBRIDGE B-0960S
WOODBRIDGE B-0960S 1.0 1.6 GPF Dual Toilet with Intelligent Smart Bidet Seat and Wireless Remote Control, Flush, Open and Auto Close, White
- [TOTALLY HYGIENIC]: Posterior wash, Feminine wash, Pulsating wash, Adjustable water pressure, hygienic filtered water
- [AUTOMATIC FLUSH]: the seat will activate the self-cleaning bidet/spray wand and follow by a powerful flush on your departure for hands-free operation
- [AUTO OPEN AND CLOSED]: Smart toilet features begin as you approach the toilet. The lid automatically opens hands-free to welcome you
- [AIR PURIFICATION]: The deodorizer effectively cleans the air around the toilet using powerful air filters. Air is drawn in, passing through an ionized Carbon filter to eliminate unpleasant odors
- [HIGH EFFICIENCY FLUSH] Quiet and powerful Siphonic 1.6 GPF/1.0 GPF dual flushing with average 1.28GPF bringing a super-quiet and efficiency flush
If you feel like taking “porcelain throne” a little more literally, the Woodbridge B-0960S could be the toilet for you. This luxury fixture is equipped with an adjustable bidet feature, a heated toilet seat, built-in air purifying systems to deodorize the toilet before you get up, high-efficiency flushing, automatic opening, and closing when the toilet senses your approach, and even a night light. You’d be hard-pressed to find a fancier toilet.
The only thing the Woodbridge B-09602 doesn’t have going for it is the height. At about 17 inches tall, it’s more comfortable than a typical toilet for anyone with mobility issues, but it isn’t going to be a perfect option for the big and tall crowd. Anyone with mobility issues is going to want to combine it with a nearby pull-up bar, counter, or other mobility aid.
If this seems overwhelmingly high-tech, don’t worry! It comes with great tech support to help you figure out all the ins and outs of installation, use, and repairs. If anything high-tech breaks, you can manually flush the toilet until repair help arrives. They’ve really thought of everything needed to make the $1,000+ price tag completely appropriate for the features of the toilet.
Best Feature: The Built-In Bidet
Many heavy people know the struggle of wiping comfortably. Back pain, joint issues, and the simple question of maneuvering appropriately can make this basic task a serious challenge. Nobody likes to feel like they’re not totally clean, but there’s only so much a bigger or heavy person can do.
Bidets are an easy, clean, and modern solution to the problem. This toilet’s bidet stream works automatically, can be aimed, can clean the entire region of your body that faces the toilet bowl, and is warmed slightly to make it comfortable without feeling too weird. Once the bidet cleans you off, you can use a hand towel or a small amount of toilet paper to dry yourself. You’ll feel fresh, comfortable, and clean.
If you find yourself doubting the cleaning power of a bidet, you can perform an easy experiment with a peach and some pudding or peanut butter. Clean it with dry toilet paper first, then a stream of water from your faucet. Which got it cleaner? Odds are, it was the bidet.
5. TOTO MS854114EL Toilet
Toto toilets are a little more expensive than competitors like Kohler, but they’re worth the price for many people. The TOTO MS854114EL has a sleek design, comfortably elongated bowl, and high-intensity flush that make them a great option for anyone who wants something beyond just weight capacity.
Besides that, they’re a fairly simple toilet that looks good in any decor scheme. They offer four shades of white, off-white, and warm beige to match different shades of paint, which will be appreciated by anyone who’s ever tried to redecorate or renovate a home. As far as is possible for a toilet, it just looks classy.
In addition to pretty looks, the 18-inch ADA-compliant height keeps things functional. Enjoy the comfort of a heavy-duty toilet without losing aesthetics!
Best Feature: Cleanability
Anyone who’s cleaned a toilet can tell you how annoying it is to clean the crease. Nobody wants to hunt down a spare toothbrush or cram a Lysol wipe in there. This TOTO toilet doesn’t have a crease or a jutting tank, making cleaning behind the seat as easy as one swipe of a sanitary cloth. We love when aesthetics blend with function!
6. American Standard 3641.001.020
Try to forget what you know about standard house toilets for just a moment. Which toilets are actually functional and comfortable for heavy people? What toilets are made to stand up to the heaviest of customers without any concern? What toilets are completely, 100% focused on being as efficient and functional as possible?
If commercial toilets came to mind, you’re exactly right. Big chain stores like Walmart don’t want to face a potential lawsuit for a broken toilet, after all. These industrial toilets are made with intense use and durability in mind.
The American Standard 3641 looks like an industrial toilet. It’s ADA accessible at 17 inches, has an open front in the toilet seat, is made with a comfy elongated bowl, and is all-around designed with mobility in mind.
Remember that installing this impressive toilet will mean more than just replacing the fixture itself. Since it doesn’t have a typical tank, you’ll need to have a professional help you install appropriate piping, too.
Best Feature: Extreme Weight Capacity
This toilet is made to support 2,000lbs of vertical weight. That just blows every other competitor out of the water. If you have a member of your household that is over 1,000lbs and still mobile enough to use a toilet, they could drop down on this toilet for their worst bathroom emergency and still have confidence that it won’t break beneath them. That is a serious credit to the toilet quality.
7. American Standard 2961A104SC.020
Don’t confuse the American Standard 2961A104SC with the industrial 3641! This toilet is still heavy-duty, but it doesn’t have the same weight capacity or industrial design. This is just a good, solid, comfortable toilet.
This American Standard looks exactly like you’d expect a toilet to look. It has an elongated seat to keep things comfortable for heavy bodies, a taller bowl and seat to make sure mobility is possible, and a classy, classic design to match your modern or retro bathroom decor.
It also features a slow-close lid, so there won’t be a horrible midnight slamming sound, something all parents and housemates will appreciate. There’s nothing like getting jolted awake at 2:00 AM because somebody in the master bathroom knocked a heavy ceramic lid into a ceramic bowl. The designers of this American Standard toilet eliminated that problem as cleanly as this toilet eliminates waste.
Best Feature: The Easy-To-Clean Design
Mobility is hard enough without having to account for scrubbing out the crack between the toilet bowl and the tank. That hard-to-reach crevice harbours bacteria, hair, and dust, making it look gross within days. This toilet has a smooth, sleek, classy design that just removed that problem completely.
8. Front/Rear Mount, On-Floor, ADA Compliant Bariatric Stainless Steel Toilet
If you need a toilet that truly goes above and beyond, have a professional install this hospital-grade bariatric toilet. It will need special installation, but it is designed for even the heaviest or widest person to use with ease. It has a very wide base, a rounded Big John seat with an open front, and an intense flush to keep things clean. If you truly need something that will get as close to an actual hospital bariatric toilet as possible, look no further.
Best Feature: Accessibility
This toilet actually makes it easy for very heavy people to sit down. It’s 19″ tall at the seat, meaning you can get onto and off of it with less struggle. Transitioning to a wheelchair is also easier. The wide, comfortable seat provides plenty of space for wide bodies to sit on for long periods of time without leg pain. This is a truly comfortable toilet.
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