Company Adds Three New Models to Growing Line of Ultra High-Efficiency Toilets with Unsurpassed Tornado 1.0 gpf Flushing Technology
(Morrow, GA) January 19, 2016 — TOTO, the acknowledged leader in decorative high-performance, water-efficient toilets, unveils the new WaterSense-labelled, one- and two-piece Promenade II 1G and round-front Drake II 1G ultra high-efficiency 1.0 gpf toilets (UHETs). With their unsurpassed Tornado flushing technology, these three new UHETs deliver unequaled flushing performance using only one gallon of water. The three new 1G models join TOTO rapidly expanding line of ultra high-efficiency toilets, which includes the Carlyle II 1G, Vespin II 1G, elongated Drake II 1G and UltraMax II 1G.
Designed to complement traditional, transitional or contemporary bath décors with their long-view global design aesthetic, clean lines and geometric precision, the Promenade II 1G and Drake II 1G will grace any bathroom's interior design for years to come. They are easily installed, having a 12-inch rough-in.
Tornado Flushing System
TOTO's market-leading gravity-fed Tornado ultra high-efficiency flushing system features two powerful water jets, positioned on each side of the bowl’s interior. These forceful water jets generate significant centrifugal action, creating a whirlpool effect inside the rimless bowl. With this unmatched flushing technology, all types of waste are flushed away effectively using a mere one gallon of water. In addition to removing waste, this powerful flush scours every inch of the bowl and concave rim, cleaning them thoroughly with every flush.
With TOTO's new WaterSense-labelled, gravity-fed Promenade II 1G and Drake II 1G ultra high-efficiency toilets, consumers will get a powerful 1.0 gpf flush without having to buy a toilet that uses complex pressure-assist technology—thereby avoiding the considerable noise of a pressure-assist toilet's flushing system, as well as its highly pressurized internal tanks.
The new Promenade II 1G and Drake II 1G's rimless bowl is coated with CeFIONtect, TOTO’s nano-technology glaze that seals the porcelain with an ionized barrier. This creates a super-slippery, non-porous surface that repels visible and invisible waste. When protected by CeFIONtect, the water that cleanses the bowl and rim during the flush also removes waste, stains, residue, and limescale buildup. Owners will need fewer harsh detergents when cleaning the bowl, which are expensive and harmful to the planet.
Seventeen and one-quarter inches from the base to the top of the seat, the Promenade II 1G and Drake II 1G are examples
TOTO’s Total Design philosophy. This inclusive-height design is the most comfortable for people when sitting or rising, making it an attractive option that exceeds ADA and Universal Design requirements.
Journalists' Note: As with all TOTO products, high-resolution digital images of the one- and two-piece Promenade II 1G and round-front Drake II 1G are immediately available upon request.
TOTO USA is headquarters for the Americas Division of the TOTO Global Group, which was established in 1917 with the founding of TOTO, Ltd., in Kitakyushu, Japan. TOTO is the world’s largest manufacturer of bathroom fixtures and fittings with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales. For nearly 100 years, TOTO has been the recognized leader in performance innovation and design with products that enhance the luxury bathroom experience. Today, the company maintains 25,700 employees in 69 offices around the world and owns manufacturing facilities in Japan, Mexico, the USA, China and Europe with an affiliated network of more than 80 production facilities worldwide. With over 1,500 engineers on staff and three centers devoted to research and development, TOTO is dedicated to engineering products that respect the environment while meeting people's needs for comfort, beauty and performance. TOTO’s corporate philosophy – People-First Innovation – is the guiding principle for all the company’s processes, from engineering and design to manufacturing and sales. Consumers enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing they purchased a brand that innovates to improve people’s quality of life. Winner of numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions, TOTO is the only plumbing manufacturer honored as Water Efficiency Leader by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company continues to raise industry standards and consumer expectations as to what is possible in the bathroom, as TOTO believes a high-quality bathroom is an experience and an everyday luxury people value and appreciate.