The American Standard Boulevard Siphonic is a very minimalist looking toilet with smooth faces and no twists and bends for dirt to collect. The dual flush system, operated by two chrome plated push buttons located in the cistern lid, delivers 1.6 gallons of the main flush and 1.1 gallons on the partial flush. The flush meets the EPA Water Sense specifications, although American Standard say, on their specification sheet that Water Sense certification is pending. This toilet comes complete with a Duroplast slow close seat that has an easy lift off and re-fit feature to aid cleaning. One of the most preferred toilets by design lovers. Let’s read the details in our American Standard Boulevard Siphonic Toilet Review!
Design / Materials
The toilet is made of vitreous china and has the American Standard EverClean surface which, when combined with the Power wash flush system ensures that the bowl is cleaned and resists staining. The elongated bowl design, together with the seat height, meet the requirements of ADA specifications for the seat, but the flushing system means that the toilet cannot gain full ADA approval.
This toilet has a high efficiency dual flush, with a 1.6 GPF full flush and a 1.1 GPF partial flush which enter the toilet with through a 3” valve. The flush is actuated by two chrome plated buttons located on the top of the cistern. The flush is aided by the AS Power Wash rim to aid scouring of the bowl on each flush. Watch the video by the company. Click to see more dual flush toilets.
The flush, which is released through a large 3” flush valve, is combined with the AS Power Wash rim to ensure a complete waste evacuation every flush. The Ever Clean surface helps inhibits the growth of bacteria, which can cause both stains and odor, as well as helping to stop the growth of mold and mildew on the surface of the bowl.
With a 1.6 GPF main flush and a 1.1 GPF partial flush, the AS Boulevard meets the requirements to become Water Sense certified. For a dual flush toilet this means that the average of one full flush and two partial flushes must be no more 1.28 GPF
Ease of Installation
The Boulevard needs a standard 12” rough in to the waste pipe. As this is a one-piece toilet of an enclosed design, it may be easier if two people are used to make the initial placement over the waste pipe. Apart from that the installation of this toilet is very much the same as a standard toilet installation. Full AS installation instructions can be viewed here. The enclosed design of the toilet can sometimes block access to existing the water shut off valve.
- Dual flush system
- Meets the requirements of a High-Efficiency Toilet (HET)
- EPA Water Sense certification pending
- Comes complete with Duroplast Soft Close seat, with easy removal and refitting for cleaning.
- 10 year warranty of the entire toilet
- The enclosed design of the Boulevard toilet can sometimes interfere with the existing water supply outlet. Check with the rough in dimensions before installation.
- Can be awkward for one person to install
The American Standard Boulevard Siphonic is a very efficient toilet with several feature built in to help ensure flush that clears the toilet with one go and then helps keep the toilet clean for longer. If you are looking benefit from rebates for having Water Sense approved toilets, you will need to check the up to date status of the EPA Water Sense certification.