TOTO Carlyle-2 Toilet Review

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It is a single-piece toilet with a rounded front. The height of the seat is as per ADA specifications, meaning that for most adults it is a comfortable height to sit and stand from.

Let’s go into details of this TOTO Carlyle II review!

The Carlyle-2 has the high-efficiency double cyclone flush system (which Toto is now calling the Tornado flush). This system uses only 1.28 gallons of water per flush and complies with the EPA Water Sense certification requirements.

The SanaGloss finish to the toilet (now renamed CeFiONtec in some Toto literature) keeps the bowl cleaner for longer by reducing staining and the growth of bacteria and microbes.

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TOTO Carlyle II Review

Design / Materials

The one-piece Carlyle-2 toilet has a skirted bowl. The toilet is made from vitreous china with a SanaGloss (now renamed CeFiONtec in some Toto literature) finish to help maintain a clean toilet. The toilet comes complete with a chrome trip lever and a soft close seat.

Flushing System

With the very efficient Dual Cyclone (sometimes referred to as a Tornado Flush) system that forces water through two jets to increase the efficiency of the flush, the toilet cleans efficiently and effectively using only 1.28 gallons per flush (GPF).

The toilet is Water Sense certified, not only for its low water usage but also for the efficiency of the flushing action.

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This Carlyle-2, due to the SanaGloss (now renamed CeFiONtec in some Toto literature) finish, ensures a high standard of cleaning during and after the flush.

In addition, this SanaGloss surface finish helps prevent the buildup of both stains and the growth of mold and bacteria.

Overall, with this combination of flush and surface finish, the frequency which you have to manually clean the toilet is much reduced. To maintain this finish gentle cleaning agents are needed.


The Carlyle-2 is a high-efficiency toilet (HET). The volume of water used, combined with the efficiency in removing waste, allows this toilet to be EPA Water Sense certified.

What this means for you is that, depending on where you live, you will be eligible to get a significant rebate on your water bill when you fit this toilet.

Check the EPA Water Sense website for included locations.

Ease of Installation

In common with the vast majority of toilets available, this toilet comes with a standard 12” rough-in, although there is an option to get a 10” or 14”rough-in, this needs to be purchased as an additional extra. Click to read how to measure.

In common with all one-piece toilets, the Carlyle-2 is a little more difficult to install due to the weight of the complete toilet and the size. That being said, many installations do not have any difficulty.

Existing water supply outlets can occasionally get in the way of the skirt and may have to be relocated. A copy of the full Toto installation instructions, which include the options for using a 10” or 14” rough-in are here.


  • Water Sense certified
  • One-piece, skirted design toilet
  • Dual cyclone flush system
  • SanaGloss finish
  • 12” rough-in with optional 10” and 14” rough-ins available
  • Chrome trip lever
  • 1 year limited warranty


  • To maintain the SanaGloss finish to the toilet, gentle cleaning agents are needed to avoid damaging the finish and losing the benefits

Overall – 4.3/5

The Toto Carlyle II Review points out the benefits of having a comfortable height seat but the space-saving of a rounded front to the bowl.

The Water Sense certification can not only make you eligible for a rebate on the initial cost but will continually reduce your water bills compared to standard toilets. See our top 10 toilet reviews.

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