Last Updated : November 19, 2020

Signature Hardware 393188 Kennard Chair Height Toilet Review

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The Signature Hardware 393188 is designed for comfort. It has an elongated bowl that's more comfortable to sit on than a standard round bowl, and it's nice and tall.

Product Overview

Tall toilets are better for the elderly because they're easier to use. If you have trouble getting up out of a chair or sitting down in one, you probably have the same trouble with toilets. A taller toilet is easy to get on and get off.

Signature Hardware's 393188 Kennard 1.6 GPF Rear Outlet Two Piece Elongated Chair Height Toilet is a great choice for those shopping for a toilet for someone older. This toilet from Signature Hardware is great for anyone who finds their current toilet uncomfortable, or anyone who needs a rear-discharge toilet.

Rear discharge toilets are great for situations when a normal toilet, which discharges down through the floor, is unfeasible. It could be that you're putting a new bathroom in a building with a thick concrete floor, of somewhere the sewer line won't be running beneath the floor (this is common in basement bathrooms.)

The height is just over sixteen inches at the seat, which is a common chair height. If you can easily get in and out of the chairs in your house, you'll find this toilet easy to use.

The elongated bowl, roughly an inch and a half longer than a standard bowl, is more comfortable than a standard toilet bowl. The two piece configuration guarantees easy access to the space around the toilet, so it will always be easy to clean.

They don't advertise it, but this is a dual-flush toilet, which helps you save money and water. The white finish looks great in any home, and it comes with a lifetime limited warranty.

What to Look for in a Toilet

When shopping for a toilet, here's what you should be considering:

● Ease of Use- You'd be surprised at how difficult some toilets are to use
● Comfort- A good toilet should always be comfortable
● Looks- Your toilet should look great, and the design should be timeless, since toilets last a long time
Ease of Cleaning- A hard to clean toilet is a very bad thing
Flushing power vs efficiency- How much water will it use, and how strong is the flush?

It's a good idea to make a list of the things that are most important to you in a toilet before you even start shopping, to make the process as easy as possible.

The Important of Efficiency

A standard toilet uses five gallons of water with each flush. That adds up fast, and over the course of its lifetime a toilet will use thousands upon thousands of gallons of water.

This toilet from Signature Hardware only uses 1.6 gallons per flush, and that's on the heavy flush! The lighter flush uses even less. This toilet uses far less water without sacrificing any power, so you save money and water with hardly any effort.

Height Matters

A tall toilet is a comfortable toilet, especially for the elderly or those with mobility issues. It's easier to get on and off, and it's far more comfortable to sit on.

At sixteen and a half inches tall at the seat level, this toilet is a great height for anyone looking for a more comfortable toilet.


● Height (floor to tank top)- 31.75 Inches
● Height (floor to seat)- 16.25 Inches
● Width- 16.5 Inches
● Depth- 28.25 inches


● Tall toilets are comfortable
● Elongated bowls are also comfortable
● Dual flush system for efficiency
● 1.6 Gallons per flush
● White porcelain has a classic look
● Two-piece configuration makes it easy to clean


● This is a big toilet, it won't fit in some bathrooms
● The seat is plastic. Its easy on the porcelain but it's also more likely to break than a porcelain or wooden seat.
● Rear outlet will only work in bathrooms with a sewer line running through the wall, not the floor.


Signature Hardware 393188 is a big, comfortable toilet. It's designed with comfort and efficiency in mind, and it excels at both.

The height, combined with the elongated bowl, make this an exceptionally comfortable toilet. It's easy to clean, too. The two-piece configuration allows easy access to the space around the toilet, so you won't have to worry about being unable to clean parts of it.

The dual flush system provides both heavy and light flow flushing options, maximising your ability to save water. Even on the heavy flow flush, though, it only uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush. Compared to the standard of 5 gallons per flush in most toilets, that's incredibly efficient.

The only downside is that this won't fit in every bathroom. For some, it's simply too big. For others, the rear discharge won't work with the existing plumbing.

If it will fit in your bathroom and it's compatible with your plumbing, this is an excellent toilet with a comfortable height.

Charles Cole

Hello. My name is Charles. I have been in the home improvement industry for a number of years. One of the most important renovations that home owners can make is a bathroom upgrade. Not only does it add significant value to your home, but it also costs a fair amount to do. Bathroom renovations are not frequently undertaken so choosing your sanitaryware can be source of enjoyment or regret for years to come. This is definitely the case for toilets. Read more about me and the site here.

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