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A strong, flex-resistant material, acrylic has a smooth finish that resists chipping and cracking, and is easy to clean.


ADA-compliant products will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2004 when installed per the requirements of the accessibility guidelines of Section 607 (Bathtubs).

All-in-one Vanity

These complete solutions include coordinating vanity, sink, counter and backsplash.

Integral Apron

Some bathtubs fit into a three-wall recess, which is ideal for a bath/shower installation. Many alcove baths include an integral apron that helps make installation hassle-free.


An alcove is a recessed nook or area within a room. Fixtures designed for corner or three-wall alcove installations feature unfinished exteriors and tile flanges on two to four sides. Many of these fixtures include an integral apron to complete the design.


The Bodyssage backjet system features ten KOHLER backjets that loosen tension throughout the back and shoulders and encourage deep breathing. These backjets fire two by two, targeting the lower back first and moving up to the shoulders and neck in sequence.


A feature that provides better accessibility in the bathroom; barrier-free sinks craft an indentation on the front, allowing closer, easy access.


KOHLER baths are ergonomically crafted to gently support the natural curves and angles of your body. Just calm, quiet water and you.

Bath Pillow

Included with some models and optional on others, adjustable KOHLER bath pillows are offered in various styles to provide added comfort where needed.


A personal hygiene fixture with hot and cold water supply for genital and perineal cleanliness.

Bidet Functionality

A soothing, fresh alternative to toilet tissue, bidet seats and toilets feature a user sensor that triggers an in-tank water heater, while dual wands give a soft, aerated wash in posterior and anterior positions. A touch of the keypad controls rate and temperature of water flow.


A water-containing receptacle that receives liquid and solid body waste; two general bowl classifications are round-front and elongated.


BubbleMassage technology pushes air through airjets positioned along the perimeter of the bath, creating thousands of bubbles for a range of tactile and visual sensations.

Canister Flush Valve

An extraordinarily powerful flushing technology for single-flush gravity-fed 1.28 and 1.6 gpf toilets. Water enters the valve from 360 degrees, creating a smooth, consistent water flow.

Centerset Faucets

Compact and space efficient, centerset faucets fit three-hole sink drillings that measure 4" from one side to the other. They often have a connected spout and handles, although sometimes the spout and handles are placed close together instead.

Centerset Drillings

Centerset drillings have three holes set 4 inches apart for centerset faucets, or can accommodate most single-control faucets with an escutcheon.


Chromatherapy uses lights placed around the bath to infuse the water with color, so you can relax and dream. Choose a repeating sequence of eight hues, or choose the color that suits your mood.

Class Five® Technology

A flushing technology designed to create extraordinary flushing performance with an industry-leading 3¼” flush valve. KOHLER 1.28 and 1.6 gpf toilets with Class Five technology provide powerful water flow to maximize the gravity-fed flush and feature simplified installation.


CleanCoat glass treatment helps protect against unsightly residue and makes glass easier to clean.


A term for a toilet with a separate tank and bowl, secured to each other, and with a separate tank cover. Also referred to as a two-piece toilet.

Comfort Height® Toilets

The height of a toilet bowl (with seat) that stands at the same height as a standard chair measuring between 17” and 19” for maximum comfort and ease when sitting down or standing up.

Concealed Trapway

This feature provides a clean transition at the back of the toilet base, hiding the trapway for aesthetic and cleanability purposes.

Console Table

A beautiful accompaniment to KOHLER vanity-top sinks, console tables work well in bathrooms where extra storage isn’t essential. Designs range from clean and crisp to intricate and ornate.

Cycle Time

The time it takes from the instant a toilet flush lever is actuated until the instant the water supply shuts off, completing the flush cycle.

Digital Interface

Our digital showering system features intuitive electronic controls that allow you to operate and customize your shower experience at the touch of a button.

Diverter Valve

A diverter valve directs water to multiple outlets, such as to the bath faucet or the showerhead, allowing you to control separate components with just one valve. Unlike a transfer valve, diverter valves do not allow you to run two water components at once. This valve can be used with a Rite-Temp® pressure-balancing valve or thermostatic and volume control valves.

Semi-Frameless vs. Frameless

A semi-frameless door has a metal frame mounted to the edges of the glass, adding structure. On a frameless door, heavier, thicker glass eliminates the need for structural framing and creates a sleek, contemporary look.

Double-Basin Vanities

Designed for busy bathrooms, double-basin sinks provide plenty of room for simultaneous use by two people.

Dry Lock™

This exclusive system saves installation time and helps prevent water leakage. A metal bracket, placed at the bottom of the tank, means that no bolt holes are drilled into the tank, virtually eliminating water leaks. Additionally, the installer can secure the tank to the bowl with only one tool, a socket wrench, without having to reach inside the tank.


Drop-in sinks have a rim or lip that rests on the counter while the basin rests below. Ideal for remodeling, drop-in sinks can be easily retrofitted to an existing counter.


Dual-flush gravity-fed toilets rely on the force of gravity to achieve a powerful flush, much like single-flush, gravity-fed toilets.

DTV™ (Digital Thermostatic Value)

Our precision-engineered digital thermostatic valve (DTV) can run up to eight different showering components with six ports, and it delivers up to 21 gallons of water per minute.


Effervescence technology is designed to move water and air gently through unique ports to create champagne-like bubbles that cling to your skin and pamper your body.

Elongated Bowl

A toilet bowl having dimensions of about 14” wide by 18 ½ “ long (from the center of the seat hinge holes to the front edge of the outside rim.


A powder coating applied to an iron casting. When exposed to high temperatures, the coating melts and bonds to the casting, creating a glass-like surface. The thickness of KOHLER enamel provides outstanding protection against chipping and scratching while offering deep color integrity.

Exposed Deck

Installation that creates a vessel-like appearance for the bath, with the rim of the bath raised and the deck under the rim exposed.

Express™ Assembly System

The Express assembly system is featured on select vanities. Packed flat for easy transport, these vanities are affordable and quick to assemble and install.

Fill Valve

The mechanism that controls the flow of water into a gravity-operated toilet tank. When the toilet is flushed, the float drops and opens the fill valve, allowing water to enter the tank and/or bowl. The float rises as the water level in the tank is restored, and shuts off the fill valve when the tank is completely filled.


Fireclay sinks are made from a clay base fired at an intense heat to vitrify the clay and bond the glaze. The result is a durable sink with a nonporous, glossy finish.

Framed vs. Frameless

KOHLER mirrors are available frameless or with a frame.


Many of our showerarms include a flange or ornamental plate to help conceal the area where the base of the showerarm meets the wall.


Also known as a flush ball, the flapper is the moving part of the flush valve that seals the water into the tank or allows water to exit the tank for the flush cycle. This is the predominant replacement part used on conventional toilets.

Floating Remote Control

The floating remote control, included or optional on several models, offers added convenience and controls all the same features as the lighted keypad.


To be positioned at the base of the feet or under the thighs to ensure the bather’s comfort in larger baths, the optional footstop coordinates with any KOHLER whirlpool or bath.


This installation option is ideal when the bath is the focal point of the room. Accessible from all sides, the freestanding bath highlights the beauty of the design.

Fully Glazed Trapways

All KOHLER toilets have glaze applied to the trapway – the passageway inside the bowl – for a smooth surface that ensures a strong, complete flush.

Glass Thickness

KOHLER shower doors are available in 1⁄4", 3⁄8" and 1⁄2" thicknesses. Both 3⁄8" and 1⁄2" glass provides a more substantial look and feel to the glass panels.


Translucent in appearance, glass sinks feature handcrafted quality.


A glossy, water-resistant colored finish surface, glaze protects all nonporous vitreous china sinks.


An abbreviation for “gallons per flush,” a term used when discussing water consumption for toilets.

Gravity-Fed Toilet

A toilet that relies on the natural downward pressure (or “head”) of water in a toilet tank to flush the toilet effectively.


A great option for the family shower, handshowers can function in place of or in combination with a wall-mounted showerhead. We offer both multi-and single-function handshowers.

High-Efficiency Toilet

Single- or dual-flush water-saving toilets that use 1.28 gallons of water or less. Installing a high-efficiency toilet can save an average family of four up to 16,500 gallons of water per fixture every year. High-effficiency toilets can carry the WaterSense® logo.


Our medicine cabinets provide ready accessibility with three hinge options: self-closing 107°, self-closing 170° or adjustable 110°.

Horizontal Spray

Water is delivered from a faucet mounted directly on the bidet with horizontal spray bidets.

Insuliner® Tank Liner

Insuliner is a registered Kohler trademark for factory-installed tank insulation that minimizes condensation on the outside of the tank (also known as tank sweating) when exposed to high humidity.

Integral Apron

Designed to accommodate alcove installations, baths and whirlpools with integral aprons complete the bathroom and provide stylish detail.

Integrated Electrical Outlet

Purist® medicine cabinets feature an integrated electrical plug – perfect for plugging in a hair dryer, razor or MP3 player.

Katalyst® Spray

Katalyst spray is a revolutionary air induction system that intensifies water’s rinsing ability and makes each drop feel bigger and perform better.

KOHLER Enameled Cast Iron

KOHLER enameled cast iron is made in part with recycled material, comes in an array of colors and has a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

Komotion® Spray

One of the four flow options on Flipside® products, Komotion has a circular pattern for a deeper sense of an exhilarating massage.

Kotton® Spray

Kotton, one of the flow options on Flipside handshowers and showerheads, creates a soft, enveloping sense of relaxation.

Koverage® Spray

Koverage delivers a full-face spray for superb rinsing performance. It’s featured on Flipside products.

Kurrent® Spray

Kurrent, featured on Flipside, eases away aches and pains and revitalizes with a targeted massage spray.

Laminar Flow Faucet

Some Purist® medicine cabinets feature an integral laminar flow faucet, so water cascades directly from the cabinet to the sink.


A premium solid-surface material that allows for new geometries, textures and designs for the modern bath. Lithocast offers the beauty of real stone yet is warm and comfortable against the body.


Cut from slabs of marble, White Carrara sinks combine a cool white base color with delicate blue/grey veining while Biancone sinks feature swirling, creamy neutral tones that have the soft look and feel of honed limestone.

Massage Whirlpool Package

With whirlpool jets, backjets and neckjets, the massage package delivers a true hydro-massage to alleviate tension and rejuvenate tired, sore muscles.


A MasterClean nozzle resists mineral buildup and makes cleaning easy – just wipe your finger on the sprayhead.

Medicine Cabinets

Bringing organized storage solutions to the bathroom, our medicine cabinets are roomy, available in multiple sizes and styles, and constructed of quality materials that last.

Metal Frame Installation

A metal frame is mounted around the bathroom sink.

Modular Vanities

These collections let you piece together vanity segments to create the ideal storage combination.


Multifunction showerheads let you adjust the spray to fit your mood: full-flow for optimum rinsing, pulsating for a gentle massage or soft-aerated for a calming spray.


Available on select models, a factory- installed neckjet pillow with two integral neckjets pulses alternately from left to right for a stimulating, stress-relieving massage at the back of the neck.

No Holes

Sinks without hole drillings can be paired with wall-mount or counter-mount faucets. Most Vessels sinks and some under-mount sinks have no drillings.

One-Piece Toilet

A toilet in which the tank and bowl are manufactured as a single vitreous china fixture. Typically, one-piece toilets have a lower profile than two-piece toilets, with some featuring a Comfort Height® bowl.

Overflow Drain

Some sinks have a hole that lets water drain to help prevent overflow.

Pedestal Sink

A stand-alone fixture, the pedestal sink features a generous basin available in multiple sizes and styles to complement other fixtures.

Pivot Door

Also called swinging or hinge doors, pivot shower doors swing open like a traditional door and provide an easy-to-access, open shower environment and a clean, sophisticated look.

Power Lite® Technology

Power Lite technology uses an electric pump to deliver water from the tank through the bowl and trapway. To operate, it requires an electrical outlet near the toilet.

Pressure Lite® Technology

Pressure Lite technology uses the supply line to pressurize a specialized vessel in the tank, providing a strong and reliable flush.

Pressure-Balancing Valve

The Rite-Temp® pressure-balancing valve lets you precisely control your water temperature – 3 degrees of handle rotation changes the temperature by 1°F. If the cold water supply is interrupted, the valve will automatically reduce the water flow.

Q2 Advantage™

These toilet seats feature Quick-Attach® hardware and Quick-Release™ functionality for speedy installation and easy cleaning.

Q3 Advantage™

These toilet seats feature Quiet-Close technology, Quick-Release functionality, Quick-Attach hardware and rubber bumpers.

Quick-Attach® Hardware

Innovative hardware speeds installation and provides a tighter, more secure fit. Available on all Q2 & Q3 Advantage seats.

Quick-Release™ Functionality

A KOHLER technology that unlatches the back hinges of the toilet seat for easy seat removal and convenient cleaning; no tools required. Available on all Q2 & Q3 Advantage seats.

Quiet-Close™ Technology

A KOHLER technology utilized on toilet seats that prevents slamming by slowly bringing the seat to a gentle close. Available on all Q2 & Q3 Advantage seats.


Featuring Katalyst spray technology, KOHLER rainheads deliver a powerful, thoroughly drenching shower experience.


Our medicine cabinets have two installation options: recessed or surface-mounted. When recessed, all but the door is set into the wall.

Relax Whirlpool Package

With Effervescence and chromatherapy, the relax package caresses your skin and surrounds you with a soothing spectrum of color, calming the body and mind.

Refill Tube

On most toilets, a refill tube directs water from the fill-valve into the tank and overflow tube to refill the bowl after the siphon break.

Reverse-Trapway Toilet

A toilet having a siphonic trapway at the rear of the bowl and integral flushing rim and jet. Minimum dimensions are a 9” x 8” water spot and a 1½” ball pass.

Rim Holes

A series of small holes in the underside of a toilet rim around the circumference of the bowl. Incoming water flows down into the bowl through these holes, creating a rinse effect, or “rim wash,” over the entire inner surface of the bowl.

Rough-In Dimensions

The distance from a finished wall or floor to the center of the waste or supply opening or mounting holes on a plumbing fixture. A 12" rough-in is most common.

Round-Front Bowls

A toilet bowl having dimensions of about 14” wide by 16 ½" long (from the center of the seat hinge holes to the front edge of the outside rim).

Rubber Bumpers

Located on the underside of the seat, rubber bumpers grip the bowl to add stability and prevent shifting. Available on Q3 Advantage seats.

Seat Shape

Toilet seats come in elongated, round-front and compact elongated shapes.


Drop-in sinks have rolled finished edges that can be placed directly over countertop openings.


Material that conceals the piping beneath a bathroom sink. Shrouds are included with many of our wall-mount sinks.


One hole drilled in the center of a sink faucet ledge that provides for installation of a single-handle faucet.

Single-Flush Gravity

Single-function showerheads deliver consistent performance every time with a single water flow.

Single-Function Showerheads

Single-function showerheads deliver consistent performance every time with a single water flow.

Single-Handle Faucets

Single-handle faucets allow you to control water volume and temperature with a single handle – typically placed above the spout. They’re designed for sinks with a single hole or, when combined with an escutcheon plate, for sinks with three centerset holes.

Siphon Break

The point in a toilet flush when air is reintroduced into the trapway, “breaking” the siphonic action. The siphon break is usually heard as a deep gurgling at the conclusion of a flush.


The suction or pulling effect that takes place in the trapway of a toilet as it is filled with outgoing water and waste. An effective siphon is critical to a successful flush for any toilet.

Siphon Jet Toilet

A toilet having a siphonic trapway at the rear of the bowl and integral flushing rim and jet.

Skirted Trapway

Toilets with a skirted trapway offer a clean line from front to back and are easier to clean than exposed trapways.

Sliding Doors

Typically chosen for baths and large showers, sliding doors overlap with a smooth, quiet sliding action. They’re available in an array of styles, to coordinate with any décor.

Spa/Massage Whirlpool Package

The spa/massage package allows you to personalize your own multisensory hydrotherapy experience, whether calming or invigorating, with whirlpool jets, backjets, neckjets, Effervescence and chromatherapy.

Spa Whirlpool Package

Combining targeted hydro-massage, caressing champagne-like bubbles and chromatherapy, the spa package offers a customized, pampering experience with whirlpool jets and Effervescence.

Stacked Thermostatic Valve

Our MasterShower® stacked thermostatic valve pairs volume and temperature control into one assembly, for precise control and a clean, simple design. A 104°F comfort setting and 120°F high-temperature stop limit provide safety and flexibility. The one-piece forged brass body is built to last and eliminates potential leak paths.

Stainless Steel

Made from 18-gauge type 304 stainless steel with 18% chromium and 8% nickel content, our stainless steel sinks provide exceptional resistance to stains and corrosion.

Steam Door

Steam doors form a tight seal to hold in steam, creating a spa-like environment in your bathroom.

Supply Stop

The valve that provides on/off toilet water supply control, typically located in the wall behind the toilet.


Our medicine cabinets have two installation options: recessed or surface-mounted. When surface-mounted, the medicine cabinet rests on the surface of the wall and includes an installation kit.


The fixture reservoir for flushing water. On a conventional toilet, the fill valve, flush valve and trip lever are installed in the tank. A tank lid closes the top tank opening.

Thermostatic Valve

With separate volume and temperature controls, our MasterShower thermostatic valve – featuring an innovative shuttle design – gives you total control of your shower environment. The one-piece forged brass body is built to last and eliminates potential leak paths.

Three Holes

Sinks with three faucet holes are designed for sinks with separate hot and cold handles.

Three-Way Mirrors

Three-way mirrors have dual doors that open from the center outward, allowing you to check your appearance from behind.

Tile Flange

Several baths and whirlpools have an integral flange or flat rim along the edge of the bath that attaches directly to the studs, helping to prevent water from seeping behind the bath, tiles or surround.

Toilet Satisfaction Guarantee

KOHLER® Toilet Satisfaction Guarantee Program is available to consumer purchasers who purchase KOHLER toilets for installation in a single-family home from KOHLER Registered Showrooms in the United States and Canada. Limit two exchanges per qualifying consumer customer. Please contact 877-490-0188 for more details or to find a participating KOHLER Registered Showroom near you. Void where prohibited by law.

Transfer Valve

Used in conjunction with a Rite-Temp pressure-balancing valve or with thermostatic and volume control valves, the 3-way transfer lets you choose from six different outputs with a simple turn of the handle.


A transom is a window above a door. The Lattis® pivot door is available with a sliding steam transom that allows you to control the amount of steam contained in your shower.


The channel in a toilet that connects the bowl to the waste outlet. The trapway is where siphonic action takes place, and it’s measured in terms of the largest diameter ball that can pass through it. Also referred to as “passageway.”

Trapway Seal

The height of water in a toilet bowl “at rest,” it provides a water seal that prevents sewer gases from entering the home. The trapway seal is measured from the top of the dam to the inlet of the trapway. Also referred to as “deep seal."


All shower valves require trim, the controls you use to adjust water flow and temperature. Designed to match KOHLER fixtures and faucets, shower trim is available in a wide range of styles and finishes.

Trip Lever

A lever, often a handle, rotated to initiate the toilet flush cycle. Factory-installed trip levers have a Polished Chrome finish; optional trim kits offer trip levers in other finishes. Toilets equipped with a Peacekeeper® seat-actuated flush do not have a trip lever.

Triple Mirror Design

Many KOHLER medicine cabinets have a mirrored interior and door back to make grooming easy while then door is open.

Two-Piece Toilet

A toilet with a separate tank and bowl. Also referred to as “close-coupled.”

Under-Mount Sink

These sinks mount beneath the counter to create a seamless counter-to-basin transition. Sleek style and ease of cleaning give this installation type its appeal.

Under-Mount Bath

Creating a clean, contemporary look, under-mount installation is perfect for designing a quiet, spa-like bathroom space. The deck of the bath is mounted beneath your choice of deck material, such as tile, solid surface or natural stone.


Our console tables and vanities are available in multiple sizes. You may choose from petite vanities ideal for small spaces to full 48" vanities, with a range of sizes between. In addition, modular collections can be configured into combinations from 24" to 84".


Designed to coordinate with KOHLER® vanity and console table styles and sizes, vanity-top sinks fit snugly over the entire cabinet or table and act as both counter and basin.

Vessels and Wading Pool®

Vessels sinks are freestanding basins that rest on the counter – a dramatic centerpiece for any bathroom. Wading Pool above-counter sinks, unique to Kohler, accentuate the movement of water.


VibrAcoustic hydrotherapy combines music, sound-wave vibration and chromatherapy in the bath, delivering relaxation that literally resonates deep within the body.

Vitreous China

A term applied to plumbing fixtures that are comprised of ceramic materials, fired at a high temperature to form a nonporous body with exposed surfaces and coated with ceramic glaze.

Volume Control Valve

Required with the MasterShower thermostatic valve, our volume control valves give you precise control of the amount and intensity of water flow for your showerheads, handshowers and bodysprays.

Wading Pool®

KOHLER® above-counter Wading Pool sinks accentuate the movement of water and are easy to install.

Wall-Mount Faucets

Mounted on the wall behind the sink, wall-mount faucets work well with above-counter, wall-mount and under-mount sinks. They provide a streamlined look and help keep countertops clear.


These sinks attach to the wall and often include a shroud to help cover piping. Convenient for small bathrooms where additional floor space is useful.

Water Closet

Another term for toilet. A plumbing fixture having a water-containing receptor that receives liquid and solid body waste and, upon actuation (flushing), conveys the waste through a trapway into a gravity drainage system.

Water-Saving Toilet

A classification of toilet that uses no more than 1.6 gallons per flush.


WaterSense, a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of the nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes and services.

Water Spot

The water surface in the toilet bowl once the flush is completed. This is established by the height of the integral trapway dam. Usually expressed in inches of width by length. Also referred to as "water surface."

Wet Surface Sink

A sink housing a surface panel within its basin that creates a signature flat surface, allowing water to flow outward into the surrounding channel.


KOHLER whirlpools deliver powerful directed massage with jets that are fully adjustable in direction and massage intensity.

Whirlpool Jet

Individually and fully adjustable to target specific areas of the body, KOHLER whirlpool jets deliver powerful hydro-massage.

Widespread Faucets

Widespread faucets feature separate hot and cold handles that are independent from the spout. They can be mounted on the countertop or on sinks with three holes that fit 8" to 16" from one side to the other.

Zones of Control

Available on select BubbleMassage™ models, the Zones of Control feature allows bathers to focus bubble action on three different areas for a concentrated massage at the back, midsection or feet.