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Are bidet toilets sanitary?
Yes – bidets (whether attachments, standalone, automatic/electric or manual), draw water from your bathroom tap’s water source.
Another question to consider is, “Are bidets clean?” but this is more a question of good maintenance. Like anything used often enough (and daily on a daily basis), it can get dirty if not properly cleaned and maintained. Regular general cleaning to uphold general household hygiene standards (every home is different) plus a deep clean once every one to two weeks (some bidets have a self-cleaning deep clean mechanism) will ensure your bidet toilet or bidet toilet seat attachment remains nice and clean.
Think of it just like cleaning the kitchen, bedroom, shower or the toilet itself – if left too long without a good clean, a build-up of dirt, dust, grime and other unpleasantries will occur. Think about those dusty books on a bookshelf that are never read – even without use, dust will accumulate from everything going on around.
In summary, bidet toilets and bidet toilet seat attachments are sanitary – with good maintenance and a proper clean, they will continue to be.
Are bidets better than toilet paper?
A common misconception about bidets is that they are unsanitary, or more unsanitary than using toilet paper.
According to Dr. Evan Goldstein, a rectal surgeon from the US – using a bidet is a great way to maintain backside hygiene after toilet use. Dr. Goldstein told Insider “…all these brands have done a great job making us think that toilet paper is hygienic. It’s not.”
When actually thinking about how toilet paper works, you effectively wipe, swear, dab (whichever movement or motion you prefer) faecal matter until no visible sight is left. As we know, germs and microbes are tiny and cannot be seen with the human eye – so does toilet paper actually “clean” the area? Bidet advocates don’t believe so.
Think about the unfortunate instance of accidentally stepping on dog poop, wiping the poop off your shoe will remove most of it, but it would still smell and be full of germs until you actually wash the poop away with water and/or other cleaning materials.
Do you wipe after bidet?
At the end of the day, this all comes down to personal preference. Using toilet paper to gently tab any excess water remaining is never a bad thing (especially with European-style bidets which are a separate unit featured in a bathroom or a hose bidet attachment separate to the toilet seat).
Bathroomware House stocks modern “Japanese—style” bidets which are built-in to the toilet seat or even the toilet itself – so there’s no need to switch seats or worry about where to mount a separate hose attachment. Some of the top-tier range of bidet toilets and best toilet bowls we’ve seen (and stocked) feature an integrated “dryer” function (similar to a hand dryer but not as intense) which substitutes the need for toilet paper and wiping (also being more eco-friendly that flushing copious amounts of toilet paper into our sewage systems).
Ultimately, we say “Yes – it’s a good idea to wipe after using a bidet”, especially if it doesn’t have a built-in dryer, but the choice is all up to you.
Do all toilet seats fit all toilets?
Toilet seats come in a number of sizes and designs, from various brands and are made of different materials. For more luxurious or designer styles, there is typically no “one size fits all”. If you want to ensure the seat sits flush (no pun intended) when replacing or upgrading a toilet seat or to, getting the measurements right in the first instance will make the toilet seat replacement process a whole lot easier.
To correctly measure the dimensions of a toilet seat, start with measuring the distance between connection points of the screws which connect the toilet seat to the toilet bowl.
Next, at its widest point (the outer edges), calculate the width of the pan/toilet seat. Then, measure from the inside front of the rim to the inner rear of the rim.
Whether you decide to shop online instore, use these dimensions when searching for your new toilet seat to ensure a perfect fit.
What are the best toilet seats made of?
Toilet seats are made from a variety of materials, all of which have their pros and cons. Below are a few of the more common materials which toilet seats are regularly made of:
Pros: Inexpensive, easy to clean, medium resistance to chipping and peeling.
Cons: Yellowing and discolouration can occur over time. May need replacement more often than other materials.
Polymer/Durable Thermoplastic a.k.a. “Duroplast”
Pros: Premium designs, easy to clean, more resistant to chipping and peeling than lightweight plastic, less susceptible to discolouration from cleaning chemicals, heavyweight and durable (hence the name).
Cons: More expensive than lightweight plastic and some timber/wood options, non-eco friendly compared to other materials).
Pros: Premium designs and feel (heavier than plastic options), natural aesthetic, warmer to touch in colder months.
Cons: More expensive than lightweight plastic, cleaning is more tedious as certain chemicals may damage the waterproof finish/resin/coating, or seep into the wood itself. May not be as durable as other materials
What are the best toilets to buy?
Bathroomware House source the best toilets from Australian and around the world – shop our range of back to wall toilet suites, smart toilets, wall hung pans, and in-wall toilet packages for a modern take on the modern-day toilet.
Can I install a toilet myself?
We always recommend licensed trades people.
Self installation will void warranty