Lately, bidets have been flying off the shelves at plumbing supply stores throughout New York. This bathroom accessory is popular, because it has many benefits not found in traditional toilets. If you are thinking about purchasing a bidet toilet, learn about what they are, what they do and more answers to common questions from homeowners.
What is a Bidet?
Bidets are a specialized type of bathroom fixture that can spray a targeted stream of water to wash a person’s undercarriage after use of the toilet. This bowl or receptacle-shaped item may be an add-on to an existing toilet or built into a brand-new one.
1) How do Bidet Toilets Work?
A bidet toilet seat typically draws the water it sprays from your home’s water supply line. A diverter valve is used to split the water from your bidet and your toilet. When used, the bidet controls the flow of water that is sprayed out of a wand.
2) What Options are Available in Bidets?
If you are considering a bidet toilet, there are three categories that you can pick from.
- Mechanical bidet seats (attaches to an existing toilet)
- Powered bidet seats (plugs into an outlet)
- Intelligent toilets (with built-in bidet functionality)
For example, the C3-155 Bidet from KOHLER is an ergonomically designed add-on that provides a refreshing personal cleansing experience.
Another one of today’s most popular residential design options, intelligent toilets are known as much for their attractive one-piece design as their full suite of convenient features.
3) Will it Fit on My Current Toilet?
KOHLER’s bidet seats will fit on most KOHLER toilets and even many non-KOHLER models. If you want to find out about your specific toilet, you can reference KOHLER’s compatibility chart.
4) Is it Comfortable to Use?
Bidet seats and intelligent toilets from KOHLER give you control of your bathroom experience. You have control of the temperature, pressure and position of the water.
5) Will I Still need Toilet Paper?
Bidets quickly gained popularity locally after a highly publicized toilet paper shortage during the coronavirus outbreak. These bathroom add-ons reduced the need for toilet paper, because the water is sprayed on an individual’s undercarriage. Although most people use less toilet paper, some is generally still required.
Long popular in Europe, bidet toilets may have started trending locally lately, but they are likely here to stay. If you are looking to freshen up your bathroom experience, a KOHLER bidet could be the right fixture to add to your home.