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5 Types of Bidets and How to Know Which Is Best for Your Home

Bidet Toilet Seat

The average Canadian uses 83 rolls of toilet paper per year.

If you're curious about experiencing the many benefits of owning a portable bidet, you've come to the right place. This is one of the simplest home improvements you can make.

In addition, using a bidet is more sanitary and environmentally friendly than exclusively using toilet paper.

There are countless bidet options available. In today's post, we'll look at five types of bidets, so keep reading and we'll help you decide which one is best for your family.

1. Handheld Bidet Attachment

The handheld bidet attachment isn't one of the most popular types, but it's one of the cheapest and simplest to install. You just connect it to the water line, install the handle on your toilet, and use the handheld wand to clean yourself.

Obviously, the best part of a handheld attachment is the price. You can get one of these for around $100 and install it yourself. The downside is that it's not nearly as hygienic as the other bidet options on this list.

2. Non-Electric Bidet Seat

If you want something hands-free, your entry point is going to be a non-electric bidet seat. These are the types of portable bidets that you see most often in homes across Canada in 2023.

They're also simple to install, either sitting atop your toilet seat or replacing it entirely. The spray nozzle built into the seat is controlled by dials and buttons on the side that allow you to direct the nozzle and engage the spraying mechanism.

3. Electric Bidet Seat

Electric bidet seats function in much the same way as their non-electric counterparts. The bidet sits on top of or replaces your toilet seat and connects to your plumbing system to get water pressure.

Where it differs is in the features. An electric bidet seat has heated water and a retracting spray nozzle, and some models even have self-cleaning. The only downside with an electric bidet seat, other than the cost, is that most homeowners don't have an electrical outlet near the toilet to plug it in.

4. Bidet/Toilet Combo

If you've got a good amount of money at your disposal, you may consider installing a bidet/toilet combination or smart toilet. This functions in the same way as an electric bidet seat, but it's fully integrated into your toilet for more comfort.

They also have fantastic features, such as heated seats and drying fans. If you want the most luxurious bidet experience, this is the way to go.

5. Standalone Bidet

Of course, the standalone bidet is what's most common in other parts of the world. Many residential bathrooms across Europe and Asia are equipped with standalone bidets, which are fully separate appliances that sit near your toilet.

Basically, it looks like a second toilet but operates like a sink. They're not as popular these days because they take up more space, require their own plumbing, and cost more than portable bidets.

Time for a Portable Bidet?

These are your bidet options. More and more Canadians are embracing the portable bidet because they're cost-effective and convenient. These are features that standalone bidets and bidet/toilet combinations don't typically have.

To find the perfect portable bidet for your bathroom, come down to Plumbing Centre's Hamilton showroom today!


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