Bidets are bathroom plumbing fixtures designed for the purposes of washing a human’s genital or anal area. Typically located next to a toilet for cleaning the body after use, bidets consist of a spray nozzle located within the basin and valves for adjusting and controlling the water temperature and power. To use a bidet, users have the option to straddle the bidet by facing the wall and valve controls, or to sit facing outward. Bidets have long been popular throughout southern Europe and South America, but have also become common for aging populations that need greater assistance in the bathroom. Bidet-like spray features have also begun to be incorporated into some high end tech-enabled toilets.

How do you use a bidet?

First, one uses a toilet before using a bidet. The next step is to position oneself hovering over the bidet and facing the controls, although standalone bidets allow for one squat facing away. Turn on the hot water if there is an option for it and turn on the spray, cleaning private areas with the jet. It is important to configure the settings and valves so the stream does not spray too intensely or at the wrong location. The last step is to dry oneself and wash hands.

What is a bidet used for?

The primary use of a bidet is to clean off the private parts of a person after he or she has used the toilet. A bidet can feature a vertical jet for an easier wash process (sprayed stream of water) and can come in various shapes and sizes. It is considered to be the primary method of cleaning oneself around the world with standalone bidets most commonly found throughout Europe.

Why don’t Americans use bidets?

The reason Americans do not use bidets is founded in the continuation of tradition rather than a rational reasoning. The bidet originated in France in the 1700s and was adopted by many, but not the English due to unfriendly relations of the time. American colonists took with them the traditions and habits of the English, which excluded the use of bidets. As such, there maintains a sense of unfamiliarity Americans have with bidets that ultimately is the cause of their lack of use.

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TOTO Piedmont Bidet

The TOTO Piedmont Bidet is a freestanding bidet fitted with SanaGloss technology and spots a classic contemporary design. The bidet has a dual flow mechanism from front and bottom with four faucet holes for vertical spray and flushing rim.

The TOTO Piedmont Bidet has an overall height of 15” (38 cm), depth of 24.875” (63 cm), and width of 14” (35.5 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the TOTO Piedmont Bidet measuring length, width and height
The TOTO Piedmont Bidet is a freestanding bidet fitted with SanaGloss technology and spots a classic contemporary design. The bidet has a dual flow mechanism from front and bottom with four faucet holes for vertical spray and flushing rim.

The TOTO Piedmont Bidet has an overall height of 15” (38 cm), depth of 24.875” (63 cm), and width of 14” (35.5 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the TOTO Piedmont Bidet measuring length, width and height
TOTO Piedmont Bidet
Height:
15” | 38 cm
Width:
14” | 35.5 cm
Length:
Depth:
24.875” | 63 cm
Weight:
38.7 lb | 17.6 kg
Area:

Type: Floor Standing

Materials
Vitreous china
Designer
TOTO

Drawings include:
TOTO Piedmont Bidet side elevation, front, plan

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Kohler Memoirs Bidet

The Kohler Memoirs Bidet spots four faucet holes for upward delivery of water and gentle cleansing. The bidet is made of Vitreous china having graceful, crisp lines and a design resembling crown molding that makes it easy to pair with Memoirs Classic toilet or Memoirs Stately suites.

The Kohler Memoirs Bidet has an overall height of 15” (38 cm), width of 15.25” (38.7 cm), and depth of 25.5625” (64.9 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Kohler Memoirs Bidet with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Kohler Memoirs Bidet spots four faucet holes for upward delivery of water and gentle cleansing. The bidet is made of Vitreous china having graceful, crisp lines and a design resembling crown molding that makes it easy to pair with Memoirs Classic toilet or Memoirs Stately suites.

The Kohler Memoirs Bidet has an overall height of 15” (38 cm), width of 15.25” (38.7 cm), and depth of 25.5625” (64.9 cm).

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Kohler Memoirs Bidet
Height:
15” | 38 cm
Width:
15.25” | 38.7 cm
Length:
Depth:
25.5625” | 64.9 cm
Weight:
56.5 lb | 25.6 kg
Area:

Type: Floor Standing

Materials
Vitreous china
Designer
Kohler

Drawings include:
Kohler Memoirs Bidet front elevation, side, plan

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Bidet Clearances

Bidet clearances are common recommendations for the spacing between bidets and bathroom impediments such as toilets and side walls in order to best service the user's comfort and accessibility.

Bidets should be installed with a minimum clearance between other fixtures, like toilets, of 12"-15" (30.5-38.1 cm). 12" (30.5 cm) was once the standard clearance, but modern recommendations are between 15"-18" (30.5-45.7 cm). The sizes and installation methods of bidets vary between designs, but most fixtures fall within a depth range of 24"-28" (61-71 cm) and width of 14"-16" (36-41 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings for bidet clearances with minimum and recommended clearances
Bidet clearances are common recommendations for the spacing between bidets and bathroom impediments such as toilets and side walls in order to best service the user's comfort and accessibility.

Bidets should be installed with a minimum clearance between other fixtures, like toilets, of 12"-15" (30.5-38.1 cm). 12" (30.5 cm) was once the standard clearance, but modern recommendations are between 15"-18" (30.5-45.7 cm). The sizes and installation methods of bidets vary between designs, but most fixtures fall within a depth range of 24"-28" (61-71 cm) and width of 14"-16" (36-41 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings for bidet clearances with minimum and recommended clearances
Bidet Clearances
Height:
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Fixture Depth: 24”-28” | 61-71 cm
Bidet Width: 14”-16” | 36-41 cm
Toilet Width: 20”-24” | 51-61 cm
Towel Bar Height: 40” | 102 cm

Clearance Between Fixtures: 12” | 30.5 cm min.
Activity Zone (Minimum): 24” | 61 cm
Activity Zone (Recommended): 36” | 91 cm
Overall Width: 52”-64” | 132-163 cm

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Bidet Clearances side elevation, side, plan, bidet positions

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Nameek’s Tizi Round Wall Hung Bidet

The Nameek’s Tizi Round Wall Hung Bidet is a trendy wall bidet with a relatively small structure that would fit any bathroom. The wall-hung bidet features a dual-flush mechanism that helps save water and ceramic construction for high-efficiency operation and easy cleaning.

The Nameek’s Tizi Round Wall Hung Bidet has an overall height of 11” (27.9 cm), width of 15.4” (39.1 cm), and depth of 21.5” (54.6 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Nameek’s Tizi Round Wall Hung Bidet with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Nameek’s Tizi Round Wall Hung Bidet is a trendy wall bidet with a relatively small structure that would fit any bathroom. The wall-hung bidet features a dual-flush mechanism that helps save water and ceramic construction for high-efficiency operation and easy cleaning.

The Nameek’s Tizi Round Wall Hung Bidet has an overall height of 11” (27.9 cm), width of 15.4” (39.1 cm), and depth of 21.5” (54.6 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Nameek’s Tizi Round Wall Hung Bidet with height, width, and depth dimensions
Nameek’s Tizi Round Wall Hung Bidet
Height:
11” | 27.9 cm
Width:
15.4” | 39.1 cm
Length:
Depth:
21.5” | 54.6 cm
Weight:
38.7 lb | 17.6 kg
Area:

Type: Wall Hung

Materials
Ceramic
Designer
Nameek’s

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Nameek’s Tizi Round Wall Hung Bidet front elevation, side, plan

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Nameek’s Moai Round Floor Standing Bidet

The Nameek’s Moai Round Floor Standing Bidet is a contemporary floor standing bidet designed by Scarabeo from Italy with ceramic material and a round white finish. The bidet bowl has an elongated shape and spots a single faucet hole.

The Nameek’s Moai Round Floor Standing Bidet has an overall height of 16.1” (40.9 cm), width of 16.1” (40.9 cm), and depth of 21.6” (54.9 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Nameek’s Moai Round Floor Standing Bidet labeled with height, width, and depth
The Nameek’s Moai Round Floor Standing Bidet is a contemporary floor standing bidet designed by Scarabeo from Italy with ceramic material and a round white finish. The bidet bowl has an elongated shape and spots a single faucet hole.

The Nameek’s Moai Round Floor Standing Bidet has an overall height of 16.1” (40.9 cm), width of 16.1” (40.9 cm), and depth of 21.6” (54.9 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Nameek’s Moai Round Floor Standing Bidet labeled with height, width, and depth
Nameek’s Moai Round Floor Standing Bidet
Height:
16.1” | 40.9 cm
Width:
16.1” | 40.9 cm
Length:
Depth:
21.6” | 54.9 cm
Weight:
50.7 lb | 23 kg
Area:

Type: Floor Standing

Materials
Ceramic
Designer
Nameek’s

Drawings include:
Nameek’s Moai Round Floor Standing Bidet front elevation, side, plan

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