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How To Install A Bidet

What is a bidet?

A bidet is a cleaning appliance in bathrooms. It has a multitude of uses, from washing your bottom to cleaning your feet. They’re a useful addition to your home and are actually required by law in many European countries.

How much space do I need to leave?

You may think every bidet is the same size as a toilet, but this often isn’t the case. Always measure your bidet first to make sure it fits in the space you have planned for it. There are also a few different types of bidets you can buy, from wall mounted, to floor mounted, to toilet seat bidets – although these are very different to freestanding versions.

Do I have to hire a plumber?

Fitting a bidet is partly a plumbing job, so it’s not a project to take on lightly. You’ll need to have a few DIY skills up your sleeve, a waste pipe and pipe for taps ready to plumb it in. As always, if you’re not sure, we’re here to help. Simply pop in-store and one of our experts will be happy to help you get started.

How to install a bidet

If you’re all prepped and ready to go, then let’s get started. Here’s how to install a bidet in your own bathroom – we’ll be using a floor mounted bidet here which is most popular:

What you’ll need:

Hammer

Drill

Pencil

Goggles and gloves

Spirit level

Screwdriver

Silicone sealant

Bidet mixer tap

Floor brackets (usually supplied with the bidet)

Waste pipe/ pipes for tap installation

  1. Decide where you’d like to place your bidet . This is usually adjacent to the toilet, as we said previously it’s good to check it fits the space you have beforehand. Once you’ve found the right place, place your bidet and check it’s level with your spirit level.

  2. Mark the outline with a pencil – this should be where it sits against the wall and also where the edge of the brackets should sit on the floor.

    Top tip: What’s the condition of your floor? If it’s rotten or damaged in any way, get a professional to advise if it’ll be ok to drill the holes to hold your bidet in place.

  3. Once you’re sure the floor is ok and the bidet is in the best place, put on your safety wear and drill holes into the floor where you marked your brackets. Be sure to use the correct setting on the drill for the type of floor you have. For example, you may want to take your time with tiles so they don’t shatter.

  4. Install the faucet and drain – these should come with your bidet. Be sure not to miss the rubber washers too and try not to overtighten.

  5. Next, it’s time to plumb it in. As said earlier, make sure you have all this set up and ready to go beforehand. Attach the waste pipe and the pipe for the bidet taps – this is a similar process to fitting a regular sink. Then push the bidet against the wall using your markings to guide you.

  6. Attach the bowl to the floor using the bracket holes you drilled earlier, securing with the caps you got with your bidet.

  7. Secure your bidet with a bead of sealant to avoid water getting underneath it.

    And that’s a wrap, how to install a bidet in your own home. Any questions or comments? Used our guide and would love to show us the results? Get in touch on social media today.

    Remember we’re always around to help you with any questions or queries too. So, if you have any issues fitting your new bidet, just let us know online or in-store.

     



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