Bidet Fitting Guide - Everything You Need To Know About Bidet Fittings

Are you looking to switch from your basic toilet paper rolls and wet wipes to bidets? Worry not! We have a bidet fitting guide to help you know everything about bidet sizing and help you pick out the best bidet attachment option for you.

Toilet papers and wet wipes may do the job right, but they are bad for your skin and the environment. But, on the other hand, Bidets offer various benefits and give you a luxe washing experience. 

So without wasting any more time, let's get into the nitty-gritty of bidet fitting and sizing. 

A Handy Bidet Fitting Guide

Toilets generally fall into two categories- a one-piece and a two-piece.

One-piece toilets are sculpted from a single block of porcelain to give them a sleek, clean appearance. As for two-piece toilets, they consist of a base and a tank. Due to their two-piece design, they are easier to install and manoeuvre than one-piece toilets. They are also typically less expensive.

The good news is that, regardless of the design of the toilet you have, you can easily fit in a bidet on it. 

But if you want your bidet to fit perfectly, you'll need to know what type of toilet bowl you have, whether your toilet has a "French curve," and whether you'll need a top mounting kit. 

Step 1: Analyse Your Toilet Bowl 

To find a bidet seat that is perfect for your existing toilet, you'll need to determine whether the bowl is round or elongated and whether the back of the bathroom has sufficient space.

To Determine If Your Toilet Is Round Or Elongated 

Measure the distance between the centre of the bolt holes and the front edge of the bowl. 

A round toilet has a circular appearance and measures approximately 16.5 inches from front to back. 

An elongated toilet measures about 18.5 inches from front to back. 

Once you've determined whether your bowl is round or elongated, make sure there's enough room between the bolt holes and the tank for a bidet to fit.

There should be at least 1.5 inches of space between the bolt holes and the tank when installing a bidet seat. 

Bolt holes should be spaced 5.5 inches apart as well.

Most toilet bowls are elongated, which is why bidet seats typically have long shapes, but many bidet models come in round and elongated styles. Bidet attachments can be fitted on any kind of pot as they use the standard bolt holes to attach themselves to the pot.

Step 2: Find Out If Your Toilet Has A French Curve

Next, you'll need to determine if your toilet has a French curve. In toilets with a French curve, the porcelain curves down between the tank and the back of the bowl rather than making a right angle. Some of our bidet seats will fit on most one and two-piece toilets, but only a few will work on toilets with a French curve.

Keep in mind that several French curve toilets won't accommodate a bidet at all, so it's recommended that you opt for bidet attachments like a handheld bidet toilet spray and other bidet toilet accessories that may be compatible with your toilet.

Step 3: Make A Choice For Additional Hardware If Needed

Last but not least, make sure you can easily access 

  • The Underside Of Your Toilet's Bolts 
  • The Fill Valve Under Its Tank 

If you can't access both, you may need to purchase additional hardware to install a bidet toilet seat.

The water is sucked into a winding tubing system called the trap way as you flush the toilet. The raised outline of the trap way can be seen on many toilets, and it's a prime place for dust and grime to collect. The trap way of some toilets is filled in, giving the pedestal of the toilet a smooth, streamlined appearance.

A skirted toilet is more accessible to maintain than one without one; besides looking more fashionable, it is easier to wipe clean. However, this sleek design also obscures the toilet's bolt holes, making it difficult to install a bidet seat.

Fortunately, top mounting kits can solve this problem! They allow you to install a bidet seat without ever dealing with the underside of the bolt holes.

In addition, skirted toilets can make it difficult to attach the bidet seat's T-valve to the fill valve underneath the tank. You can purchase an alternate T-valve that attaches to the water supply at the wall to fix this. 

Electric And Non-Electric Bidet Fitting Guide

It is crucial to choose what type of bidet or bidet attachment will work out the best for you, and to help you pick the best bidet options for you; we offer various types of bidets, bidet attachments, bidet seats, and portable bidets:

1. Bidet Attachments  

They provide only essential functions. You do not need to change your toilet seat for them as the bidet is fitted between the toilet pan and the seat. But you'll require a tap next to the seat.

These fit toilets of any shape and size as they use the seat mounting bolts to mount to your pot.

2. Bidet Seat 

Bidet seats can be electronic or non-electronic, and advanced bidet seats are bliss. 

Those that are electronic may offer functions that heat the seat, dry the seat, and massage the user.

3. Portable Bidets 

Portable bidets or handheld bidet sprays can be a lifesaver as they are the easiest to install and use.

Important Things To Keep In Mind When Buying An Electronic Bidet Toilet Attachment

If you're looking for an electronic bidet toilet seat, you need to keep the following things in mind:

There are two styles of electronic bidet seats. A standard size and elongated size. Both types of electronic bidet toilet seats will replace your current toilet seat. 

A standard-sized toilet bowl is about 40-46cm in size and is about 49cm away from the wall. An elongated toilet bowl is around 46-50cm in size and is 53cm away from the wall. 

The distance between the bolt fitting on both types of bowls should be 12-20cm.

So choose a bidet toilet seat that will fit these dimensions. 

It is best to have a tap next to your toilet and an electric plug point that is not more than 1.5 metres away from your pot.

Side Note - If you have a tap in the cistern (a tank that stores water for supplying water in the tap or as a part of the flushing toilet), you'd need an alternative fitting for your bidet toilet seat.

Important Things To Keep In Mind When Buying An Non-electronic Bidet Toilet Attachment

If you're looking for a non-electronic bidet toilet seat, you need to keep the following things in mind:

There are two kinds of non-electronic toilet seats. One is a D shaped bowl, and the other is a round-shaped bowl.

Your commode should have a distance of 48-50cm from the wall, and the total bowl size should be 44-47cm, depending on whether you have a D shaped or round shaped bidet.

D-shaped toilets have an average of 44-47cm in size of the toilet bowl, and the distance of the toilet from the wall is about 50cm. A round-shaped bidet will have an average of 40-44cm toilet bowl size and will have a 48cm distance from the wall.

D-shaped bidets need 13-20cm of bolt distance, and round-shaped bidets need a bolt distance of 13-18cm. 

If you're looking for a bidet substitute that won't break the bank and get the job done, you can opt for handheld or portable bidet attachments. They're easy to install and will keep your bottom happy and clean.

Bidet attachments like a bidet toilet spray are perfect for you if you're on a budget or if you have limited space in your bathroom. 

Final Thoughts

We hope this guide was helpful and that now you are all set to make a switch to bidets! You can check out our range of bidets and bidet attachments in Australia to find the right one for you