Often overlooked, the bidet is not just confined to the traditionally styled interior. By adding a bidet to the arrangement of your bathroom sanitary ware, a new level of comfort and functionality is achieved, while simultaneously bringing a pleasing feature. Hygienic, useful and capable of adding value to the bathroom,
our range of Bidets and Frames are an eclectic mix of shapes, styles and sizes, broadening the options to a greater range of interior layouts and designs.
From the traditional pieces created by eminent manufacturers such as Burlington, to the fresh and innovative items such as the wall mounted bidet, there is ample scope to find a bidet that fits in with your particular tastes and the existing bathroom pieces. Sculpted, modern designs with a strong European angle are more than capable of fitting into the context of the modern living area that uses light and space effectively. For the wall mounted bidets, compatible mounting frames are included in this category for convenience and ease of purchase. Designed to give a solid anchor to which the bidets can be mounted, model by Geberit and Viega are designed to the most exacting standards, using powder coated steel for strength and longevity. Our range of bidet taps and mixers provide compatible components in a range of styles, from modern to traditional to allow a fit with any of the bidets on show here. Please browse our collections to put together the package that works best for you.
Bidets: a complete buyer's guide
For daily convenience and practicality, the bidet is becoming more and more popular among discerning buyers. Chances are if you've seen a bidet recently, it will probably have been while visiting another country. But people in the UK are quickly coming around to the idea that a bidet is a far more functional option for the modern bathroom.
If you're relatively new to the idea of bidets, choosing the right model can quickly become something of a headache. Fortunately, here at UK Bathrooms, we're true experts when it comes to choosing the right bidet for you. Read on as we run you through the leading bidet manufacturers, and introduce you to some of their most popular bidet designs. We'll also look at some of the extra features you can opt for, so you'll soon be on your way to buying the perfect bidet.
Why choose a bidet?
If you need a little convincing, there are many reasons a bidet is a wise investment for your bathroom. For a start, the bidet is a much more hygienic cleansing option than using toilet paper. The freshness that using a bidet achieves is far superior! And for the frugal among us, using a bidet can also save you an awful lot of money. A busy family home can end up spending plenty of money on toilet paper each month but with a bidet in place, you'll find those rolls are no longer in such high demand. In fact, depending on which bidet model you choose, you could potentially recoup the cost of installing your bidet in just a year or so. And, because of the reduction in toilet paper use, bidets are also far more environmentally friendly, so you could soon be doing your bit for saving the trees.
Using a bidet is also preferable if you suffer from health issues such as haemorrhoids or rashes, as the water is far gentler for cleansing than rough toilet paper. People recovering from surgery often find bidets more usable, which is why you'll find that bidets are installed in plenty of hospital bathrooms.
So, by now you'll probably agree that buying a bidet is the way forward. But with so many brands and styles to choose from, we're here to offer a little guidance and help you make the right decision.
Burlington Bathrooms Bidets
Burlington Bathrooms pride themselves on providing classically British design from much-loved eras, which is an element that comes through magnificently in their bidet range. When it comes to combining traditional design with contemporary technological advances, Burlington Bathrooms are real industry leaders.
Our pick of the Burlington bunch has got to be the English Garden, mainly because of its discreet floor fastenings for quick installation, but also because of the fresh floral design which brings a breath of spring to modern bathrooms. The floral print runs both inside and outside of the bowl, and the design is fitted with a single tap hole. If you're going for a more traditional bathroom décor theme, the English Garden bidet will slot in nicely.
Ideal Standard Bidets
A forward-thinking brand that applies fresh, elegant lines to the traditional bidet, Ideal Standard is a great pick if you're fitting a bidet in a contemporary bathroom design. Over the past 100 years, Ideal Standard has built itself into a true household name when it comes to stylish, functional bathroom fixtures and fittings.
We're big admirers of the streamlined wall-hung Concept bidet from Ideal Standard, set in bright white and imagined by the award-winning designer Robin Levien. The wall-hung design can be mounted by using either duct support brackets or an in-wall system.
Villeroy & Boch Bathroom Bidets
With roots which wind all the way back to 1748, Villeroy & Boch are famed for their classic, minimalist design and the Subway 2.0 is no exception. Ideal for a cosmopolitan, urban flavour, the bidet has been treated to the brand's unique CeramicPlus treatment which repels dirt and stains, ensuring the ice-white finish stays pristine. In order to fit this bidet, you'll need to pick up a separate mounting set and siphon to complete the installation.
Villeroy & Boch is well known for creating designs that are rooted in European culture, and every product they design is built around tradition, quality and authenticity.
If you're looking for a back-to-wall bidet design, the range from VitrA is hard to beat. The brand is known for turning out sleek, functional bathroom fittings, and the Vitra Nest back-to-wall bidet is a classic example of their fresh vibe. Its simple profile is easy to keep clean, and it can be merged with a single mixer and integrated waste to create a truly functional design that's built to last.
The VitrA brand has been developed around the tradition of Turkish bathing and ceramics, and the brand has developed long-standing relationships with talented designers all over the world. The result is exceptional quality and fine-tuned designs which have netted VitrA a host of design awards over the years.
Roca Bathroom Bidets
Famed for sustainable development and neat, streamlined design, Roca provides a range of flexible bidet options which tick all the boxes for the modern consumer. The Laura bidet is a floor-standing design which projects around 530 mm from the wall, meaning you get maximum performance without compromising a huge amount of space. The Laura can also be supplied with a cover, in an extra nod to style and functionality. This design comes supplied with a single taphole and extra brassware can be picked up separately.
The Roca brand originally focused on developing cast iron radiators before moving into the production of boilers. In 1929, the company decided to take on bathroom fittings, and since then they've grown into a market force to be reckoned with. Today, Roca boasts 76 production plants spread across more than 135 countries.
Flying the flag for superb Swiss design and expert craftsmanship, LAUFEN is a brand which regularly partners with celebrated architects and designers to deliver bathroom fittings which are stylish, practical and technologically outstanding. The LAUFEN brand sits under the Roca umbrella, and has built itself a strong reputation for developing entire bathroom concepts that deliver extensive practical benefits to the customer.
The LAUFEN Pro bidet deserves a special mention here, because of its beautiful curved design, practical lateral fixing points and completely concealed fixings.It's the very epitome of strong aesthetics mixed with straightforward installation.
If you're looking for something modern, slim and compact, you will be vastly tempted by the range from Saneux. The manufacturer has built itself an enviable reputation for designing fine ceramics and china which combine premium quality with usability and a pristine finish to every product.
The Monty bidet in particular lends itself to limited spaces, measuring just 385 mm wide by 420 mm high. Paired with its matching toilet (which has the same dimensions), the Monty makes a superb bidet option if you're working in a modestly sized bathroom.
Options to consider when buying a Bidet
Pretty much all bidets come with a host of extra options to choose from, so it's important to know what you're looking for when budgeting. When it comes to fitting a bidet, many can be put into your bathroom as an 'add-on' which connects to the existing water supply through a pipe adapter for total simplicity. You'll also need to consider the space available and whether you would prefer a floorstanding bidet, a back-to-wall bidet or a wall-hung bidet. This can come down to style preference or simple functionality.
Some people choose to install a bidet seat directly onto their toilet if they don't have space available for a separate bidet. These bidet seats can come with heating features, soft-close technology and even air-dry functionality. Of course, the more features you choose to add to your list, the higher the eventual price of your bidet seat.
Separate mixer taps are also available so that you can control the temperature of the water, and you can choose from dual lever taps, single lever taps and pop-up waste bidet taps. Dual lever taps give you the most control over the water temperature, such as this Imperial Crown monobloc bidet lever. Many people opt for the single lever design if they're looking for a more minimalist style, as showcased in this Keuco Moll single lever bidet mixer. Whether you opt for a dual or single lever mixer, you can choose to have a pop-up waste tap that will have a lever on the back, which, when pressed, can drain away the water in the bidet.
When choosing your bidet, shape is an important consideration. You need to consider who's going to be using the bidet most often, and shop with their comfort in mind. A compact, wall-hung bidet is a great space-saver, but it might not fit the bill if it's going to be used mainly by larger adults. When it comes to the shape of the bidet bowl, you can choose between a rounded shape such as the LAUFEN Pro bidet, which not only boasts a round bowl, but also curved edges for more comfort. Rounded bidets can tend to look a little more traditional, so if you're looking for something more modern and streamlined, something like the Vitra T4, with its sleek, square bowl, will be just the ticket. This is part of an extensive bathroom range from VitrA and it boasts a fully back-to-wall pan so that all pipework is neatly tucked away from sight.
By reading our buyer's guide and browsing the options available, you should be far closer to reaching your final decision. If you're still not sure and have questions, please call us on 01765 694 720.