What is a Bidet Toilet, and How To Use it Properly?

07 May , 24What is a Bidet Toilet, and How To Use it Properly?

Have you ever encountered a peculiar porcelain fixture beside the toilet while travelling abroad? Or perhaps you’ve seen it browsing through high-end bathroom catalogues? That, my friend, is a bidet. But what is a bidet used for, and how exactly does it fit into your bathroom routine?

For those unfamiliar, a bidet is a bathroom fixture or a toilet add-on that provides a refreshing water spray for cleaning after using the toilet. While uncommon in many parts of the world, this hygienic practice is widely used in Europe, Asia, and South America.

Bidet’s meaning can be traced back to the French word "bidet", which translates to "pony." The original design resembled a small horse-riding saddle and was meant for personal hygiene. Today's bidets come in various forms, offering a convenient and comfortable bathroom experience.

Artize, a luxury bathroom brand by the renowned Jaquar Group, is an Indian company with a global presence. We are not just bathware solution providers; we are creators of art. Artize caters to design connoisseurs who seek to transform their bathrooms into artistic havens.

Why Use a Bidet?

There are numerous reasons to consider incorporating a bidet into your bathroom experience. Here are a few key benefits:

  • Enhanced Hygiene: Bathroom bidets provide a more thorough clean than toilet paper alone, especially for those with mobility limitations.

  • Gentle on Skin: Toilet paper can be harsh on sensitive skin. Bidets offer a gentler cleansing with a stream of adjustable water pressure.

  • Reduced Toilet Paper Use: Bidets can significantly reduce your reliance on toilet paper, making them an eco-friendly choice.

  • Soothing Relief: It can provide soothing relief for haemorrhoids and other conditions.

Different Types of Bidet Options

Not all bidets are created equal. Here's a breakdown of the most common types:

  • Standalone Bidet: This classic bidet is a separate fixture resembling a low-profile toilet installed next to your existing toilet. While offering a luxurious touch, it requires additional plumbing and space.

  • Bidet Toilet Seat: This two-in-one solution replaces your traditional toilet seat with a built-in bidet functionality. It's a convenient and space-saving option for most bathrooms. Artize offers a variety of bidet toilet seat options to integrate seamlessly into your existing toilet.

  • Handheld Bidet Sprayer: This budget-friendly option attaches directly to your toilet's existing water supply. It offers a targeted spray but requires manual operation.

How to Use a Bidet?

Using a bidet is a simple process. Here's a general guide:

  1. Prepare: Finish using the toilet as usual.  Bidets are for cleaning after using the toilet, not before.

  2. Adjust the Settings: If you're using a bidet toilet seat or a handheld bidet with a control panel, familiarise yourself with the buttons. You can typically adjust the water pressure and temperature to your preference. Artize bidets prioritise user comfort, and their controls are designed to be intuitive.

  3. Position Yourself: Most bidet toilet seats have a self-cleaning nozzle that extends when activated. Simply sit on the seat as you normally would. With a handheld bidet sprayer, you'll need to position yourself comfortably and hold the sprayer in your hand.

  4. Start the Cleansing Cycle: On a bidet toilet seat, press the button to initiate the water spray. The nozzle will extend and deliver a cleansing stream of water. With a handheld bidet, aim the sprayer towards the front and back areas for cleaning.

  5. Adjust as Needed: Don't hesitate to adjust the water pressure or position of the nozzle (if applicable) for a comfortable clean.

  6. Dry Yourself: Dry yourself with a towel or toilet paper as needed after using the bidet. Artize bidets with specific seat features, which may also offer air drying options for ultimate convenience.

  7. Clean the Nozzle (Bidet Toilet Seat Only): Most bidet toilet seats have a self-cleaning function that activates automatically before and after each use. Refer to the Artize bidet's instructions for details on its self-cleaning mechanism.

Important Note: While bidets are generally safe for most people, it's always wise to consult your doctor if you have any concerns, particularly pre-existing medical conditions.
By following these steps and familiarising yourself with your specific bidet model, you can easily integrate bidets into your bathroom routine and experience enhanced hygiene and comfort.

Stepping into Luxury with Artize Bidets

Artize's bidet collection embodies the brand's core values of artistic design, luxury experience, and functionality. Crafted with high-quality materials and meticulous attention to detail, our bidets elevate your bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary.

Here's a glimpse into what makes Artize bidets stand out:

  • Visually Stunning Designs: Our bidets are more than just functional fixtures; they are artistic statements. Each bidet boasts a sleek and modern design that complements any bathroom aesthetic.

  • Unmatched Comfort: Artize prioritises user comfort. Their bidets may feature adjustable water pressure settings and temperature control for a personalized cleansing experience.

  • Sustainable Practices: In line with their commitment to the environment, Artize prioritises sustainable practices throughout the design and manufacturing process.

Integrating a Touch of Art into Your Bathroom Routine

Whether seeking enhanced hygiene or upgrading your bathroom experience, a bidet can be a transformative addition. Artize's bidets offer the perfect blend of functionality, luxury, and artistic design, making them ideal for design enthusiasts seeking a touch of art in their everyday routine.

Artize bidets come with a warranty of up to 10 years, ensuring lasting quality and peace of mind. So, why not explore the bidet revolution and discover a world of comfort and hygiene with Artize?


Q. Is it safe to use a bidet toilet in India?

A. Yes, bidet toilets are safe to use in India. In fact, bidets are a popular choice in many parts of Asia for their hygienic benefits. Artize, a leading Indian luxury bathware brand, offers a range of high-quality bidets that are perfect for incorporating into your bathroom.

Q. Do bidet toilets flush?

A. Yes, bidet toilets flush just like regular toilets. They typically have a dual function that allows you to use the bidet features and then activate the flush mechanism.

Q. Are bidet toilets hygienic?

A. Yes, bidet toilets are generally more hygienic than toilet paper alone. They provide a thorough cleansing with water, reducing reliance on toilet paper. Artize bidets may also feature self-cleaning nozzles for added hygiene.

Q. Is it OK to use someone else's bidet?

A. While bidets are generally safe for shared bathrooms, it's best to clean the nozzle (especially on bidet toilet seats) after each use to ensure hygiene for everyone.

Q. What's the right way to use a bidet?

A. There's a guide included in the blog above on how to use a bidet! Most bidet toilet seats and handheld bidets have user-friendly controls for water pressure and direction. Artize bidets are designed for user comfort and intuitive operation.

Q. Do you wipe afterwards or before?

A. You can technically do either. Bidets provide a clean wash, so you may use less toilet paper or eliminate it.

Q. What is the lifespan of a bidet?

A. The lifespan of a bidet can vary depending on usage and maintenance. Artize bidets are built with high-quality materials and come with a warranty of up to 10 years for peace of mind.