WHAT ARE BIDETS AND BIDET TOILET SEATS?
Some people mistake bidets for awkward sinks, drinking fountains, second toilets, or unusual urinals. Others think bidets are used for washing their feet or even keeping their drinks on ice (shower beer, anyone?).
Maybe you’ve heard stories of people accidentally spraying the whole bathroom… and themselves! Or maybe you’ve just seen a cool real estate listing for a master suite complete with his and hers closets and luxury ensuite bath with bidet toilet and wondered, “what is a bidet?”
Bidets are slowly becoming essential parts of modern American bathrooms and have been an essential part of other countries’ bathrooms for a long time. We’ll not only explore the question of what are bidets exactly, but also what bidet is right for your budget!
The global smart (intelligent) toilet market is segmented into type such as wall hung toilet, close-coupled, single floor standing toilet, one-piece toilet and others. Additionally, wall hung toilet segment is believed to capture the largest market in overall smart (intelligent) toilet market by 2024. Moreover, smart (intelligent) toilet segment is anticipated to mask a significant CAGR over the forecast period. In addition to this, expansion of urban population across the globe and adoption of innovative toilets by hospitality sector are the major factor propelling the growth of smart (intelligent) toilet market.
Global smart intelligent toilet market is expected to register a CAGR of 13.8% over the forecast period. Moreover, the global smart intelligent toilet market is projected to reach at notable revenue over the forecast period. The market is expected to expand on the account of growing popularity of stylish bath products such as smart toilet among the population.
Further, with 70% share, the commercial segment by usage is believed to be the largest segment in overall smart intelligent toilet market. Further, robust expansion of hospitality sector across the globe is envisioned to intensify the growth of smart intelligent toilet market. In terms of regional platform, North America region captured the largest market of smart intelligent toilet market in 2016 aided by U.S. Further, the expansion of smart intelligent toilet market in North America region is attributed to the presence of major key players
Technological advancement in sanitaryware
Increasing integration of smart technology into sanitaryware products coupled with growing adoption of innovative technology by consumers is projected to boost the demand for smart (intelligent) toilet. Furthermore, these advancements and continuous innovation is the major driving force which is anticipated to propel the growth of smart (intelligent) toilet market.
Swelled disposable income
Rapid urbanization along with rise in purchasing power has led the consumer to invest more on technologically advanced and luxury products which are likely to positively impact the growth of smart (intelligent) toilet market. Additionally, positive GDP figures of developed and developing nations such as U.S., China and others is also expected to fuel the growth of smart (intelligent) toilet market.
On the contrary, high cost associated with smart (intelligent) toilet and low adoption rate regarding smart technology due to high cost in underdeveloped and developing nation are anticipated to hamper the growth of smart (intelligent) toilet market during the forecast period.
The Cost of a Bidet
With so many types of bidets, you may be wondering what the best bidet is. Fortunately, the bidet comes in a price range that works with any budget.
At the upper end of the price spectrum, integrated bidet toilets (a bidet combined with the whole toilet fixture, not just the seat) can cost thousands of dollars. Installing a traditional porcelain bidet also gets very pricey, considering that most American bathrooms don’t have the space or plumbing for a separate fixture.
What are good bidets for the budget-minded? Bidet attachments and sprayers are a very affordable way to try a bidet. A basic ambient-temperature bidet attachment will only cost you $30, or you could try a dual-temperature version for $60. If a hand-held bidet is more your style, try an ergonomic, pressure-controlled bidet sprayer for a similar price!
For the best bidet experience without breaking the bank, bidet toilet seats are the way to go. Fully-featured warm water models range in price from under $300 for entry-level models to just over $600 for luxury models with all the bells and whistles.
So the next time you hear someone whisper, “what are bidet toilets?” you’ll have all the answers! You might even decide to add one to your own bathroom.