- What is Japanese toilets?
- The advantages and disadvantages of Japanese toilets.
- Japanese toilets practical side.
Invented in the sixties, Japanese toilets or "washlet" now equip a large majority of Japanese households. Halfway between the toilet and the bidet, these true technology concentrates are slowly making their appearance on the French market. That's why this week HandymanDuDimanche invites you to discover this unusual toilet.
What is Japanese toilets?
If at first glance the Japanese toilets look just like any toilet, they are actually much more sophisticated. Thus, these toilets have a water spout that projects on demand a powerful jet and warm to clean after use. In addition, these high tech toilets offer many options, the most common is the heated seat. There are also high-end models with a dryer, a remote control, massage seat. Some are even self-cleaning, others play music, analyze your urine or measure your blood pressure. In addition, on some WC, it is possible to set everything to the degree and the minute. Namely that there are two main families of Japanese toilets, full toilets, made up of a single block or the flaps that come directly to replace the conventional toilet seat and generally adapt to all types of toilets.
The advantages and disadvantages of Japanese toilets.
Economic and environmentally friendly, Japanese toilets offer the advantage of significantly reducing the consumption of toilet paper from a home, knowing that in Europe we consume an average of 13 kilograms of paper per person per year. This represents a significant gain. In addition thanks to the jet and the dryer, there is no need to wash your hands which saves time and more personal hygiene. These toilets are also fun and fun to use for the whole family. It should also be noted that there are models adapted to people with reduced mobility who help them get back on their feet. On the other hand, the toilets of the country of the rising sun make increase significantly the water and electricity bills, but this is ridiculous compared to the savings made in toilet paper and in products of maintenance. Nevertheless, the Japanese toilets remain relatively expensive and still little marketed on the French market.
Japanese toilets practical side.
If Japanese toilets are not yet widespread in France, it is still possible to obtain some in specialized shops or on the internet. Namely that recently a large DIY sign offers glasses of WC with spray option. As far as tariffs are concerned, it costs between € 100 and € 500 for a Japanese WC toilet flap, whose prices increase according to the options chosen. As for the real Japanese toilet, they are available from 650 euros minimum and can cost up to 3000 euros. Finally, the installation of Japanese toilets can be more or less complex depending on the model chosen. Thus, the flaps do not require any specific knowledge, because it is sufficient to install on the bowl like conventional glasses then connect them to a power outlet and connect them to the cold water supply. As for the complete toilets, it is better to have them installed by a qualified professional unless you have experience in plumbing.
Finally to complete this survey DuitDesign takes you to Le Trône, the Japanese WC specialist in Paris "for an interview with the manager of the shop, but also to test these famous WC.