How to Install a Bidet in Your Bathroom
While toilet seat attachments and other accessories may be easier to add to the bathroom, they don’t offer the same experience as a freestanding bidet. With the right connections installed in the bathroom, adding a new bidet and faucet is nearly as easy as installing any other toilet. Let a plumber handle the installation of the special bidet trap and plumbing lines, then bring in the bidet and faucet to finish the job yourself.
Attach the Fittings and the Faucet
Before the bidet is moved into place for final installation, it needs all the secondary fixtures attached first.
Use the manufacturer’s instructions to install both the flexible plumbing fittings and the bidet faucet set.
Allen wrenches are usually required to tighten the lock nuts that attach this hardware to the bidet. Ensure Teflon tape is used on all threaded fittings to prevent leaks.
Drill for the Bolts
Move the bidet into place carefully to avoid damaging the plumbing connections.
Once the bidet is located in its final placement, place a mark on the floor where the bolts will go through the base.
Move the bidet slightly out of the way and drill pilot holes with a power drill. Similar to a toilet, there should be two to three bolts that need pilot holes.
Mount and Level the Bidet
Place the bidet back into place and ensure that the placement of the drilled holes is correct.
Put a wax ring down over the drainage pipe before lowering the bidet to get an even and full seal on the ring. This is the same process used for installing a toilet, but bidets tend to weigh less due to the lack of a water tank.
Screw down the bolts. Check the level of the bidet with a spirit level and cap the bolts when the level reads true.
Seal and Connect the Fixture
Once the bidet is seated properly on the wax ring and bolted to the floor, it’s time to connect the water fittings.
Seal around the base with silicone caulk to keep splashes and leaks from soaking through the floor around the fixture.
Finally, turn the water supply back on and give the bidet a test.