Sanitary Measures, Minimum Distances and Wc and Bidet Dimensions

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Building or renovating a bathroom from scratch can be a rather complicated undertaking. In addition to the choice of the set of sanitary ware appropriate to the style set in the room, colors and materials, it is important to be aware of the distances, sizes and measurements of the sanitary ware to be respected.

The bathroom fixtures such as bathtub with and without shower, washbasin, toilet and bidet, are available on the market in a wide range of models to choose from, and with standard and extra sizes so ideal to adapt them to any contention.

As for the standard sanitary dimensions in reference to the best comfort height toilet and the best bidet, it should be said immediately that they measure about 40 cm minimum width of the bathroom for 55 of depth, but the pot of both can reach even 70 cm if it is the type with backpack cassette.

However, it is important to note that there are some models of the latest generation more compact, and therefore slightly smaller. As for the bidet instead, the dimensions do not differ much from the toilet; in fact, they are almost identical even if the choice is subordinate to the space available if you decide to place it next to it.

At this point we continue the list talking about the bathtub with and without shower. In this regard it should be said immediately that the structure is now available in various sizes, and the standard type measures 170 cm long by 70 cm deep.

However, if you do not opt for a bathtub but for a shower tray of 80X80 cm, it is important to point out that there are several covers available on the market such as the traditional sliding curtain, or a wide variety of plexiglass panels (sliding or hinged) and even refined and expensive glass doors.

Finally, to complete the list of bathroom fixtures, we are talking about the washbasin, which can be of the traditional type or attached to the tiles, or as an ideal support to optimize the space in the environment, since the structure below is a practical and functional cabinet.

The standard washbasin has a depth of about 45 centimeters, while some models in addition to the soap dish are also equipped with a towel rack, which saves even more space and can reach up to 50 centimeters.

Why do you need to know the minimum sanitary measures?

The first thing you have to do when planning your bathroom is to calculate the minimum size how much space you have and the size of the sanitary ware, you don’t want to find yourself squeezed into your new sanitary ware, do you?

Attention, I am not referring to the physical dimensions of the room. Instead, take the measurements for the available space between one bathroom fixture and another and the size of the fixtures themselves.

Try to understand where it would be better to place fixtures and accessories. This will depend largely on the existing piping network, so unless you are ready to undergo plumbing changes, measure your bathroom carefully. You also need to take into account the space occupied by doors that open and furniture with drawers.

The distance between bidet and vase

When designing a new bathroom layout, be sure to place the two main sanitary fixtures equidistant from each other or from others in the room and beyond.

This is mainly to make the movements easy, and should also be done to make the whole context pleasant from the design point of view.

The vase in fact, for example, should be placed about 15 cm from the wall, while for the bidet is ideal at 18 cm. The distance between bidet and vase must be at least 20 centimeters.

By optimizing to this, you can get a laying of sanitary ware appropriate to the size of the bathroom with a consequent comfort, and especially with the possibility of optimizing the available space by inserting perhaps other functional accessories that can be useful in a family especially if there is some disabled or there are small children.

On the sidelines it should be added that with regard to the bathroom sanitary distance is important in case the environment is rather small, opt for a sliding door or a folding type.

Both are commercially available both in fine wood and PVC, the latter a material that offers various shades of color.

In both cases the structure is functional to minimize the overall dimensions, and thus facilitate movement in this environment of the house frequented throughout the day.

The distance of the toilet drain from the wall

Always with reference to the minimum sanitary distances, it should be stressed that when you have to buy a new toilet, it is important to assess in advance at what distance the drain is located to avoid that the measurement is too high compared to the outlet or too low.

In this case it is important to know that if it is a wall drain the height from the floor is between 18 and 19 centimetres. For a model with a backpack box we are instead about 25/27 centimeters.

As for the bidet, the height of the outlets goes from 14 to 17 centimeters, while the height between the bidet itself and the floor is between 8 and 10 centimeters.

Before proceeding with the purchase of this two essential sanitaryware, it is therefore important to accurately detect the above measures in order to avoid a wrong expense, especially if the choice fell on sanitaryware design therefore rather expensive compared to the standard type.

On the sidelines, it should be emphasized that the same thing should also be done for the other drains that affect the sink and the bathtub, because if the cockpit has a protruding pipe instead of grazing to the ground, this functional sanitaryware could remain raised from the ground with the consequent risk of finding the attached room after each use.

The measures of the bathroom accessories

After a thorough analysis of the bathroom sanitary fittings and their installation, another task that sometimes seems rather difficult is to find the right accessories, i.e. that we have adequate measures from an aesthetic point of view that do not constitute an excessive encumbrance.

In fact, these are mainly functional objects and not necessarily aesthetic, so the choice must be made according to your needs and budget.

In this sense, you should know that both in land stores and online stores there is no lack of offers for these bathroom accessories, and in the latter case you can also find them branded and at unbeatable prices.

The towel rails, roll holder and soap dish must be placed in the right place, and not constitute a hindrance to movement especially if the bathroom is not large.

Having made this important premise to the question on how to evaluate the measurements of each of these accessories, the answer is quite simple, in fact, first of all it must be said that as regards the distance between the floor and each individual sanitary the choice is subject to personal needs, while the protrusion requires a minimum of caution in order to avoid unnecessary clutter.

Generally, if it is the toilet paper roll holder the ideal height is about 60 cm from the floor and at least 20 cm from the edge of the toilet.

The towel holder instead is generally fixed on the tiles at about 120 cm from the floor. Finally with regard to the hook to hang the bathrobe and the towel, the ideal height is about 130 cm from the floor itself.

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