Did you guess right? Shower toilets!
The Japanese pay extreme attention to details in all aspects of their lives. From the way a piece of paper is folded to exquisite product packaging, Japan’s sense of excellence lies in every detail.
And it is no surprise that their detail-oriented nature extends to even bathrooms.
Step into any bathroom in Japanese homes or hospitality establishments, and you will be impressed with the high cleanliness level and advanced technological features. From pristine appearances to smart toilet functions, guests have always marvelled at the convenience, comfort and seamless experience of Japanese bathrooms. This is the heart of Japanese hospitality.
Wondering why the Japanese swear by shower toilets or toilets with bidet facilities? Here is a list of reasons why you should hop on the bandwagon!
Hygiene Is Most Important
Do you know that 95% of users do not wash their hands correctly after a bathroom visit? Toilet paper makes it easy for harmful bacteria to transfer to our hands and other objects thereafter.
A bidet has proven to offer better personal hygiene compared to the use of toilet paper. It reduces close physical interaction with harmful bacteria found in faeces, as the user gets dedicated front and rear cleansing at just a touch of a button.
Feminine air bubble cleansing, which can be found in American Standard Spalet ranges, are a hit with ladies as it provides comfortable aerated water for gentle cleansing. Additionally, the self-cleansing dual nozzles are made of anti-bacterial materials to minimize any risk of cross contamination, lowering the risk of getting urinary-related infections such as Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
Shower toilets and electronic bidets improve bathroom comfort significantly – comfort that you can control to your personal preferences, such as water spray strength, water temperature and seat temperature. Using a gentle stream of water to cleanse is more pleasant than repetitive manual wiping. This holds especially true for those suffering from medical conditions, like haemorrhoids, where the use of rough toilet paper may cause further abrasion and pain.
It is no wonder that the Japanese love their shower toilets!
Convenient for all Ages
A common problem associated with traditional toilets is how you often have to awkwardly bend over to reach for the toilet paper. Traditional dippers or trigger sprays also may require awkward bending and do not offer much control, resulting in a wet mess on the toilet seat and floor. This causes danger in the bathroom, especially to little children, pregnant mothers or the elderly in the house.
Therefore, a shower toilet or bidet is much more favourable since it eliminates the need for bathroom acrobatics and keeps the toilet seat and floor dry, giving you complete peace of mind!
Millions of toilet paper rolls are used every year. Do you know making a single roll of toilet paper requires 37 gallons of water, 1.3 kilowatt/hours (KWh) of electricity and 1.5 pounds of wood?
Producing less toilet paper rolls also means slowing down deforestation and preserving watersheds – our main source of fresh water. Japan is known for their zero-waste policy, and clearly, the Japanese are doing their part in environmental efforts.
Most shower toilets have dual flush systems, which help to control water usage, hence reducing water consumption and making it an eco-friendly option.
If you’re looking to replicate the best kind of bathroom experience à la Japanese accommodations, that nails the three essential attributes of an all-rounded toilet – hygiene, comfort and convenience, do check out American Standard range of Spalet products.
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