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Old 08-30-2011, 08:32 PM   #1
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Hi,

I want to install a bidet in the main bathroom, just to be sure everybody understands what I mean by bidet, here it is.

The bidet has to be installed in the corner between the two sinks picture 1
I called two plumbers and they both gave two options to install:

1) from the bathroom floor which implies breaking some tiles
or from
2) The kitchen ceiling at the main level where I have textured ceiling

The problem is that the house is 11 year old and when I bought it last year I found no spare tiles. The main reseller in town told me that it won't be possible to find them because they change on a yearly base.

On the other hand, the textured ceiling, everybody tells me that it is impossible to find the same texture, you can get close to it but never the same. In addition to this it would imply to re-paint all the ceiling and... the room is very big.

So, in a few words the problem is not to install the bidet, which is very simple, but the flooring/ceiling.

I really hate to do the work from the ceiling because you will always see the difference in the texture.
Regarding the tiles, maybe I could choose to floor with wood the corner and give a different style to the bathroom, the tiles are in ceramic and are elegant, but I am still in doubt.

Do you have any recommendations?

Thank you
Alex

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1. How far do you have to go to make up the necessary plumbing for the bidet?

2. What makes you think we don't know what a bidet is?

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As a bath guy and a fair plumber----I will tell you this----you will either be redoing the floor or the ceiling.

The opening for the drains might very well dislodge a fair bit of tile--and the plumber won't know how much until he sees what is under the floor.

You are right about the texture on the ceiling.too. New drywall and paint (no texture this time) .

Call a drywall guy and a tile setter --see which one is cheaper.
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1. How far do you have to go to make up the necessary plumbing for the bidet?

2. What makes you think we don't know what a bidet is?
1. Well, the distance from the corner to the sink is roughly 1 meter.

2. I read some discussions in this forum as well as other ones, in NA most of the time the first idea of bidet is the device applied to the WC, so I just wanted to show what I have to avoid any misunderstanding, no offense, I am aware that NA is the biggest producer of bidets, but it is a fact that most of the people do not use it, so better to clear up any doubts on what I want to install

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2. I read some discussions in this forum as well as other ones, in NA most of the time the first idea of bidet is the device applied to the WC, so I just wanted to show what I have to avoid any misunderstanding, no offense, I am aware that NA is the biggest producer of bidets, but it is a fact that most of the people do not use it, so better to clear up any doubts on what I want to install
Oh-oh!!! That's not a sink for brushing your teeth?


Personally I'm thinking taking the floor apart is the only way to go. What happens if you have to cross floor joists perpendicular? I am sure a plumber having to work overhead will be more costly than a plumber working on a floor.

You will not match the floor tiles by the way.
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