Turkish toilet

Turkish toilet : It is a sanitary or toilet bowlless item; which consists of a hole in the floor, but in its rib parts, they have two places to support both feet , so as not to fall, and with grooves so that we do not slip while doing our needs. In this type of toilet (unlike others), the physiological needs are carried out in a crouched or squatting position , avoiding that the thighs , legs and buttocks have direct contact with it.


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  • 1 History
  • 2 General characteristics
  • 3 Types of Turkish toilets according to the material they are built
  • 4 Use
  • 5 Advantages
  • 6 Disadvantages
  • 7 Sources


For a long time, fecal waste was thrown onto the streets, with prior notice, but this action was unhealthy for people and unhygienic. Because of this situation, the English poet John Harington , who upset with urinals uncomfortable, in 1597 developed the Water Closet or toilet valve, which christened Ajax and was installed in the palace of her sponsor and protector, the Queen Elizabeth . The sovereign loved having a comfortable and private toilet, without having to endure the bad smells of a bedpan under the bed, but unfortunately, the invention had no future, since a drainage system was necessary for it to work properly. and sewer thatLondon at the time did not have yet. In the year 1775 , when inventor Alexander Cummins patented a flush toilet , based on Harington’s idea, refined shortly thereafter by Samuel Prosse , with its ball valve, and Joseph Bramah , who invented the siphon system that continues to be used until today. today. Seventy years later, under the English Public Health Act, a toilet was forced to be installed in every house that was built. By 1890 he was already famous throughout Europeand from there its use spread to the entire continent. Now, when we talk about toilets, we have to know in principle that there are several types of them, for example, the toilets that most people have in their homes, which are also known as floor toilets, the most suspended toilets. modern with which the majority are making the baths, and the toilets to the Turkish, that is of installation at ground level.

General characteristics

  • They do not have a cup to sit on.
  • They consist of a hole in the back of the base
  • The base consists of a certain inclination or decline towards the hole.
  • In their bags they have two grooved places to support the feet .

Types of Turkish toilets according to the material they are built

  • Of marble .
  • Of earthenware or porcelain .
  • Of PVC .
  • Metallic ( stainless steel ).


It is used to collect and evacuate human excrement and urine to a sanitation facility and prevents, by means of a clean water siphon system , the unpleasant odors from the sewer or sewer system going out into inhabited spaces It is not advisable in places where river floods are concentrated, in the areas contiguous to springs, or very impermeable terrains, for the simple reason that they would fill continuously, as well as on stony terrains. The Turkish toilet does not really have a “good press”, but in fact if it is kept clean and neat, they are recommended, because it is the way the body naturally accommodates itself to discharge waste from the body. In addition, they can in some way be more hygienic than tapas because we do not need to lean where another leaned.


Currently robotic Turkish toilets are designed, with tanks operated by a monostable button, which is anti-vandalism and anti-tamper, which are mostly made of stainless steel, are non-slip, with automated tanks, and manufactured under strict safety standards. They work in the following way; once the user has left the monostable button to touch, the discharge occurs, without the person having to touch absolutely anything, saving drinking water and avoiding its abusive use. According to the non-slip finishes, they guarantee a pleasant and safe use in your installation. It has ergonomic shapes and sanitary polishes to guarantee comfortable use, with these specifications, nothing makes one think that it is a latrine, but yes, that is exactly what it is about. Atoilet of these characteristics can currently cost about three hundred dollars , with the installation and are ideal for external bathrooms for gardening staff, or maintenance of homes , or work areas, away from bathrooms.


A Turkish toilet lacks a lid; so they are always exposed, which makes them quite unsightly, hence their bad reputation, and they are also placed separately from the other artifacts in small premises.



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