Our top 10 favourite bathroom facts

29 September 2015

As Leeds number 1 bathroom design, supply and installation specialist we love nothing more than a good bathroom fact.

In fact (pun intended) we’ve actually made a bit of a Friday feature out of it. The best fact presented to the office by employees on a Friday gets published on our social media channel and here are our top 10, in no particular order, over the last couple of months.


This fact is for all the new Mum's & Dad's out there. Apparently you will change your baby’s nappy up to 10,000 times before they can use the bathroom by themselves.


Did you know there is a toilet shaped house? No - we’re not pulling your leg and unfortunately neither did we design or build it.

The house was actually constructed to mark the 2007 meeting of the World Toilet Association, built and owned by the late Sim Jae-Duck or “Mr. Toilet”. He was allegedly born inside a bathroom and dedicated his life to bringing awareness for the need for clean, efficient and working sanitation for more than 2 billion people who are living without toilets worldwide.


How many men reading this have had their wives and girlfriends on their back about leaving the toilet seat up? We would make an educated guess at the majority of you…

Well here’s 2 very different reasons explaining the benefits to never leaving it up again….

85% of bathroom related injuries occur when someone falls into the toilet after the seat has been left up.

Leaving the seat up when flushing can spread bacteria to other parts of your bathroom. That toothbrush that’s just in a cup on your sink? Yeah, you should probably move that…


Do you fold or crumple your toilet paper? Actually we're not really sure we want to know, but according to a recent study 40% of people fold and 60% crumple. Or if you’re of a female gender you use far too much - added one an extremely chipper More Bathrooms surveyor...


It wasn't until 1960 that we ever saw a functioning toilet on our TV screens. The film “Psycho” was the first movie to show a toilet flushing – the scene caused an in-pouring of complaints about indecency.


Before toilet paper was invented different countries, cultures and wealth’s used the following alternatives:

  • UK: Discarded sheep’s wool
  • British Lords: Pages from a book
  • US: Newsprint and paper catalogue pages
  • Spain & Portugal: Frayed end of an old anchor cable was used by sailing crews
  • Water and your left hand, India
  • Hawaii: Coconut shells
  • French Royalty: Lace
  • Rome (Public Restrooms): A sponge soaked in salt water, on the end of a stick
  • Rome (The Wealthy): Wool and Rosewater


Have you ever wondered why all rolls of toilet paper, regardless of manufacturer or brand are the same size? Well it’s because there are always 333 squares of toilet paper on a roll due to the machinery used to construct it.

Companies have never differentiated themselves from one another regarding how much paper you actually get but instead choose to compete on softness and consistence which can elude to it being more efficiently used, meaning it lasts longer.


This Fact is for the music lovers out there.... According to a well-established sanitary ware manufacturer most toilets flush in the key of E flat.


If you’re in a public bathroom, choose the first cubicle for the best cleanliness.

A recently study concluded that the majority of people will make their way to cubicles away from the door, where they’re tucked away and less likely to experience others walking past. Meaning the first cubicle is used less often, and is less likely to be messy or out of paper.


Did you know toilet brushes are manufactured using the same machinery as artificial Christmas trees?

We feel an angel on top of the brush handle during this year’s festivities may be a step too far but an interesting Bathroom fact all the same!

Do you have any fun bathrooms facts or trivia? Email them in to us and yours may well be published on our next feature. Be wary our judging panel are renowned for being extremely strict and fact publishing is taken very seriously…

MoreBathrooms, part of the Passmore family, are a Leeds based bathrooms by design specialist. Whether you require a complete bathroom solution or a bathroom renovation MoreBathrooms offer bathroom design incorporating expert knowledge and advice in all themes, ranges and styles as part of their complete supply & installation service.

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