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What is a toilet roll holder?

In the Western world, we expect a toilet roll holder on the wall in every small room. Whether you show up at a restaurant, at school or at your mother-in-law’s house, everywhere looks almost the same. This is because everyone uses toilet paper neatly.

But did you know that in countries like India, water is considered a more hygienic method than grabbing a few sheets from the toilet roll holder. If you do have bamboo toilet paper in the bathroom, of course you’ll want an appropriate holder within easy reach, on the wall. But how did this ever come about and then what does such a toilet roll holder look like?

The history of the toilet roll holder

In medieval times, there was no toilet paper and therefore certainly no toilet roll holder. Back then, people used whatever was available for personal hygiene. Where prosperous people could use wool or fabric, others had leaves, moss or sawdust available. When in the 15th century paper came among the population, newspapers etc. were used for this purpose.

It was with the advent of home toilets that people started paying for toilet paper because it didn’t clog the drain. This was in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Before this, there was toilet paper but it was not necessarily a success because there were many free alternatives.

The history of the toiler roll holder

The toilet roll holder itself, however, came even later. This device was developed because the inventor wanted to prevent a toilet user from having to peel the sheet from the roll every time. The toilet roll holder ensures that toilet paper is always at an accessible height and position.

Of course, what we recommend is a toilet roll holder made of bamboo. Because what looks better than a bamboo toilet roll holder topped with toilet paper made of natural bamboo!!!

Toilet roll holder height

A toilet roll holder is a holder that keeps a toilet roll within easy reach of your toilet. A horizontal rod is what is most common in homes. This model is the easiest to install and use. In fact, you can also refill it quickly and the spare rolls are even under the current toilet paper on the holder. Nothing is more annoying than a toilet roll holder that you have to screw or unscrew first purely to replace a roll.

The other option is a roller that hangs in a device on the wall. With these devices, daily use of the paper itself is easier and it often looks neat.

Height toilet roll holder

Toilet roll holder hanging

Finally, a few tips and tricks on how to hang a holder on the wall so that you always have bamboo toilet paper for everyday use within easy reach in your bathroom. Indeed, a debate about this arose on the Internet. One half argued for the sheet against the wall while the other half hung the sheet on the outside of the roll.

However, the debate was quickly brought to an end. Namely, the first patent ever for a toilet roll holder clearly stated that the device was intended so that the paper does not hang against the wall. So when you are screwing for your holder hang the toilet paper the right way right away!

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