BATHROOM FITTINGS IN INDIA | An Architect Recommends

As an Architect I find the following brands in Bathroom fittings in India quite good. I have used all these brands in my projects and have found them to be of a high quality, long lasting, maintenance-free and with lots of options and designs to choose from. They have been listed in alphabetical order and not in the order of my personal preference.


American Standard Asia Pacific is part of Ideal Standard International, a privately-owned company, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, operating independently in 30 Countries, in Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific. The company also has presence in Central and South America via a joint venture called Incesa.

PRODUCTS:– With bathroom solutions as its core business, the company provides bathroom furnishings, fixtures and shower enclosures for residential, commercial and institutional buildings. Its products are sold under its strong international brands Ideal Standard, Jado and American Standard and local brands like Incesa Standard (Incesa), Armitage Shanks (UK), Ceramica Dolomite (Italy), Porcher (France and Incesa) and Vidima (Eastern Europe). The Products include:

  • Toilet – One Piece, Close Coupled, Wall Hung, E-bidet
  • Wash Basin – Countertop, Vessel, Wall Hung, Full/Semi Pedestal, Above Countertop, Under Counter.
  • Bathtub
  • Shower – Shower Panel/Column/Tray/Enclosure/Accessories.
  • Faucet – Two Hole, Dual Control, Single Lever Faucet.
  • Cisterns – Concealed Cistern.
  • Urinal.

INNOVATIONS: American Standard’s innovative products include:

  • anti-microbial glazes that inhibit bacteria growth,
  • low-lead faucets,
  • unique flat jets in bathtubs as well as anti-leak faucets and
  • powerful flushing technologies that help conserve water.

DESIGNERS:- The company works with internationally known and award-winning designers including Marc Newson, David Chipperfield, Tomas Fiegl, Achim Pohl and Ronen Joseph. These bathroom collections consist of wash basin, bathtub and toilet bowl including a range of accessories and furniture that complement each other to allow the creation of a “total look”.

ADDRESS: Shop Number 724, The Corporate Centre, Nirmal Lifestyles, Lal Bahadur Shah Marg Mulund (W), Mumbai, Mumbai 400080 Tel : (91) 22 6789 1212



aquelCOMPANY – Klaus Waren Fixtures is a company which has been involved in the manufacture of bathing fixtures since 1992. It’s best known by the brand Aquel. Aquel has created many innovative and trendsetting products such as the ceramic disc based fittings and colour and gold finished bath fittings. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Gujarat at Kutch (Bhuj) is the only one of its kind in India having robots that work 24×7 throughout the year.


  • Concealed Dual Flush Valves
  • Rain Showers
  • S. L. Basin Mixers
  • Self Closing Taps
  • Wall Mounted Faucets

ADDRESS OF HEAD OFFICE: Klaus Waren Fixtures Private Limited, No. 285, Park View, B. A. K. Marg, Opposite Nappoo Garden, Matunga East, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400 019 (INDIA) Tel:    +(91)-(22)-24148155 Fax:   +(91)-(22)-4187389



gebin logoGEBERIT Group is a market leader in advanced sanitary technology throughout Europe and Asia. From the time of its establishment in 1874, the company has always been a pioneer in the sector, consistently setting new trends with its innovative, ecologically efficient and comprehensive sanitary solutions. After successful proving their mettle all over the world GEBERIT has initiated GEBiN, the exclusive Indian Partner with its premium Sanitary Products like the Flush & Toilet systems.


  • Concealed and Pneumatic Cisterns Geberit is best known for its concealed water cisterns. The advantage of the concealed concept is that they remain invisible to the end user as they can be hidden behind prewall elements or even set in concrete into the wall or floor and only the toilet seat will be visible in the toilet. So no matter how small a toilet is, you can fit in a W.C.
  • Flushing system A distinguishing technical feature of Geberit flushing systems is economic water consumption, with water-saving technologies such as the dual volume and flush/stop technology.
  • Geberit Public (Infra-red Taps) By the touch free operation (infra-red control) water only starts to run when there is a hand under the tap. Compared to normal taps, this could amount to a saving of several hundred litres of water a day in toilets with a high visitor frequency. Similarly in the Geberit WT, water will run for a specified time and at a specified temperature at the touch of a button.
  • Geberit Public (infra-Red) Urinal This is a touch free urinal which flushes only after use as it is trigerred by an infra-red control system. Hence it is suitable in public places.

ADDRESS OF REGISTERED OFFICE: Varsav Plaza, 3rd Floor, # 12, Jayamahal Main Road, Bangalore – 560 046 Tel: +91 80 41289011 Fax: +91 80 9845372734



grohe_logoCOMPANY: Friedrich Grohe established GROHE in 1936. Since then, in the following seven decades Grohe has grown to become Europe’s largest and the world’s leading single-brand manufacturer and supplier of sanitary fittings, holding roughly eight percent of the world market. Grohe Company Headquarters is in Düsseldorf. It has 6 production plants worldwide and Sales companies and offices in more than 130 countries in USA & Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia.

DESIGN ACCREDITATIONS: GROHE has received many coveted awards in the past seven decades, because of their innovative technology, design and quality. Some of the accreditations they have achieved are Design Plus, Good Design Chicago, iF design, reddot, 40 under 40, Designpreis BRD and Design award of the Federal Republic of Germany.


  • Showers and shower faucets- include Shower Thermostats, Shower Mixers, Handshowers, Head and Side Showers, Shower Systems, Shower Rails and Unions, Shower Hoses, Shower Accessories, Faucets and Showers for Public Usage
  • Basin mixers and pillar taps – Faucets, Accessories for wash basin, Faucets for Public Usage,Installation Systems
  • Bath faucets and showers – Bath Thermostats, Bath Mixers, Spouts, Handshowers, Shower Rails and Unions, Shower Hoses, Faucets for Public Usage, Accessories for bath.
  • Bidet mixers – Faucets, Installation Systems.
  • Sanitary systems for WC – Installation Systems, Flushing Systems, WC Flush Plates, Accessories for WC
  • Sanitary systems for urinal – Installation Systems, Flush Valves, Urinal Flush Plates

ADDRESS: Grohe India Pvt. Ltd., Unit no. 218,2nd Floor, Splendour Forum, Jasola Distt. Centre New Delhi-110044 India Tel: +91-11-4062 2000 Fax: +91-11-4062 2018



jaquarCOMPANY: The Jaquar saga began in 1960, when Mr NL Mehra decided to start a bath fittings business. He launched a company, named Essco Sanitations and began to manufacture quality taps. This marked the first phase of the Jaquar story. Later, he set about to create another company to meet India’s requirements of products which were in step with the latest design and technology principles of international markets. Thus in 1986, Jaquar & Company Ltd. was formed. Today, the Jaquar Group as a whole has emerged the market leader in the field of bath fittings in India. The Company has also gone global and is positioned in the United Kingdom, Middle East ( UAE-Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain) and Far East ( Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal and Sri Lanka). And its products have been very well received in international markets, where they have successfully competed with major international brands.


  • Faucets for Basin, Bidet, Bath, Shower, Sink Fittings, Spouts,  Stop Cocks, Divertors.
  • Wellness Products
  • Utility Products
  • Water Saving Products like  Pressmatic Taps and Sensor Tap
  • Flush Valves/Cisterns
  • Lighting Products

AWARD: JAQUAR has been awarded Business Super brand 2008

ADDRESS OF CORPORATE OFFICE: Jaquar & Company Limited, 306, Udyog Vihar, Phase-II, Gurgaon (INDIA) Tel: +91-124-4746800, +91-124-2346531-32



Kohler_bathroom_faucetsCOMPANY: Kohler Co. one of the oldest and privately held companies in the United States, was founded in 1873 when an Austrian immigrant John Michael Kohler purchased a cast iron and steel foundry in Sheboygan, WI. His vision and dedication to excellence helped transform Kohler Co. into a highly successful family of businesses with operations in six continents in the following categories: Interiors Group, Kitchen & Bath Group, Global Power Group, Hospitality Group. Today, Kohler is the recognized leader in kitchen and bath design in USA.

The Kohler Kitchen & Bath Group has established itself  in North & South America (United States, Canada, Latin America), Europe, Africa and Middle East, Deutschland (Espana, France, Italy, Morocco, Russia, United Kingdom), Asia Pacific (Australia, China, India, New Zealand, Thailand) that manufacture plumbing products and cabinetry for the residential, commercial and industrial markets.


  • Bathing.
  • Wash Basins (Sinks)
  • Bidets
  • Decorated Products
  • Faucets
  • Showers
  • Suites & Ensembles
  • Toilets
  • Toilet Seats
  • Service Parts
  • Accessories
  • Bathroom Furniture & Mirrored Cabinets


  • Faucets & Flushometers
  • Fixtures
  • Spa Products

ADDRESS: Kohler Co. 444 Highland Drive Kohler, WI 53044



oyster logoCOMPANY : Founded in 2003 in India, OYSTER BATH CONCEPTS has already earned a reputation for its wide range of bath systems and accessories.

PRODUCTS: The products include the following Bathing systems –

  • Bathtubs – They come in a variety of capacities and a range of shapes and sizes and two categories to choose from — standard and those with futuristic functions.
  • Steam Rooms – which are fully loaded functionally with massage jets, rain shower, hand shower, dome light, vanity mirror, shampoo rack, exhaust fan, steam generator, toughened glass sliding doors, FM radio, LCD TV, hands free speaker phone, electronic jacuzzi etc.
  • Shower Enclosures – They come in a variety of shapes, with  frosted or clear toughened glass sliding doors.
  • Shower Panels – They come complete with Head and Hand Shower attachments, a Divertor Spout, small Hand Showers, Massage Nozzles, Mirrors etc
  • Spas – which are fully loaded functionally with massage jets, bubble bath, under white light, hand shower,  12″ TV screen, FM radio, pool light, wine bottle stand water level sensor, foot massager etc.

ADDRESS OF HEAD OFFICE: Oyster Bath Concepts (P) Ltd. D-73, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase – I, New Delhi – 110 020 Tel :  011-41610788,  Fax – 41610277


For a concise reference guide for your Bathroom, please refer to the posts on my blog: House Construction in India

For a concise Vastu guide and Vastu evaluation of your Bathroom, refer to the following post. This will help you decide whether you want to make some changes and corrections in your house:

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29 thoughts on “BATHROOM FITTINGS IN INDIA | An Architect Recommends

  • March 20, 2010 at 7:55 am


    I liked going through your posts and even learnt from there about Bathroom Furniture and Bathroom accessories and wanted to congratulate you for having a meaningful and informative content.

    On the other hand, I am working for a Bath Store in London UK, am a freshy in London but as I have job now in Bathroom furniture and Bathroom accessories industry I am using resources like your furniture and design blog in order to take my bathroom taps, tiles etc related knowledge to the next level.

    Thank you
    London UK
    Hi Nicole,
    Glad that this post was useful to you even if you are in the UK. Many of the companies mentioned here are multinational, so I can see why you relate to it. Please share in your circle.

  • April 24, 2010 at 5:56 pm

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  • May 3, 2010 at 9:37 am

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    Thank you Shanti. I am glad the options were useful to you.

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  • October 17, 2011 at 11:26 am

    It is really a nice and helpful piece of info. I’m glad that you shared this useful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you Sherika

  • July 13, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Thank you for providing information, i had installed Aquel two years back and till now we all are enjoying the bathing with Aquel’s world class superior product. Aquel is saying true that Aquel’s water fixtures are Scientifically Engineered Efficient water fittings. Till now not a single problem with divetors and flush valves. Really Aquel is currently the Best Indian Bathroom products
    Hi Rahul,
    Thanks for your feedback. I’m sure my readers will take note.

  • June 3, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Can anybody suggest me which one is best Jaguar or kohler?
    Hi Pankaj Naithani,
    When Kohler came into the Indian market, it caught the fancy of the Indian consumer because it had interesting designs to suit every taste. But Jaquar is a well-established company and offers good after-service. So I feel there is a shift towards Jaquar.

  • June 25, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Good post! very well summarised and compiled.
    Thank you Shiwani.

  • November 4, 2014 at 5:28 am

    Wonderful article.Appreciate the effort you would have put in.Having surveyed the market for Kohler,Ghore,American Std and Jaguar, your article has helped me in making up my mind and taking a final decision.
    Thank you Kiran Tewari for appreciating the effort that I put into my posts. It gives me a lot of satisfaction when my posts help you, my readers, to make easier decisions while constructing your house.

  • September 1, 2015 at 7:21 am

    I am looking at KLUDI make fittings. The claim to be similar to Grohe and Hansgrohe.
    Can you please suggest ?? I think it was better than Jaguar in the terms of body and finishing.
    Hi Kothari,
    Kludi has come to the market recently and I must say I like their finish and styling. Appears to be better than Jaquar. But regarding after sales service and warranty, I am not sure. Jaquar replaces any damaged product free of cost, within 10 years. So you need to check into all that since it is a new product.

  • October 23, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Hi. Really appreciate the effort u have taken to make life easier for a lay user . Kindly suggest which concealed cistern I should go for from geberit grohe and jaguar. Very confused please help.
    Hi Priti,
    Thank you for the appreciation. All the three brands that you have mentioned are the most popular in the market. They are all good and last long. But for me to recommend one is difficult because gebrit and grohe are relatively new and I am not sure of their after sales service. But Jaquar’s service is food.

  • January 10, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Very informative. Appreciable.
    Can you please suggest which company is better among Jaguar, Oyster and Kohler in basic Jacuzzis for residential installation in Delhi, India? Also from the view point of after sales service. Thanks in advance.
    Hi Prem Shanker,
    Jaquar has good after-sales service. Kohler is good, so is Oyster.

  • April 14, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Hello, Wonderful and informative post. Thank you so much. Appreciate your effort. How do the Plumber, Blues and Ganga Bath fitting brands compare to the brands mentioned by you. Also are there any more brands to add to your list currently since your post was first listed in the year 2009. Please advise. Thanks
    Hi Sachin
    Thank you for the appreciation. It keeps me motivated. Plumber, Ganga bath fittings have been there in the market but they appeal to local markets and are cheaper. So they cannot be compared to jaquar etc. The advantage with the well-known brands is that they have replacement options till 10 years and have better working systems and better designs. But that does not mean the others are inferior, thay have less options and less aesthetic designs. Ne wfitting like Viking etc have come into the market and I will some time update my post.

  • July 1, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I am renovating my bath rooms needs the details fittings l including WC and cistern
    Hi Choudhary,
    Read my post on Bathroom fittings

  • September 2, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Hello, It was really a great article and very helpful indeed. There is an another multinational brand goes by the name of Hafele. It would be great if you could share your views on the same. Thanks in advance.
    Hi Adil,
    Hafele and Hettich are also good brands, both being german products. But they are comparable to indian brands. However, Blum is a probably one of the best in the market now. i will soon be updating this post with the latest products.

  • October 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

    All the above brands are fine but i have been using Isenberg and i highly recommend Isenberg. They are a luxurious brand, stylish yet reasonably priced. Check Isenberg website
    Hi Myra,
    Thanks for sharing this new product on the Indian market, namely Isenberg. I’m sure many of my readers will be interested.

  • November 28, 2017 at 10:20 am

    We are using Aquel products from childhood using but their is no complaint in product except jet Spray.
    Hi Sitanshu Singh,
    Aquel products are also okay.

  • June 11, 2018 at 4:22 am

    This is one of the best lists of the top sanitary ware brands that have been put up online.

    If one would like to purchase sanitary ware in Bangalore, then Maruthi Ceramics must be your go-to showroom. They house all major brands such as Hindware, Grohe, Somany Ceramics, RAK Ceramics, etc.

    To know more about the showroom, please visit: Maruthi Ceramics Bangalore

  • September 14, 2018 at 1:29 am


    This was a really informative piece.

    I am looking to buy a steam generator (for steam bath) for a bathroom enclosure.

    I am confused between Oyster and Jaquar. The difference is of 20-25K. Can you please let me know the positive and negative sides to help me make a better decision.

  • January 3, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Hi, I really impressed with your blog. The information you share is really useful.
    Thank you for the appreciation.

  • February 19, 2023 at 6:43 am


    Thanks for this post. I found your quite interesting, have bookmarked it for references. Thanks.
    Could you please suggest good companies to purchase sanitary and bath fittings in bangalore, apart from known brands ( jaguar, hindware, kohler etc), which has good after sales service as well as of today.
    I’m looking for WC and Basin in different colors and Bathroom fitting for whole home.
    we have to finalize things asap and I’m confused.

    Thank you,
    Thank you for the appreciation. I suggest you go for known brands like Jaquar, Kohler, Villeroy and Boch, Hansgrohe, Hindware etc because the quality is generally good and the after sales service is also good. Youcan visit Ram Ceramics showroom on St Marks Road to get an idea of the bathroom fittings.

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