Different Types of Sanitary Wares

In India, sanitary products can generally be categorized into the following major categories:

  • Bath & Shower Products
  • Faucets
  • Water Closets/Toilets
  • Wash Basins

Bath & Shower Products

Bath & Shower items are usually available in India, including -:

  • Bathtubs
  • Shower units


A bathtub or bath is a water holding container in which an individual or animal can bathe. Thermoformed acrylic, porcelain enameled steel, fiberglass-reinforced polyester, or porcelain enameled cast iron are the most common bathtubs.

A tub is typically mounted either as a stand-alone fixture or in combination with a shower in a bathroom.

Modern bathtubs have drains of overflow and waste and may have installed taps on them. Typically, they are built-in, but they can be freestanding or often sunken.

Most bathtubs were approximately rectangular in shape until recently, but more shapes are becoming possible with the advent of acrylic thermoformed baths.

Bathtubs can be designed and produced from various materials, such as -:

  • Acrylic Bathtub
  • Enamel-Coated Cast Iron Bathtub
  • Fiberglass Bathtub
  • Porcelain-enameled Steel Bathtub

Bathtubs are also categorized into various groups, such as -:

  • Claw-Footed Bathtubs
  • Freestanding Bathtubs
  • Standard Bathtubs
  • Soaking Bathtubs
  • Walk-in Bathtubs
  • Whirlpool Bathtubs
Different Types Of Bathtubs

Shower Units

The Shower Unit is a wall-mounted shower system that is fixed with all the items required for bathing purposes.

All or some units, such as Shower Head (Rain & Overhead), Spout, Diverter, Controller for Thermostat (Temperature), Hand Shower and Body Sprays, may be included.

In addition, the shower unit can be divided into various groups, such as -:

  • Shower Panel
  • Shower Mixer Set


A plumbing system that delivers water from the pipes is a faucet. In general Terms, We call it NAL or TAP in Indian Wordology.

However, faucets can be of various kinds, such as -:

  1. Bib Cock
  2. Pillar Cock
  3. Stop Cock
  4. Spout
  5. Diverter
  6. Shower Mixer
  7. Shower Head
  8. Body Sprays
  9. Hand Shower
  10. Basin Mixer

Water Closet

A system that safely moves human waste into the sewer lines is the Water Closet. It also stops toxic gases from coming from sewers back into the toilet.

In addition, water closets can be categorized into distinct groups, such as -:

  • One-Piece Water Closet
  • Two-Piece Water Closet
  • European Water Closet
  • Wall-Hung Water Closet
  • Electronic Water Closet
  • Squatting Pan
One-Piece Water Closet

One-Piece WC is precast as a one-piece Bowl & Cistern combination product.

Two-Piece Water Closet

Bowl and Cistern are cast differently in Two-Piece Two-Piece Water Closet and then linked with each other.

European Water Closet

In the European Water Closet, the case of Bowl & Cistern is different & then linked to the support of a pipe.

Wall-Hung Water Closet

Wall-Hung Water Closet is fitted in the wall with the help of screws and the cistern is fitted inside the wall.

Electronic Water Closet

Electronic WC runs electronically and provides a lot more features, such as hot chairs, electrically operated seats, night time backlights, etc.

Squatting Pan

And finally, in Indian Homes, Squatting Pan is the most commonly used Water Closet and it is installed inside the toilet floor.

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