Bath, Sanitaryware & Plumbing

Sanitary ware refers to toilet sinks, washbasins, cisterns, and pedestals. Traditionally, these products were manufactured using porcelain. Now sanitary ware is manufactured using metals, glass, plastics, and other materials. Due to the growth of per capita income,  Sanitary ware has been attributed to the change in the lifestyle of people. It is proven that ceramic sanitary ware is cost-effective, durable, excellent resistance to chemical attacks, and can withstand more than 400 kg load.

Some of the sanitary ware products are Toilets, Washbasins, Pedestals, Bidet, Urinals, Sinks, and Bathtubs.

Ceramic sanitary ware: Ceramic sanitary ware is impermeable to water because it is Vitrified ceramics. By revenue, the size of the Ceramic Sanitary Ware Market was around USD 41.05 Billion. In the commercial segment, the demand for ceramic sanitary ware is high.

Many big and small players in this segment offer a fantastic array of bathroom and sanitary ware that can feature in your bathroom.

Products & Materials Bath, Sanitaryware & Plumbing

Luxury new collection of Freestanding Washbasins

In our series of the latest news in bathroom products, here Surfaces Reporter and Building Materials Reporter by SR showcases Vetrofreddo® new generation of freestanding basins for Glass Design. These are three completely different shapes and styles to guarantee maximum visual impact.

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Bringing Together the Essential Elements of a Great Shower GROHE Rainshower SmartActive Hand Shower & Body Spray

GROHE, a world leader in sanitary fittings, a division of the LIXIL Group introduces their all-new Rainshower SmartActive Hand Shower & Body Spray for a luxurious bath experience for its user.

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3 Bathroom Trends for 2021 | Surfaces Reporter

3 Bathroom Trends for 2021 | Surfaces Reporter

Check out the three trends that will impact the bathroom designs of 2021.

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Bulk buying of Tiles, Bath fittings, Pipes, Cables & Elevators, to speed up Construction work

Real estate developers have decided to source raw material supplies in bulk from manufacturers at preferred rates.

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HSIL Takes ICICI Securities to Court Over Misleading Research Report

HSIL Limited, owners of the leading sanitaryware brand, Hindware, sued brokerage firm ICICI Securities for a misleading research report

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COVER STORY: WORKING FROM HOME: Nirav Mehta,Director, Turquoise Bath Couture, Mumbai

Read viewpoint of Mr Nirav Mehta on Working from Home.

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How changing the showerhead can enhance your bath experience

Know your showerhead for a blissful bath experience

In India, people are still not very much concerned about the shape of showerhead and a shower being oval, round or square doesn’t create much difference. However, there are a few considerations that need to be taken care of while choosing your showerhead.

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Parag Traders, Indore

Parag Traders, Indore: Exclusive Products from All Over the World

Indore based, Parag Traders Showroom is an exclusive home decor and furnishing showroom of tiles, sanitaryware and lights.

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The KT House’s bathroom is a spacious 120 sq ft one. This being the young son’s bathroom, the colour scheme carried forward for his bedroom is of greys, black and white along with the warmth of some wood finishes & a metallic highlight with brass plumbing and light fixtures.

A Bath Space at Krupesh Thakkar’s House, Ahmedabad: Designed By Saransh Architects

The KT House’s bathroom is a spacious 120 sq ft one. This being the young son’s bathroom, the colour scheme carried forward for his bedroom is of greys, black and white along with the warmth of some wood finishes & a metallic highlight with brass plumbing and light fixtures.

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Aparna Kaushik Unveils Exquisite Bathrooms

Exquisite Bathrooms by Aparna Kaushik

Presenting magnificent bathrooms mostly in white or neutral palette, subtle variations of shades creating an exhilarating sensation.

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Designed to meet indoor and outdoor requirements, this free-standing tub by Zucchetti stands out for its small size, making it easy to move and position, and its absolute, sculpted geometry that blends the edge harmoniously with the surface of the water.

A pool in a tub!

Designed to meet indoor and outdoor requirements, this free-standing tub by Zucchetti stands out for its small size, making it easy to move and position, and its absolute, sculpted geometry that blends the edge harmoniously with the surface of the water.

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Fir Italia’s Outfit is a program that offers a wide and complete range of finishings dressing all taps and mixers.

Dress Up your Bathroom!

The concepts to choose from are Chrome, Black to White, Brushed, Matt Luxe, Glossy Golden, Matt Golden, Special Outfits, the gala dresses, those for special occasions, different colour combinations between the body and the handle.

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Make Your Bathroom Glamorous with White Onyx Stone

Make Your Bathroom Glamorous with White Onyx Stone

The stone gives a crystalline effect to the vanity counter. By the day, it exhibits beauty as the surface shimmers with the natural light that falls on its surface and in the evenings, the distinct design of the backlit onyx stone lends a charismatic appearance while illuminating the space.

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VitrA’s newly developed AutoClean washbasins offer an auto-clean function that makes cleaning fast and easy which also contributes to bathroom hygiene and healthier homes.

A washbasin that cleans Itself!

VitrA’s newly developed AutoClean washbasins offer an auto-clean function that makes cleaning fast and easy which also contributes to bathroom hygiene and healthier homes.

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Showerhead  or A light installation?

Showerhead or A light installation

Ten blown-glass spheres, with satin or metallic surface, recall drops of water, floating inside the shower, suspended at different heights through silicone tubes, covered by an elegant steel mesh.

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A Playful  Bathroom Concept by India Mahdavi

A Playful Bathroom Concept by India Mahdavi

For her second collaboration with Bisazza, India Mahdavi has turned the clinical white bathroom on its head through injecting her distinct design aesthetic using playful forms and rich pastel colours.

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Kato’s Unique Urinal Style

Kato’s Unique Urinal Style

How about using a fancy floral print urinal? Well, apparently it doesn’t require that much of inspiration but a designer finds inspiration into just anything!

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Magic Cave bath tub was created by Citco to emulate natural caves.

Citco’s Cradle Bath

Captured by Surfaces Reporter at Milan Design Week 2019, this cradle bath by Marco Piva is best suited for those who wish to feel the nostalgic home feeling.

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One of the popular and leading tiles and sanitaryware organizations Builders Home has made its imprint among real estate developers since the most recent four decades.

New Transformation of Edge Studio on Completion of 40 years

One of the popular and leading tiles and sanitaryware organizations Builders Home has made its imprint among real estate developers since the most recent four decades.

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Innovative Toilets for the Bathroom

Innovative Toilets for Your Bathroom

As the toilet manufacturers and brands in the industry keep growing (great news for customers), we consider it to be a nice thing to share with you some great toilet options on our list for you to pick from.

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Choosing the right drain system during bathroom renovation is very important. Easy Sanitary Solutions offers a drainage system which claims to be worlds flattest shower drains

The Invisible Drainage System

Choosing the right drain system during bathroom renovation is very important. Easy Sanitary Solutions offers a drainage system which claims to be worlds flattest shower drains

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Colours, shades and tints do play a pivotal role in projecting any scenario and when it comes to bathrooms, well elegance in colour technique matters to most.

12 Shades of Bathroom Trends

Colours, shades and tints do play a pivotal role in projecting any scenario and when it comes to bathrooms, well elegance in colour technique matters to most.

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Smart technology is nothing new, but now it is getting smarter every day. And when we think about advanced technology, our mind mainly goes to ingenious cooking gadgets in the kitchen or a smart TV in the living room- but what about the bathroom?

Make Your Bathroom Smart with High-Tech Mirrors

Smart technology is nothing new, but now it is getting smarter every day. And when we think about advanced technology, our mind mainly goes to ingenious cooking gadgets in the kitchen or a smart TV in the living room- but what about the bathroom?

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The bathroom is currently the most exciting domestic space in terms of aesthetic and technological research.

Top 7 Bathroom Trends Of 2019

The bathroom is currently the most exciting domestic space in terms of aesthetic and technological research.The bathroom is currently the most exciting domestic space in terms of aesthetic and technological research.

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Bathing has always been a problematic thing for army personnel deployed at high altitudes of some 13 to 20 thousand feet in the Northern area of Himalayas.

An Alumnus of IIM Calcutta Develops a Waterless Bath Technology for Indian Army and Navy

Bathing has always been a problematic thing for army personnel deployed at high altitudes of some 13 to 20 thousand feet in the Northern area of Himalayas.

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In the bath area, one place that really calls for creativity is wash basin. Its one area where the element of art can be skillfully added and this simple art of creativity can really turn a bathroom into an artistic space.

Interesting Washbasin Designs Worthy of Any Bathroom

In the bath area, one place that really calls for creativity is wash basin. Its one area where the element of art can be skillfully added and this simple art of creativity can really turn a bathroom into an artistic space.

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The striking new Argento vanity from Topex Designs brings an incredible sense of glamour and luxury to the bathroom. The face of the vanity is comprised of eight elegant drawer fronts with scroll-inspired hardware.

TOPEX Design for Bathroom IS Plush YET PRACTICAL

The striking new Argento vanity from Topex Designs brings an incredible sense of glamour and luxury to the bathroom. The face of the vanity is comprised of eight elegant drawer fronts with scroll-inspired hardware.

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The conversion of a private bathroom in Bad Wörishofen shows most impressively that a new building project is not necessarily the only way to meet individual requirements perfectly.

12-Square-Meter Bathroom Turns into a Spa

The conversion of a private bathroom in Bad Wörishofen shows most impressively that a new building project is not necessarily the only way to meet individual requirements perfectly.

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If you are planning renovation of your building or construction of your house or office, installing the right plumbing system is the most important step. Today, Plumbing is no longer about pipes.

A Revolution in the Plumbing Industry: Rehau Rautitan & Raupiano Plus Pipes

If you are planning renovation of your building or construction of your house or office, installing the right plumbing system is the most important step. Today, Plumbing is no longer about pipes.

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Germany’s premium Sanitaryware brand Sternhagen organized an exclusive preview of its new range of contemporary and persuasive composite 3-Dimensional Wall Tiles.

3D Composite Tiles from the House of Sternhagen Exhibited at a Preview in New Delhi

Germany’s premium Sanitaryware brand Sternhagen organized an exclusive preview of its new range of contemporary and persuasive composite 3-Dimensional Wall Tiles.

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Renovating a bathroom is always a tedious task which is why people, rather than making the changes, keep themselves hooked on to the same bath fittings, accessories etc.

How Changing Showerhead Can Improve Your Bath Experience

Renovating a bathroom is always a tedious task which is why people, rather than making the changes, keep themselves hooked on to the same bath fittings, accessories etc.

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Wiser faucet was granted the Red Dot award for new and practical one-button start, changeable water temperature at will, easy to control current water temperature.

WISER II: The Reddot Awardee ‘Waterfall’ Faucet

Wiser faucet was granted the Red Dot award for new and practical one-button start, changeable water temperature at will, easy to control current water temperature.

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Patricia Urquiola’s designs showcase some unique creations with different materials and innovative ideas. She comes up with 3 new bathroom designs, Lariana, Cuna Bath and Sonar each with a delicate innovative characteristics.

Patricia Urquiolas Unique Bathroom Designs

Patricia Urquiolas designs showcase some unique creations with different materials and innovative ideas. She comes up with 3 new bathroom designs, Lariana, Cuna Bath and Sonar each with a delicate innovative characteristics.

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The Ceramic tubs are available in interesting patterns & finishes like: “Words” pattern, “Nature” pattern, “Waves” pattern and “Deco” pattern in gold on gloss black and others.

Words Inscribed in Tubs designed by Hastings Tile & Bath

The Ceramic tubs are available in interesting patterns & finishes like: “Words” pattern, “Nature” pattern, “Waves” pattern and “Deco” pattern in gold on gloss black and others.

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25 years ago, who would have thought the bathroom would experience such a rapid rise within the hierarchy of rooms in the home – from a purely functional space to a lifestyle showpiece.

8 Top Innovative Bathrooms of 2018

25 years ago, who would have thought the bathroom would experience such a rapid rise within the hierarchy of rooms in the home – from a purely functional space to a lifestyle showpiece.

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Architects today are focusing on Affordable luxury in bath by choosing products and designs that are creative and smart yet not heavy on the pocket.

Affordable Luxury in Bath: A Concept Less Explored

Architects today are focusing on Affordable luxury in bath by choosing products and designs that are creative and smart yet not heavy on the pocket.

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The royalty in ancient times to the modern day luxury homes, the love for bathtubs has increased only. Used in a bathroom as a standalone or along with a shower, today we see ample innovations.

Bath Tubs that Will Leave You Mesmerized

The royalty in ancient times to the modern day luxury homes, the love for bathtubs has increased only. Used in a bathroom as a standalone or along with a shower, today we see ample innovations.

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With India emerging as a major sanitary ware market in the Asia-Pacific region, it was a logical step for the German-based design bathroom manufacturer Duravit AG to open a ceramic production site in the state of Gujarat as early as 2010, as one of the first investors in this region.

German Designer Bathrooms Made in India

With India emerging as a major sanitary ware market in the Asia-Pacific region, it was a logical step for the German-based design bathroom manufacturer Duravit AG to open a ceramic production site in the state of Gujarat as early as 2010, as one of the first investors in this region.

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Andrina Solid Surface Freestanding Bath by Mirolin Industries Corp not just gives immense comfort but also adds style and elegance to the bath spaces.

Andrina Freestanding Bath

Andrina Solid Surface Freestanding Bath by Mirolin Industries Corp not just gives immense comfort but also adds style and elegance to the bath spaces. Includes a chrome integral pop up drain and slotted overflow. Manufactured with both natural stone and man-made materials.

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CeraCasa deals in Imported Bath fittings and Sanitaryware from brands such as Villeroy & Boch, Globo and Fima, Carlo Frattini. Imported Tiles brands like Imola, Keraben Appiani, Panneria group as well as domestic project dealers.

Limited Edition of Exclusive Imported Tiles by Ceracasa

CeraCasa deals in Imported Bath fittings and Sanitaryware from brands such as Villeroy & Boch, Globo and Fima, Carlo Frattini. Imported Tiles brands like Imola, Keraben Appiani, Panneria group as well as domestic project dealers.

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Chhabria & Sons The Complete Bathroom & Tiles Store is a name synonymous with Bathrooms since 1974. It is a retail company currently having 3 showrooms in Bangalore & aiming to have more outlets around South India in future.

Chhabria & Sons - Serving with a Quest to Revolutionize India’s Bath Industry

Chhabria & Sons - The Complete Bathroom & Tiles Store is a name synonymous with Bathrooms since 1974. It is a retail company currently...

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Designing this bathroom was a challenge as it was an attached bathroom shared between son’s & daughter’s room with entrances from each of the room. “The bathroom should look a part of the bedroom”, this thought gives the initial cue to the conceptualisation.

The Amalgamation & disparity in A shared bathroom

Designing this bathroom was a challenge as it was an attached bathroom shared between son’s & daughter’s room with entrances from each of the room. “The bathroom should look a part of the bedroom”, this thought gives the initial cue to the conceptualisation.

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Over the last few months, a lot has happened with the demonetization just behind us, we had new policy updates such as implementation of the much talked about GST. In this issue SURFACES REPORTER presents an industry outlook and popular product trends..

Bath Story | Surfaces Reporter - Bursting The Bubble

Over the last few months, a lot has happened with the demonetization just behind us, we had new policy updates such as implementation of the much talked about GST. In this issue SURFACES REPORTER presents an industry..

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Rarely in the world of bath, faucets and water, ever enters a giant that talks about conservation as much as it talks about class – SLOAN is one such brand. As world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems.

BRAND BUZZ | SURFACES REPORTER - SLOAN VALVES Bringing Water Efficiency to India

Rarely in the world of bath, faucets and water, ever enters a giant that talks about conservation as much as it talks about class – SLOAN is one such brand.

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The building had to align with vaastu norms and yet be modern in appeal. The architectural vocabulary effortlessly integrates the principles of modernism with traditional responses to a particular, local geography and climate.

Bath Space of Ahuja Residence & Palawat Residence - Ar. Ritu Khandlwal

The building had to align with vaastu norms and yet be modern in appeal. The architectural vocabulary effortlessly integrates the principles of modernism with traditional responses to a particular, local geography and climate.

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Bathrooms of a Luxurious Residence in West Delhi. Design: Ar. Manishi Aggarwal & Ar. Apoorv Singh Co-founders, Design Cosmos, Gurugram.

Bathroom of a luxurious residence by Manishi & Apoorv Aggarwal

Bathrooms of a Luxurious Residence in West Delhi. Design: Ar. Manishi Aggarwal & Ar. Apoorv Singh, Co-founders, Design Cosmos, Gurugram

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Shukla residence, about an hour’s drive from Ahmedabad city, is one such paradoxical programmatic combination to design a living environment where fancies of land based living are to be met with daily conveniences and yet within compact built form.

Shukla Residence - Special Bath design - Ar. Yatin Pandya

Shukla residence, about an hour’s drive from Ahmedabad city, is one such paradoxical programmatic combination to design a living environment where fancies of land based living are to be met with daily conveniences and yet within compact built form.

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With a changing tide of sanitary-ware requirements in the country, India’s No. 1 tile manufacturer, Kajaria has now entered the bathroom space with the launch of an exclusive range of faucet &sanitary-ware under the brand Kerovit, recently.

Kerovit by Kajaria: Redefining Bath Spaces

With a changing tide of sanitary-ware requirements in the country, India’s No. 1 tile manufacturer, Kajaria has now entered the bathroom space with the launch of an exclusive range of faucet &sanitary-ware under the brand Kerovit, recently.

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Build from over 200 pieces of sustainably harvested sapele wood, this boat shaped wooden bathtub is comfortable, warm and deep. A beautiful vessel that will take you across smooth seas.

Salish Sea Bathtub

Build from over 200 pieces of sustainably harvested sapele wood, this boat shaped wooden bathtub is comfortable, warm and deep. A beautiful vessel that will take you across smooth seas.

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Otaku is a bathtub made of pressed woven veneer sheet. A process which was inspired by traditional boat building techniques and is based on nowdays manufacturing technologies.

Otaku Bathtub by Tal Engel

Otaku is a bathtub made of pressed woven veneer sheet. A process which was inspired by traditional boat building techniques and is based on nowdays manufacturing technologies.

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Kitchen and bath fittings major Kohler India is geared up to enhance the brand’s reputation amongst customers with their products, technology & design innovation, trends and services.

Kohler to upgrade its Black ensemble series

Kitchen and bath fittings major Kohler India is geared up to enhance the brand’s reputation amongst customers with their products, technology & design innovation, trends and services.

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GROHE Blue Home wins the coveted consumer award for Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2017. This accolade will definitely hold a special place for the sanitary manufacturer, given that this award comprises both a nomination round by a panel of expert judges.

GROHE Blue Home named Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2017

GROHE Blue Home wins the coveted consumer award for Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2017. This accolade will definitely hold a special place for the sanitary manufacturer, given that this award comprises both a nomination round by a panel of expert judges.

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Delta Faucet Company is a rising player when it comes to premium and luxury segments of the bath fittings market in India. Delta is known for its robust quality, unique innovations like the H2Okinetic™, Temp2O® and Touch2O™ technologies and its leadership position in USA.

"We expect steady growth in the premium segment," says Ravi Nindwani, MD, Delta Faucet Company India

Delta Faucet Company is a rising player when it comes to premium and luxury segments of the bath fittings market in India.

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Bathrooms have turned into a wellness space where people are ‘investing’ money to transform them into spaces where they can spend a ‘quality’ time to rejuvenate themselves and relieve stress.

Accessible & USER FRIENDLY BATHROOM

Bathrooms have turned into a wellness space where people are ‘investing’ money to transform them into spaces where they can spend a ‘quality’ time to rejuvenate themselves and relieve stress.

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Mark Bickerstaffe, Director of New Product Development, Kitchen & Bath Europe & Asia Pacific at Kohler Co shares with Surfaces Reporter the upcoming trends in the bath spaces in 2017

Revisiting Bathroom Trends 2017 with Mark Bickerstaffe

Mark Bickerstaffe, Director of New Product Development, Kitchen & Bath Europe & Asia Pacific at Kohler Co shares with Surfaces Reporter the upcoming trends in the bath spaces in 2017

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Renovating a bathroom is always a tedious task which is why people, rather than making the changes, keep themselves hooked on to the same bath fittings, accessories etc. for years, enduring the constant pain of either a bad product or a fitting.

Changing the showerhead can enhance your bath experience

Renovating a bathroom is always a tedious task which is why people, rather than making the changes, keep themselves hooked on to the same bath fittings, accessories etc. for years, enduring the constant pain of either a bad product or a fitting.

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Bhavya says, “Since we were aiming at an exotic design value, we have imported specialized sanitary ware from Italian & Spanish designers like ‘Antonio Lupi’ & Roca’. The Buddha reigns supreme with a cutout of Buddha in Solid Surface Corian forming a grand entry to the ‘SPA BATH’.

Exotic, Oriental & highly aesthetic Spa

Bhavya says, “Since we were aiming at an exotic design value, we have imported specialized sanitary ware from Italian & Spanish designers like ‘Antonio Lupi’ & Roca’. The Buddha reigns supreme with a cutout of Buddha in Solid Surface Corian forming a grand entry to the ‘SPA BATH’.

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Very often we see that people tend to leave the water running while shaving, soaping the hands, washing face or while brushing the teeth. A great deal of water gets wasted as a result, without people realizing it.

Smart Faucets Can Change HABITS

Very often we see that people tend to leave the water running while shaving, soaping the hands, washing face or while brushing the teeth. A great deal of water gets wasted as a result, without people realizing it.

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Christopher Grubb is an interior designer and President of Beverly Hills, California based Arch-interiors design Group inc. He is a Style maker, designer and influencer by clients, editors and producers alike. His innovative bathroom trends for 2016 were published in SURFACES REPORTER in their speci

Top 5 Bathrooms Design Trends in 2016

Christopher Grubb is an interior designer and President of Beverly Hills, California based Arch-interiors design Group inc. He is a Style maker, designer and influencer by clients, editors and producers alike.

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