Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Plumbing, to one degree or another, is available in every building. In administrative and office buildings, taps and sinks, bathrooms are always provided. Installations, bidets, showers, bathtubs, etc. are used in apartments and houses. Products vary in design, materials, shapes and types. To simplify your search, we have prepared a ranking of the best sanitary ware manufacturers, showing the main features and product range. The material was compiled taking into account technological advances in production, product characteristics and customer reviews.
- Rating of the best manufacturers of sanitary ware
- The best European manufacturers of sanitary ware
- Victoria + Albert
- The best Russian manufacturers of sanitary ware
- Band Hours
- Best Chinese sanitary ware manufacturers
Rating of the best manufacturers of sanitary ware
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The best European manufacturers of sanitary ware
Experts assigned the largest section of our rating to European manufacturers with a proven reputation and worldwide recognition. Here we have collected the TOP-10 of the best companies in Europe for the production of sanitary ware, which is popular for equipping a bathroom and a toilet in apartments and houses. Manufacturers provide a wide range of products in terms of design and functionality, but you need to be willing to pay the appropriate price for this. Such products are chosen by wealthy families for expensive repairs.
The first place in the rating is occupied by the German manufacturer Weltwasser. The company has been producing sanitary ware since 2005 and has two factories with 250 employees. The headquarters of the company is located in the city of Würselen, located in the west of the country. In the manufacture of products, three goals are pursued: reliability, beauty and practicality. 20 experienced engineers are involved in the development of design and new structures.
The range of sanitary ware includes shower cabins of various configurations (semicircular, square, triangular), trays (high and low), bath curtains, shower sets (mixers, watering cans, hoses). Walk-In is a separate line, which is favorably received by customers. These are vertical glass railing panels. They look very stylish in a spacious bathroom of a cottage or apartment in several tiers.
Our experts have awarded the manufacturer the first place in the rating for reliability and excellent technical support. All products are provided with a 5-year warranty, and full information support for operation for 10 years. Plumbing can be purchased in Russia only through dealers, but consultations are carried out directly by the manufacturer. For this, the official website has been translated into 4 languages, including Russian, and there is a feedback form on it.
The second place in the ranking of the best also belongs to the German manufacturer headquartered near Munich. The company was founded in 1998 and now has 1 plant in Germany and 4 in China. They produce goods under the supervision of German specialists. In total, more than 2000 people are involved in the production, and sales are carried out in 50 countries of the world. The assortment includes showers, bathtubs, pallets, sinks, toilets, bidets, fences. A feature of plumbing is the use of sanitary ware obtained by high-temperature firing. The raw materials for this are purchased exclusively in Germany.
Customers especially like the reviews of electronic toilets with heated rim, bidet function, subsequent drying with a hairdryer, elimination of unpleasant odors (deodorization) and self-cleaning nozzles.
Our experts liked the manufacturer for the presence of not only plumbing fixtures, but also furniture for bathrooms in modern and classic styles, for which the company was included in the rating. Thanks to such a variety of products, you can arrange a bathroom in the same style and not look for other places to buy related accessories.
The third place in the ranking is taken by a brand from Switzerland. Its name comes from the city of the same name Laufen, in which the headquarters are located. The corporation was founded in 1892 and has been manufacturing plumbing fixtures for over 125 years. Among the manufactured products there are: bidets, bathtubs, sinks (built-in and free-standing), mirrors, urinals, mini-sinks, faucets, toilets, bedside tables, overflow sinks.
For convenience, the assortment is divided into collections (Alessi One, Kartell, Palace, Palomba, etc.), for which a separate group of designers is responsible. Buyers like this in reviews – just decide on the style they like, remember the name of the line and choose a specific model. The catalog also contains column cabinets that take up minimal space on the bathroom floor, but allow you to place a lot of towels, bathrobes and other accessories in them.
Our experts have added the manufacturer to the rating due to the creative design of the sanitary ware. Here you can find products both with emotional shapes inherent in the southern part of Italy (semicircular toilets, wavy sinks), and with even and strict lines typical of northern traditions.
The fourth place in the rating of the best manufacturers of sanitary ware belongs to the Roca brand – the most famous brand among Russians. The brand originated back in 1917 in Barcelona and today is the European leader supplying products to more than 50 countries around the world. Gradually, the manufacturer acquired other companies, so today plumbing is produced not only in Spain, but also in the Czech Republic and Switzerland. The product catalog contains: installation systems, lamps and bathroom furniture, mirrors, kitchen sinks, pallets, bidets, showers, toilets and even Spa.
Each product category has its own lines according to configuration and installation method (for example, sinks are divided into: wall-mounted, overhead, cut-in, built-in from below, semi-built-in). Buyers like the reviews in the presence of various baths, where you can choose acrylic, cast iron or steel.
The experts included the manufacturer in the rating for high achievements in terms of hygiene of sanitary ware. For example, this company has a Gap Clean Rim toilet with almost no rim. This design does not allow deposits to linger and remains clean throughout the entire service life. It is very easy to take care of such plumbing fixtures.
The fifth place in the ranking was taken by a manufacturer from Italy. The company has production facilities both in its own country and in Asia, but the production of sanitary ware is carried out only under the supervision of European specialists. The brand pays attention not only to porcelain and acrylic products, but is also actively engaged in the manufacture of furniture with the Classic and Modern design. For the production of bedside tables and cabinets, hardwoods are used, which are covered with a protective film designed for use in the bathroom. Among the assortment of sanitary ware I have: shower enclosures, ladders, toilets, sinks, mixers.
Buyers in the reviews also praise heated towel rails. The Italian brand offers a large selection of electric and water models (connected to the heating system), which serve a practical purpose (keep the room warm, dry towels) and aesthetic.
According to our experts, the manufacturer deserves a place in the rating for the high quality of products and their long service life. For example, ceramic products are warranted for 25 years. All acrylic bathrooms come with a 10 year warranty. And the furniture can last up to 100 years, despite the high humidity in the room.
The sixth place in the ranking belongs to the Finnish brand Timo. The company specializes in shower products. The sanitary ware catalog includes boxes, showers and corners, as well as additional accessories for them (headsets, pallets, curtains, panels). The manufacturer uses natural acrylic, not plastic, in the manufacture of pallets, so the plumbing is durable and easy to clean.
Buyers note in reviews that they hardly accumulate plaque. The configuration at the booths is stable thanks to the T-profile, which provides rigidity and free movement of the casters. The metal surface is treated with electrochemical anodizing, which increases corrosion resistance. Prints on this design are less visible. Buyers praise in reviews and the presence of folding seats in many models of booths. It is convenient for bathing children or the elderly.
We added the manufacturer to the rating due to the use of different tinting on glass. In the catalog you can find black, gray and white-matt options. This allows you to decorate the bathroom in an interesting style and use the shower cabin with other family members in the room. The highlight of the sanitary ware manufacturer is the sliding doors made of tempered glass, 6 mm thick. The mirror effect reflects the room and enhances the spaciousness.
Victoria + Albert
At this place in the ranking is an English manufacturer of sanitary ware. The brand is distinguished by its sustained austere style, not devoid of variety. The product range is focused on sinks, bathtubs, faucets and showers. The company offers a wide range of plumbing accessories that increase usability. Among them: headrests and backrests to comfortably place when taking a bath, decorative siphons with black chrome coating, columns for free-standing mixers.
Buyers in the reviews note that English products belong to designer plumbing, which is worth the money. These are not only practical items, but also a real decoration for the room. For example, acrylic and cast iron bathtubs are not produced in the classical form, but in two-sided, with 2 connected circles. There are interesting models in the form of a shoe. The owners notice that they keep warm well.
We have included the manufacturer in the rating for the use of an innovative material in the manufacture of bathtubs. The brand has developed a quarrikast consisting of volcanic sand, limestone and acrylic resin. The monolithic structure has the strength of a stone and does not need a frame. It can be installed anywhere in the room. Painting is allowed to create an exclusive interior.
The eighth place in the rating is taken by the Italian manufacturer, whose sanitary ware is distinguished by its exquisite design. The price of the products is high, but they are intended solely for luxury bathroom furnishings. The name Migriole is translated from Italian as 'the best'. The catalog contains: mixers, mirrors, baguettes, curtains, floor lamps, fans, rugs, lamps, showers, pallets, furniture. Products are divided into two lines: De Luxe and Luxury, each of which enriches the interior in its own way.
The owners in the reviews note the presentable look of any little thing, including accessories. Shower sets in the form of a watering can, a bracket or a spray are made filigree, and even without seeing the logo, you immediately understand that this is a luxury item.
The manufacturer earned a place in the rating due to its sophistication. Competitors almost do not have such a rich design with a gold finish. Every element, be it a bedside table, a mirror frame or a toilet bowl, is decorated with gold stripes, ornate designs and braided patterns. Only from this manufacturer you can purchase racks for a bottle of champagne for the bathroom.
The ninth place in the rating was awarded to a Czech company founded in 1991 by two families who still manage the company. It all started with the production of baths and shower cabins. Today the sanitary ware manufacturer produces a wide range of hydromassage systems, seats, curtains and panels, faucets, toilets and sinks. Sanitary ceramics are highly hygienic due to their glazed surface, which ensures easy removal of soap, shampoos and cleaning agents. It is very easy to care for WC items and they retain their attractive appearance for a long time.
Users in reviews praise the manufacturer for the variety of collections, as well as increased safety. For slippery pallets, special transparent self-adhesive strips are available. They are resistant to direct exposure to water and will not allow people to slip. At the end of their service life, the strips are easily removed and replaced with new ones.
Experts also included the company in the rating for complex solutions for bathroom decoration. A total of 9 options are presented, including plumbing, furniture and related accessories. The buyer does not need to look for products in different places, choosing shades and sizes – everything is thought out and looks worthy. The '10 º 'design even won the Red Dot 2015 award.
The tenth place in the rating belongs to another German company, which began its activity in 1936. Its name is taken from the name of the founder – Hans Groe. Now the manufacturer is one of the leaders in the production of sanitary ware and has production facilities in Holland, USA, Austria, France, Italy and Great Britain. The headquarters are located in Dusseldorf. In addition, Hemer-Edelburg has its own design center. The catalog contains: shower sets, mixers, thermostats, installations, bidets.
Buyers in the reviews rave about plumbing for a wide range of products for the kitchen. The manufacturer offers a large selection of faucets with a high curved gander, convenient for installation in a kitchen sink. There are models with the possibility of boiling water in the mixer (Grohe Red), as well as cleaning and carbonating (Grohe Blue). Many faucet options with infrared sensors for automatic water supply and stop without having to touch the plumbing. It is very practical for public spaces.
According to our experts, the company should have been included in the ranking of the best for the latest development of Aquasymphony. This is a shower cabin with unlimited water supply possibilities. It can pour it from above with three thick jets, feed it through a hundred small holes, cascade through two wide slits, or in the form of a fine dispersion, like a sea breeze.
The best Russian manufacturers of sanitary ware
Among the Russian manufacturers of sanitary ware, collected in the ranking of the best, there are both domestic companies and brands that have transferred their production here. The products of these companies are notable for affordable prices and will be a good alternative to European products. They are often chosen by young families for their first apartment renovation.
The first place in the rating was awarded to a German brand that moved its production to Russia. This is a young company that has been on the market for 8 years. Prices for sanitary ware are very competitive, and the assortment contains everything you need: toilets, sinks, bidets, installations, faucets and shower equipment. Special items include an electronic bidet cover with shower, heating, massage and hairdryer. A remote control is supplied for control.
Buyers like the reviews that the manufacturer has not only the basic items of plumbing, but also a lot of accompanying small things that help furnish the bathroom. Among the goods you can choose: holders for paper and towels, glass shelves for cosmetics and hygiene products, dispensers, soap dishes, brushes.
The experts ranked the manufacturer for its extraordinary design. All plumbing elements differ in ergonomics with minimal shapes, but maximum ease of use. Every detail is thought out in the designs. This allows you to economically use space in a compact bathroom and use the best.
The second place in the rating was taken by Band Hours, the largest sanitary ware company in Russia. The company was founded in 2004 and today has about 300 partners and distributors in 100 cities of the country. Plumbing is produced at two factories in St. Petersburg and Ivanovo. The total industrial area is 5000 m². The main direction in production is the production of shower cabins and everything connected with them (pallets, panels, curtains, accessories for connection). In total, the catalog contains more than 150 product names.
Buyers in the reviews are delighted with the manufacturer's hydroboxes, presented in the Gamma, Tondo and Pronto lines. These are spacious cabins with dimensions of 230x230x140 mm and various functions for supplying water pressure (foot massage, air massage, hydromassage, Turkish bath, tropical rain). The system can be controlled both from the buttons inside and using the remote control. But they cost like a small car.
In our opinion, the manufacturer deserves a place in the rating for the active development of a non-trivial approach to organizing a shower enclosure. The company offers a wide range of walls and doors to organize a shower area anywhere in the room and even in a spacious hallway.
We gave the third place in the rating to a Russian manufacturer of sanitary ware with a 10-year history. The company started with bathroom furniture, and now offers a full range of sanitary ware: cast iron, acrylic and steel bathtubs, shower racks, panels, boxes, corners. There is a large selection of sanitary ware (sinks, bidets, toilets). In the catalog, you can choose complex models of double washbasins, which is beneficial for a large family or public institutions.
Customers in reviews like the wide range of plumbing accessories, including: handrails for the disabled, special seats, cosmetic mirrors, hair dryer holders. The manufacturer has its own range of sanitary ware, but Aquanet is also a trade group that serves as an official dealer of European brands (Paffoni, Winkel, Rosa, Kirovit, Mepa). Therefore, buyers are advised to be careful when choosing and clarify whose products it is, if you want to save on plumbing.
We have added the manufacturer to the rating of the best for the release of rare types of artificial stone baths. Polystone is used as a material (analog of marble for casting). The product is distinguished by high smoothness of the walls and monumentality, due to which it retains heat for a long time. No dirt lingers on the surface of the plumbing.
The fourth place in the rating belongs to a company from St. Petersburg, which has been operating for more than 15 years. Its slogan is 'Life-tested goods'. When developing new models of plumbing, the experience from the service department is used, where the craftsmen share with what breakdowns they have to face. Engineers take this data into account and propose new solutions that best meet Russian realities. As a result, faucets and shower racks come with secure fittings, the optimal dimensions so that they are not accidentally damaged, and a high-quality outer coating that is resistant to humid environments.
Buyers praise the manufacturer for a wide range from baths to various fittings. You can buy plumbing both assembled (for example, a shower stand), and separately (hose, watering can, bracket). That helps to save money when one thing breaks down and requires replacement.
The experts liked the manufacturer especially for the wide selection of mixers with different designs, for which it was added to the rating. Here you can buy a model from the Oldie line with a short spout, perfect for small washbasins. In contrast, the Arro series is offered, with a high gooseneck extending forward. There is a line of Alborg P for hairdressing salons, where a shower head with a hose is inserted into the spout. Lovers of vintage style will find here the Sam collection, covered with gold plating and made in the form of a vintage telephone.
Another Russian brand in the ranking, which has been supplying sanitary ware to the CIS countries for 15 years. The main direction of the manufacturer is shower systems and hydromassage stands. The products are conveniently divided into four categories: 'Economy', 'Standard', 'Business' and LUX. From the baths, the company produces only acrylic versions, where the largest is 150x150x55 mm. But the products are designed for sale to wholesale buyers, and you can buy plumbing fixtures at retail only from representatives.
Judging by the reviews, the owners like the variety of products and the price of sanitary ware, which allows them to save money compared to European brands. Among the products, the manufacturer offers many spare parts (hoses, watering cans, steam generators, seats), so if something breaks, it will be possible to restore it, and not look for a new product.
Our experts included the manufacturer in the rating due to the large selection of pallets in the catalog. Here you can buy an ordinary steel pallet 70x70x13 mm, for an economical organization of a shower enclosure. There are ceramic trays with a height of 46 mm and an area of 90×90 mm, which can even be used as a small bath. According to the configuration, the manufacturer offers squares, triangles, semicircles, pentagons and rectangles.
Best Chinese sanitary ware manufacturers
Here are a number of manufacturers that have factories in China, but the legal address and even warehouses for storing and selling goods may be located in Russia (for logistics). Plumbing of these brands is another opportunity to save money when renovating an apartment, but among the assortment you can also find premium quality goods.
The concern has been known on the plumbing market for 10 years. The products are notable for affordable prices and acceptable variety. The company's motto: 'Plumbing that matches financial capabilities and taste preferences'. Among the offered products are: shower cabins, boxes, pallets, corners, toilets, bathtubs and furniture. In terms of shape, the plumbing is presented in a classic and asymmetrical configuration.
Buyers in reviews note the variety of panels in shower cabins that can move to the side, swing open, fold like an accordion, have one or two sashes. Among the toilet bowls there are extraordinary models with black porcelain, which look exquisite and expensive.
We included the manufacturer in the rating due to the strength of the components, despite the lower cost of goods than competitors. So, frames for boxes and booths are made of polished aluminum profile, resistant to deformation and moisture. The panels are cast from tempered Triplex glass, which can be tinted, transparent, frosted or with mosaics. Powerful brackets with height-adjustable feet are provided for fixing pallets.
In second place in the ranking of Chinese manufacturers is a company formed as a result of cooperation with Italian developers. In the manufacture of sanitary ware, European technologies are used, but all production is concentrated in China. To determine the shapes, colors and patterns, a research program is used to promote the production of only demanded products. The construction market in Vladivostok and Khabarovsk is most saturated with it, but thanks to free distribution, you can buy Chinese sanitary ware in any region of Russia.
The owners in the reviews like the price of products that are almost twice as affordable as European brands. This was achieved not only due to the location of factories in China, but also to get rid of unnecessary functions (in showers and boxes), which buyers rarely use in their lives.
We have marked the manufacturer as the best in the rating for the production of mobile pools and jacuzzis, which are part of the sanitary group. The enclosures of the devices are made of reinforced PVC, consisting of six layers. The spa modules have heating elements to bring the water to a temperature of 42 degrees. Self-cleaning nozzles in the amount of 138 pieces provide airflow and last a long time.
The last place in the rating is occupied by the Chinese company Arcus, known on the Russian market since 2010. The company specializes only in shower cabins, there are no other plumbing options in the range. The brand presents products with a corner arrangement and boxes with four walls. There are two types of pallets available (low and high). Frontal glasses are 4-5 mm thick and are always tempered, and by design they are matte and textured, or smooth and tinted. The boxes use black, white, transparent and gray glass on the rear walls. The central posts, on which the watering can and nozzles are fixed, are made of mirror glass or plastic, of various colors.
Buyers note in reviews the strength of pallets poured from PVC. The wall section is 4 mm and the material is additionally reinforced with fiberglass, at least 4 layers. The Chinese brand is also known for its reverent attitude to little things – the rollers and other elements in them are durable and will require replacement no earlier than on European plumbing.
Our experts liked the manufacturer for the variety of pallet sizes ranging from 80×80 mm to 150×150 mm. There are interesting options with an area of 170×85 mm and many others. In terms of height, this manufacturer of sanitary ware is also ahead of the competition, offering models with indicators of 210, 215 and even 220 mm, which will be appreciated by tall people.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.