The Ultimate Comprehensive Guide to Sanitary Ware Fittings: 3 Things You Need to Know!

Choosing the right sanitary ware fittings can be very difficult for most people out there. This is not just a statement, but something that I have experienced myself.

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Allow me to explain: when my husband gave me the keys to our new home, you can imagine the delight on my face. I was on cloud nine, but alas, it all came tumbling down as soon as I realized I had no idea what to do with the bathroom fittings.

Confusion galore! I didn’t know how to choose the right product, whether they will match with the bathroom tiles, whether they will be durable, should I go for looks, or should I opt for the material first!

So many questions and no solutions, so I decided to visit some of the experts in this field of sanitary ware fittings, and my, my, my, it would be safe to say that it opened my eyes to a whole new world (trust me, NOT an understatement)! I came to know so much about it, that I couldn’t help but write an article on it.

So readers, brace yourself as we are going to indulge ourselves in a journey which is surely going to interest you. Let’s begin by grabbing some background on what sanitary ware really is.

1) What is a Sanitary Ware?

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Starting off with the basics of sanitary ware fittings, I am sure you have heard of ceramic ware products. Well, sanitary ware is an upgraded version of it, which is more durable, resilient and can even withstand 400 kg more load compared to ceramic ware. They have a very glossy surface, and hence it makes them very easy to be cleaned.

All you have to do is spray some detergent water on its surface, use a brush or a plain cloth and scrub it clean. Sanitary ware is also very resistant to chemical reactions, so you do not have to worry about any toxic yellow stains coming up here and there, ruining the look and feel of your bathroom.

2) What are some of the common Sanitary Ware Products?

In case you have no idea what sanitary ware fittings and products can be like, or you need some examples, I am going to provide a list of them. Some of them you may already know, and some may be new to you:

  • Washbasins
  • Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Urinals
  • Bathtubs
  • Bidet
  • Pedestals
  • Soap trays
  • Holders
  • Towel Rod
  • Ash Trays
  • Toilet Paper Holder
  • Faucet
  • Taps

Now that we know what the most common sanitary ware fittings are, let’s get to know about the composition of this material and how they are made.

3) Components of Sanitary Ware Fittings

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Quartz, one of the principal components almost all sanitary ware fittings are made of

Almost all sanitary ware fittings and products are made up of three principal components, which are clay, quartz and Feldspar. The clay can belong to any of the two types such as ball clay or china clay.

Under high pressure, these three components are mixed together in a proper composition, ratio, and cast, to form the sanitary ware product. External colors and other agents can be added to it to give it a better look and as per the requirements of the customer.

Okay, science class over, relax! Now that we know what sanitary ware products really are, let’s know some of the top things that you should always keep in mind while opting for the right products in your bathroom.


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This is a very important point that no one should forget. In case you have a bathroom that is modern in style, you need to choose those sanitary ware fittings that have a modern look to it.

In case you buy an antique or old school design product, it’s going to be a disaster (like, really, I mean the kind of disaster that will be featured in the ‘before’ segment of one of those TLC home makeover shows.

Pretty sure that’s not the way you want to be on TV). So, always keep in mind the color, style, and design of your bathroom.

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Considering the size of your bathroom and the sanitary ware fittings you are choosing is another must-do point.

One of my friends made this mistake by not considering the size of her tiny bathroom, and she bought a bathtub that was almost a foot more than the breadth of her bathroom.

Naturally, she had to go back to the store and replace her bathtub. But why go through the pain of going back and asking for a replacement, when you can keep the size in mind while buying it the first time, right?


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As I already mentioned in design, colors can play a trivial role in deciding how well the sanitary ware goes well with your bathroom. Most people with a dark interior in their bathroom, and opt for a lighter shade in sanitary ware, as contrast is always good.

The items will stand out in the dark and it will also be pleasantly noticeable. Therefore, never make the mistake of choosing the exact color of your bathroom tiles and walls for your sanitary ware. Always go for contrast.


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With time, even basic sanitary ware has come up with new innovations. Some have a unique flow of water, lights, automatic toilets, seat covers and so much more.

You can make a list of all these extra functionalities and functions that you would like to see in your product while making a purchase.

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Now that you have an idea of what sanitary ware fittings really are, what they are made of, and the things that you should keep in mind while buying them, I hope you have an amazing time choosing the right product for you that meets your needs! All the best!

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