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Specifying Projects in China

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Balance is an important virtue in China—old balanced with new, inside with outside, function with form. As China continues to sprint ahead in economic and technological development, the Chinese are returning to traditional values, taking a new sense of pride in Chinese culture, heritage and handicraft. At the same time, individuals are seeking unique identities. Desire for individuality is attracting consumers (as well as specifiers) to tailor-made, technology-forward products that suit their individual needs and enhance status.

There is a return to a more considered, traditionally Chinese-inspired aesthetic. This ornate style can also be seen adapted into a more minimalist form and appearance. On the other hand, desire for individuality and exclusivity results in niche design aesthetics as well—especially when it comes to high-tech solutions for everyday use.

When specifying bathroom projects in China, culture and tech-forward approaches are important to consider; however, considerations like plumbing configuration and typical building construction affect what products are specified, especially in the bathroom. Below are bathroom products typically specified in China:

Vanity Space: Sinks

Under-Counter

Under-Counter

Vessel

Vessel

Vanity Space: Faucets

Single-Control

Single-Control

Widespread

Widespread

Wall-Mount

Wall-Mount

Toilet Space

One-Piece

One-Piece

Intelligent

Intelligent

Skirted Trapway

Skirted Trapway

Bathing Space: Faucets

Wall-Mount

Wall-Mount

Floor-Mount

Floor-Mount

Bathing Space: Baths

Freestanding

Freestanding

Drop-In

Drop-In

Showering Space

Ceiling-Mount Rainhead

Ceiling-Mount Rainhead

Multifunction Handshower

Multifunction Handshower

Shower Column

Shower Column

Shower Valves

Recessed

Recessed

Thermostatic

Thermostatic