Hansgrohe vs Grohe: What's the Difference?

Let's talk about two of the most popular brands: Hansgrohe and Grohe. Which one should you look in to? Which brand has better products and what do each of them offer? Let's discuss.

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The Hausera Editorial Team

One of the most-asked questions we answer is if Hansgrohe and Grohe are the same company. The short answer is, “No.” The longer answer is a little more complicated.

The History of Hansgrohe

Hansgrohe is the original company founded in Germany by Hans Grohe in 1901. Grohe had been a well-known clothier near Berlin, but his interest in water and early sanitation systems led him to abandon fabric and establish a metal-working shop, according to the company’s website.

At the turn of the 20th century, indoor plumbing was still a rare convenience in most homes, but Hans saw the potential. He designed tin showers as a more economical way to bathe than the traditional bathtub.

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Hansgrohe Kitchen Faucet

Eventually, Hans was considered a pioneer and expert in shower technologies. Showers today with a wall bar for their handheld showerhead have Grohe to thank for it; he invented it in 1953. A few years ago, the Hansgrohe slogan was, “Das Orginal,” a clear message about its position as the original Grohe company.

Where Grohe Comes In

Grohe was founded in 1911 as Berkenhoff & Paschedag in Hemer, Germany, but got its new name in 1948, 12 years after Friedrich Grohe, one of Hans Grohe’s sons, purchased the company, the company history page reads. From that point, Friederich acquired a number of smaller companies, each of them specializing in a different technology:

  • 1956 – Carl Nestler Armaturenfabrik, inventor and leading manufacturer of thermostats
  • 1991 – Eichelberg, the oldest (1817) sanitary faucet manufacturer in Germany
  • 1994 – Deutsche Armaturenfabrik Leipzig (DAL), inventors of the flush valve
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Grohe Kitchen Faucet
Since then, Grohe has grown and now directly competes against Hansgrohe. Grohe America is headquartered in Bloomingdale, IL. The two companies do have something in common: both are well known for designing and producing high-quality, high-end faucets and fixtures for kitchens and bathrooms with a distinctly European flair.

Best Hansgrohe and Grohe Faucets You Can Buy Today 


Metris C Widespread Faucet

If you're looking for a simple, easy-to-install, clean-looking faucet for your sink, then this Widespread faucet from Hansgrohe is a great option. With a double handle, you can adjust the water temperature easier, and with the EcoRiight technology, it uses 60% less water without disrupting the performance. Along with the drain that is included in the package, it's offered in various finishes including chrome, brushed nickel, and polished nickel. 

Allegro E Gourmet Prep Sink Faucet

This prep kitchen faucet from Hansgrohe is sleek and a great addition to your kitchen sink. Along with its curved/bridge spout, there are 2 spray functions and a pull-down feature, which is great for cleaning those hard-to-reach spots. Offered in a chrome or steel optic finish, this prep sink faucet is sleek, clean, and luxurious all for a good price.


Elberon Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet

This single-handle faucet from Grohe is classic. With locking dual spray control, you can decide on what kind of water flow you want--regular flow or a SpeedClean jet--just by a push of a button. With the stainless steel StarLight chrome finish, this sleek piece is a great addition to any sink area--bathroom or kitchen. 

K7 Single-Handle Pull-Down Faucet

Pull-down faucets are a must-need for the kitchen. This single-handle faucet from Grohe has a high spout that can be moved 140 degrees, as well as a pull-out feature that can move 360 degrees. With this faucet, you can switch between sprays just by a simple push of a button. It's crafted in a SuperSteel InfinityFinish (chrome-colored), so you know it's sleek and luxurious-looking, too. 

If you're looking for a specific piece of technology and hardware from Grohe or Hansgrohe, consider going through the products on their websites. You'll find tub fillers, pot fillers, single-handle and double-handle faucets, shower and tub faucets, shower heads, and so much more. With a guarantee of durability, versatility, and functionality, both Grohe and Hansgrohe are two brands you should consider for your home.