A wet room is a style of bathroom, which has rapidly increased it’s popularity in the UK. Effectively a wet room is a sealed bathroom, walls and floors are “tanked” which stops water from seeping out. It is normal for a bathroom designer will install a sloping floor leading down to a drain, so that excess water flows away.
A wet room is a totally waterproofed or tanked bathroom with a shower area at the same level as the rest of the floor. The water drains away through the flush drain within the shower area. A truly open plan wet room removes the need for an enclosure for walk in showers, although many people prefer to install a glass screen to prevent water splashing outside the shower area. As the floor of the showering area is completely level with the rest of the room, wet rooms are ideal for those with mobility issues who are able to move effortlessly in and out of walk in showers. A wet room is a great way of utilising space effectively and can be installed on both the ground and upper floors of your home, whether the floor is of timber or concrete construction. It requires less maintenance and cleaning than a usual bathroom, this is all down to the greater area reached by the shower water, and this makes a wet room a hygienic option and suitable for all of the family.
Benefits of a Wet Room
There are many benefits when it comes to the installation of a wet room, it isn’t surprising that the demand for open plan living has greatly risen as more homeowners are changing their outdated bathrooms into contemporary wet rooms, complete with walk in showers – giving the illusion of greater space and a luxurious feeling.
Add Value to your Home
Adding a new bathroom to your home can add an extra 2.88% to the value of it, so a wet room is likely to add even more.
Clean and Fresh
Due to the clean and minimal lines of a wet room, maintenance and cleaning become a lot easier in comparison to a traditional bathroom, leaving you with more time to enjoy your shower.
Wet rooms can be fitted anywhere throughout your home on timber or concrete flooring, using the appropriate floor formers and drainage systems depending on the floor build up. Wet rooms in loft conversions are fast becoming a popular choice for families looking to extend their living space. The key to ensuring any wet room is watertight, are effective waterproofing or “tanking” solutions.
Maximise your Space at Home
A completely waterproofed wet room gives you more space to shower in! They are great for creating the illusion of space in even the smallest of bathrooms. By removing an old bath or shower enclosure you can further maximise the space in your bathroom and create a real haven of tranquillity.