With a wide range of wet room styles to suit every taste, wet rooms are becoming more and more the in-design for the bathroom refurb and they’re a great way to add value to your home.
But where do you start? Check out NWT’s Essential Guide to Wet Rooms for everything you will need to make the right choice:
Can anyone have a wet room?
Realistically, YES!. A wetroom is basically a shower room that does away with a separate shower enclosure and tray, and has an open, fully tiled shower area with optional screens. If your bathroom is smaller than normal you probably will need to include a shower screen to prevent everything getting sprayed.
What will I need to do?
Installing a wet room is a job for the professionals as a gradient needs to be created along the floor to channel the shower water into a drain and then the entire room needs to be tanked (waterproofed).
The most common method for creating a gradient is to install a sub-floor made from WBP Ply (a type of plywood), which is then tiled over.
We have a large range of quality Stainless Steel Shower Drains to choose from which will compliment your tile design and floor space available.
Waterproofing & Shower Screens:
Waterproofing the wet room involves priming the floor, the lower section of the walls and the whole of the wall area around the shower and then covering with a syrupy membrane. Once it’s set, the room is then tiled.
We have a large range of bespoke Shower Walls and Screens to customise your install to blend into your wetroom design. We have recently added a Mirrored Shower Screen range for that additional functionality for an ultra-minimalist design.
It is also worth raising the bathroom door threshold by about 5mm from the floor in case the room fills with water (if someone covers the shower drain with a towel, for example). This will keep the water contained.
Advantages of a wet room?
- A wet room is super-stylish and perfect for creating a contemporary look in your new or existing home.
- As a second bathroom, a wet room can easily increase the value of your home.
- Removing the bath is an ideal solution for small bathrooms creating loads more space!
- Wet rooms are, in general, easier to clean and if you go for a Wall-Hung Basin and Wall Hung Toilet, it’s easier still!
- If it’s done properly, your floor (the bit under the tiles) is better protected than it would be in a standard bathroom.
For any wetroom enquiries don’t hesitate to call us on 01492 573738 and one of team will be happy to discuss your design ideas.