Sleek and stylish, a wet room manages to effortlessly melt into your bathroom suite with its superior luxury. Investing in a wetroom allows the shower to sit as a focal point in your bathroom installation, with a seamless transition into the showering area; a stunning minimalist complement to your suite.
Bathroom City's range of wet room designs allows for the ultimate showering experience, delivering crystal clear shower screens, lustrous frames and fixings that are ideal for creating a durable shower enclosure.
When it comes to making the big decisions in your home the bathroom should never be overlooked. One of the major trends which has taken off in recent years is the installation of wet rooms.A wet room can be installed in a cost-effective manner on a DIY basis or you can opt for the convenience of an installation service.
Wet rooms are waterproofed (or tanked) rooms usually equipped with a walk in shower. The wet room itself becomes the shower enclosure, with a shower drain inset into a gently sloped floor in place of a conventional shower tray.
Tanking is a waterproofing procedure carried out in bathrooms, wet rooms, shower rooms and sauna/steam rooms which protects the building against moisture migration and leaks, steam, shower spray, etc.
The essential elements for a basic wet room include the appropriate wet room flooring and drainage, the right flooring which slopes towards a shower drain, effective ventilation and sufficient water proofing (tanking).
Providing the building is of sound structure the bathroom in most apartments or houses can be replaced with a wet room. The style of the wet room will depend greatly on your floor profile. For example, if you are hoping to achieve level access showering then the shower drain needs to be installed deeply into the floor. Of course, in some builds this may not be possible as there potentially may not be enough space under the floor. You will need to research what is right for your home and your plans.
Aside from the structural aspects, when designing your new wet room, you need to consider aesthetics and positioning to make the most of your space. Where is the door to your bathroom? Where do you want the shower to face? Will you be putting a screen up to ensure your bathroom furniture and toilet don't get wet?
There are various ways to design a wet room - simplistically or with a touch more creativity. The key is to work with the building and end up with the wet room of your dreams.
Worth mentioning: Contrary to popular belief, all wet room flooring including tiles, adhesives and grouts are permeable and therefore can allow moisture to migrate into the structure over time causing mould growth, rot, and in some cases resulting in structural damage
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