Are you considering a wet room but are unsure whether it will work in your bathroom? Looking for advice on what to pay attention to when adding a wet room?
There is no point in beating around the bush here - Wet rooms are spectacular. They give your bathroom that rich, modern look.
But you may have heard that wet rooms might not work in every house. It’s true. Plus, walk-in showers have their advantages and disadvantages.
On this page, we’ll go through them all and show you what to consider when putting a wet room in.
Finally, we’ll also show you some amazing wet rooms we have in stock.
What is a wet room?
A wet room is like any other shower, except for the fact that there is no clear visual distinction between it and the rest of the bathroom.
With a typical shower, you have a shower tray, an enclosure, and many other features that make it, well, a shower. It stands out, even by the shower tray (which is also slightly higher than the bathroom floor.)
But with a wet room, those differences do not exist. The wet room would have the same tiles on the floor as the rest of the bathroom. The floor would be fully watertight with a drainage system that does not require a shower tray.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of wet rooms?
- Incredible look and feel.
- Take little space and fit even small bathrooms.
- They are a great option for people with restricted mobility since you don’t have to climb into the wet room as you would to a bath or some shower trays.
Wet room disadvantages:
- Require solid waterproofing to prevent leaking
- The drain can be blocked unintentionally and flood the room
Can you put a wet room in every bathroom?
In theory, yes. However, it’s always a good idea to talk to a specialist about it and get a professional opinion.
How do you transform a bathroom into a wet room?
There are a number of options and approaches that you could use. Overall, the process involves creating a gradient along the floor to channel the water from the shower into the drain. You also need to waterproof the bathroom, which includes priming the floor, and walls, covering walls around the shower area with membrane, and tiling it over.