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Wet Room Considerations
“Wet room” is the term used to describe an area used exclusively for showering. It may be a dedicated space within a bathroom or en suite room, or a room on its own. It is generally tiled and is at the same level as the flooring in the rest of the room.
The materials used offer maximum flexibility making a wet room the shower room of choice for most situations. It can be any size, shape or position - corner, centre of wall, across a corner, centre of room—dependent on what else will be in the room e.g. bath, WC, furniture, and drainage.
When deciding where to place the wet room, and its size and shape, the following: need to be considered.
- What are the overall design aims? Fresh clean looks, modern and contemporary or a more traditional feel?
- Is the wetroom to be the single most important feature of the room requiring eye-catching design or is it a purely functional shower area?
- Who will use the wetroom? Multiple users or by one individual? Is mobility an issue requiring wheel chair access? Are there any young children for whom safety is important?
- Are there any space constraints; what else needs to be in the room? How will the area be accessed? Where is the room entrance and windows?
- What is the construction of the floor upon which the wetroom base will sit? Wooden floorboards or solid floor e.g. concrete?
- What type of shower screen is intended? Full enclosure or a minimalistic look? Single or double entry point?
- Where is the nearest or most obvious drainage point? Can the waste water be easily fed into an existing drainage system?
Sometimes the shape and size of the room itself dictates the answers to many of these issues but because wet rooms are bespoke in the sense that they can be made to fit any circumstance, their introduction to a bathroom offers enormous scope for individual design statements. Thoughtfully designed, they open up scope for bathrooms that truly reflect individual tastes and styles.
And by using the very best quality products, and incorporating waterproofing at every stage of its build, a long lasting leak proof walk in shower can be achieved by any reasonably competent DIY enthusiast.
Wetrooms online give comprehensive advice and full instructions with every wetroom base supplied and are available for instant advice and guidance at every step of the way.