A wet room (or walk in shower as they are sometimes called) is a fully waterproofed (tanked) room for showering. Popular in mainland Europe, the wet room was once associated with care homes and hospitals, however it has now evolved into a chic showering environment often found in luxury hotels. Now with the modern advancements in waterproofing materials and pre-formed trays a stylish wetroom can be created in the home.
Unlike a traditional shower enclosure, with a step-in tray, a wet room has the showering area built into the floor, creating a no step walk in showering area. This level walk in approach makes a wet room the ideal choice for all family members but especially young children and elderly relatives.
The easiest way to build a wet room is with a tray with an inbuilt fall to the drain. This will ensure that the water drains away and does not pool or flood the rest of the room. Typically a shower screen is added to help keep the water in the shower area – who wants damp towels or soggy toilet tissue!