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!
HELP & ADVICE
The below guides have been created to offer additional help with the planning, design, product selection and installation of wet rooms and walk in showers. Additionally, the frequently asked questions (FAQ's) guides answer the most common questions on wet rooms in general and on our own wet room base the WetBase®. If you can't find the information you require, our friendly customer service team can be contacted of FREEPHONE 0800 280 8008: