A wet room or shower room is a guaranteed way to give your bathroom a splash of luxury. These facilities can be created in a main bathroom or en-suite and can make the most of any space.
When considering a wet room installation there are three main factors to think about – waterproofing, gradient and drainage.
Waterproofing is pretty self explanatory as this will prevent any leaks in your wet room. Level flooring is another essential to prevent pooling. The type of flooring you select will also improve the quality of water drainage.
Drainage systems, meanwhile, are dependent on two types – gravity or pumped. A gravity system manipulates the gradient of a floor by using a sub-floor made from WBP Ply (a type of plywood), which is then tiled over. A similar method to this is to use a ready made shower former (like a shower tray), which is also tiled over. Alternatively, wet room waste pumps are a good solution for floors where it has previously been difficult or impossible to fit drainage facilities.
Once you are satisfied this criteria can be met then you’ll be ready to choose your preferred suite.
Wet rooms are more often then not contemporary installations. Slate tiles and chrome accessories are typical of these rooms and used to create a modern city look or hotel luxury to capture a feeling of escapism and relaxation.
Various features of a wet room are sold in different designs and materials to help you create a room to meet your own individual requirements. For example a wet room screen can be used to divide space and allow for a dry area. Screens can also enhance the look of your room by acting as a focal feature.
Other features to consider to produce a real wow factor in your bathroom suite include lighting, heated flooring and towel rails and lighted mirrors.