Wet rooms are becoming increasingly popular in British bathrooms, and it is easy to see why. Generic white shower enclosures are starting to be a thing of the past, as wet rooms are a great way to add style and space to a bathroom. Here are some things to consider before you go ahead with a wet room:
Perhaps the most important thing to consider before you make your wet room is to ensure that everything is fully waterproofed. To do this, a waterproof membrane must be laid on the floor and onto the walls in your wet room. Getting this right will mean that you have a fully functioning wet room that doesn’t leak.
Underfloor heating is highly recommended if you decide to go for a wet room, as it helps remove water on the floor by evaporating it. It’s also highly effective in creating a cosy and warm feeling, as tiles usually get very cold.
Select The Right Tiles
Having a wet room means literally just that, your floor is going to be wet after someone has a shower. This is why it is important to select the right tiles that are slip resistant, particularly if you have any children, elderly or disabled in your household.
In order for your wet room to work properly, you need the water to drain away efficiently. There must be a soft slope in the floor to let the water travel into the drainage. You can do this by fitting in a pre-formed tray of your existing tiled floor.