What is a Wet Room?
A wet room is a totally waterproofed or tanked bathroom, with a shower area at the same level throughout the whole floor space with a slight incline within the shower compound itself, allowing excess water to drain away. A truly open plan wet room removes the need for an enclosure as with a traditional shower cubical, however, some prefer to use a screen to prevent splashing if sanitary ware is located close by on smaller sized rooms. A wet room is a great way of utilizing space effectively and can be installed on both the ground and upper floors of your home, giving the illusion of greater space and the feeling of pure luxury. You can also install a wet room in both Timber and Concrete constructions, however, the golden rule is to use a skilled design and installation team as the works involved go far beyond that of a normal bathroom. The key is understanding their special requirements and building in solutions at an early stage of your project, with the overall wet room design reflecting your personality, just as you would with other rooms throughout the build. To add that final luxurious touch to your wet room, we would recommend installing an underfloor heating system to help dry the room area after use and there really is nothing nicer than that touch of warmth under foot on those cold frosty mornings. Pull out all the stops with your designs and expectations, so you can make your wet room that unexpected hidden gem of the house!
So, can anyone have a Wet Room?
Yes, of course you can! When you no longer need to clean the shower tray or the worry of keeping the glass shower screens sparkling, which can feel like an endless task, the designs & practicality of a wet room can be endless! Wet rooms done well are fashionably modern, minimal and a great hygienic option. They provide additional flexibility to the use of space that’s not constrained by a conventional shower-tray or bath shapes and are easy to keep clean! We use ‘Inclusive Design’ so the wet rooms can be beneficial for the whole family, from the children, the older generations or anyone with impaired mobility who will all enjoy the ease of using a wet room.
When you have had a long day on the beach with the Children or out walking the Dog, you can find numerous other uses for a wet room such as rinsing down those wetsuits, beach toys and muddy damp dogs after that long walk! You even have the extra space to hide the cloths airier when it’s raining outside!