15 Oct Is a Wetroom Right for You?
Wetrooms are becoming increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why: They’re easy to clean, practical and stylish and these are just some of the benefits a wetroom has to offer. But a wetroom isn’t always the right choice for everybody.
Here we discuss the details and the pros and cons of having a wetroom installed in your home.
What is a Wetroom?
A wetroom is a completely watertight room that is usually installed by a professional to safeguard against leakage and to ensure that the floor is fitted at the correct gradient (so the water fully drains away). Wetrooms do away with the need for a shower tray and screen, making them particularly useful for people with mobility issues, as the seamless floor and walls make it easy for wheelchair access or for individuals to manoeuvre.
What are the Benefits of a Wetroom?
As just mentioned, wetrooms are fantastic for people with disabilities, but there are also other pros. If installed correctly, a wetroom is:
- Easy to clean
- More hygienic than standard bathrooms as there are less nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide in
- Look great
- Add value to your home if installed as a second bathroom/ensuite
What are the Cons of a Wetroom:
Not everybody wants a wetroom as a main bathroom, which could cause problems later on if you want to sell your home
Can cause a lot of problems and expense if installed incorrectly
Can a Wetroom be Installed into a Small Bathroom?
It depends how small. Most rooms can be converted into a wetroom, but bear in mind that if it’s a small space, you’ll probably need to have a shower screen installed to stop water spray from hitting items you want to keep dry. In theory, any sized room can be turned into a wetroom, but it’s best to consult a professional to make sure.
Can I Install My Own Wetroom?
If you really wanted to, yes: There are wetroom kits available online that people can use to install a wetroom, but unless you’ve been professionally trained, we really wouldn’t recommend it. We’ve seen too many times the results of shoddy, neglectful or uninformed workmanship when it comes to wetroom installation, which can cause huge amounts of destruction and expense. Damage caused by a poorly installed wetroom can be extensive and is always costly and timely to rectify.
Here at Bespoke Bathrooms, we’ve been professionally trained in Wedi Wet Room installation and all of our previous customers who’ve had a wetroom installed have been thrilled with the outcome. If you’d like to find out more about having a wetroom installed, give us a call today.