02 Mar What is a Wet Room?
In today’s modern bathrooms they have become more then just a bathroom they have become more and more a design aspect of a persons home.
With a lot more products to choose from today we can now provide any type of bathroom within the space you have, or in some cases the space we can create for you by redesigning the layout of your home.
We can provide bathrooms to suit your needs and requirements, which can include wet rooms.
What is a Wet room?
Wet rooms are waterproofed (tanked) rooms usually equipped with a walk in shower. The room itself becomes the shower enclosure, with a shower drain inset into a gently sloped floor in place of a conventional shower tray.
Tanking is a waterproofing procedure carried out in bathrooms, wetrooms, shower rooms, which protects the building against moisture migration and leaks.
Contrary to popular belief, all wet room flooring including tiles, adhesives and grouts are permeable and therefore can allow moisture to migrate into the structure over time causing mould growth, rot, and in some cases resulting in structural damage.
Key elements for a wet room:
- Correct wet room flooring and wet room/ Shower Drain
- Correct flooring sloping towards the Shower Drain
- Effective Water proofing / Tanking
- Sufficient Ventilation
Nigel Cresswell can advise you on all aspects relating to converting your existing bathroom or shower room to a Wet room.
The benefits of a Wet room?
- Opens up your bathroom and creates a more attractive space
- Suits and facilitates contemporary design
- Compatible with under floor heating systems
- Total flexibility
- Facilitates a shower where a traditional shower tray may not have been viable
- Wet room flooring can be wooden or concrete floor
- No predetermined shower sizes or shapes
- Level Access floor – assists less-abled showering
Can you Install in any house or apartment?
Yes, you can replace your shower room/ bathroom in any house or apartment with a wet room. The style of your wet room may vary depending on your floor profile. If you are looking for level access showering, the shower drain needs to be installed completely into your floor. In some builds this is not possible, as you may not have enough space beneath the actual floor i.e. the depth of the flooring screed is insufficient or the wooden joists are not deep enough. We can offer wet room design and ideas. Wet rooms design can be creative or simplistic, there are plenty of ways in which to work with the building and still achieve the wet room of your dreams.
What do I need to consider in planning a wet room?
Wet Rooms are waterproofed / tanked rooms usually equipped with a shower. The room itself becomes the shower enclosure, often with a shower drain inset into the floor, so that you don’t have to step onto a conventional shower tray.
Nigel Cresswell can advise you on all aspects relating to converting your existing bath or shower room to a Wet room Design
Wet rooms design have NO space or size limitations.
Start with the basics – What are you trying to achieve from your wet room?
Contemporary walk in shower or wet room design
Easy access for reduced mobility
Space saving wet room design
If you’re looking for a wet room then look no further than Bespoke Bathrooms.