A wet room is a wonderful addition to a home and can increase the value of the property as well as increase showering pleasure. A wet room is a relatively simple bathroom project to achieve but it does require some expert input, and a little forethought. Here’s how to plan a wet room that both impresses and functions well.
Plan Your Walk-In Shower
The focus point of a wet room and the most essential element in the room is a walk-in shower. A Walk in Shower gives you the shower you need as well as allows you to use the room as an open-plan bathroom. By measuring your room and discovering how much space you have for a shower you can then select the required tray, which will usually be tiled over to create a seamless shower area with the proper drainage. You can choose to position the shower in a variety of places in the room, although if you have a small room then you will obviously be more limited. Once you have your shower you can also install a frameless shower screen if you want to protect the area surrounding the shower. But it is not essential to have a shower screen if the rest of the room is fully waterproofed.
Plan Your Wet Room Floor and Walls
The floor of any wet room must be completely sealed and waterproofed so that you can ensure no water leaks from the room. Since many wet rooms will have no shower screen this is important. You will need to waterproof the floor beneath and then tile on top once you have a waterproof layer. You may also choose to install underfloor heating to provide extra comfort on cold days. In this case you would use a slightly different method to create a waterproof floor so you don’t end up with too much height. All the walls also need to be waterproof and therefore you can use tile backer boards and then tiles, along with waterproof tape to seal the joins.
Plan Your Wet Room Décor and Fittings
The tiles you choose will make a big difference to the overall look of the room as well as to the amount of maintenance you will need to carry out on them. You may also want to include a toilet in the room, a sink, or a bath. If it is to be used for the main bathroom then a bath tub is a useful addition but for a second bathroom you can stick to just a shower, or a shower and toilet in order to maximise space.