Your own wet room, one of the most popular bathroom trends

Your own wet room, one of the most popular bathroom trends

  • Adam Wilson

In recent years, wet rooms have become one of the most popular bathroom trends. People are becoming increasingly interested in them. The simplicity, modern appearance, utility, and ease of upkeep - all appeal to this approach. Many people feel they will never be able to convert their bathroom into a wet room. Many believe that such a metamorphosis is impossible to conceive. However, it is neither difficult nor expensive in reality, and any bathroom may benefit from such a makeover.

 

What is a wet room?

The wet room is essentially a bathroom, although it is not like the standard one. It's a room that's totally waterproof and lined with watertight panels, with the shower taking up the most of the space. As a result, there isn't a bathtub in this room. There is no shower tub and no shower cubicle. The water runs down the drain, which is positioned in the floor. Although such a shower is normally unenclosed, you can install a separation in the shape of, say, a glass screen. Common essentials such as a toilet and a washbasin are also available in the wet room. In reality, that is the basic structure of this space. The ease of usage and lack of needless features are the driving forces behind this.

 This isn't to say that the wet room can't have cupboards or a laundry basket; after all, there's a lot of opportunity for creativity. The key objective, though, is simplicity, which is why wet rooms aren't as cluttered as ordinary bathrooms.

 

Securing the room.

Every bathroom, as previously said, may be converted into a wet room. The most important thing to consider is that the room is well-protected from water. This is accomplished through a process known as tanking. The room is cleaned, and any gaps or holes are closed with silicone. After that, everything is sealed up, then coated with a specific membrane, and finally waterproofed again with a waterproofing agent. The watertight panels are then installed on the floor and walls, and the project is complete. It's a really simple process.

It is critical to select panels. Traditional tiles only survive a brief period. The grout begins to fracture, holes appear, and water leaks, which we do not want in our wet room. As a result, panels are the finest option. To begin with, they are fantastic since they are simple and quick to install, have a high level of durability, are water resistant, and are simple to clean and maintain.

Floors to Walls has a vast assortment of panels that are suitable for both wet rooms and regular bathrooms. Take a look at:  LARGE LONDON TILE - 1M SHOWER WALL PANELLING These panels mix modern and traditional design elements.

 

The basics.

Another crucial tip to remember when it comes to water is to make sure the drain is clear. It must be permeable in order for water to flow freely. It's a crucial component of the puzzle. Ventilation is also important. Because the wet room collects a lot of moisture, it needs to be disposed of properly. You must look after the ventilation shafts, and if there is a window, you must, of course, use it often. If necessary, several types of fans can be used.

The small incline of the floor is also quite significant. This can be done before or after the tanking process. The water simply needs to go down the drain, and what better way to do it than by using gravity?

Additional screen.

A wet room is defined by its simplicity and lack of needless items, although it does not exclude the installation of cupboards or the placement of a washing basket. The only thing you need to remember is to safeguard these cabinets from water in some way. A screen is frequently utilized to partially enclose the shower area, which protects the cabinetry. It is often constructed of glass, however it can be built of any material. One of the benefits of using such a screen is that it may effectively protect the area where the towels will be laid or hung. It is, after all, always preferable to dry oneself with a dry towel. 

Will the wet room add to the property's value?

This is a really intriguing question. It may be inferred that having a bathtub will increase the property's value. Standard bathrooms may be preferable for families with small children. But let us  examine how it appears in reality.

The bathtub offers a lot of benefits, but it also has a lot of drawbacks. We will undoubtedly consume more water, causing our bills to rise. Showering is far more cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

Large families, it turns out, enjoy wet rooms far more. Why? First and foremost, since it saves a significant amount of time. And when there are a lot of people in the home, we always run out of time.

Wet rooms are also more contemporary and luxury rooms, which boost the property's worth. We may undoubtedly ask for a higher price for a house or apartment if we have a well-protected room against water. Mold and fungi do not accumulate in well-equipped wet rooms, thus there is no risk to human health. Having panels is, of course, essential.

 

There are many advantages to wet rooms...

Cleaning.

It's remarkable how easily wet rooms can be cleaned. Rooms that are completely watertight and lined with panels are just so simple to clean. Unlike traditional tiles, there are no joints here, and nothing will begin to rot over time. Nothing has to be scrubbed. It's as simple as wiping it down with a little soap and it's done. Pouring water over the room is all that is required because it is waterproof. 

Accessibility.

There are no unwanted thresholds, shower cabins, or items / furniture blocking the room in wet rooms. As a result, they are suitable for anyone with limited movement, such as wheelchair users. They're also ideal for older persons who aren't as athletic as they once were owing to their age. That is why wet rooms are ideal for multigenerational households, as even little children can easily complete all sanitary tasks, and grandparents may use the room without putting themselves in danger.

Because the room is lined with non-slip panels and no water collects, it will be ideal for both younger and elderly people because water flows well and there are no puddles. 

Creativity.

You have complete control over how the wet room is set up. You may keep it extremely simple or, as we've already indicated, cover the shower area with a screen. When it comes to selecting panels, patterns, and colors, you have a lot of options. Wet rooms are dominated by minimalism and modernity, which includes stone, concrete, and marble, as well as wood and other traditional materials. Wet room panels, which are waterproof and anti-slip, precisely mimic any sort of material, giving us plenty of area to flaunt. 

Floors to Walls provides a large range of items. Consider the following example. LARGE TURINO - 1M SHOWER WALL PANELLING It astonishes with modernism and a lovely stone

Small spaces.

One of the most appealing features of the wet room is that it is ideal for tiny bathrooms and those with unusual shapes. The shower area may be placed anywhere, allowing water to flow from any direction. 

In such a little room, it is surely important to use light hues and tints to visually increase it. It's also worth experimenting with a shower system, which is a system in which water is poured from many funnels integrated into the wall, rather than a shower panel. This is a more intrusive procedure that takes longer to finish. The shower panel is still a popular and practical option.

Heating.

We may concentrate on hanging radiators when it comes to heating. It will also be an excellent location for hanging and drying towels. There is, however, one additional alternative that is ideal for wet rooms. This is referred to as underfloor heating. For starters, we won't need radiators or heaters, which fits perfectly with the minimalist concept. Second, the heat is evenly distributed. Finally, the moisture in the room is evacuated more quickly. As a result, it's an excellent option.

To summarize.

It is not only conceivable, but also simple to convert a bathroom into a wet room. We gain a lot by having such a room. First and foremost, our property is increasing in value. We may take advantage of the convenience while also saving time. We use less water and have an easier time keeping everything clean. We have a lot of freedom in terms of how we set up a wet room. It can be used by everyone in the family, and it eliminates the hazards that are common in regular restrooms.

Wet rooms are a fantastic addition to our house, providing a secure, pleasant, cost-effective, and attractive space that will last for years.

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