Creating the perfect bathroom is something many of us would love to do, and increasing numbers of us are looking for more unusual solutions. One option that you could consider is a wet room. This article takes you through the key features of wet rooms, looks at why they are popular, debates potential drawbacks and discusses where they are commonly used. Hopefully this should give you a better idea about what they are and whether a wet room would be the perfect solution for your bathroom.
The main way in which wet rooms differ to ‘traditional’ bathrooms is that rather than having a built-in, enclosed shower cubicle, they room itself effectively acts as the enclosure. This means that wet rooms have to be fully waterproofed to prevent leaks.
In terms of bathroom suites, there is a wide range of options to choose from; the only difference is that you don’t necessarily need to worry about choosing a shower screen as you would with other types of bathroom. Many wet rooms are also tiled from floor to ceiling to take care of the issue of waterproofing, and drainage is another important issue to consider.
One of the main reasons wet rooms are popular is because they can help you to save space if you only have a small bathroom. They mean that you don’t need to have a shower cubicle, which can constrict movement in a small room, and you don’t even need to have a bath in there if you don’t want to.
Wet rooms are also very practical, particularly for people with mobility issues as they eliminate the need to step up into a shower cubicle. They are also considered to be very stylish and so if you want to create a cool, modern look in your bathroom, they could be a good option to consider. With the increasing range of bathroom suites available, there are plenty of designs to choose from so you should be able to create exactly the look you want.
Another reason many people like wet rooms is that they can be easier to clean, due to the fact there are fewer fiddly surfaces and corners to worry about.