Wetrooms and walk-in showers
After an exhausting day of doing whatever you do, you need a way to relax and refresh, a wetroom is an option. Why might you ask? Well it creates a sense of freedom, comfort and luxury. You can tailor your wetroom to fit the size of your room, offering more space rather than a conventional exposure.
You could convert a small cloakroom or an entire new space, or possible a zone of your existing bathroom. Convert it to be a space of your own to indulgence and enjoyment – the choice is yours. Not only is a wetroom your own home-spa, but it’s also suitable for the whole family, young and old alike. Commonly, wetrooms can be flush to the floor, thus making it easier to get in and out, particularly with those who suffer with mobility problems.
Wetrooms, particularly utilise a concealed, specially formed tray with a built-in gradient. These ‘formers’ sit under the floor and are then tanked – with a waterproof membrane – to prevent any leakage. After that it is then tiled on top for a smart finish. Wet floor formers won’t be seen – they are designed to sit underneath the ties away from sight. These can also be designed to make all kinds of different shapes and sizes – all to fit your room. Tanking the entire floor is a high recommendation, especially for a water tight finish.
The majority of wet floor systems have their own unique waste. Wastes can usually discharge around 30 litres of water per limit, showerheads only 12 litres. If you desire two showerheads or you have a particularly powerful shower, you will need a waste that can cope. A waste that can cope will prevent any backlog of water. Also the waste pipe needs to run with a good fall to ensure effective drainage.
Another option for a wet zone is a conventional shower tray. The tray itself is easy-to-clean, durable and cost-effective solution with not tank required. It won’t be a true wet room, as you are restricted on space and you’ll need a screen of sorts.
To prevent the water from splashing out of the shower area simply add a fixed glass panel. The panels could be folded back against the wall to optimise the sense of space the room gives. Meanwhile pivoting panels can be used to allow easier access and adjusted to deflect spray when in use.