A practical and stylish addition to any home, the wet room now adorns many homes across the UK and here’s why.
1. A great space-saving solution
A wet room is an ideal space-saving solution; it removes the obstacles caused by traditional baths and shower cubicles, making it easier to move around the room. This is particularly beneficial for the elderly, people with mobility issues and families. There is no visible shower tray but an integral gentle slope to ensure all the water is channelled toward the drain. There’s no need to worry about getting the floor wet in a wetroom.
To maximise the spacious feel, choose a tile that is light in colour. A simple white metro tile is a great place to start. Large format wall and floor tiles will add to the feeling of spaciousness but bear in mind that, if using large format or regular tiles in the shower gulley (the area that drains the water away), they may need to be cut to size. Mosaic tiles are ideal for use on the sloping floor of a wet room as all the grouted joints help to create a non-slip surface. For the best of both worlds consider varying your tile sizes throughout the room. You could team large format wall tiles with coordinating mosaic floor tiles.
2. Easy to clean
What’s not to love about a room that’s easy to clean – the nature of the wetroom being open plan and waterproof means that there is less in the way of bathroom furniture to clean. Functional things to consider when installing a wetroom; the room will need to be completely waterproofed or ‘tanked’.
3. Improves the sale-ability of your home
Because you can fit a wetroom into the smallest corner, you can install one without impacting much on the rest of the home. This adds value to your home, making it more practical for you and more attractive to potential purchasers in the future. A wetroom is now an affordable and realistic option for any home. So, get creative and make your wetroom beautiful and your pampering pure pleasure. Visit www.tileflair.co.uk and come talk to us on Stand K79.
Tileflair are an independent tile specialist who have been selling tiles and tile-related products to the trade and public since 1972.