The main issue with a wet room is the flooring; the floor must be of a lower level in order for the water to drain off. … Waterproofing the walls is a necessary addition to the changes which need to be made in your bathroom and this is achieved by painting a waterproof “gum” over the floor and walls.
Converting your bathroom into a wet room adds a minimalist style to your home, allowing you to then get creative with the use of different materials within the wet room, porcelain and ceramic tiles are popular choices for wet rooms. Wet rooms are much more convenient for those who have restricted movement, such as the elderly or disabled.
How to install a wet room and linear centre drain installation
Frequently Asked Questions
What to do if you have a wet room in your bathroom?
In wet rooms, the showering area (with the drain in it) is normally ‘cordoned off’ from the surrounding areas of the bathroom with either glass panels or shower curtains to contain water over the drain as much as possible, and to keep the showering area warm.
Is there such a thing as a small wet room?
As part of our celebration of The Great British Bathroom, we demonstrate exactly how it can be done with some great small wet room ideas. A wet room, if you’ve never come across the term before, is a bathroom where the showering area is incorporated fully into the overall design of the room.
Where does the water go in a wet room?
Instead of water from your shower being contained within a shower tray, in a wet room environment, it will usually spill straight onto your floor, before leaving through a waste outlet. To achieve this, your floor needs a gradual slope leading down to the drain itself.