Luxury Wet Rooms
There seems to be a growing trend into installing luxury wet rooms from Landons Wet Rooms as opposed to having a normal sized bathroom. Why is it that luxury wet rooms is becoming more popular and what is it about them that people have now labelled it as being luxurious? For starters this is no ordinary bathing area, but a fully waterproof room that could also be interpreted as one large shower room. Bathrooms have a small part of the room where people can have a shower or bath; whereas a wet room allows you to use the entire room without the worry of flooding the floor.
These are ideal for wheelchair users or people with disabilities that affect their mobility. The key thing about a room like this is space. Whether one is considering installing this in a small room of their home or just want a luxurious bathing experience, these can help resolve spacing issues. Converting a small room into a bathroom may only allow a very limited space for a shower, which can pose a problem for any user. However a good solution is to have an entire room that is sealed and with one drain on the floor to remove excess water.
The most important thing to think about before installing a luxury wet room is whether it can be made waterproof, this means that the room will use a thick lining (known as a tank). Most rooms can be made waterproof, however it is always best to seek professional advice and guidance to find out if it is possible for your chosen room. It is important to get this bit right, as any leakage over time can cause a considerable amount of damage to the whole of your house. This will mean spending out on a lot of money for repairs.
The next step is choosing your tiles for the wet room. There a many different types and it is important that you select the right one. The ones you should aim to use are ones that are good for gripping, such as mosaic tiles making the use of the room safer. However, one drawback is that with the many different tiles put together, there are gaps for the water to seep through, which can be a problem for users after a short period. Furthermore, they are more difficult to maintain and clean.
Another option is to use stone floor tiles, which may be slippery but have less gaps in between tiles which decreases the risk of water seepage. They may also need much more maintenance in order to keep them waterproofed. Other tiles are available; it is a matter of finding a balance between the two.
The final thing to consider when installing a wet room is where to locate the shower heads. Some rooms can have overhead shower heads, which is more common, or some may allow jets in the walls and foot showers designed to massage ones feet. The result is a modern showering method, aimed at making ones showering experience convenient and luxurious.
Rodger is highly experienced in the realm of wet rooms, having worked in the bathroom design industry for many years.