Our busy lives dictate our cleaning routines, and in recent years I've seen a steady increase in my customers looking to create a beautiful and practical Wet Room rather than the more conventional bath/shower based bathroom.
A wet room is simply a room with a tiled floor that has been waterproofed (‘tanked’) instead of a conventional shower tray. If the entire room has been tanked there is no need for any glass screens or shower doors, and the room itself becomes the shower enclosure, with a shower drain inset into a gently sloped floor. If you’d rather, you can create a showering area by installing glass panels.
There are many advantages to having a wet room in your home. From a purely aesthetic point-of-view, a wet room is naturally stylish and brings the wow-factor to your room. There's something liberating about showering in a wet room, not confined by a tiny enclosure or having to worry about splashing water on the floor.
If you have a relatively small bathroom, wet rooms are a great space-saving solution, given the absence of bulky fittings and fixtures. They can be squeezed into the tiniest of en-suites to create a practical, usable space.
Wet rooms are super-stylish by default. Even though there’s nothing particularly new about them, it’s difficult not to be impressed when you walk into a bathroom and see a beautifully tiled floor and walls with no clutter caused by bulky shower enclosures or shiny white trays. Their beauty is in the simplicity and minimalism. They are easy to clean, and great at saving space, making them as practical as they are stylish too. The open plan feel that a wet room creates is something quite liberating and is something quite impressive for any guests you have to stay.