Frequently Asked Questions
Below are 3 of our most popular questions we get asked when enquiries are made into Bathing Solution's Wetrooms.
What is a Wet Room?
Put simply, a wet room is a waterproofed room equipped with a walk-in shower often designed for those with mobility difficulties. For those who have never heard of one, read further and you can discover the design aspects, installation and safety benefits of installing one in place of a traditional bathroom.
Whether you want to replace your shower room or create a bathroom from scratch, give or take some careful calculations, wet rooms are suitable for installation in a variety of property types. Read on for our one stop guide to understanding the ins and outs of the installation.
What are The Benefits of Installing a Wet Room?
It is not hard to see why one of the most popular trends in modern bathroom design is the wet room. Compared to a traditional bathroom set up, there are many benefits to choosing an open plan bathroom design like this one. As they are far more spacious and features a drain inset into a gently sloping floor, it is not only much easier to clean, it also boasts improved accessibility for those with impaired mobility (for example, those who require a stick or wheelchair to help them get around).
As an open plan design also offers space for additional features such as a grab bars and towel rails, choosing a wet room shower for easy access can help many individuals to retain their independence and privacy at home.
In addition to the many safety benefits they provide, it can also help to limit the water damage to your home. As an impenetrable membrane is used beneath slip resistant tiling, wet room designs are not only leak-proof but less likely to suffer the condensation damage seen in traditional bathroom designs.
Wet rooms are also compatible with all types of underfloor heating, ideal for saving on radiator space and perfect for that added touch of luxury. The number of spacious designs available at Bathroom Solutions also means that a wet room is also an excellent way to add a contemporary touch to your home.
What is the Installation Process if I Want a Wet Room Fitted?
Because of the damage that can occur as a result of a leak, it is always best to enlist the help of a professional company like Bathing Solutions to ensure that the installation goes as smoothly as possible.
It is important to bear in mind that the design of your wet room will vary depending on your requirements and the incline of your floors – for example, level access showering (which requires a drain to be installed vertically) is not suitable for buildings that don’t have sufficient space underneath. If installation is suitable, it is best to allow about three days for any works to be completed.
We will carry out a site survey, discuss your shower room requirements and drainage options before offering advice on design ideas. Generally speaking, adapting the room consists of creating a gradient along the floor which will direct the shower water into a channel and down a drain followed by waterproofing the surroundings. This gradient can be created either by planting a ‘false’ plywood floor and tiling over it or installing a ready-made shower former into the space.
The ultimate wet room answer to bathing difficulties.
The Baroness showering system is exclusive to Bathing Solutions.