Have A Wet Room Shower

Have A Wet Room Shower
Wet Rooms and Walk in showers are wonderful in look and practicality, but require specialist installation – so be careful when planning and appointing a building contractor.

Q. I would like to have a wet room/walk in shower in my new bathroom but don’t know where to start. Can you help?

A. Open walk-in showering areas within the home, commonly known as wet-rooms, have become very popular. Before embarking on this type of specialist installation the following needs to be considered:

Waterproofing – A liquid polyurethane membrane will need to be applied to form a seamless, impermeable coating preventing the lateral transfer of water (leaks).

Drainage – When the flooring is removed and before the sloping false floor is fitted a tank will need to be installed to facilitate drainage.

Load bearing floors – the weight of a fully tiled room can be quite considerable.

In addition lighting, heating and ventilation will need careful planning. We recommend that a building contractor specialising in this type of installation is used to undertake this project. This is definitely not one for the DIY enthusiast.

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