Guide to Planning a Wetroom Installation in your Home

Guide to Planning a Wetroom Installation in your Home

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What Are the Considerations when Installing a Wetroom into Your Home?

Wetrooms have become a design feature in many modern homes offering a practical additional bathroom and also making your home more desirable to home-buyers. Installing a wetroom is not a small task and probably is not the right solution if you require a quick bathroom makeover.

Planning a Wetroom Installation

A wetroom installation requires a complete room tanking and should be significantly more leakproof than a regular bathroom due to the watertight membrane which seals off the entire area.

A wetroom offers a stylish contemporary look to any home and are also a lot easier to maintain than a standard bathroom as there are less nooks and crannies to negotiate when cleaning.

Why should I install a wetroom in my home?

Wetrooms offer the perfect solution to installing an additional bathroom area in your home without the need to include a bath or a shower tray and screen. Because you are not using up floor space with a bath or shower this means that your wetroom can function in a much smaller space.

What happens during a wetroom installation?

  • The installation of a wetroom requires a water drainage gradient to be laid on the floor to channel the water towards a drain. There are a number of deainage options available including a WBP Ply sub-floor or a ready made sloping shower former.
  • The entire area needs to be sealed with the edges and corners reinforced using a waterproof adhesive. Waterproofing requires the application of a membrane over the lower section of the walls and around the shower area before the tiles are fitted.
  • A shower and plumbing will be fitted.
  • The entire room will need to be tiled from floor to ceiling using the style of tiling of your choice.
  • The bathroom door needs to be raised over 5mm above the floor incase of the room becoming filled with water and it needs to be contained.

What flooring is used for a wetroom?

When considering the tiles that you wish to use, think about some of the practical applications or problems which can arise:

  • Black tiles show up limescale and require additional cleaning.
  • Limestone will need to be sealed to prevent it becoming stained.
  • Ceramic tiles are affordable and durable but ensure that they are not too slippy when walking on.
  • Porous stone tiles need resealing every few months.

Can a wetroom be installed in any home?

A wetroom should be possible to install in any house. A smaller bathroom area may require additional screening to prevent the shower spray making towels and loo roll damp.

The existing floor needs to be sturdy or it can create cracking of tiling or leakages due to movement.

The wetroom membrane and deck is laid on top of the existing wooden or concrete flooring. For this reason your flooring may end up higher than the outside floor level if you are unable to set the wetroom into the floor.

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