Whilst traditional bathrooms do have their advantages, wet rooms have been growing in popularity for many years, and they look set to continue to do so into the future! However, there are many myths still in circulation about wet rooms that are really holding some people back from joining in with the latest practical bathroom designs.
Alongside their fashionable look, disabled wet rooms in particular can offer a huge range of benefits to most users and really make a difference in your day-to-day life, particularly if you or anyone in your household suffers from mobility issues of any kind.
Common Wet Room Misconceptions
Wet Rooms Need To be Downstairs – One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to bathrooms of these designs is that they need to be on the bottom floor of a home, thereby making them less suitable for bungalows and those without bathrooms on the bottom floor. However, wet rooms can be fitted in any space in your home, whether upstairs or downstairs, and on most types of floors.
They Leak – For some reasons, the myth that these types of rooms like is still prevalent. If the space is installed correctly, then the tiles should be closely-joined and leak-proof to ensure that they maintain their integrity for many years to come. They should also have a slightly angled floor, to allow the water to run smoothly down to the drain, rather than remaining in the room.
They Can Only Be Installed In Big Bathrooms – When it comes to wetroom installation, you don’t really need to worry about the size of your bathroom. In fact, it can sometimes be more beneficial to have a smaller bathroom than a larger one, as you can more effectively utilise the available space, where it might once have been taken up by the more conventional bathtub or shower tray.
The Entire Room Gets Wet! – Of course, that’s down to your design! Whilst the room can get wet without suffering and damage, by installing glass screens and partitions around the room you can stop certain items within your room from getting wet and close off whole areas. That means you can protect things like toilet paper, towels and toiletries from getting wet.
By going one step further and installing underfloor heating, you can make certain that the room dries extremely quickly as well.
You Can’t Unclog A Wet Room’s Drain – Wet room drains might seem difficult to clean, but with integrated top-access and easy-to-unscrew drains you can deal with any room drainage problems quickly and easily.
Bathrooms Like These Will Reduce The Value Of Your Home – Some may say that a bathroom of this design will lower the price of your home when compared to a traditionally designed bathroom; however, getting rid of a shower cubicle or a bath can create a far more open plan area. This can be a very clever way of adapting a relatively small bathroom into a stylish alternative that really makes the most of its available space.
Wet Rooms Are Slippery And More Dangerous Than Other Bathrooms – Although it might seem sensible for a wet, tiled and even slightly tilted floor to be a dangerous area, particularly for those of us who suffer from mobility issues, you can easily install non-slip tiles to effectively create a perfectly safe showering area.
In fact, without having to step over the lip of a bath or shower, these designs are even safer than traditional designs, as the risk of tripping is hugely decreased.
Wet Rooms Are The Bathroom Environment Of The Future!
Wetrooms are much safer than traditional bathroom designs, which rely on dedicated areas for showering and can often be dangerous to enter or exit. Wet rooms can actually increase a property’s overall value, and help to make a property more suitable for users of a range of physical abilities and ages, from children to adults and the elderly.
For more information on the benefits of a disabled wet room for your home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Bathtime Mobility today on 0800 29 22 110.