Wet rooms are an ideal choice for those with mobility problems, as they provide easy access to the shower. However, when designing a wet room for your home, there are some things you need to consider. Read on to find out more.
Make sure the room is waterproof
As there is no shower tray, it is essential to make sure the flooring and wall tiles are completely waterproof.
Nicholas Cunild of Matki told Homes And Gardens: “Hidden tray systems, which fit under the floor tiles and take care of drainage gradients and watertightness have proved a real game-changer.”
He also recommended finding a tanking specialist with lots of experience to install the wet room to ensure there are no draining problems in the future.
Think about heating
In order to prevent puddles of water and lots of condensation, it is wise to think carefully about the heating of the room. Heated floors are a good idea as they will dry out the flooring quickly, while heated towel rails will also speed up the drying.
This is particularly relevant to those with mobility issues, so they can avoid slip hazards.
You will have to opt for tiles when choosing your wall covering, as well as your flooring. This is to ensure the area is as watertight as possible, while also protecting the wall from becoming damaged from the shower spray, Victoria Plum reminds homeowners.
Consider shower panel
A wet room might accommodate your mobility challenges better, but it could be wise to consider installing a shower panel if possible. This is because it simply protects other appliances, as well as accessories such as toiletries and toilet rolls, from getting soggy.
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