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WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF A WET ROOMS AND OPEN SHOWERS?



PROS:

Facilitates contemporary modern design and an effortless open plan feel

Opens up the bathroom and allows for a more efficient use of the space which is often more visually appealing

Eliminates a lot of space or size limitations often seen in traditional bathrooms and therefore facilitates the good use of space

Wet rooms can make small bathrooms appear larger and we all know large bathrooms tend to look more luxurious

Generally wet rooms are easier to clean as there is no shower screen or shower base to worry about, nor is there any cracks and crevices

Great for kids, elderly, wheelchair access needs etc as there is no recesses and shower trays or tracks to worry about step over

 

CONS:

A wet room design is generally a lot more ‘open plan’ so yes, splashes and steam can go everywhere

Costs can be higher e.g. in most cases you will need to have the space fully wet sealed, waterproofed and often fully tiled. This costs more money.

Definitely requires professional design and installation rather than DIY type of project

Be aware that if drainage is not spot on flooding can occur and water has the potential of going everywhere

There are some restrictions on where electrical can go i.e. power points / heated towel rails. Check with local building authority for regulations.