Wet Room FAQ's(2)

5. How do I make it waterproof?

The wetbase itself is waterproof so closest attention is needed to where it buts up against the existing structure—walls and floor. Each Wetrooms Online Wetbase is supplied with a waterproofing kit—a tanking solution, a special tape for all seems and a primer for porous areas. The tanking solution is first used to fix a length of tape to each seem where the wetbase fits against walls or the floor outside the shower area. Once the tape is in position the entire shower area—base and walls up to splash height—are tanked with 2/3 coats of the tanking solution.


6. How much space do I need for a wet room/walk in shower?

A wet room / walk in shower can be made to fit a wide range of spaces. The smallest WetBase that Wetrooms Online sell is only 800 mm x 800 mm, whereas the largest in the range is almost 2 meters long but the overall room dimensions clearly determine how much space can be made available. The most popular size is 1200 x 900 mm often fitted into a space once occupied by a standard sized bath. In a large room the best place for the shower area might be across a corner or along one of the walls. In any event the scope for tailoring the wet room and therefore the wetbase to fit the available space and to suit your needs is almost unlimited.


7. Can a wet room be installed on concrete floors?

Yes. Furthermore there are two alternative approaches. If it is not possible to chisel out enough of the concrete to accommodate the full depth of the drain—75/80 mm—a base can be constructed from timber and plywood to provide a solid platform for the wetbase. After that the build process is exactly the same as it is for wooden floors.


8. Can a wet room/walk in shower be safely installed on upper floors?

Yes. Any competent DIY enthusiast can install a wetbase successfully. The key is attention to detail at each stage of the process and the right kind of waterproofing. The Wetrooms Online Wetbase Kits come with a waterproofing tanking kit and a full set of instructions that when followed will ensure the wetbase will never leak.