Wet Room FAQ's(1)

1. What is a Wet room / walk in shower?

“Wet room” is the name given to any part of a bathroom or en suite that has been waterproofed, is level with the rest of the room, and dedicated to showering. Usually tiled to be level with the rest of the room its walk in style contributes to an overall design style that is modern, simple and minimalistic in appearance.


2. What are the benefits of a wet room/walk in shower?

A walk in shower area opens up the bathroom or en suite adding to a modern simple and fresh look creating a more attractive space. Its approach fits the modern designs emanating from the leading European bathroom fittings manufacturers. In addition because wetbases can be tailored to fit any space, it offers infinite flexibility in both the look of a wet room and overall room design.


3. What do I need to build a wet room/walk in shower?

A specially designed and purpose made “wetbase” lies at the heart of a wet room or walk in shower. A fast flow drain and waterproofing materials complete the list of essential components within a wet room kit. A shower screen or screens also usually feature in the design.


4. How is a wetroom/walk in shower built?

Full fitting instructions are included within the Wetrooms Online Wetbase for both wooden and concrete floors. On a wooden floor the existing floor materials e.g. floor boards are taken up and ply wood on supporting battens are fitted in the space between the exposed joists, level with the top of the joists thus building a solid platform. Once space for the drain has been made and the waste fitted, the wetbase can be fixed to the platform, the drain attached and the joints between wetbase and walls sealed. Waterproofing is achieved through the use of a tanking kit applied with brush or roller to the entire area and the shower area walls. On concrete floors the same procedure is followed but if level access is required the concrete must first be chiselled out. If level access is not essential a plinth must be built to provide the necessary platform.