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Wet Room Guide

By May 3, 2018 No Comments

Are you considering a wet room but not quite sure it’s the right choice for your home? Here at Master Bathrooms our experts provide all the information you need to know about creating the perfect wet room space. From waterproofing to products we’ve got you covered.

Refurbishing your bathroom is a great way to add value to your home and wet rooms are becoming ever more popular. In Hertfordshire, we now fit more wet rooms than any other type of bathroom and you can be confident in the knowledge that we are extremely experienced in this field.

Most bathrooms can be converted into wet rooms, a wet room simply means there will usually be no step-up tray in your shower area and sometimes no shower glass, the increasing popularity of wet rooms is down to the simplicity of design, the ease of cleaning and the ease of access they provide.

At Master Bathrooms we supply and install innovative and practical, Schlüter- Systems® These integrated wet room solutions allow us to meet the functional requirements of wet-room substrate preparation whilst retaining the freedom for design. The Schlüter®-KERDI range provides an extensive selection of products to create a CE marked bonded waterproof installation. Tile coverings are not waterproof and moisture can seep through the joints, but this can be effectively prevented with bonded waterproofing assemblies. Schlüter®-DITRA and Schlüter®-KERDI are the complete systems we use for waterproofing. We prepare your bathroom installation to the highest standard using these products, so we can assure that leaking will never be a problem.

A gradient will need to be created in the floor to allow the water to flow into the drain before the room is waterproofed, usually a wet room deck will need to be constructed first, but this will vary depending on whether your floor is timber or concrete.

Obviously, your wet room will get wet, but if there are splashes of water which do not dry out, this can cause problems. Underfloor heating is highly recommended in any wet room, not only will it create a luxuriously warm floor, but it will also help to dry the space out effectively.

The solution we use for electric under tile and stone heating comes in the form of Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT, which simultaneously heats and protects tile and stone installations. The uncoupling matting prevents cracks in the finished installation by neutralising stress between your substrate and tiling, and its unique studded design means that the cable is easily pressed into place with no need for tape, glue or measurement. Provision of the mat and cable as separate elements means that the heating system can be custom designed around the features of a room, ensuring the most efficient use of materials and keeping the cost to our customers down.

A wet room provides a great way to open up space in small bathrooms too. A wet room glass screen is always a good idea in a small bathroom, as it will keep towels, toilet roll and other items from getting wet.  Enhance this sense of space further by fitting a wall mounted vanity unit or basin and toilet – this will also make cleaning the floor easier and more hygienic.

Call us today for all your wet room installation needs on 01923 773026