Wet rooms, just a fad or are they actually worth it? A wet room can bring a world of benefits especially if you struggle with mobility. It is a convenient way to enjoy a shower without having to climb over the bath or step into an isolated shower. There are many pros and cons to a wet room and surprisingly quite a few different types you can have. So, here’s a list of all the pro’s and cons of having a wet room.
What is a Wet Room
A wet room is a waterproofed room with a shower flushed to the floor and a drain often in the shower area. Traditionally a wet room is open planned and has no enclosure. But many people now like to install a glass screen to prevent splashing the rest of the room. It also provides a sense of privacy.
Advantages of a Wet Room
Utilise small spaces
By removing the need for a stand alone shower wet rooms are a great way to utilise small spaces, and they can be installed on both ground and upper floors.
Less maintenance and cleaning is required as water reaches more of the room, SAving you time and making it a more hygienic choice.
A well designed wet room can add a real sense of luxury to your home. They are trendy and often unique to the home.
Disadvantages of a Wet Room
Not practical for everyone
The floors of your wet room can become very slippery. If the room is not well ventilated the steam can cause dampness and dampness reaches the whole room. This can become hazardous to less mobile people. This can be overcome by adding anti-slip floors but this ruins the aesthetic. Tiles might look fab but they aren’t always practical.
Water drainage issues
Clean out your plug! Water drainage issues can be a big disadvantage in a wet room. If it hasn’t been installed properly or there is a water build up in your drain then flooding may occur.
Not for everyone
Although they are stylish, a good use of space, and add a touch of luxury They just aren’t for everyone. Some people might prefer a bath or a traditional shower so some may look at it as an expense to replace.
Wet rooms have many benefits if you are looking to make the most of your small bathrooms, add value or feel a little fancier then maybe this luxurious item could be for you. But do consider the cons as it might not be for everyone.