A wet room is a bathroom that is completely sealed. The walls and floors have been completely tanked (or waterproofed) to ensure that no leaks can occur. There is no step up into the shower cubicle, in effect it is all one room, with the floor slightly sloped to the drain, to allow the water to run away.
No longer are wet rooms just a way to enable independence for the elderly or disabled, to allow them to get in and out of the shower easier, but any house that loves the stylish and contemporary feel will have one. So, if you’re wondering why you should get a wet room in Leicester, then you might be pleased to know that there are plenty of benefits to be gained from making the move.
The benefits of having a wet room
Here are a few of the reasons why we’ve found that wet rooms in Leicester are so popular:
- It’s got the wow factor – so minimalist and cool in design.
- It will improve the value of your home – because it looks so good.
- The fact that it’s so well waterproofed means less chance of leaks or damp walls. And you’ll protect the floor better.
- A wet room makes the most of space in a smaller bathroom.
- Extremely easy to clean as it’s all tiles.
A wet room is perfect to have installed in a bathroom that is additional to the main bathroom, for example, if you were having an en-suite built.
Often people like to have one bath in a home, so if this is an additional bathroom and you’re short on space, then having a wet room could be the answer.
The reason why it’s so useful for smaller rooms is because there’s no need for a shower cubicle to take up extra space. Simply have a glass partition installed to separate the shower from the toilet.
But then again, they make a great statement in a large bathroom too!
How much does a wet room cost?
The cost of having a wet room installed is dependent on how much or how little you want to have done, or how much work you would like to do yourself.
It can be anything from around £4,000 to £10,000. To have the room tanked is up to £2,000 to start with, then the cost of installation is dependent on the floor to ceiling tiles and units that you choose. You will also need to bear in mind the size of the room.
Get yours installed today with Robert J Dutton.
If you’re thinking of having a wet room installed in your home and would like to find out more about the options available, get in touch with us today for a friendly chat. With years of experience in wet room installation for bathrooms across Leicestershire, we would be happy to discuss the oceans of possibility.