Wet Rooms Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What is a Wet room/ stroll in shower

” Wet room” is the name given to any type of part of a washroom or en suite that has actually been waterproofed, is level with the remainder of the space flooring, and devoted to bathing. Normally tiled to be level with the remainder of the room its walk stylishly adds to a total layout style that is modern, simple and minimalistic in look.
What are the advantages of a damp room/walk in shower

A wet room area location opens up the washroom or en suite adding to a modern-day basic as well as fresh look developing an extra eye-catching space. Its method fits the modern designs rising from the leading European washroom fittings makers. Additionally because wet room trays can be customized to fit practically any kind of room, it provides infinite adaptability in both the look of a wet room and also overall room design.
What do I require to build a wet room/walk in shower

A specially created and also objective made tray lies at the heart of a wet room or stroll in shower. A quick flow drainpipe as well as waterproofing materials finish the listing of essential elements within a wet room set. A shower display or displays likewise usually feature in the style.
How is a wetroom/walk in shower constructed?

Full suitable directions are consisted of within the base for both wooden as well as concrete floors. On a wooden floor the existing floor products e.g. floor boards are used up and layer timber on supporting battens are fitted in the area in between the revealed joists, level with the top of the joists therefore building a strong system. As soon as room for the drainpipe has actually been made and also the waste fitted, the wetbase can be fixed to the platform, the drainpipe affixed as well as the joints in between wetbase and also wall surfaces sealed. Waterproofing is achieved through the use of a tanking set applied with brush or roller to the whole location and also the shower location wall surfaces. On concrete floors the exact same procedure is adhered to yet if level access is called for the concrete should first be chiselled out. If degree accessibility is not necessary a plinth must be developed to supply the necessary platform.
Just how do I make a wet room waterproof?

The WetBase wet room tray is itself is water resistant, so closest attention is needed to where it butts up against the existing framework – walls and also flooring. Each base is supplied with a waterproofing set – a tanking service, an unique tape for all seems as well as a guide for porous locations. The tanking solution is first used to repair a size of tape to each appear where the wetbase fits against wall surfaces or the floor outside the shower area. Once the tape remains in setting the entire shower location base and also wall surfaces approximately splash height are tanked with 2/3 layers of the tanking remedy.
How much space do I need for a wet room/walk in shower?

A wet room/ stroll in shower can be made to fit a variety of areas. The smallest WetBase that we sell is just 800 mm x 800 mm, whereas the biggest in the array is practically 2 meters long. Overall area measurements plainly identify just how much room can be provided. One of the most popular size is 1200 x 900 mm frequently fitted into a space when inhabited by a conventional sized bath. In a huge area the best area for the shower area might be throughout an edge or along one of the wall surfaces. In any event the extent for customizing the wet room and as a result the wetbase to fit the offered room and also to suit your requirements is virtually unrestricted.
Can a wet room be set up on concrete floorings?

Yes. Furthermore there are 2 alternate approaches. If it is not feasible to chisel out enough of the concrete to fit the full deepness of the drain – 75/80 mm- a base can be created from wood as well as plywood to offer a strong platform for the WetBase. After that the build process is exactly the same as it is for wooden floorings.
Can a wet room/walk in shower be safely mounted on upper floorings?

Yes. Any type of skilled Do It Yourself lover can install a WetBase wet room tray effectively. The key is attention to detail at each phase of the procedure and the right sort of waterproofing. The wetroom kits come with a waterproofing tanking set and also a full set of guidelines that when adhered to will certainly guarantee the WetBase will never leak.
Can a wet room be tiled?

Yes. Providing the contoured, natural slope of the wetbase, which directs water in the direction of the drainpipe hence ensuring the shower water runs away promptly from the shower location, is not jeopardized. Large range ceramic tiles need to be reduced as necessary however mosaic tiles are easiest to fit – mosaic tiles are supplied on flexible support sheets

Just how do I choose the right dimension tray for a wet room?

Initially determine where in the space the shower is to be positioned – in a corner, recess area, along a wall, throughout an edge. This will identify the approximate dimension of the WetBase you need. All the trays can be trimmed by upto 50mm from each side. Insulation boards constructed from a similar material can be made use of to infill any type of areas where the base fails.
Can underfloor heating be installed safely in a wet room?

Yes. In addition the products used in the building and construction of the WetBase properly show all the heat they produce.
Why do I have to pick the sort of drain I require. What are the choices?

Drainpipes enable a either straight or vertical drain. In the majority of instances a straight drainpipe will appropriate, running just below the existing space flooring. A vertical drain is only called for where the existing water drainage is so prepared or where there are blockages preventing a straight run to the waste pipe.
What is a linear drain? Can I make use of one?

A lot of WetBase trays have a small square drainpipe either in the centre of a little offset towards one end. A direct drain is a rectangular drainpipe usually located towards one end of the direct wetbase. It is particularly appropriate where large style tiles are chosen over mosaic floor tiles. The WetBase has to be specifically for a linear drain and also usually it is a little bit extra costly than conventional bases for square drains.

Exactly how do I quit water moving right into the remainder of the space?

A shower screen fitted along the long side of the wetbase resting on the ceramic tiles will certainly protect against water from spraying or facing the rest of the space. They can be acquired in a variety of sizes and also designs from really basic clear glass displays to hinged versions, wall dealt with or free standing, etc
. Can the wetbase wet room tray be made to fit any size of area?

Each base can be trimmed by 50mm off each side. Preferably choose a size that is a little too large as well as cut the excess away with a good quality handsaw taking care to make certain the shapes of the base that guarantee the water is directed right into the drainpipe are not endangered.
Do I need to water-proof outside the shower area?

Providing a shower screen is fitted to stop the escape of water into the remainder of the space, there is no requirement to waterproof the whole of the room outside the shower location. Waterproofing is needed on the shower walls and also it is usual to extend waterproofing by 30mm onto the flooring and also wall surfaces promptly outside the entryway to the shower area, to produce a ‘splash zone’. If the area is especially small, as well as/ or water retreat might be an issue, it is recommended to container/ waterproof the whole flooring.
Can I mount a damp room/walk in shower in any house/apartment?

Yes. You can replace your shower room/ bathroom in any type of home or apartment or condo with a wet room. The style of your wet room may vary relying on your floor profile. If you are seeking level gain access to showering, the shower drain needs to be set up completely right into your floor. In some builds this is not possible, as you may not have adequate area beneath the actual floor i.e. the depth of the floor covering screed wants or the wood joists are not deep sufficient.