Open ShowersOne common feature in modern-style bathrooms is open space. This is usually achieved by incorporating the “wet room” design with an optional glass-enclosed shower area. A wet room is typically a tanked or waterproofed bathroom design, in which the shower area and the entire floor, are at the same level. The tanked design means that both the walls and floors are sealed with a waterproof membrane that stops water from leaking out. The floors of a wet room have a sloping design that guides the water to the drain area where it can join the wastewater system. Your wet room can have a completely open design, although some people may opt for a glass-enclosed shower area to prevent the splashing of water away from the shower space. But how much does wet room installation cost? Depending on the size, the cost will vary. On average, the cost of installing a wet room is £8,000. This also largely depends on the different parts of the installation from tanking the bathroom to prevent water leaks, to sinking and tiling the pipes. However, the benefits that come with installing a wet room always outweigh the cost. Some of these benefits include:
- Accessibility: Most wet room designs are quite friendly to people with movement restrictions such as the disabled and elderly. For instance, there is no installation of shower trays, which makes access to the shower area much easier.
- Ultra stylish: More and more homeowners are now opting for these ultra-sleek, fashionable, open designs, which also offer the impression of larger space and pure luxury feeling.
- Fresh and sparkling clean: Unlike in traditional bathrooms, cleaning, and maintenance of a wet room is much easier with the presence of the clean lines.
- Superior design flexibility: Wet rooms come in any shape or size.
- Installable anywhere: They are quite versatile and can be installed anywhere in your house, whether upstairs or downstairs. Also, using the right drainage systems and floor formers, your wet room can be installed on concrete, as well as timber floors.