Contemporary Wet Room design factors

Sometimes it is best to ask the experts and here is some sound advice from Wet Room material company based in the UK.

Designing a practical, functional and inspirational wet room takes a little thought. Achieving it with the added assurance of a leak-free installation is easy when you have a wet room installed by specialists. Here are just three of the highlights we have chosen from the many presented by the ranges available:

1) Scandinavian styling

The words “modern” and “sleek” spring to mind immediately when you cast your eye over the Scandinavian inspired design. A wet room should be uncluttered and unfussy, however achieving that is not always as easy as it seems without reducing the wet room to a bland and boring experience.

Describing a visual experience in words never does justice to the subject matter. There are systems and kits that provide the platform on which to build with architectural imagination and skill. By removing ugly intrusions such as drain holes in the middle of the floor, unsightly frames and minimising unnecessary grout lines, the canvas is prepared. Add in an unobtrusive and elegant shower with complimentary sanitary ware to complete the look you want to achieve.

2) Glass

Walls and stud partitions darken any space. One of the wow factors of a great wet room is the same as for any other room – the aesthetic of light and space. It’s uplifting when it’s done correctly and is the primary impression that a visitor will subliminally absorb in the split second after they enter the wet room. Lighting and glass are the two factors that you have at your disposal. Glass serves two functions – the practical one of controlling water flow from the shower head to the area you want, and the visual design element of keeping the glass itself effectively invisible.

A glass panel system provides a perfect clean integrated solution. Thin profiles are bonded to a glass panel with no joints, providing a seamless, secure system to attach the glass to both the wall and floor with no visible fixings.

The glass is specially treated to make it water repellent.

3) Wall Mounted Linear Drains

Rounding off the sleek contemporary look means having no “ugly hole in the middle of the floor” that a bather sometimes stands on when showering. It destroys the full pampering tactile experience that a great wet room offers. Linear drains can be invisible, they can be placed anywhere in the shower area and do not have to be in the middle of the floor. The most popular and superior solution is the wall mounted linear drain. It is positioned up against the wall of the shower area so that it is not underfoot to any degree. It also makes creating the floor gradient quite straightforward as only one slope, in one direction is required. This enables you to use large format tiles and reduce the amount of grout lines.

You can watch the installation process video here, which quickly gives you all the information you need to understand how these wall mounted linear drains are installed. Functionality is in no way hindered, as it drains from a rate of 54 litres per minutes through its 50mm outlet.  Should you choose to place your drain up against the wall it is important to selection the style as not all drains are approved for this installation.

 

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