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Bathrooms – the essential guide  wet room


Want a wet room or a New Bathrooms Brisbane Northside , but not sure whether it will work in your home? Read on for the advantages, disadvantages and expert design tips

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Wet rooms are becoming more and more in Vogue, and they’re a great way to add value to your home. Whatever your style and budget, there are a huge range of options to think about.
But where do you start? We have everything from planning the bathroom to who to contact…

Australasian standard waterproofing

Waterproofing application

So, can anyone have a wet room or a  NEW BATHROOM BRISBANE NORTHSIDE
In theory, YES. A wet room is basically a shower room that does away with the shower screen and tray, and has an open, fully tiled shower area. If yourbathroom is on the small side you probably will need to include a shower screen to prevent everything getting sprayed.
Water drainage
Installing a wet room is a job for Sentinel Waterproofing as a gradient needs to be created along the floor to channel the shower water into a drain and then the entire room needs to be waterproofed.
The most common method for creating a gradient is to install a sub-floor made from Fibrous cement sheeting, which is then tiled over.
Waterproofing the wet room involves priming the floor, the lower section of the walls and the whole of the wall area around the shower and then covering with a syrupy membrane. Once it’s set, the room is then tiled.
It’s also worth raising the bathroom door threshold by about 40mm from the floor in case the room fills with water (if someone covers the shower drain with a towel, for example). This will keep the water contained.

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Advantages of a wet room
A wet room is super-stylish and perfect for creating a contemporary look.
As a second bathroom, a wet room can easily increase the value of your home.
Great for small bathrooms – removing the bath creates loads more space.
Wet rooms are, in general, easier to clean. There’s no shower screen or tray to worry about and if you go for a wall-hung sink and toilet, it’s easier still.
If it’s done properly, your floor (the bit under the tiles) is better protected than it would be in a standard bathroom.
If a wet room isn’t for you, have a look at our shower room ideas.


Disadvantages of a wet room
In small bathrooms, watch out for wet towels and loo roll caused by spray from the shower.
wet room should be tiled from floor to ceiling – and that’s expensive. And if you go for porous stone tiles, they may need to be resealed every few months, which is hard work.
Swapping a main bathrom for a wet room could make your home less saleable – buyers want at least one bath.


Your wet room questions answered

What type of tiles should I use?
Tiles are the most popular wall and floorcovering, but you can opt for sheet vinyl for the floor, or even Corian, which is a seamless, non-porous material that is low-maintenance.
If you are going to use tiles, choose non-porous bathroom tiles like ceramic or porcelain. Porous tiles, such as slate, marble and limestone need sealing every few months to prevent water damage. Only use floor tiles specifically for bathrooms on the floor as they aren’t slippery.

Can I install underfloor heating?
Many fitters recommend installing unfloor heating as it keeps the tiles warm underfoot and helps dry out the water on the floor




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