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Every property needs a wow-factor, and a luxurious wet room achieves this effortlessly. Or, at least, it should. Get it wrong, and things can go awry.
The secret to the perfect wet room is matching the correct drain with the angles and materials of the property. Here, we explain how the combination of low-profile slimline drains and a professional eye can trouble-shoot wet room problems before they happen.
When someone steps into a wet room, the wet room drain is the last thing that they’re thinking about. Instead, they see luxury, elegance, and aesthetic polish. The ideal effect is one of seamless colour, with water seeping away invisibly. Underneath it all, however, is the most crucial element in the wet room.
The type, positioning, and quality of the drain will make the difference between a bespoke bathing experience and a soggy mess.
The ideal wet room floor should slope so that water flows gently into the drain. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to this: it’s very much about a calculation involving the volume of water, the water pressure, and the wet room area.
However, low-profile slimline drains will often compliment most gradients. Invisible drains are an aesthetic asset that have been carefully engineered to work with the majority of drainage angles to ensure that the high-end look is perfected.
As long as the angle is correct, low-profile slimline drains offer a rapid yet discrete evacuation of water. This reduces the maintenance requirement, making cleaning easier (especially with our cleaning kit).
For wet rooms that are in constant use, this level of quality has additional benefits. Standing water, especially when contaminated by hair or soap bubbles, can easily stagnate. Low-profile slimline drains keep everything moving swiftly and neatly so that wet room users can luxuriate away the stresses of the day without any inconveniences.
With the advice of a professional, you might find that low-profile slimline drains are a sensible investment. Drains have to be matched to the wet room, and the correct synergy can achieve lasting Instagram-ready results. And in the case of high-end wet rooms, that’s important: standing in a puddle of cold water will ruin any other aesthetic enhancements!
Low-profile slimline wet room drains are manufactured to a high quality finish, meaning that they will not tarnish or deteriorate. Wet rooms are installed in order to add value to a property or venture, so choosing the correct drain can ensure that the investment continues to reap returns.
Ten years ago, wet rooms were the preserve of a handful of the elite. Today, most people have heard of them. This means that everyone from the globe-trotting executive to the investment property owner not only expects a wet room, but has firm ideas about their quality, luxury, and style.
Coloured wet rooms are rapidly outpacing the older preference for plain tiles, but this is the only major change. Everyone has always wanted – and still wants – drains to remain hidden.
Slimline low-profile wet room drains are therefore an enduringly popular option. Of all the drain types, they are the least intrusive. This enhances the aesthetic harmony, whilst also focusing the attention on the wet room features.
Whether you are an architect or a designer, the most important thing to remember about wet rooms, is to ask! The Wet Room Materials team include specialists from many different disciplines, and we are able to listen to an idea, evaluate a space, and advise on the best solution. In our experience, this type of drain is an enhancing solution for most high-end refurbishments. If you think it might sit well in yours, you can download our free architect’s wet room design guide, or simply get in touch for personalised advice.
Did you know we also sell Matline drains for utility rooms and hallways, which helps to prevent water and dirt entering your home by trapping it between brushes and draining water away into your internal drainage system.
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25th March 2019
My client bought a range of Wet Room Unislope Systems from our local retailer, Bathworks. We struggled to find anyone to come to site and take responsibility for the waterproofing until we came across Wet Room Materials. They were willing to stand over their tanking system and more than helpful throughout all stages of the installation from site survey and room preparation to installation. A 10 Year no leak fully insured warranty gave me the confidence that we were dealing with a professional organisation. I would highly recommend these guys and will certainly be using them going forward.
Steven Quinlan | Director | Citius Limited
I have honestly found, Wet Room Materials to be an easy and reliable company to work with. Whether it be a one wet room residential project, apartment block or a gym; they ensure there are no installation problems and we don’t have to worry about leaks. They take care of the specification and advising us on correct build ups and preparation. On a recent project we were able to buy their Unislope System p from our bathroom show room retailer and they subsequently came to site to tank out the bathrooms. It was a time sensitive job and The Wet Room lads worked through the evening and into the weekend to ensure we completed the project on time. I have no hesitation in recommending Wet Room Materials. They are a pleasure to deal with.
Noel Geraghty | Director/Founder | NGS Mechanical Services
In Bright Designs, we understand the importance of specifying a reliable waterproofing system for bathrooms. We have worked on a number of projects with Wet Room Materials over the years and I can honestly say that their waterproofing installation service offers complete peace of mind for us and our clients. The Wet Room Materials Team are there throughout all stages of the project from site survey and specification to installation. More importantly they also give us a 10 year no leak guarantee. I also like the fact that they will handle communication with the client and contractors in terms of delivering a high-quality installation which allows me the head space to focus on other aspects of the build."
Alan Burns | Director/Co-founder | Bright Designs. B Arch, B Sc Arch, MRIAI.