Post by Wet Room Materials
Of all of the elements of a bathroom, the drain is surely the least inspiring. However, when it comes to both practicality and aesthetics, they are the feature.
After all, the water from a wet room has to go somewhere.
There is no reason for drains to be ugly, intrusive, or abrasive. With the correct blending, drains can be the understated feature that completes the wet room experience.
Here are some ideas!
If you want complete wet room simplicity, opt for an invisible drain. The Scandinavians have this one covered, with linear drainage systems that blend into the surroundings. Gentle slopes and discrete tiled covers mean that the drain does not need to intrude upon the wet room space.
Tiled covers allow the drain to be matched to the bathroom aesthetic in a seamless blend. Opt for natural stone effect to augment the space and create an uninterrupted wet room experience.
The emerging trend for 2019 is for coloured wet rooms. Whether that colour is oceanic turquoise, cloudy skies, or a field of unicorns is up to you. The important thing is that the drain blends effortlessly with the overall theme.
Wet room design enables that drains to have porcelain covers, meaning that they can match the floor and wall tiles. This means that the colour can flow.
Whether you want wood to blend effortlessly with the walls, to stir a colour theme throughout the room, or to have an uninterrupted seam of luxury marble, blending is effortless.
Whilst innovation in porcelain means that a seamless blend of colour can be achieved, some interior designers are traversing a different road. The re-emergence of copper and brass as bespoke metals has influenced recent design.
Offering a rustic feel, copper drains and piping offer a warm, mute shimmer that offsets well against deep, brooding colours such as enveloping sooty black or dusky tonal lilacs. Wild darks do well with coppery enhancements, which glimmer without being intrusive.
Brass, on the other hand, is in its natural element when surrounded by watery blues. Optimising the reflective, space-enhancing spectrum of oceanic light, brass drains and piping are a statement of practicality and stability. A dash of light creates a natural juxtaposition with the deeper tones.
Copper and brass effects can be achieved either with the natural metals or as porcelain with different finishes.
Wet room design has dispensed with past limitations. The days of avocado bathroom suits and pink carpets are, thankfully, resigned to history – for now.
Today’s avocado is bright, beaming, and likely to be a statement piece. Pink can be splashed as a twist of colour or an inset light. Control has been handed back to the imagination of the designer, and wet rooms are the ultimate playground.
When it comes to wet room design, drains are equally open to the imagination. From the invisible to the overt, there is no reason not to embrace the feature.
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15th January 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.