Post by Wet Room Materials
Almost anything goes with current coloured wet room trends. Now that digital tile design means that any shade, hue, or finish can be effortlessly recreated, wet rooms can shine with polished marble, glimmer with a dark onyx, or sparkle with Calanques granite.
This can add real value to an investment. However, is it all worth it?
Whatever the dream, theme, and palette, the cost is likely to be the same. The variables are the factors such as the size, the number of professionals involved in transforming the space into a wet room, and the overall complexity of the project.
Here is our guide of what to expect!
At least, that’s according to Ideal Homes magazine, which names wet rooms the “must have” desirable trend of 2019. Their article states that most coloured wet rooms cost between £5,000 and £10,000.
This rather lofty fee accounts for the need for professional installation, waterproofing, tiling, and under-floor heating.
However, will most wet rooms cost that much? Not necessarily.
In theory, a wet room can be achieved for much less. If you already have a waterproof space, the only real cost is the drain.
The drainage is the important element of a wet room. Where you position the drain, and how large it is, is one of the primary financial calculations that need to be made.
For this, the crucial thing is to work with a professional who can evaluate the space. Often, the most efficient drainage requires a slight tweak here or there in order to optimise the set-up. Drains usually go against the wall. However, in some instances, rooms have subtle angles that mean that a central drain offers a better final result.
This might mean a difference of £50 or so, but in the long-run will result in a more complimentary wet room system for the space.
Have you noticed that porcelain tiles are starting to appear everywhere? From Harvey Nichols to Hilton Hotels, every wet room has a dazzling backdrop of atmospheric tiles.
Coloured and hued porcelain tiles are very friendly on the wallet when compared to purchasing genuine stone. They also have considerable maintenance and weight benefits that make them ideal for a range of projects, from hospitality spaces to residential refurbishments.
Speak to your bathroom provider about the best tile solution. Investing in coloured tiles can be a sensible option if you are looking for the visual wow-factor, or long-term waterproof assurance.
Wet room construction is a speciality skill. Experienced wet room providers will examine architectural plans and survey the space in order to advise on the best strategy. This might include, for example, the different types of tanking membranes that are best for the chemical properties of the water – something that only an expert will know!
Getting professional advice means making the correct decisions early on in order to save money further down the line.
If you’re interested in the growing trend of wet rooms – whether for their practicality, their aesthetic, or their returns value – give us a call and share your project ideas with us. We are experienced at evaluating spaces, and designing solutions that work in harmony with the building. We’ll be able to discuss the pros and cons of each potential scenario, and offer advice about how to move forwards.
Integrating Smart Technology Into Your Wet Rooms
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.