Post by Wet Room Materials
The world is moving forward at an incredible pace, with technological advancements being made every day that affect all parts of our lives. Whether things are being done bigger, better, faster or it simply removes an inconvenience technology is everywhere now. So, surely it should start to be included in your wet room designs? Find out what smart technology is available that can revolutionize the way we design, build and use wet rooms.
Often the most prominent feature of a bathroom, showers have already got a colossal range of designs and plumbing systems. Whether you prefer to include mixer showers or electric showers in your designs and plans, there are shower options to fit every budget and style choice. But lately, something has come into the market that will raise the standards and set the bar for the future: Smart showers.
But why should you care about smart showers? Well, not only do they look so much more futuristic than current showers, but they also make showering a unique experience and not just a necessity. With the ability to control water temperature down to the degree, showering was never so hassling free. Intuitive digital displays can provide a personalisation factor that just isn’t possible with current showers. And to top it all off you can control smart showers remotely! Imagine not having to get out of your warm bed and wait in the cold for your morning shower to warm up before getting in it, instead just turning it on from your phone!
One of the biggest advancements of technology lies within voice assistants and virtual assistants like Google, Siri & Cortana. What might have seemed impossible in the first Iron Man film with the likes of Jarvis is today’s reality! But these assistants aren’t limited to tiny hubs and screens placed conveniently in your home, you can now buy everyday items with these technologies built directly into them, including mirrors! Now you can get all the information you need whilst you get ready in the morning! From traffic updates on your way to work to weather forecasts and even making a call, a smart mirror can handle all of it.
We all like to treat ourselves to a nice bubble bath after a long day at work (even men like a little pamper session sometimes). But these me-time sessions can be made even more enjoyable with the inclusion of ambient lighting and sound. Designing wetrooms to include led lighting strips under surfaces to provide something that can really set the mood and hidden speakers to amplify this with ambience can elevate your wetroom designs to the next level. Forget candles and a glass of wine, the future is a sound and light show!
Remember how exciting shopping felt when you got your first contactless card? Imagine being able to recreate that feeling every time you go to wash your hands in a brand new wetroom. Motion sensor taps are common in the commercial setting, but they are still new and waiting to be used in the domestic environment. Whilst the actual technology allowing motion sensing is nothing new, it can be implemented in ways that revolutionize the wetroom experience. If you want to take it a step further, having automatic lighting can also create a seamless experience whenever your customer wants to use their new wetroom, making every shower, wash and use even more special.
Nobody likes having to get out of your warm shower and into the cold, especially not in winter. Why not consider designing your wetroom to include underfloor heating and integrate it with other smart technologies like a smart thermostat? This means the wet rooms you design are always warm and cost-effective, thanks to remote access thermostats that are becoming increasingly popular.
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.