Post by Wetroom Materials
Walk-In-Showers, also known as Wet Rooms, are a must have for any contemporary bathroom while the traditional shower tray is fast becoming a thing of the past.
A wet room design allows you to have a level floor access environment with a completely tiled surface which creates a modern minimalist look and feel to the bathroom. In effect, you are not restricted to shower tray sizes.
While walk in showers are relatively new to this part of the world, they have been in Scandinavia for over 100 years. The finished style of a walk-in-shower can vary considerably depending on the size of the room, the drain and the shower screen that is used.
Wet Room Materials offer a wide range of wet room systems that will allow you to create the perfect walk-in-shower. Our patented Unidrain Wall Mounted Drain allows you to create a wet room with one slope, use large tiles and you no longer have to stand on the drain while in the shower. For a chic stylish look, the drain can be tiled into, making it almost completely invisible.
We are proud to say that our linear drains are BBA approved. This means that they meet industry standard and regulation. Our BBA approval ensures that our products reach a high level of excellence and superiority.
You can also avail of our nationwide Installation Service. We specialise in unique wet room foundations created to suit your floor construction and bathroom layout along with a 10 year no-leak guarantee.
If floor depth is an issue, we offer Low Profile outlets that require a building depth of just 64mm. A mechanical anti-odour trap ensures that no foul smells come through the building due to lack of use.
It is important to create the slope to the drain by using a screed (such as LIP 226 wet room screed) or a preformed tray that is designed for this purpose as well as using a tanking membrane that is approved to work on the metal flanges of the drain. A slope should never be created using tile adhesive. Tile adhesive as is not waterproof. Create the slope and then waterproof the wet area. Use a construction glue to fill gaps prior to waterproofing (LIP Construction glue).
Wet Room Materials have a superior range of screeds and membranes from our Danish supplier, LIP. They have been independently tested and approved for low emission and durability.
Our Unislope 1K range allows you to create a wet room on a wooden floor with one slope. Our Unislope 1K, 2K and 4K kits consist of the drain, a preformed plastic slope and waterproofing membrane.
Our Glassline system ensures level floor access is easily achievable. It is an integrated and secure system which provides you with a template to create the perfect slope together with a rail and a profile for the glass screen.
Matline is an innovative clever design which minimises excess dirt from entering the home. This system, which can be installed into an existing drainage system, is suitable for installation in utility rooms, boot rooms and kitchens.
Check out our Gallery for some wet room inspirational ideas or take a look at our Installation Videos which demonstrate how our products are installed.
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.