Post by Wetroom Materials
Wet room flooring is a vital part of the overall wet room installation process and it pays to get it right. With their seamless design and great use of space, wet rooms make a luxurious and modern bathroom choice. It is no surprise that over recent years their popularity has soared.
Wet rooms offer easy access for the whole family, add value to your property and even require less cleaning and maintenance than a traditional bathroom. Wet rooms are a great addition to any property and create that WOW factor in your home!
Installation for your wet room can be slightly more complex than for a standard bathroom. The reason for this is that your wet room floor type will determine most aspects of the installation process.
Your floor will fit into one of two categories: timber/wooden or solid/concrete. In many homes it is common to find timber flooring on the upper floors with typically a solid/concrete floor at ground level. Each type of wet room flooring needs to be treated differently.
If you’re designing a new build, it’s the perfect opportunity to integrate a wet room system. The wetroom drain can be plumbed in prior to the floor being laid which eliminates the need to remove or lower the existing flooring. Take a look through our guide on installing a wet room on a wooden floor…
Ensuring your subfloor is of good quality is really important as it is the foundation floor that the waterproofing and tiles are placed on.
If you are installing a wet room onto a wooden floor the best way to do this is to install a wet room floor former. This will channel the water in the wet room into a drain, as the floor former will have a consistent gradient built into it. You need to replace the subfloor section with the wet room floor former to support the ply lining before you can waterproof your wetroom.
After removing the subfloor you can fix the plywood onto the timber to create a flat base and ensure the flooring is even. Installing a plywood support between the joists helps to create a strong and sturdy subfloor that the wetroom is fitted on. You can use Noggins to support the edge of the floor formerly in place.
Next, you can begin the installation of your wetroom drainage. And finally you will need to tank your wet room. Take a look through our handy installation guides for more information on the installation process.
We offer a wet room installation service to guarantee that your wet room flooring, drainage and wet room kit are professionally and properly installed. It is worth installing your wet room properly from the beginning to save time and money down the line. We have the necessary skills, experience and qualifications to install your wet room flooring in the right way.
If you have any questions or need any further information on wet room flooring installation then get in touch with us today!
DIY Wet Rooms: Where To Spend & Where To Save
18th June 2021
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 WM | Wetroom 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, WM | Wetroom 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 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 WM, 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 WM | Wetroom 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 WM 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.