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There are two factors that interplay to achieve the effect of a great wet room – aesthetics and functionality. A great wet room can take the breath away for a split second while the brain assimilates all it has to offer. Space, light, clean lines and colour are the factors that generate an immediate subliminal impression. That will be overlaid as one consciously takes in the fittings, tile patterns and details of sanitary ware and so on.
If you are considering building or renovating a hotel, for example, you know that a wet room that makes a bold statement, that leaves an instant impression of luxury and quality, imparts a quiet glow of satisfaction in the mind and heart of even the most hardened traveller.
Quality wet rooms simply don’t leak and the wet room drains don’t cause problems. This is what we at Wet Room Materials provide – trouble free wet rooms that deliver an above average superior appearance, and performance that enhances the reputation of the home or establishment where they are installed.
Whilst the drains are not the first thing one thinks about when considering a wet room, they are one of the most critical of the functional aspects. Not only must all of the water drain away efficiently, but they should not intrude underfoot in such a manner as to lessen the sensual experience. That’s why the Unidrain range scores so highly. Some designs within the wall-mounted range are almost invisible and mean there is no ugly hole in the floor right beneath your feet.
Even when using our professional wet room system kits, there is a huge deal of scope for originality. Wet rooms can be adapted to almost any room shape and size, even small bathrooms where they can create a surprising sense of space that other formats fail to match. Use of light coloured tiling materials, glass and mirrors go a long way to enhancing a sense of light and space.
Choice of sanitary ware may be a matter of personal choice and budget. Baths have grown out of use recently but should always be included if conditions permit. Many cultures consider the use of a shower for hygiene purposes, and then follow this with a soak and recharge in a bath.
While the immediate appearance delivers the most lasting impression of a wet room, the experience when using it should match that and solidify the memory. It’s the sum of each component that add up to the overall holistic view of the wet room.
Underfloor heating is a marvellous plus, and often an unexpected bonus. Even with central heating, a tiled bathroom floor can be a chilly shock underfoot. Compare that with the sensory uplift of a warm floor. The positive and uplifting difference for a lifetime’s shower is worth more than the financial cost of laying it down.
Obviously a power shower that delivers a substantial water flow is a must. The best looking wet room in the world would be totally betrayed by a wimpish dribble from a gravity feed. On the other hand, a powerful spray must be properly contained within the appropriate areas. Poor design can lead to soaked towels and other sanitary items – a bad experience that can totally negate an otherwise fantastic wet room.
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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.