Want to create a luxurious walk in shower in your bathroom? Follow this essential advice from Emma Foster at Mira Showers on what to consider when designing the space and how to ensure the suite is completely water tight.
In order to prevent long-term water egress problems a wet-room needs to be fully tanked – making it waterproof and completely water tight – a complex job that requires specialist skills and knowledge.
Don’t scrimp on your wet room installation – a flooded bathroom is a lot more costly than quality installation. Here are my key things to consider what installing and designing the space:
• Firstly, good ventilation is important to prevent the room becoming damp after a steamy shower, so consider installing air vents or air flow systems that can be used when the bathroom is in use.
• When thinking of the design, dark tiles add a touch of cool and spa-like luxury. If you have a small bathroom, however, opt for light colours and large tiles as this will make the room seem larger and warmer.
• Create a sitting spot. If you have space, furniture such as stools and benches adds a comfort that enhances the luxurious spa-like feeling.
• Introduce hi-tech features and multi-control fittings. Showers with both high and low controls and shower heads add flexibility and luxury to the bathroom.
• Think about how to heat the space. Underfloor heating is a good option for a wet room and is available in specially designed systems for wet areas. Heating the wet room from under the floor keeps it feeling comfortable in the winter and also helps excess water evaporate from your wet room.
• For those not willing to commit to fully tanking their bathroom, there are alternatives at a fraction of the price and workload. Choose from a range of shower trays that can be recessed into the floor or styles that are around 4cm thick to give a minimal look and a streamlined finish. Ensure you look for a high flowing waste system to prevent flooding.
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