As well as being a practical solution for those with restricted mobility, wet rooms are great if you want to make the very most of a small bathroom.

If you decide to go with the traditional wet room style of open plan showering, then (as with all bathroom installations) it’s wise to discuss with your plumber the work needed to ensure a completely watertight room. This involves a process called ‘tanking’ which requires the installation of a waterproof membrane beneath your tiles. Ventilation, under floor heating & good drainage are all important factors to be considered.

The benefits of a wet room

The advantage of a wet room is the power to choose the shape and size of your shower area, meaning your shower doesn’t necessarily have to be tucked in to the corner of the room.

Also, with no doors or shower trays to climb into, access is easy for young and old alike.

Luxury 8mm wet room glass panel

For a true minimalist style, choose the Luxury 8mm wet room glass panel

Walk in shower enclosures

For a cheaper alternative, a walk in shower provides plenty of space without the expense of waterproofing the full room. Comprising a shallow tray and partial open glass screen, all walk in enclosures, come in left & right hand options, complete with free shower trays and waste kits.

Walk in showers are generally more suited to larger bathrooms but can be an excellent alternative to a bath in a smaller bathroom. Frameless glass panels will help to create the appearance of space and you’ll still have plenty of space in which to shower.

Handy hint: Read our walk in shower tray buying guide for further information

6mm curved left handed walk in shower enclosure with tray 1400 x 900

Easy access and an open plan feel are the hallmarks of this curved walk in shower enclosure

If a wet room or walk in shower sounds like something you’d want in your bathroom, browse our full range of walk in shower enclosures and wet rooms today.