Wet Room Flooring
Wetroom create a luxurious feel to a bathroom and they can open up a bathroom and create a more attractive space. So it can be said that a wetroom is a shower room that does away with the cubicle or screen and has an open, fully tiled shower area. However if you are considering installing this into a small bathroom we would strongly recommend fitting a screen to avoid everything getting sprayed with water.
The important thing when considering a wetroom is to ensure that the floor is properly tanked; this is a waterproofing procedure that protects the building against moisture migration and leaks. We offer a number of wetroom floors on our site together with some essential accessories which you will find useful when installing a wetroom. When creating a wetroom consideration will also have to be given to the walls of the room, these can of course be tiled and a variety of tiles and panels can be found at the tiles section on our website. The floor can also be tiled after this has been suitably tanked out using a system such as the Kudos wetroom panels, which can also be used to tank the floor. Roman also offers a complete wetroom floor which is a complete kit ready to use and has the Roman Pre-formed Shower Floor and is manufactured from Roman Stone.
Wet room flooring buyers' guide
If you are having a wet room installed for the first time, the wide range of choices available can seem daunting. Which is the right flooring type for your room? What drainage system works well with your new floor? Is it compatible with your chosen screen and other fixtures? This guide takes a look at these questions and more, helping you make an informed decision about the type of wet room flooring you need.
Safety first with wet room flooring
One of the key features to look for when selecting wet room flooring is safety. All floors used in wet rooms should be non-slip, otherwise the room can become extremely dangerous. Non-slip floors are specially coated so that they offer grip for bare feet, even when wet. They should meet a strict set of standards, and be fitted by an expert who knows what they are doing. Whether the wet room is being installed in a private home, a leisure facility, a care centre or a commercial premises, you need to know that safety is taken care of. For public facilities, safety flooring is a legal requirement and a failure to fit the right flooring could land you in court. When you buy wet room flooring, always look for approved manufacturers and get products you know meet the safety standards. ukBathrooms chooses safe flooring from trusted suppliers, so you can buy with confidence through us and prevent accidents from occurring.
Everything in one place
There are many different pieces making up a finished wet room, and the floor is a crucial element of this. Having an open plan washroom can make access much easier for those with mobility issues, and can bring class and style to a boring old bathroom. If you've decided to bring a gorgeous new wet room into your life, you will need the right flooring, drainage, tiling and more to finish the look. When you order wet room flooring from us, we can supply everything to go with it: the tiles, fixtures and fittings, grouting and other final touches that make your wet room perfect. Be sure to consider the overall room when choosing the floor: your choice of shower, the level of use and the needs of its users are all important when you pick the flooring.
Budget considerations: high-end or value products
Just like any type of flooring, there is a wide range of budget options when choosing wet room floors. As a buyer, you want a price you can afford but you still want top quality. We have selected a variety of flooring choices for our customers, and you can shop by price on our website to get a feel for the overall cost. We are never beaten on price, so you know these are the lowest rates available. How much your wet room will cost to kit out overall depends on its size, more than any other factor: if you have a lot of floor space to cover, you will need a larger amount of panels and pieces. Many of the floor systems available include drainage panels and inclined pieces, making it fast and simple to install the whole room. Remember: your wet room is an investment and it could add serious value to your home as well. While you want a low price and we offer this across our range, make sure you pick a product that meets all of your needs.
The room itself: size and shape matter
If you have an awkward room shape to fill, you need a floor that adapts easily. Some wet room floor panels are fixed and bulky - great for open spaces, but not so good in a tight room with multiple corners. Many of the products we offer can be cut down to size, and have adjustable plates, so the height can be altered. With choice over the placement of the drain system and the size and style of the drain panel itself, you can select a floor that suits your room and create a wet room in any space of any size! If you are converting a downstairs room to create an accessible wet room, you will want to consider a flexible flooring choice.
Make sure you also consider the existing plumbing system and how your new wet room will connect with it. Some of our shower panels for wet rooms can be cut and curved around existing pipework. This could reduce or remove the need to change the pipes over, and make the installation process cheaper and faster. If you are having new pipes fitted, speak with your plumber about your wet room floor selection and create a solution together that is most efficient for your room.
Style counts too: your beautiful, luxurious new wet room
Of course, the look of your new floor also counts: you want a floor that matches your taste and fits with your room's look. Our shower bases are designed to fit comfortably under the tiles you choose, and we have a great selection of base sizes and styles. Sleek linear drain panels are a hot new trend this season, sitting neatly among your wet room tiles inside a chic concealed tray for easy, safe drainage. Wet rooms are a key look in today's interior design trends, with top designers and home style publications featuring the wet room as a great alternative to the traditional bathroom. Gone are the days when a wet room was just a mobility aid: today's wet room is a cool, minimalist paradise for relaxing and personal grooming.
Top wet room floor products
We've selected some of our top picks from the ukBathrooms Wet Room Flooring category to help you make your decision. The products below are all supplied by leading manufacturers and can be purchased online from our store for fast delivery throughout the UK. You can discover more of our wet room floors or get in touch for a free quote with no obligation .
Take a look at our guide to flooring products below, and follow the product links when you are ready to buy.
This gorgeous and easy to fit Origins product is a great choice for home wet rooms. At 30mm thick it should sit comfortably under any tiles you choose, and the concealed tray makes this product blend in really well for a smooth, open plan finish across the whole floor. This is one of the more budget-friendly options we stock, and a great choice if funds are tight. Available in a variety of lengths and drainage styles as preferred, Origins kit is a top choice for smaller rooms in the home. It carries a comprehensive guarantee for your peace of mind, and can be fitted quickly and simply by an approved and qualified contractor.
Slick and stylish, the Impey Aqua-Dec product is available in three sizes: 1000 x 1000mm, 1200mm x 900mm, and 1200mm x 1200mm. One of the key features of the linear shower tray system is its ability to cope with large amounts of waste water - making this a top choice to use in combination with powerful showers. The geometric style aids drainage without compromising the look of the unit, and it sits neatly and comfortably under most bathroom floor types. The system also features high quality waterproofing for added protection, including the patented Waterguard fleece membrane. Although this is one of the pricier products we offer for wet room flooring, it carries many extra features that make it worth the higher cost.
If flexibility is your thing, choose the Aqua-Dec Easy Fit. The eleven different sizes available make this an ideal choice to fit out awkward rooms, and it fits comfortably with any tile system. The Aqua-Dec Easy Fit does just that: it can be quickly and easily installed into any space of any dimension. A mid-priced product, the flooring system includes horizontal outlets for tiled or vinyl flooring as preferred. During installation, it can be easily cut and modified to fit round pipes and other fixtures, so there is no need to remodel the whole plumbing system. Perfect for replacing old, worn bathrooms with stylish new wet rooms, the Easy Fit system from Impey is an ideal all-rounder product.
Wedi has created a great starter product for wet room creation at home. The small shower base fits neatly under your existing shower unit and replaces the outer tray entirely. Instead, a concealed tray drains water away quickly using clever tilted tiles and a linear drainage. Three alternative colours and styles for the base make this a beautiful choice for modern and traditional wet rooms of all styles and tastes. It can be covered with tile or stone and can withstand high pressure for even heavy use. Although this is a higher priced model, finance is available making it a very flexible buy.
If you would like more information on any of our products or to discuss your wet room installation with experienced sales and fitting specialists, you can call ukBathrooms today. We are always happy to help, and we want to make sure that you have all the information before you make your choice - so that you can be sure you've made the right decision. You can also get a free quote or request product details by completing our online contact form today.