A couple of years ago some friends of mine were remodelling their bathroom. They decided to turn it into a wet room. I didn’t really know what that was, so I just nodded. However, like anything else, once I had heard the phrase “wet room,” it started to come up over and over again. Wet rooms continue to be among the most popular trends for contemporary bathrooms. In this article, I will go over various wet room designs along with its origins.
What Is A Wet Room?
It is basically a tiled showed area inside a room that doesn’t include an enclosed, built-in shower cubicle. Instead, the shower enclosure is actually the bathroom itself. Because of this, the bathroom needs to be completely waterproofed. To achieve this, wet rooms often are tiled from the floor all the way up to the ceiling. Another important factor to think about is drainage when you are considering putting in a wet room. It will need some form of slope or gradient that runs toward the drain hole.
The concept of the wet room got its start in Scandinavia. For many decades, most Scandinavian houses have contained wet rooms as a standard feature. Their popularity continues to grow world wide. These days, interior design programmes frequently feature wet rooms, and this helps to generate even more interest for them.
Wet Room Advantages
Wet rooms have many advantages. They use space very effectively and can provide a small bathroom with a nice touch of luxury. This is especially true when it comes to small bathrooms where it isn’t easy to fit a shower cubicle. The walk in style of a wet room also offers a minimalistic and simple appearance for any bathroom. They are also very hygienic. They are very easy to clean since there are no nooks or crannies. For individuals with mobility issues, they are very practical, since it isn’t necessary to maneuver in and out of a shower cubicle. The spacious feel is another thing that many people appreciate, along with the overall sense of well-being that they provide. It is like having a personal spa of your own inside your home.
Wet Room Examples
Stone and Chrome has all the experience necessary to design and install wet rooms. We’re very happy to provide you with a few examples here.
The bathroom featured at the start of the article is loaded with luxury features. The luxury walk in shower features heated seating, a wall hung LAUFEN Pro WC, ILBAGNOALESSI One basin and storage recesses with LED accent lighting. Full details can be seen here. The slick black finish perfectly compliments the wet room’s openness. The overall feeling is one of contemporary minimalist chic.
On the right is an image from an ensuite bathroom. We created this room by featuring a spacious wet floor showering area and freestanding cast marble bath. The room is painted in Elephant’s Breath by Farrow & Balls. The tiles are silver grey limestone. Click here to view more of this gorgeous bathroom. Note that the bathroom’s wet room element combines beautifully with the other elements. To prevent splashing, it is partially screened off, yet it still maintains a wet room open plan feeling.
Our third example is a beautiful silver grey limestone tiled bathroom that includes a wet floor. There is a small stud wall in the room the separates the shower from the remainder of the bathroom. The wall hung WC is also housed there. In this bathroom, we designed a feature wall made of quartz decopanel. It is quite stunning and perfectly complements the Svedbergs bathroom furniture.