West Lothian Wet Room and Wall Panels - More Information
Since spa rooms are designed to get wet without issue, it is vital to think about the flooring material that will be used. Most homeowners will want a Slip Resistant room, so they don’t have to worry about falling when the floors are wet. There are various options for this, and the type of flooring can make a difference in which tray will be used.
- Tiled Flooring. This offers the most choices, and it’s possible to choose any undertray desired for the room. This is the most flexible option for flooring.
- Vinyl Flooring. If the risk of slipping is significant, vinyl flooring may be the answer. Though it limits the tray choice because of specific drain requirements, there are now plenty of designs to choose from.
- Microcement. A relatively new type of flooring is a composite that is based on cement. Water-based resins and color pigments can be used to create a decorative finish, and a floor former or linear drain channel can be used with this flooring.
It is essential to look into the slip rating for wet floors before making a decision. Most materials will have a slip rating, and we can help review the recommendations before you pick out the flooring so your new floor will be slip-resistant.
Wall Panels are a Great Choice Too!
If you’re restricted by time or your budget, the newest wall panels may be the perfect solution. Wall panels used in a bathroom are made of resin or MDF that’s specifically created to be moisture resistant. These materials are waterproof and will keep their color over time.
Wet walls are 100% waterproof, so there’s no worry about water splashing on the walls. While tiling can take a few days to complete, wall panels can be installed in a few hours. Boards don’t require grout, so the installation is more straightforward. On top of this, wall panels are easy to maintain, and a hygienic choice as mould won’t grow as quickly.
If you’re considering a wet room or adding in wall panels, contact us today. We can go over tiling ideas and more to help you create a new bathroom you’ll love.
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Common Questions on Wet Rooms and Wall Panels by West Lothian Tilers
What does wet room mean?
A: A wet room means that due to the waterproofing (or tanking) of the room then there is no danger of water leakage elsewhere. This allows you to do away with enclosures or shower screens. Sometimes people get concerned with the idea of a full waterproof room but normally we remind them of public swimming pool areas or school showers where wet-rooms have been used successfully for many years.
Are wet rooms a good idea?
What is the difference between a wet room and a shower room?
A: As mentioned above wet-rooms do not require any panels or enclosures. Most wet-rooms drain away to a central drain whereas a shower normally has a dedicated drain only for the shower area.
Is a wet room expensive?
A: They don't have to be crazily expensive. The norm is 20-30% more expensive but in our opinion the convenience, looks and resale potential easily makes up for any initial cost.