What is needed to install a wet room?
This can vary slightly depending on the specific installation and substrate, generally you will need a wetroom tray of appropriate size for your required shower area, these trays have built in falls to allow the water to flow away down to the drain, you will also need a tanking system to waterproof the area.
We offer a large range of Wetroom Kits, each kit includes a wetroom tray, compatible drain, grid and tanking system, to make things even easier our wetroom kits are separated into categories based on the flooring being used.
You may also require Tile Backer Board to clad the walls in the wet area and also to level the floor with the wetroom tray.
Please view our detailed Wetroom Guides section for more information.
How do you install a wetroom?
Do you really have to waterproof a wetroom?
Tiled wet-areas must always be tanked. - Tiles, grouts and adhesives are not suitable water barriers, over time water will permeate through the grout and adhesive and can cause major problems including water damage to other rooms, damp, mould or lifting tiles. The British Standards Institute code of practise BS 5385-1 clause 22.214.171.124 recommends that all substrates should be tanked before tiling, "in wet areas.... substrates should be protected with a suitable proprietary tanking membrane system".
Microcement wet-areas. - we do recommend tanking however, please contact your specific microcement manufacturer for advise.
Vinyl flooring in wet-areas. - it is not necessary to tank, the vinyl itself will act as water barrier.
Waterproof shower wall panels - it is not necessary to tank behind these panels.
How do you tank a wetroom?
We offer two different systems for tanking, please take a look at this Tanking Guide for more information.
Which wetroom system should I use?
What is microcement and is it suitable for use in wetrooms and bathrooms?
Can you have underfloor heating in a wetroom?
Where can you fit a steam room?
A steam room can be created in almost any space on any floor, from the corner of a bathroom to a large dedicated room.
Please read out Home Steam Room Guide for more information.
How do you create a steam room and are they easy to install?
A steam room is essentially an insulated, waterproof room with a steam generator and controller. They are very simple to create and install once you understand the fundamentals. Our Home Steam Room Guide offers a good insight into the process.