Wet rooms are increasing in popularity in newer homes, but they might not be practical for everyone... Likewise,
traditional bathrooms may not be suited to every home either...
By reading about the pros and cons of each, you’ll be able to make a clearer decision about which is best for you and your home.
What is a wet room?
A wet room is a type of bathroom that is more open- having no threshold around the shower. As a result, the water isn’t contained and the whole floor can get wet, although, the floor is sloped slightly to direct the water into the drain.
What is a traditional bathroom?
A traditional bathroom can have a bath or a shower with a threshold to contain the water, separating it from the rest of the room.
Wet room pros and cons
Wider range of room layouts available - In a typical bathroom, the majority of the room is taken up
for a bath or a shower. A wet room gets rid of the need for this, opening up
your room to more possibilities.
Easy to clean - Removing the barriers makes them easier to clean, as there are less places for dirt or mould to hide.
More accessible - This a big benefit of a wet room as they are ideal for elderly or disabled people. Removing the boundaries helps people to be more independent, as there is less risk of tripping over the ledge etc.
Not ideal for smaller rooms - While wet rooms do help to create more space in your
bathroom, they are not ideal for really small spaces as it will be hard for
them to stay clean and dry.
Mould or moisture may build up - As the room is constantly getting wet, mould and moisture can build up in corners of the room- particularly in the shower area. Because of this, it is important you have time to keep your wet room clean.
Can be tricky to keep the wet room dry - If you use your shower regularly (e.g. morning and night), you may find the room becoming damp as it never gets chance to dry. This will be more noticeable with smaller rooms as the water will build up more noticeably.
Traditional bathrooms pros and cons
Baths can be relaxing - It is always nice to have the option of going for a warm,
relaxing bath- but this is not possible with a wet room.
Traditional bathrooms may help to sell your home - Buyers expect a typical bathroom so this may add value to your home in years to come.
They work in any size room - A traditional bathroom has no size boundaries and something will work in whatever space you have.
Less risk of damp/mould - Bathrooms stay dry easier, so there is less chance that mould or damp will build up over time.
Fewer layouts available - Traditional bathrooms have more limitations when it comes to
room layout, as you have to make do with the size of you bath and/or shower.
Less accessible - As there are boundaries, they are less ideal for disabled or elderly people as there are more potential hazards.
Looking to install a bathroom or wet room in Bournemouth?
Is it time to spruce up the old bathroom in your home? Are
you interested in a wet room or new traditional bathroom? Here at Michael Frith
Plumbing, our plumbers are highly qualified to offer you a unique, personal
service to suit your bathroom.
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