Add the wow factor with a wet room
Fitting a wet room is a simple and effective way to create a practical showering space that is easy to install, leak-free and visually stunning.
From new-build homes to period properties, in small or large spaces, a wet room can offer a sense of luxury and unlimited layout options, creating a superior showering environment to suit any budget. With the right product choice, a wet room can be installed anywhere within the home, from loft conversion to basement room – not just on the ground floor!
Owing to the recognisable benefits of aesthetic appeal and easy maintenance, wet rooms are fast becoming the showering aspiration for homeowners. Here’s why.
When fitting a wet room, there are a variety of flooring options to choose from. Creating a drainage gradient is the most important consideration. This can be easily achieved by using a purpose-built template and hand-screeding the floor, or by installation of a prefabricated floor former. Impey’s patented Aqua-Dec floor former technology is the easiest and most efficient way to create a gradient for effective drainage within any type of wet room. With the strength and rigidity to support up to 300kg, it negates the need for under-boarding, reducing both installation time and cost.
Tanking (waterproofing) a wet room means that it becomes a wholly enclosed, leak-free environment. Impey’s pioneering Waterguard tanking kit, which can be used on walls as well as floors, is a self-adhesive, next-generation tanking membrane. It is completely watertight and has a polypropylene surface which provides a key for tile adhesive. Supplied on a roll for easy application, it has pre-made corners for quick and simple installation.
The luxury appeal of a wet room can add value and desirability to any kind of property. A wet room is finished off perfectly with stylish tiling that co-ordinates well with the property’s design themes, and a glass wet room screen. Impey’s AquaScreen X range incorporates 10mm toughened safety glass and can be used in single or multi-panel combinations. Benefitting from AquaShield Easy Clean Finish and a Lifetime Watertight Guarantee, Impey’s screens are available in plain, satin or modesty glass.
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