Why You Should Hire A Professional To Install Your Wet Room
A wet room is an increasingly popular style of bathroom in modern homes. One of the main reasons why is that many find that not only do wet rooms offer more freedom of use and are easier to clean, but they are more visually appealing too. Transforming your current bathroom into a wet room can be facilitated with some changes, however it is not an easy process. As well as having the expert knowledge and essential experience to get the job done effectively and efficiently, the following are some other reasons why you should hire a professional to install your wet room:
First and foremost, a wet room should feature completely tiled floors and walls. You can choose from ceramic, porcelain, marble or stone tiles, but you will need to install fibreglass beforehand and use a good sealer. Given that the tiles are the core feature of a wet room, you’ll need to ensure that they are laid correctly, as otherwise rot and mould can fast become an issue. You will also likely need to cut some tiles down to size if you have a central drainage system.
A wet room requires the installation of a quick flow drainage system to allow any water to quickly and easily flow out of the room. Square or liner chrome finished waste traps are the most common choices available but these are not the easiest to install, unless you have specialist knowledge in the area of course.
If your wet room is to feature a shower and you don’t currently have a shower system in place, you’ll likely have to hook up your new electric shower. Installing an electric shower is not a task to be taken lightly as the last thing you want is to be tripping a switch every time you use it due to faulty wiring. If you don’t have electrical trade knowledge, this really is a task that’s best left to the professionals.
Sure some home plumbing tasks can easily be tackled by a DIY enthusiast – with fixing a leaking tap, hooking up a washing machine and plunging a sink being just a number of them. Having said this, when it comes to installing a wet room, you may need to change the placement of the toilet or sink that’s currently in the room to match the minimalistic approach of a wet room. However experienced you may think you are to do this job, the plumbing skills of a home DIY enthusiast are unlikely to stretch to toilet or sink installation.
If your budget allows for it, an under floor heating system can make a great addition to a wet room. It prevents the need to step out of a shower onto cold tiles and therefore offers maximum comfort. Installing under floor heating is something that’s definitely best left to professionals as given the expense involved in purchasing the system, you’ll certainly want to ensure it is installed right – or face further costs in the long run.
Thinking of converting your bathroom to a wet room? Leave it to the professionals – what could consume a huge amount of time and effort for you could be installed and fully functional in days if conducted by a team of professionals.