Wet rooms have become more popular over the years. With the value and functionality they can add to your home, they’re certainly worthy of investment.
Here’s a simple guide from remodeling and AC repair expert BPP on how you can effectively plan your bathroom wet zones.
Waterproofing is an essential aspect of wet zones, as it ensures that the area is protected against leaks. This typically involves priming the floor, the entire wall area surrounding the shower and the lower section of the walls. A membrane is then added afterwards, and once that’s finally set the room can then be tiled.
For water drainage, make sure to create a gentle slope or gradient in the floor. This will ensure that the water drains away effectively. This can either be done by setting a pre-formed tray into the floor and tiling it or spreading a leveling compound to create a slope.
Heating and cooling may not instantly come to mind when you think of a wet room’s essential features. However, underfloor heating just might be a worthwhile addition to your bathroom/wet room, as it will help remove the chill on a tiled floor, stabilize the humidity in the bathroom and evaporate excess standing water.
There are two types of underfloor heating. Dry underfloor heating is basically an electric mat or loose wires sitting within the tile adhesives. These are easier to install and are considered to be ideal for isolated areas. Wet underfloor heating, on the other hand, is typically connected to the central heating system of the home, but this isn’t always the case.
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