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Avoid Slip Ups When Tiling A Wet Room!

A wet room has become a very popular, contemporary 'life style' design alternative to the standard bathroom approach, allowing interesting use of tiling layouts, and if installed as a second bathroom, can increase the value of a domestic property. However, vital attention to additional construction elements is essential to achieving both a great looking but safe and secure result.A wet room is a bathroom, where the shower room area is open, fully tiled and on the same level with the surrounding floor area, therefore, removing the requirement for installing a shower tray and - unless the bathroom is small - a protective shower spray screen. All wet room systems are, invariably, based upon installing a showerbase and outlet, waste and trap, and a waterproof tanking system, which will require the services of a fully trained and qualified plumber.Building a wet room is not straightforward because of the specific issues of water drainage and waterproofing to be addressed. Installing a wet room is clearly a task for the experienced, trained and qualified plumber and tiler. A fully trained professional will have learnt how to make a detailed site assessment and know how to carefully preplan the entire space by drawing and clearly noting details, including key items such as room size and location of doors, windows, supply and waste pipes, joist location and direction etc.The laying of mosaic tiles on the floor may be an essential to achieve a certain 'look' but they allow more water to seep through the many tiny gaps. Non-porous bathroom tiles like ceramic or porcelain are vital as porous tiles, such as slate, marble and limestone will likely need to be resealed regularly to prevent water damage. Specific non-slip bathroom tiles are always to be used.A?