A wet room and a traditionally-designed bathroom may look alike, but have a few key elements that set them apart. Unlike traditional bathrooms, wet rooms are designed to get wet. The shower area also doesn’t have a threshold, which means they’re the same level as the rest of the wet room floor. This provides several advantages depending on who’s using it. They can also be designed with additional features and elements to provide a more enjoyable and convenient bathroom experience.
If you’re interested in turning an existing bathroom into a wet room for your home, make sure you work with reputable home remodel contractor DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Orland Park. Our team has the right training and experience to design and build it with your best interests in mind.
How Is a Wet Room Built?
A wet room is built almost similar to any other bathroom, except that the floors and walls are “tanked” or sealed with a type of waterproof layer. To achieve this, a membrane sheet composed of plastic or rubber waterproof materials are applied to the subsurface.
In the wet room’s shower area, a specialized shower tray is laid over the sub-flooring before the surface materials are laid over it. The shower floor is on the same level as the rest of the bathroom space, albeit with a slight slope near the drain. The threshold of the wet room’s door is also raised to at least five millimeters to ensure that the water doesn’t get to the rest of your home.
The Advantages of Having a Wet Room at Home
With the help of an expert bathroom remodel contractor, you can achieve a wet room that allows you to gain the following benefits:
- Ease of maintenance. Since a wet room only has minimal lines, cleaning and maintenance become easier. Traditional bathrooms consisting of elements like bathtubs and shower enclosures have maintenance issues that can be hard to deal with.
- Stylish appearance. While a wet room is designed to withstand constant moisture and humidity, that’s not to say it can no longer look stylish and appealing. It can bring something different to your home, especially if you are looking to latch onto the growing trend of open-plan living. Walk-in showers, for instance, make the whole space look luxurious, while the decorative tiles on the walls and floors add to the beautiful aesthetic.
- Increased property values. Adding a new bathroom can boost your home’s property value, with a wet room becoming a major selling point.
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Are you considering a wet room bathroom renovation? Make sure to plan it accordingly with the help of the experienced pros at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Orland Park! Call us today at (708) 578-6832 or out our contact form for a no-obligation consultation. We serve residents in Orland Park, Tinley Park, Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox, Homer Glen, Lemont, Palos Heights, and Palos Park.