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Why wet rooms are the safer, more stylish solution to boring bathroom space

Wet rooms are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional bathroom.
If you still haven’t seen or been in one, a wet room is simply a bathroom where the floors and walls are completely sealed to create a space that is 100% watertight.
Commonly found in lavish hotels, these stylish walk-in shower rooms are now a regular feature in homes.

One of the biggest benefits when it comes to wet rooms is accessibility.
For anybody with mobility issues, wet rooms take away troublesome obstacles such as baths and shower trays, creating a safety-conscious setting for people of all ages.
Removing these bulky items can also open up space in a smaller bathroom, resulting in a sleeker, more contemporary look. These open shower areas blend seamlessly with the rest of the room to create one living space dedicated to relaxation.

This modern style can be further intensified by the type of products used in fitting the wet room. The majority of architects and designers will opt for large format porcelain tiles when drawing up plans. Premium tiles, of course, means a premium look. But there is also a practical reason for their selection.

Porcelain is denser than ceramic and therefore less porous, tougher and more durable.
Its incredible level of water resistance ensures longevity, while the large format slabs are also far easier to clean.

Porcelain tiles come in a wide range of styles – marble, stone, woods, metal, concrete – and sizes meaning there’s no shortage of design options. A large number also come with the latest anti-slip technology to provide extra grip underfoot.