Wet rooms are a new and modern way to design your bathroom but these types of bathrooms call for more attention to detail. Wet rooms have definitely become more popular because of their innovative design and safety features.
Before diving into your new wet room design, you’ll have to choose the appropriate materials and this includes tiles. How do you know which tiles are the best? There are many things to consider when deciding how to make the most of your wet room:
1. The wet room is completely waterproofed, including the tile. Begin with asking to see the waterproof tiles. This should be the first choice in the tile design process.
2. Another factor to consider, and this goes hand in hand with waterproofing, is grouting. If the proper grout isn’t used, water leaks could be an issue. Keep in mind that larger tiles need less grout and present less chance of leakage.
3. Next, think about the material. Most of the manmade tiles are glass or porcelain. Natural materials can be used but keep in mind that they require more maintenance and more money.
4. Safety is one of the most important factors to consider. The wet room is exactly that, wet. Therefore, slip-resistant tiles should be used throughout to avoid falls and accidents.
5. Remember that light-colour tiles make the space feel bigger, and darker colours give the space a cosy feel. Match the grout to the tile to keep the design clean and cohesive.
6. Consider the maintenance and cleaning of the tiles when making your decision. Some tiles trap dust and soap scum more than others, making them harder to clean. Also, non-porous tiles generally do not need sealing and are easier to maintain.
7. If using porcelain tiles, remember that this material is delicate and should be handled by a professional.
8. And last but not least, consider your own personal style. There are many types of tiles to choose from and pick one that suits you and the overall design you are trying to achieve.
Choosing the right tiles is only a small part of a large project such as a wet room overhaul. There are many other important factors that go into designing a wet room to avoid major damage and for keeping it safe for its users.
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