We have analysed the most common customer queries from the past six months and a staggering 40% of questions related to wet rooms and wet room tiles!
Taking this on board, we have put together our top 5 Q&A’s for you.
So if you’re thinking of adding a Wet Room to your home then why not take a moment to read through the following for some much needed inspiration and advice for the tiling side of it.
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1. What kind of tiles can be used in a Wetroom?
• We would only recommend using porcelain on a wetroom floor. Any tile would be suitable for the walls.
• When making your choice on a floor tile, slip resistance should be considered, often known as a non slip tile.
Mosaics are often preferred on wetroom floors for 2 main reasons. 1) The mesh backing makes it easier for the mosaic to be manoeuvred into place where falls (sloping) are required 2) They often add an extra level of slip resistance because of the grout lines which can act as a gulley and help the water disperse.
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2. What needs to be done to a tile before it can be used in a wet room?
• The tile may need cutting in an envelope fashion to suit the falls on the shower tray or floor.
• No other application or treatment needs adding to a porcelain tile before fitting in a wetroom
. Do Wet rooms need to be cared for in a way which is different to general tiled areas?
• To help maintain grout colour we would recommend a grout sealer
• We recommend using Mould spray if mould or iron deposits appear after time.
• Apply mould spray, leave for 20 minutes then wipe away for the best possible results.
• Wetrooms need to be cared for in the same way that any wet hygienic environment does.
4. Will a certain type grout need to be used for a bathroom/wetroom?
• We would recommend an anti-mould grout for wetrooms. A flexible grout may need to be used should the floor be anything other than a concrete base. BAL Micromax 2 would be a good option. It is also good practice to silicone all internal joints.
5. What preparation is needed for a Wet Room?
• We advise applying a tanking kit or system to all wetroom environments. This will create a waterproof barrier to the substrate or background.
• We would recommend a pre-formed wet room tray. They come in various sizes with optional drain positions and also have the correct angle of fall for the water to disperse.
• We recommend Building Boards as they are light weight, waterproof and dimensionally stable.