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Shower Installation Helensburgh

If you are looking to get a new bathroom fitted, or have a new shower installed, one option you may be considering is a full or partial wet room.


A wet room - as the name suggests - is a type of bathroom that is designed to be fully waterproof, with the floor area sloping gently towards a central drain. This allows the room to be used as an open plan shower space, without the need for a separate shower enclosure (although it may or may not have a glass screen separating the shower from the rest of the bathroom).


Wet rooms are becoming an increasingly popular choice as they not only look great, but offer a range of benefits over traditional bathrooms. With that in mind, here are just a few reasons why you may want to consider a wet room for your next bathroom renovation.

The Benefits of a Wet Room Shower

A modern, high-end look

One of the most attractive features of a wet room is the clean, minimalist style, that many customers say reminds them of being in a fancy hotel. With no need for a separate shower enclosure, a wet room creates a spacious and open feel - even in a small room. A wet room can help you maximise your available space, while creating an atmosphere of serenity and luxury.


In addition to looking the part, a good wet room offers a more luxurious and spa-like experience. With its open plan design, a wet room feels like a personal oasis, perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a long day. You can even add features like heated floors and wall-mounted showers to create a truly indulgent experience, elevating your bathroom from merely a functional room into a haven.

Low maintenance

Another big benefit of a wet room is how easy it is to clean and keep clean. Traditional showers and bathtubs have lots of little corners, nooks and crannies, which all harbour mould and bacteria. Free standing shower enclosures can be particularly bad, with many units being almost impossible to properly clean.


A wet room, on the other hand, has a seamless, flat design that naturally resists mould and easily wipes clean. It is also designed so that water flows towards the drain rather than pooling on any shelves or raised surfaces, minimising problems in the first place. This helps keep your bathroom looking fresh and hygienic, and saves you a lot of time and effort keeping things up to scratch.


A thoughtfully designed wet room can also be safer and more accessible for anyone with mobility issues. Traditional showers, where you need to step over a bathtub or open and close a glass door enclosure, can be a hazard, especially for those with mobility issues or disabilities. A wet room eleminates this with a low-threshold smooth, sloping floor that is effortless to enter and exit. This makes your bathroom more accessible and accommodating for everyone, both now and in the future.


It should be added that a well-designed and professionally installed wet room can potentially add value to your home, too. Wet rooms have a certain ‘neutral’ style that is both classic and modern, with a beautiful simplicity that doesn’t really go out of fashion. A well-fitted wet room will last for years, and buyers know that fitting a bathroom is a big job, so a sleek wet room can add a wow factor that sets your home apart.

Of course, there are also some potential drawbacks to consider when it comes to wet rooms. One of the main ones is that they can be more expensive to install than traditional bathrooms. This is obviously because wet rooms require specialised waterproofing and drainage systems, which can add to the overall cost. 


In addition, a wet room may not be suitable for all homes or all bathrooms. If you have a very limited or awkwardly shaped space, for example, a wet room may not be your best option. These are important things to consider, however, wet rooms offer so many benefits that we think they are a fantastic option wherever possible, and the increased cost is more than made up for by the experience and durability of the final product.


One final thing to bear in mind is that if you do go the wet room route, you need to be sure the bathroom fitter you hire to build it is highly skilled and experienced. A wet room needs to be fully waterproofed (a process called ‘tanking’), and this is definitely not something you want to cut corners on.


With that being said, a well built wet room can transform your bathroom into a modern and stylish space that serves your needs and lifts your spirits every time you enter. If you are considering a wet room installation, shower installation or bathroom renovation, our experienced bathroom fitters in Helensburgh have fitted wet rooms for many happy customers, and we would be delighted to provide you with a free quote. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss your project and how we can help you achieve your dream bathroom.


Barry and the team at Pegasus Bathrooms & Tiling

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