If you’re considering installing an accessible shower or bath, you should definitely make sure you’ve look into wet rooms too. There are so many benefits to this particular bathroom feature, particularly for those who have specialist access requirements. Adaptio are experts in bathrooms and bathroom fittings, including wet rooms, that are designed to be extra accessible for those with disabilities – so take a look below at their brief guide to this versatile bath and shower alternative.
What is a Wet Room?
A wet room, basically put, is a shower that is built into the structure of your bathroom. It can either be completely open – set, for example, in a corner of the room – or separated from the other fittings by a wall or short divider if the room is smaller and you’d like to avoid spray. There is no shower tray – the base of the wet room is flush with the floor of the bathroom, and the water drains away through a floor-set outlet.
How Does a Wet Room Work?
Wet rooms are “tanked”, which means they are sealed with waterproof boards or matting, which means you can shower directly against the walls and onto the floor without any leakage. As the base of the wet room is at the same level as the surrounding floor, wheelchair users and individuals with mobility issues can use this kind of feature with ease. It’s also extremely useful for those who need to sit while showering, as there is usually plenty of space inside and a detachable shower head can be pointed at any angle without problems with spray or leaking.
Other Benefits of a Wet Room
Wet rooms are extremely easy to keep clean, as, compared to baths and standard showers, there are fewer nooks and crannies to scrub. A wet room can also help a great deal in saving space – which is particularly useful for users who rely on a wheelchair, considering the extra space required to navigate a path between bathroom fittings.
What Features Can An Accessible Wet Room Have?
To make your new wet room as user friendly as possible, particularly for those with disabilities, any number of additional options can be included. Choose from comfortable shower chairs, sturdy railings, non slip tiles and many other items. You can even purchase a remote controlled body dryer for extra ease and comfort, or enjoy the luxury and soothing feel of under floor heating for the full spa experience. Adaptio’s under floor heating comes with a 3iE® Energy Monitor Thermostat. It has a graphical energy monitor to show exactly how much energy is being used and when. It also accurately measures the floor temperature, allowing you the ability to save energy. A 4iE® Smart WIFI Thermostat is also available from Adaptio if required. This can be controlled from your smartphone, tablet or computer to manage your heating, and can also be used with radiators as well as your underfloor heating for a perfect level of comfort wherever you are.
How Do I Get My Own Wet Room?
If you’re interested in installing your own accessible wet room, all you need to do is get in touch with the team at Adaptio today. Their experts will be able to talk you through your options and help you decide on the product that best meets your needs.
If you’re hoping to fit a whole new accessible bathroom, the specialists at Adaptio can arrange a free home visit, including a survey, during which you can discuss your plans. They’ll also provide you with a free photorealistic visualisation of your dream bathroom, along with a fully dimensional itemised floor plan to bring it to life. Adaptio can help you oversee your project from beginning to end – creating your ideal design, assisting you with the logistics of the project and even fitting the bathroom itself. Their dedicated customer service team is always on hand to answer your questions and help you with any problems.
Adaptio offers all its customers a low price guarantee, meaning that if you can obtain a written like-for-like quote from any other reputable supplier, Adaptio will match it to ensure you’re getting the best deal. You can also provide them with your exemption form if you are officially not required to pay VAT in order to save even more. Just call 0333 3209 660 to get started, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.