Useful Wet Room Hints & Tips
QWhat’s best practice for grouting?
Ensure that you maintain an even 2/3mm grout line throughout, including (and more importantly) any mitre cuts and around wall joins; anything below this standard will make it difficult to fill the void with a flexible grout, therefore risking the chance that this will allow water to penetrate below your tiles.
QWhat sort of maintenance do wet rooms need?
Aftercare maintenance of your wet room is something many people don’t think about. We strongly recommend that you clean your shower gully once a month to remove any unwanted items such as hair that may cause a block further down the line. By simply using hot water from your shower you can clean your trap by removing your grating or cover plate along with the dip tube and beaker and washing all components before re-installing. You can watch our latest guidance video here.
QWhy is flow rate important?
Flow rates; It is always worth checking the flow output of your shower head, especially if you have a handheld shower and or body jets in addition. The flow rate of traps varies from 10Lpm up to 50Lpm.
QWhy does size matter?
Size of shower area; unless you are fully enclosing your proposed wet area it is recommended that you maximise the size of your sloped shower area in order to help contain the water. If using a single fixed panel or splash panel it is worth exceeding the sloped area beyond the screen in order to help contain the flow of water. More can be found on this here.
QHow far should you tank?
Waterproofing (Tanking); It is recommended that you always tank beyond the wet zone (shower area) and tank all of the bathroom floor. In doing so you will help prolong the life of your floor tiles and protect the floor and room below. More can be found on this subject within page 27 of our brochure, which can be viewed here.