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Wet Rooms in Small Spaces

Creating a wet room in a small bathroom space is definitely possible, in fact it can help create the feeling of more space as the...

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Small wet room spaces

Creating a wet room in a small bathroom space is definitely possible, in fact it can help create the feeling of more space as the floor finish is continued throughout the room giving a seamless, unobstructed finish.

There are however a few things worth considering when designing a wet room for a small space.

Ensuring a sufficient fall gradient

Using a wet room former to create the gradient for falls to effectively drain towards the gully will make sure water does not pool in the bathroom. Standard stock sizes start from 800 x 800 mm on the OTL Square and OTL Level Access formers, however, if something else if needed please get in touch and we will be able to offer our expert advice.

Using glass screens in a wet room

Position glass screens to divide areas and avoid water splashing onto parts of the room that you would prefer to keep dry. Choosing tall and frameless screens will help to keep the space as free-flowing as possible.

Clever wet room storage

Consider adding a niche into the shower area to shelve your shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. With space at a premium clever storage is needed to make the room less cluttered and organised.

Make sure the wet room is warm and well ventilated

Adding underfloor heating into a wet room will not only keep you warm underfoot, it will also speed up the drying time of the room. If the small bathroom does not have a window then ensure an extractor fan is fitted.

Making the wet room waterproof

Comprehensively tank the wet room room to eliminate the risk of water leaks. We would recommend tanking the complete floor, the bottom of the walls all the way around the room turning up from the floor by a minimum of 100mm, and the walls within the showering area and splash zone.