A wet room former, or sometimes known as a wet room floor or wet room shower tray, is designed to effectively drain away the water from the shower towards the gully. This avoids water pooling in the bathroom causing a slip hazard.
What is a Wet Room Former?
A wet room former can come in a variety of materials, sizes and styles to suit different design preferences. At On The Level, our formers are all made from FSC Certified birch ply. This high quality material maintains it’s strength and stability once gradients are accurately machined into the surface, as well as providing our customers the flexibility to create a cost effective made-to-measure former to any shape or size required, with the added benefit of choosing the gully position to avoid underfloor obstacles.
Built in Wet Room Floor Gradient
The former creates a perfect gradient for water to flow towards the gully. Stringent testing by On The Level ensures the perfect ratio across our entire range of wet room formers. Without this gradient water would pool on the surface of the floor, causing a hazard as well as a risk of water leaking.
Different Wet Room Floor Falls
A wet room floor former can have a different number of falls built in. The INFINITY I-Line has a 1-way fall, water is directed towards a very discrete channel edging the wall. The SuperSlim Tile-In and Linear both have the choice between a 2-way or 4-way fall. The video below really helps to visualise the differences between the fall options, and how this will effect the overall look of the wet room. The Square and Level Access wet room floors have a 4-way fall, which means that no matter which direction you enter the shower area it is completely step and lip free giving the most flexibility on positioning of the former within the room.
Making a wet room waterproof
After a floor former is installed it is essential to apply wet room tanking, covering the entire bathroom floor, sealing all joints and covering walls within the shower and splash zones. This process prevents leaks and water ingress giving complete peace of mind. The tanking process also means that you can be confident that a wet room can be installed on any level of the house, from a ground floor bathroom to a en-suite in a loft conversion.
Find out more
To find out more about our range of wet room shower floor formers download our brochure, complete a contact form or give our friendly team a call.