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Does anyone have a wet room? Tell me about it please.

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FuriousGeorge · 22/08/2007 20:24

The endless bathroom planning has taken a new turn.A plumber has suggested a wetroom type bathroom instead & TBH we had never considered it before.He says there is a special type of flooring they can use to achieve this,instead of tiles,but stupidly,I forgot to take note of it's name.

The reason they suggested a wetroom,is that the bathroom is small 6ft by 9ft & we wanted an extra loo {there isn't one in there at present} & a shower cubicle.They reckon that if we do away with the cubicle idea & have a showering area with a curtain,it will make the room appear larger & not look so crowded with the loo in there too.

I thought it might be a bit high tec for our little 3 bed semi in a tiny village,but the plumbers say that everyone wants one now & they are a good selling point should we decide to move.

Any thoughts/comments would be most welcome.I just don't have a clue.

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chonky · 27/08/2007 09:14

We've got a wetroom, however, it is a downstairs bathroom so we don't have any issues with leaking (we also have an upstairs bathroom with a bath, so not an issue of bath-less house). DH and I are now totally sold on wetrooms, the thought of going back to confined cubicles or clammy shower curtains - eurgghjh. I can't recommend them enough...

I think the flooring for wetrooms is called Altro?

Pixiefish · 27/08/2007 09:25

Years ago we had a wet area in our bathroom (about 5 houses ago)

We had a bath at one end next to the loo and then the wet area down the other end of the bathroom. It was a big bathroom though. I loved it. Ground floor though

FuriousGeorge · 30/08/2007 19:48

I'm glad you are ok Golds.It certainly does make you realise how fragile life can be.

Thanks pixiefiush & chonky.The plumber came back today & I've told him I've decided against it.He has left some samples of Altro in the hope of persuading me though.Think he was quite disappointed.He says he fits them all the time for the council! Our council must be flush if they can afford wet rooms for their properties!

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superalienstitch · 30/08/2007 19:52

in hot countries wet rooms are the norm.
althought their toilets tend to be bigger, so soggy toilet roll never a problem. and bcause its hot, opening the window means it dries up really quickly

OrmIrian · 30/08/2007 19:52

We have a very wet room whenever the children have a bath. Does that count?

OrmIrian · 30/08/2007 19:52

We have a very wet room whenever the children have a bath. Does that count?

whomovedmychocolate · 30/08/2007 19:56

FuriousGeorge - sorry have only just checked back into this thread.....hang on I'll find a link for you.

whomovedmychocolate · 30/08/2007 20:15

Bugger, can't find them, but we have a man coming in in a week or so to do some panorama shots so I'll get some then onto our website and pop a link up for you.

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