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What is the difference between a wet room and a walk-in shower (level access shower)?

by | Aug 24, 2019 | Bathing Aids | 0 comments

Both the walk in showers and wet rooms are a trendy theme currently as more and more homeowners are looking to create more space and luxury in typically small rooms. These contemporary showers prove to be the perfect solution to meet that goal.

They provide a sleek, simplistic, and an unconventional alternative to traditional baths…. whether you are a young professional, an elderly person, or if you suffer from mobility issues, these will offer unrivalled accessibility.

Here is a comprehensive guide that will show you the differences between the two and help you decide which one to prefer.

Walk in showers

Walk in showers for small bedrooms have become a safety and viable option these days as they are really easy to use. Walk in showers should have all the needed safety tools including crab handles, toughened glass doors, and more. Also, walk in showers with windows need to be given extra consideration. The themes and fittings also add an extra touch of luxury.

Wet rooms

Wet rooms are designed to be completely open as the shower area makes use of a slight gradient for allowing the water to flow towards the direction of the drain. Wet rooms should be completely sealed with a waterproof underlay in order to prevent leaking. You should probably seek a professional as this style requires fitting that can only be done by a professional.

What is the difference?

Both the walk in showers and wet rooms make use of glass panels and they don’t have doors, unlike your traditional shower enclosures. Instead, there is a single glass panel that separates the shower from the remaining part of the bathroom. They both provide an excellent alternative to simple bath rubs as they offer more style and easy accessibility. Unique designs and themes will help you create a statement in the bathroom or en-suite.

The main difference between the two is fairly simple – Wet rooms are spaces with an entirely open plan. The floors are altered for allowing the water to flow away easily through the drain of the floor. Depending on your choice, wet rooms can feature a shower screen for reducing spray in the bathroom. Walk in showers just differ because of the inclusion of one or two glass screens or a low profile shower tray. The cost of these rooms will vary depending on your needs and the chosen themes, so you should also consider cost as a factor when deciding which one to install.

Britannia Mobility – An excellent choice for walk in showers/wet rooms

At Britannia Mobility, you will get the best services when it comes to installing walk in showers and wet rooms. Our aim is to improve the living standard of all our customers and potential leads, so we make it our duty to give you our best and have you living in homes you never dreamt of. Our services extend to your bathrooms also as with us you will get the best installation price of walk in baths and wet rooms.

For more information, you can visit our official website or get in touch with us at our contact number 0800 699 0017.

Furkan Sharif
Furkan Sharif

Furkan is the founder of Britannia Mobility. He has over 12 years experience of working in the mobility aids sector, and is passionate about researching ways in which people can live longer and more independently own their own homes.

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