A wetroom is an open plan shower room that offers a contemporary and more stylish look compared to the traditional bathroom. It can help you save space if you have a small bathroom. You can install it as a second bathroom in your home, or to replace the existing bathroom, especially if it's too small to fit a bath. One of the important decisions to make before installing a wetroom is how to tile it. Here are tips and advice on how to choose tiles for your wetroom for that modern and classy look.
Pick a tile material
Floor tiles should be selected carefully as the room is usually wet. Consider slip resistant tiles to prevent slip and fall accidents in the shower. Slip resistant tiles are usually treated with an abrasive material to provide better traction. Ceramic tiles are ideal for use on wetroom floors due to their versatility and durability. They are also easy to clean and maintain, and are naturally resistant to humidity.
You can use any other tile material such as porcelain, marble, and limestone for the walls and ceiling. Opt for lighter colours as they reflect light, giving an airy and spacious feeling to the room.
Determine the right tile size
Tiles can be small, medium-sized, or large. The ideal size will depend on the size of your wetroom. Avoid using large tiles in a small shower room as they can dwarf the room significantly. Small tiles can look good in smaller shower rooms, but the many grout lines can sometimes be an eyesore. Medium-sized tiles are ideal for both small and large bathrooms as they can create an appealing effect without making the room look small.
Before installation of tiles, the wetroom should be waterproofed to prevent water from seeping into the tile grout. Waterproofing involves priming the floor, lower sections of the wall, and around the shower area. A liquid sealant is then used to seal the surfaces and prevent water seepage. Waterproof tile grout can also be used when laying the tiles to prevent water from seeping beneath the tiles.
Before installation of the tiles, you should consider raising the wetroom door threshold by a few inches. In case someone covers the drain, or it gets clogged, this will prevent water from flowing into the next room.
Once you have installed your wetroom tiles, clean them regularly for a lasting look. You can use a grout sealer once in a while to maintain the grout colour and keep your tiles looking new and beautiful. For more information, talk to a professional like Ceramica Tile & Design.