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Welcome to Modtech Designer Bathrooms, your go-to destination for high-quality and innovative wet room installation services. Our team of experts has been providing exceptional bathroom design and installation solutions for over 20 years.
Modtech Designer Bathrooms is a renowned leader in the field of bespoke bathroom solutions. Specialising in wet room installations, we strive to combine aesthetic harmony with functional excellence in all our designs. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to transforming your bathroom into an elegant and accessible space that meets your individual needs and tastes. With Modtech Designer Bathrooms, clients can expect a seamless installation process, exceptional customer service, and a wet room that embodies both luxury and convenience.
What is a Wet Room?
A wet room is an open-plan bathroom where the shower area and bathing space are integrated into one, eliminating the need for a traditional shower tray or bath. This design offers a contemporary and minimalist look while maximising floor space and accessibility. The entire room is waterproofed using tanking techniques to prevent water leakage, making it ideal for those with limited mobility or who want a sleek modern bathroom.
Importance and Benefits of Wet Rooms
Wet rooms are becoming increasingly popular due to their modern and sleek design that complements any home. Unlike traditional bathrooms, wet rooms have an open-plan layout with a shower area that is integrated into the rest of the room. This not only adds a touch of luxury to your home but also offers several benefits such as:
- Maximising space in small bathrooms
- Making it easier for individuals with mobility issues or disabilities to access and use the shower
- Adding value to your property
At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we understand the importance of creating a functional and visually appealing wet room that meets your specific needs and preferences.
Our Wet Room Installation Services
Our comprehensive wet room installation services cover every aspect of the process, ensuring a hassle-free experience for our clients. Here’s an overview of what we offer:
- Initial consultation: We begin by understanding your vision and requirements for the wet room. Our team will also assess the space and provide expert recommendations.
- Design proposal: Using advanced software, we create a detailed design proposal that includes 3D visualizations of your wet room. This helps you visualise the final result and make any necessary changes before starting the installation.
- Material selection and sourcing: We only use high-quality materials from trusted suppliers to ensure durability and longevity of your wet room.
- Installation: Our team of skilled professionals will handle the entire installation process, including plumbing, tiling, and electrical work.
- Final inspection: We conduct a thorough inspection to ensure that everything meets our high standards and exceeds your expectations.
Why Choose Modtech Designer Bathrooms
At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we are committed to providing exceptional service and delivering outstanding results. Here are some reasons why you should choose us for your wet room installation:
- Expertise and professionalism: Our team consists of experienced designers and installers who have the expertise to bring your vision to life.
- High-quality materials and innovative design: We stay updated with the latest trends and use top-of-the-line materials to create a unique and functional wet room that reflects your personal style.
- Exceptional customer service and aftercare: We prioritize our clients’ satisfaction and provide excellent customer service. We also offer aftercare services to ensure that your wet room continues to look and function perfectly.
Wet Room Shower
In a wet room design, the shower is more than a functional element—it’s a defining feature that dictates the overall aesthetic and feel of the space. When designing your shower area, consider factors such as the type of shower head, controls, and layout.
You may opt for a wall-mounted shower head for a sleek, minimalist look or a rainfall shower head for a luxurious, spa-like experience. Shower controls range from simple manual mixers to sophisticated thermostatic controls—choose one that aligns with your comfort and usability preferences.
For a seamless look, consider integrating a recessed shower niche, a handy spot for storing your shower essentials without interrupting the flow of the room.
The layout of your shower area will largely depend on the size and shape of your wet room. It should ensure ease of movement and minimize water splashing onto dry areas.
At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we work with our clients to design a shower area that not only fulfills their functional needs but also complements their wet room’s overall aesthetic. With our expertise, your wet room shower can turn into an invigorating sanctuary.
Wet Room Tiles
Choosing the right tiles for your wet room is paramount as they significantly influence both the room’s aesthetic appeal and its safety and functionality. Tiles for wet rooms need to be highly water-resistant and offer good anti-slip properties to avoid accidents.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are popular choices due to their durability, water resistance, and variety in design options. They are available in a plethora of colours and designs, from subtle neutrals to bold patterns, allowing you to customise your wet room to your liking.
Natural stone tiles, such as slate, travertine, or marble, can add a touch of luxury and natural elegance to your wet room. However, they might require more maintenance to prevent water stains and keep them looking their best.
Glass tiles, while not commonly used for the entire flooring due to slip risks, can make beautiful, light-reflecting wall tiles, adding depth and interest to your wet room.
Mosaic tiles, with their small size, create a naturally slip-resistant surface, making them a safe and visually appealing choice for the shower area or the whole room.
At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we offer an extensive range of tile options and are committed to helping you choose the best tiles that fit your design vision and safety needs for your wet room.
Wet Room Flooring
Choosing the appropriate floor for your wet room is crucial as it needs to offer safety, durability, and aesthetic appeal. Typically, wet room flooring is made from either tiles or vinyl. Tiles, particularly porcelain or ceramic, are a popular choice due to their hard-wearing nature and wide range of design options. They are also easy to clean and maintain. However, they can be slippery when wet, so opt for tiles with a textured or anti-slip finish.
Vinyl flooring, on the other hand, is a more budget-friendly option. It’s also a practical choice due to its water-resistant and non-slip properties. Available in various styles and colors, it can emulate the look of other materials, such as wood or stone, without the associated cost and maintenance.
Regardless of the material you choose, ensure the flooring is installed with the correct gradient towards the drain to enable efficient water flow. This is a crucial detail that impacts the functionality of your wet room. At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we take all these factors into account during the installation process to ensure a safe, functional, and visually pleasing wet room floor.
Wet Room Shower Tray
The shower tray is an essential element of a wet room, providing the base for the shower area and directing water towards the drain. Contrary to traditional raised shower trays, wet room shower trays are often installed flush with the floor, contributing to the seamless and open design of the wet room. They are available in a range of materials including stone resin, acrylic, and ceramic, each offering unique benefits in terms of durability, maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we guide our clients in selecting a shower tray that aligns with their functional needs and design preferences, while ensuring it appropriately suits the dimensions and layout of their wet room.
Wet Room Shower Screen
The shower screen is an integral part of a wet room design, serving both functional and aesthetic purposes. Its primary function is to prevent water from splashing into other areas of the wet room, keeping the space dry and safe. From a design perspective, a shower screen adds a sleek and minimalistic touch to your wet room. The screens are typically made from toughened safety glass, which is robust and easy to clean, and are available in various styles – from clear and frosted to patterned or tinted glass. The choice of shower screen can significantly influence the overall appearance of your wet room, so it’s important to select one that aligns with your design aesthetic. At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we offer a wide range of shower screen options and our experts are here to help guide you in making the right choice that complements your wet room design and meets your personal taste and privacy preferences.
Call us Now to Book Your Free Wet Room Design Consultation
At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we are dedicated to providing top-notch wet room installation services that combine functionality and style. With our expertise, premium materials, and exceptional customer service, we guarantee a seamless experience and a stunning end result. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for all your wet room needs. We look forward to working with you! Contact Modtech Designer Bathrooms today for your dream wet room installation. Call Now to book your FREE wet room design consultation appointment.
Wet Room Ideas
When it comes to designing your wet room, there’s a wealth of ideas and inspirations available. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started:
Embrace a minimalist aesthetic with sleek lines, monochromatic color schemes, and high-quality fixtures. Opt for large-format tiles to reduce grout lines and enhance the spaciousness of your room.
Incorporate elements inspired by nature for a tranquil, spa-like feel. Consider using materials such as natural stone or wood-effect tiles, and add greenery with moisture-loving plants.
Don’t shy away from using colour. Bold, vibrant tiles or painted walls can add a dash of personality and charm to your wet room.
Add visual interest with patterned tiles. Whether it’s a geometric design or a classic herringbone pattern, this can infuse life and character into your space.
Consider using LED strip lighting or spotlights to highlight certain areas of your wet room. This could be around the shower area or beneath a floating vanity unit.
For the ultimate luxury, consider incorporating underfloor heating into your wet room design. Not only will it keep your feet warm, but it can also help to dry out the room more quickly.
Remember, the design of your wet room should reflect your personal taste and lifestyle needs. At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we can help you explore these ideas and more to create a bespoke wet room that you’ll love.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wet Rooms
What is the point of a wet room?
A wet room serves multiple purposes that make it a highly desirable feature in contemporary home design. It’s a practical solution for smaller spaces, as it maximises every inch of the bathroom by eliminating the need for a separate shower cubicle. Furthermore, it enhances accessibility, making it a suitable choice for those with limited mobility or for those desiring a barrier-free shower experience. Apart from its functional aspects, a wet room also offers a modern, minimalist aesthetic that adds value to your property. Lastly, with proper waterproofing, it can minimise the risk of water damage, making it a long-lasting, durable choice for your bathroom.
What is the difference between a shower and a wet room?
While a traditional shower is enclosed in a cubicle or behind a curtain within the bathroom space, a wet room takes a different approach. A wet room is an open, fully waterproofed space where the shower area is not confined or separated by any physical barrier. The wet room’s floor gently slopes towards a drain, allowing water to flow away seamlessly. The seamless design enhances ease of use and accessibility, making it a desirable choice for people with mobility issues. Moreover, the open-concept design of a wet room offers a sleek, modern aesthetic, and with the right design and finishes, can significantly boost the value of your home. It’s also worth noting that, unlike conventional showers, installing a wet room requires professional expertise to ensure proper waterproofing and prevent any potential water damage.
What is the average cost of a wet room?
The cost of installing a wet room can vary significantly based on factors such as the size of the room, the materials used, the complexity of the design, and your geographical location. On average, a basic wet room installation in the UK can start from around £6,000-£9,000. However, for a more luxurious design with high-end fixtures and finishes, you might be looking at a cost upwards of £10,000. It’s important to note that these are rough estimates and the actual cost can fluctuate. We recommend scheduling a consultation with us at Modtech Designer Bathrooms for a more accurate quotation tailored to your specific requirements.
Is a wet room cheaper than a bathroom?
The cost comparison between a wet room and a traditional bathroom can vary based on several factors. In some cases, installing a wet room could be more expensive due to the additional waterproofing (tanking) process and the potential need for a special drain installation. On the other hand, a traditional bathroom with luxury fittings and fixtures may cost more than a simple wet room design. It’s also worth noting that while the upfront cost of a wet room might be higher, it could add significant value to your property, potentially offsetting the initial investment. As always, costs can vary greatly depending on your specific requirements and choices. For a more accurate comparison, we recommend getting personalised quotes for both a wet room and traditional bathroom based on your specific needs and preferences.
Do you need planning permission for a wet room?
Typically, you do not need planning permission to install a wet room in your home as it’s usually classified under ‘permitted development.’ This means you are generally allowed to carry out this kind of internal work without having to apply for permission from your local planning authority. However, if you live in a listed building or plan to make structural changes, such as altering the building’s façade or increasing the building’s footprint, you may require planning permission. Furthermore, if you’re converting a room that wasn’t originally a bathroom into a wet room, you’ll need to comply with building regulations, particularly concerning ventilation and drainage. Always consult with a professional or your local planning authority to ensure you’re in compliance with the relevant regulations and permissions.
Can you put a wet room in any bathroom?
Yes, a wet room can be integrated into virtually any bathroom, irrespective of its size or layout. The open-plan design of a wet room is versatile and adaptable, allowing it to be installed in a large family bathroom, a small en-suite, or even in a downstairs cloakroom. However, careful planning and professional installation are crucial to ensure proper drainage and waterproofing, especially in smaller or irregularly shaped bathrooms. At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we have extensive experience in creating bespoke wet rooms that make optimal use of space while delivering a sophisticated, modern aesthetic.
Is it OK to have a wet room upstairs?
Yes, it is perfectly fine to install a wet room upstairs. In fact, with proper design and installation, a wet room can be installed on any floor of a property. The key aspect to consider is the waterproofing, or ‘tanking’, process. This ensures that all surfaces, including walls and floors, are completely sealed to prevent any water leakage to floors below. At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we specialise in these installations and use top quality materials and techniques to ensure a safe and secure wet room installation, regardless of the location in your home. However, structural considerations may come into play, and it’s always advisable to consult with professionals before proceeding with the installation.
Can you have a wet room in a small bathroom?
Absolutely, a wet room is an excellent option for a small bathroom. Its open plan design eliminates the need for traditional shower enclosures, freeing up space and creating a more open and airy feel. This can make your small bathroom appear larger and more spacious. Additionally, the seamless floor-to-ceiling design may allow for more creative tile and décor options, enhancing the aesthetics of your space. However, the design and installation of a wet room in a small bathroom need careful planning and expertise to ensure optimal use of space and functionality. At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we specialise in designing and installing wet rooms in bathrooms of all sizes, ensuring that each project is tailored to the specific needs and preferences of our clients.
Do wet rooms have to be tiled?
Tiling is a common choice for wet rooms due to its waterproof nature and the wide variety of styles available. However, it’s not the only option. Wet rooms do need to have a water-resistant finish for the walls and floors, but this can be achieved through different materials. For instance, waterproof panels made from acrylic or tempered glass can also be used and often provide a quicker, easier installation process than tiling. Additionally, vinyl or resin flooring can be a practical choice for the floor. However, whichever material you choose, ensuring that it’s correctly sealed and waterproofed is crucial to the long-term success of your wet room. At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we can advise you on the best materials for your specific needs and preferences.
Can you turn a downstairs toilet into a wet room?
Yes, it is possible to convert a downstairs toilet into a wet room. This can be an excellent solution for maximising the use of space and enhancing the functionality of your home. There are a few key factors to consider for such a conversion, the most important being the size of the existing space. While wet rooms are known for their flexibility in design, the area must be adequate enough to fit a shower, proper drainage, and allow for comfortable movement. Additionally, careful attention must be given to the waterproofing process during installation to ensure that no water escapes into other areas of your home. Remember, professional advice and assistance are crucial for such transformations to ensure a successful result. At Modtech Designer Bathrooms, we have extensive experience in converting various spaces into efficient and stylish wet rooms.
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