Wetroom Heaven are approved installers of Impey wetroom products. Although we are based in the North West of England, we operate all across the United Kingdom. We can work with you at every stage of your wetroom installation from initial design through to final completion on a supply-and-fit or fit-only basis. Call our FREEPHONE number today to discuss your requirements or browse the rest of our site for more information.
The basic definition of a wetroom is a bathroom where the floor is barrier-free, but more recently it has become a reference for luxury and is a must for any modern bathroom design. The walls and floor of a wetroom are completely sealed to prevent any water leakage and the floor is specially designed to aid the effective removal of waste water.
Wetrooms provide easy access for disabled family members or the elderly and young as the lack of edges, lips or shower trays means that the risk of falling is minimised. Wetrooms can also be designed to be totally 'open plan' without glass shower panels which greatly simplifies the cleaning process and creates a minimalist, contemporary style.
The basis of a safe and successful wetroom installation is its flooring. The flooring needs to be non-slip and provide a suitable gradient so that excess water drains away without leaving puddles. Wetroom Heaven are approved installers of award-winning Impey wetroom flooring products Aqua-Dec and Aqua-Grade, and can provide advice on the best solution to meet your requirements.
Aqua-Dec can be used on timber, concrete or floating floors and is the simplest and quickest way to create a wetroom floor. It is a moulded base which is set into the floor, the shape of which directs used water into the supplied gully. It is covered with waterproof slip resistant vinyl flooring for safety. It is ideally suited for use in wetrooms located on upper floors.
Aqua-Grade creates the perfect concrete floor gradient for a wetroom installation. It is a modular matrix which snaps together allowing the creation of the ideal gradient floor in any shape or size. A screed of wet sand and cement is layered over and once this has dried, a perfectly inclined floor is created, guiding the water to the drain quickly and efficiently. A waterproofing layer is then laid, followed by slip-resistant vinyl or tiles. Aqua-Grade is also compatible with underfloor heating.
Waterproofing or 'tanking' the wetroom is essential to stop unwanted leaks. However good the tiling is, over time water will always find a way through the grout and tiles, potentially causing damage requiring costly repairs. The wetroom is tanked by installing a waterproof layer before laying the floor tiles. Depending on requirements and the size of the room, the whole of the walls and floor may be tanked, just the floor or an appropriately sized area around the shower.
Although called a wetroom, it may be desirable to have a 'dry' area within your bathroom. If this is the case a shower screen can be installed to stop water escaping from the 'wet' area. A wide variety of styles including curved and smoked glass are available.
Once the room is prepared, the floor gradient created, waterproofing completed and tiling done, the finishing touches can be added to the design. Taps, shower fittings, grates and towel rails can be specified in a great number of styles, the only limit being your imagination and budget!