Role of Tiles in Wet Room

Wet Room is a shower area which is covered by tiles. In other words the whole bathroom is converted to a big shower enclosure. The fame of the wet room is increasing in the recent years as the traditional shower trays losing its preference by the customer. Wet rooms are tremendously adaptable and contributing a number of payback over customary shower trays. The payback comprises of the benefits like easy accessibility for the physically challenged persons with wheel chair. Wet room needs a drain fixed into the floor to take care of the surface unit to avert pooling. Wet room provides a perfect and chic modern look. Wet rooms are easy to clean

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Wet Room Tiles

The wet room tile should hold superior non slippery resistance and the slip resistance can be measured by the Pendulum test. This test uses a fluctuation arm to reproduce the slipping foot and it can be tested in dry condition, wet and some other precise containments. Pendulum test is stated as the trustable test to find the slipping resistance of the tile. Stone bathroom tiles or modern ceramics are frequently used in wet room. Experts recommended some systems to be incorporated with the wet room tiles. The highly recommended tile safety measure is the tile tanking system. Drainage system with speedy drain choice is commendable for wet rooms.

Sloped tile floor

The use of water resistance grout and the water resistance tiles will not give assurance for waterproof in wet room. The floor and the walls should be sealed and primed with the help of tanking compound or by the use of membrane system. The walls and the floor should be sealed with edge tape to make the complete tanking system. Readymade sloping showers are available which can be installed readily.

Wet room floor

The floor of the wet room should be stable and rigid before the process of tanking and tiling. If the floor is made up of wood it is necessary to stabilize the joist by building a sub floor inside the joist using 18mm plywood. As per the building regulation the suggested width of the floor to be placed above the joist is 20mm.


Non porous wet room tiles like porcelain or ceramic is recommended. The limitations in the porous tiles like limestone, marble and slate are required to seal often to avoid water damage. Caution should be taken while selecting non slippery tile as it plays a vital role in the wet room.