Wet Room Flooring
A wet room is the ideal bathroom solution for those with restricted mobility. Instead of having a raised shower tray and closed off shower area, the whole bathroom is accessible when showering, meaning a seated shower is possible in an open area on either a wall mounted seat or in a wheelchair.
Altogether, a wet room offers those with full or restricted mobility a very safe way to shower with no glass doors or raised areas to trip on, and an anti slip flooring that will prevent slips and falls. It also offers a great contemporary look that'll last for years. And even more, it's simple layout means it's easy to keep clean.
It is possible to convert most bathrooms into a wet room. The floor is gently sloped towards a drain to get rid of water, and is either tiled, or increasingly, covered in specially designed slip resistant flooring.
This kind of flooring doesn't mean your bathroom will look like a hospital or public swimming pool! These days there are many flooring options available, giving you a wide choice of colour options to create exactly the feel you want to go for.
A great flooring product for wet rooms is the Altro Aquarius wet area safety floor from Altro. This flooring is made specifically to offer optimum safety for both wet and dry floors, and for those wearing shoes or with bare feet. So if you're simply using the bathroom, but not showering, the dry floor will be safe and non-slip. But it will also be safe when it's wet and you have bare feet.
Should a carer be assisting you in the shower with shoes, you'll both benefit from the non slip flooring, despite one having bare feet and the other not. The advantage of this over more traditional studded wet area floors, which are great in terms of safety in wet areas, is not only that it offers the best of both worlds when it comes to wet and dry floors and footwear, but also that the flat surface is much easier to keep clean.
Altro have developed this range with a variety of uses in mind, and when it comes to home wet rooms, there are some great options to create the right interior to suit your chosen style.
Finally, it's essential that wet room flooring is installed to a high standard. This will avoid any issues with flooring coming up or becoming uneven which could cause an accident.