Hungary Hill, Stourbridge Wet Room
Recently completed, 24th August 2018 is this stunning wet room. Taken from a bath to a full walk in shower wet area with large shower head, single spray and recess tiled shelves. Radiator was originally under the window, this was replaced and re-routed to by the side of the door for a large 1800 x 500 chrome towel radiator. Waste pipework from the existing bath had to be redrilled lower to outside to allow for the former. Bar shower centralised through the middle of the shelves.
Completely stripped back. Ceiling had no loft space above so that came down to allow for wiring to be routed for 4 newly installed spot lights, extractor fan and wall mirror with lights and built in speaker. The pull cord light switch was removed from inside the bathroom and replaced with a double switch outside the bathroom. One switch for the spots and one separate for the fan, allowing the fan to be used in the summer, when the lights are not needed. A permanent connection to the mirror allowing light, shaving point and speaker.
The ceiling was then skimmed, thanks Dave Skelding. Cracking plasterer, give him a like and a call if you ever need glass smooth finished plaster. https://www.facebook.com/DLSPlaster/
Used for the wet area was an AKW Tuff Form former, 1800 x 820 cut to 720 width and fully tanked using Mapei tanking kit. The recommended is around 2 coats of the membrane however using the complete tub up gave around 4 good coats ensuring the floor and walls were fully water tight.
The walk in shower area was tiled with mosaics allowing a gradual fall into the centre waste and doing away with the diagonal cuts from larger set tiles. This, in our experience has a little more give in movement too, although we do always used rapidset, flexible floor and wall adhesives. A matching stone effect tile was lay on the remaining floor area.
Originally, the customer had planned to go for half tile however after some thought decided on fully tiled and what a difference it makes! Lovely, light grey tiles enlarge the bathroom reflecting light and a complementary feature wall in the shower area.
This bathroom refurb was completed while the customer went on holiday so came back to this fantastic transformation. What a lovely surprise. AND, what a different room it makes it look.