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Everything You Need for a Wet Room Bathroom

Mission West Kitchen and Bath has the designer fixtures you need for your wet room.

Everything You Need for a Wet Room BathroomLooking for something new and different to do for your new bathroom or bathroom remodel? A wet room just might be the perfect solution.

First, let’s start with the practical elements you will need for a safe and functional wet room:

  • Professional waterproofing: With a traditional shower, you can install a tray under the shower stall to protect your subfloor from water damage. With a wet room, there is no tray so you need to have a professional go in and make the entire floor—and the walls—water tight with a special membrane that can then be covered in tile.
  • Non-slip tile: To prevent falls in the wet room, it is important to choose a tile that will not become too slippery when wet. Natural stone or a small mosaic tile both work well.
  • Ventilation: When your shower stall takes up half the room, it is more important than ever to have adequate ventilation to draw humid air out of the bathroom and prevent mold and mildew issues.
  • Glass divider: In some wet room bathrooms, there is no division between the shower and the rest of the room. But if you have a smaller bathroom, you may need a divider to keep shower spray from flying everywhere. A floor-to-ceiling glass partition or door with minimal hardware will give you the functionality you need without ruining the open look of the wet room.

Now, for the fixtures you need to make your wet room look truly stunning:

  • Rain showerhead: A traditional angled shower head could easily end up spraying water where you don’t want it in a wet room. But a rain shower pouring straight down from above eliminates the problem and adds to the spa-like vibe of your bathroom at the same time. If you have a glass partition, you could also add a rail shower for those times you want to shower without getting your hair wet.
  • Linear drain system: A round divot in your floor with a circular drain plugged into it doesn’t look elegant or modern. A linear drain system along the wall is much better. Ideally, your wet room floor will be sloped so gradually towards the drain that you won’t even notice it.
  • Freestanding tub: In keeping with the open look of a wet room, you will want a freestanding bathtub. Since wet rooms tend to have a modern aesthetic, you will probably want a modern-looking tub as well, not a clawfoot tub.
  • Wall-hung sink and toilet: Installing a wall-hung toilet and sink (or a floating vanity) is another way to continue the theme of openness in your wet room design. It will also make it a lot easier to clean your floors.

At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we have all the designer fixtures you need for your wet room. Come browse our showroom for the perfect showerhead, drain, tub, sink, and toilet for your new wet room bathroom.