Planning A Tadelakt Wet Room
Tadelakt wet rooms are fast becoming a fashionable alternative to a traditional bathroom or shower room. So what exactly is a Tadelakt wet room and why would you want one?
A wet room eliminates the need for a bathtub or an enclosed shower with a screen and tray. Basically it’s a fully open shower. A tadelakt wet room can be created in a range of styles for all budgets, however, you to avoid water spraying everywhere, you’ll need to consider if your bathroom size is feasible.
But by removing the bathtub and shower tray and re-designing your bathroom to maximise space, you may be pleasantly surprised at how spacious it turns out to be.
Here’s a look at some of the pros and cons of installing a tadelakt wet room.
A wet room is perfect for a stylish, contemporary look. It can also add value to your home. The lack of screens, doors, curtains or shower trays also make it easier to clean.
Make sure your wet room is large enough to avoid spraying the toilet seat and ending up with wet towels and soggy toilet paper!
A wet room needs professional installation as the entire room needs to be sealed properly so that it’s completely waterproof from the floor to the ceiling.
A tadelakt wet room works well as a second bathroom. If you’re selling your home, many buyers still want a traditional bathroom.
A proper drainage system needs to be installed by a professional. A gradient will need to be created so that the water is channeled into the drain. One option is the installation of a sub-floor which can then be plastered over. Another option is installing a ready-made sloping shower tray that can be plastered over to produce a smooth surface that blends seamlessly with the rest of the floor.
Tadelakt is a natural plaster originating from Morocco and it’s the perfect solution for waterproofing your wet room. Not only does it create a smooth and beautiful finish, there’s also no need for grouting so it’s more hygienic. The lime based plaster is made with a natural soap solution making it very easy to clean without the need for harsh detergents. Tadelakt can be used on the floor, walls and ceiling. It is also used to make stylish and contemporary sinks. Tadelakt comes in a range of beautiful and natural colours to suit all types of styles and decor.