Contemporary Wet Room Design Ideas

Over the last few years, wet rooms have become increasingly popular, and it’s easy to see why! They help open your bathroom space whilst offering a stylish, contemporary look. Read on for our best contemporary wet room design ideas.

What's the difference between
a shower and a wet room?

You might be wondering – what is the difference between a shower and a wet room?  A wet room is essentially a shower room without the need for a shower tray or enclosure.

Instead, they have a completely tiled showering area that is fully sealed, waterproofed and has a drain in the floor.

Benefits of a wet room

  • Great for utilising awkward or small bathroom spaces
  • Offers a clean, stylish and spacious design
  • Easier to clean
  • When installed correctly, lasts longer than average bathroom
  • More accessible
  • Creates a luxurious showering space

How to fit a wet room

When it comes to installing a wet room, there are many important technical considerations. A high level of preparation is required and installing a wet room tanking system is complex, which must be completed to the highest standards. Therefore, you should always use a bathroom professional who specialises in installing wet rooms.

At Kallums, we have our own team of bathroom Installation specialists with years of knowledge and experience. So you can rest assured that any bathroom installed by us will be done to the highest possible standard.  Find out more about our bathroom installation service.

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What flooring is best for wet rooms?

 Our bathroom experts advise that it’s all about tiling! Tiles are a design staple in all types of bathrooms, but even more so with wet rooms. Your choice of wet room tiles will not only affect the overall look but can also impact functionality. 

It’s important to choose tiles compatible with your wet rooms drain. When purchasing a bathroom with Kallums, you can relax knowing all these important considerations are managed by our team of experts. They will guide you through all these technical considerations and how these affect your design options.

The best wet room floor and wall tiles

Below are our recommendations for the best wet room floor tiles and wall tiles. Overall, we believe porcelain tiles are the best option due to absorbing the least amount of water.

  • Porcelain tiles
  • Natural stone tiles
  • Mosaic tiles

We mentioned previously that if installed correctly, wet rooms last longer than your typical bathroom. Choosing tiles for any bathroom is a difficult task, but even more so for a wet room due to their longer lifespan! Quality and sustainability are extremely important. However, choosing a design that you love and will stand the test of time is also essential. Contact our team to discuss wet room tiles ideas that will still look stylish in years to come.

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Marble Tiles

Looking for something luxurious or extravagant? Marble effect tiles are available in many different colours, shapes, and sizes – giving you endless design possibilities!

If you like consistency, then marble tiles are ideal! Using the same marble effect tiles throughout creates a harmonious flow and a seamless design.

Alternatively, pair with a different colour marble for a bold contrast.

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Wood Effect Tiles

Wood effect tiles offer character and warmth, ideal for a relaxing bathroom ambience. Capable of adding texture and interest, wood effect bathroom tiles create a pleasant and natural feel.

We love seeing wood effect tiles contrasted against colour and patterns, such as terrazzo effect tiles.

Herringbone tiles

The Herringbone tile layout continues to be one of the biggest trends with bathrooms tiles. Capable of creating subtle patterns and strong linear designs.

Create some drama with bright coloured tiles laid herringbone style throughout the room. Alternatively, pair it with another type of tile for a bold contrast.

How to create a wet room

There are many things to consider when designing a wet room, due to all the complex technical considerations with installation we mentioned previously. The most important thing when designing a luxurious wet room is to ensure it has superior functionality that meets your needs, as well as looking stylish. A perfectly designed wet room should optimise all available space, resulting in a spacious shower area that provides a convenient yet invigorating experience.

Below are some of our favourite design ideas that will have your wet room still looking sumptuous in years to come.

Wet Room Shower Screen

Traditional wet rooms forgo any type of showering enclosure due to being tanked – but this doesn’t mean you can’t have one! In fact, wet rooms with screens are very popular and look stylish. Wet room panels for showers help keep the rest of the room dry and avoid wet towels and toilet rolls! This is particularly helpful if your bathroom is on the smaller side.

Wet Room With Bath

Can a wet room have a bath? Whilst typically wet rooms purely focus on showers, there’s no reason you can’t include a bath if you have space! In fact, large bathrooms that have both can increase the overall value of your property. Plus, they offer flexibility and help create a spa-like atmosphere.

Wet Room Underfloor Heating

Wet rooms and underfloor heating are the perfect pair. Not only is underfloor heating a pleasant luxury, but it keeps your bathroom warm and dry and helps to reduce puddles and accidental slipping.

Luxury London Wet Room Designs

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We are so proud as a small independent business for our london bathroom showroom to have been nominated for the national kbbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2022 – these awards celebrate specialist bathroom retailers from across the UK and Ireland in recognition for outstanding work to customers, community, staff and suppliers. 

We Can Design, Supply & Install Your Luxury Wet Room

At Kallums, we understand that a luxury bathroom refurbishment can be a stressful experience – but it doesn’t have to be! When you buy a bathroom with us, you can take advantage of our comprehensive, fully managed service. You can rely on our team of experts who specialise in the design, supply, and installation of bespoke bathrooms.

Design

With our comprehensive bathroom design service, we create luxurious bathrooms tailored to you. Our efficient and design-led service includes realistic interpretations of your new bathroom design using mood boards, elevations, and CAD drawings.

Supply

Kallums Bathrooms have an extensive portfolio of luxury bathroom products. We only supply the highest quality leading bathroom brands. Whether your bathroom is a traditional or modern design, we have products to suit any type of bathroom design.

Install

Unlike other bathroom retailers, we have our own team of bathroom installation specialists, who have the skills and expertise to bring your dream bathroom to life. Choose Kallums for a hassle-free bathroom refurbishment with spectacular results.

Wet Room Design Inspiration

There are many things to consider when designing a wet room, due to all the complex technical considerations with installation we mentioned previously. The most important thing when designing a luxurious wet room is to ensure it has superior functionality that meets your needs, as well as looking stylish. A perfectly designed wet room should optimise all available space, resulting in a spacious shower area that provides a convenient yet invigorating experience.

Below are some of our favourite design ideas that will have your wet room still looking sumptuous in years to come.

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