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Wet room versus walk in shower?

Happy new year to all of our much valued customers.

Many of you may have considered adding a  bathroom refit to your to-do list for 2023, so hopefully our new series of information articles will help to give you the advice and help you need.

This month we’re discussing the difference between a wet room and a walk-in shower. Read on to find out what they are, the benefits of each and which one would work best for you.

Difference between wet room and walk in shower

The difference between a wet room and walk in shower is very simple: doors and screens. Typically, a wet room is open plan without any doors and a walk in shower will have full or half height doors, a combination of both or a fixed shower screen along with a low-threshold tray to keep the water from splashing everywhere.

Both a wet room and walk-in shower are great for accessibility making them perfect for those with limited mobility either through age, injury or disability.

Benefits of a walk-in shower

With a contemporary look a walk-in shower creates a feeling of spaciousness even in small bathrooms. They offer all the benefits of a wet room without the building costs normally associated with one and are versatile enough to fit in most bathrooms. Manufactured with easy to clean tile effect panels without using grout make the walk in shower a hygienic much easier to clean option.

Nationwide’s walk-in showers are made to fit into the same space as your old bath and can usually be installed within one day without any fuss or mess.

Our walk-in shower choice includes:

Walk in shower or use a wet room?

Costs of a wet room

Ultimately the decision should be based on your individual needs and how you plan to use the space and the layout of your bathroom.

However another important question to consider is: ‘is a walk in shower cheaper than a wet room?’ The answer is almost certainly yes. This is mainly due to the fact that the bathroom needs to be completely stripped of any tiles, the walls waterproofed and the floor altered to accommodate the required drainage. This is all critical work required prior to a complete retile of the floor and walls.

A walk in shower from Nationwide Mobility fits into the same space as your old bath and can usually be installed in a day without any re-tiling or building work being necessary. This keeps the costs relatively lower and the upheaval to an absolute minimum leaving you to enjoy a refreshing shower in double quick time.

Nationwide advice 

If you’d like to discuss what options are best for you, please call us for a no obligation chat on our freephone: 0800 316 0116 or email us at: Throughout January we have a 20% off sale so now is the time to act.

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