Quartz Wetroom

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26th July 2017
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Quartz Wetroom

How we get started

After the client contacted us we arranged a free survey so we could assess the project and see how we could help to bring their ideas to life. Once we had the dimensions and discussed what the client wanted from the room we put some ideas to the them. They called into the bathroom showroom at 33-41 Church Street Grimsby and we suggested the following.

1. A wetroom try and tanking kit. Due to the size of the room we needed to get the most from the space, using a wetroom for two reasons. The first was so we did not have to use a shower door, this keeps the room looking open and gives the feeling of space. Also this keeped the floor (inside and outside of the shower area) on the same level given the proseption of more space.

2. Using a Utopia YOU wall hung vanity unit. With this room the slop of the stairs came into the room under where the basin is. to get round this problem without losing any space in the room we used a deep wall hung unit.

3. A close coupled back to wall toilet. We need to us an all ceramic toilet with a thermoset seat because the toilet does get splashed with water when the shower is used.

4. An Aqualisa Quartz digital shower to work with there pressurised water.

For more details on the products used on this project contact us on 01472 35 99 80.

The First Fix

Once we had settled on the layout our engineers began by removing the existing suite, tiles and disposing of all the rubbish. Our electrician also installed the cable for the illuminated mirror (so it could be hidden by the tiles), spotlights and extractor fan at this point. Our engineers also created a recessed feature in the boxed section above the toilet to give some extra storage.

The first continued with the installation of the Duckkaboard wetroom tray and waterproofing tanking kit. the pipe work for the basin was also put in place along with the cable and pipe work for the shower. To complete the first fix we altered the pipe work for the heated towel rail and reinforced the floor in preparation for tiling. The LED fire retardant we installed along with an inline extractor fan with an LED light

The Tiling

For the shower we used 50mm mosaics because they easily compensate for the slope of the wetroom tray (we can also tile a wet area with bigger tiles but they do need to be cut at angles to follow the contours of the tray) and they give good grip under foot because of the grout lines. For the remaining floor we used a match 600 x 300mm tile.

We used the same tile on the wall with the addition of a 10mm square edged tile trim to finish the end of the stud sections and frame the recessed feature we created. An ivory grout was used on the wall and floor to compete the tiling.

The Second Fix

To complete the projected we fixed the toilet in place, this was a full back to wall close coupled toilet. To keep with clean lines we had created in the room we used the full back to wall toilet so there were no gaps. This makes the room easier to keep clean and its more pleasing to the eye. The wall hung unit with sit on basin was fitted giving a generous 800mm cupboard for storage and good sized basin. The shower controls and the ceiling mounted fixed shower head also went in. To finish the heated towel rail was mounted and the mirror was mounted.

For details on how we can take your ideas from inspiration to installation call into one of our showrooms at 33 - 41 Church Street Grimsby DN32 7DD or 55 James Street Louth LN11 0JN. You can also contact us here or on 01472 35 99 80.