London Tile’s Essential Guide To Wet Rooms

The London Tile Co.

There are a number of factors that have contributed to the increased popularity of the wet room in the UK; busy lives create the need for quick and easy showering, an ageing population and increase in multi-generation households require an accessible bathroom for the whole family, and our desire to have a stylish and luxurious bathing space in our own home. These reasons, amongst others, are why so many of us are banishing the bath and opting for an open plan wet room.

Wet Room Design Ideas

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For most of us the mention of a wet room conjures images of large and lavish bathrooms, big enough to fit the whole family in. But with the right design and products, you can create a practical and attractive walk-in shower in almost any size room.

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What Do I Need To Create A Wet Room?

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Last year over 250,000 wet rooms were installed in the UK, with around 5% of homes now believed to have a wet room overall. A wet room or level access shower room is often seen as a luxury, however it is fast becoming the practical choice for homeowners. million people living with a disability in the UK, plus an ageing population, the open plan design of a wet room makes it the perfect bathroom choice for all members of the family.

How To Create A Luxury Wet Room At Home

The London Tile Co.

Wet rooms and walk in showers are fast becoming a popular choice in UK homes, and as costs fall and the process of installing a DIY wet room becomes simpler, it’s easy to see why. Some may choose a wet room as a simple second bathroom, or as an option for those who need something more accessible. In the early stages of planning your wet room, think carefully about how you are likely to use it.

Planning a Wet Room in a Small Space

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If you have a small bathroom but rarely use your bath, then a wet room could be the perfect solution for you. Removing the tub and adding a level-access walk in shower will free up space in the room, whilst also making showering much more convenient. Wet rooms are also the perfect option for those with young children or mobility issues, as there is no issue manoeuvring in and out of the shower. Advice Wet Room

Visit Our Newly Refurbished London Tile Showroom in Brentford

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Orbry Wet Room products. Bathroom Tiles Hallway Tiles Indoor-Outdoor Tiles Kitchen Tiles Outdoor Tiles Wet RoomOur Brentford showroom has recently had a makeover and is looking better than ever. With inspiring displays and knowledgeable staff, The London Tile Co. Brentford is the place to go for modern and stylish tiles. We stock a wide range of tiles for anywhere in your home, and we can advise on extras like waterproofing, underfloor heating, adhesive and grout.

NEW Lustrolite High Gloss Glass Effect Wall Panels

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Available in nine stunning colours, the panels are 100% waterproof – making them perfect for wet rooms, showers and kitchen splashbacks. Kitchen Tiles Wet RoomWe’ve just added an exciting new product to the London Tile website – Lustrolite high gloss wall panels. Sleek and modern looking kitchens often feature high-shine glass splashbacks, but these can be expensive and difficult to fit.

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Go Glam with the Glittering Allure Range

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Featuring a metallic effect finish, these tiles will wow in any room. These mosaics can be used on walls or floors, and make a great non-slip area in walk-in showers and wet rooms. Bathroom Tiles Kitchen Tiles Wet RoomAt The London Tile Co.

Design Ideas For Shower Tiles

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Bathrooms provide a great space to get creative; you’re not going to be spending large amounts of time in there at once so any bold designs will not be overwhelming, and it’s the perfect room to create different zones or areas as these are already designated by their purpose.

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How To Install Lustrolite Wall Panels

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Advice DIY Tiling Tips Wet RoomLooking for a quick and easy way to add a splash of colour to your kitchen or bathroom? Maybe you’re bored of looking at those old fashioned tiles and want something a little more modern?

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Create zones in open plan living areas

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Open plan living areas are an ever-increasing trend, and one that we love, but sometimes it can feel like you spend all of your time in one room. This will give you the opportunity to create a cozy living room, a practical eating area and a sleek kitchen all within one space. Place furniture within these zones to make each one feel like a separate room, and use different colour schemes or decoration themes to define them.

Ageing In Place: How To Make Your Bathroom Accessible

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Taking this into account, your bathroom becomes one of the most important rooms in your house. Using a tileable wet room shower tray means there’s no step, and it gives you the option to use a wheelchair in the shower too, perfect for Ageing In Place. Upgrade your lighting to natural lights that illuminate the whole room, which can be enhanced by using light coloured tiles. Advice Bathroom Tiles Wet Room accessibility aging in place bathroom tiles

Stand Out With Metallic Effect Tiles

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The latest tile trend is one that will add a touch of urban glamour to any room in your home. One of our favourites has to be the metallic finishes that are appearing everywhere; from subtle shimmer to rusted metal, these tiles are cool and modern which makes them perfect for any room.

New Tile Ranges at London Tile!

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Tudor is a great new range of porcelain tiles that can be used for both walls and floors in pretty much any room in your home. These tiles look great when used as an alternative to wood or laminate in living rooms and hallways, but can also be used to add a textured look to kitchens and bathrooms. The Wisconsin ceramic tiles have a worn vintage look to them, giving a rustic ‘shabby chic’ feel to rooms.

8 Ways To Add Luxury To Your Bathroom

The London Tile Co.

Electric underfloor heating is a fantastic way to insert technology into any room in a home. We highly recommend using it in a bathroom or wet room, as it makes getting out of the shower a little easier on a chilly morning!

Interesting Ideas For Mosaic Tiles

The London Tile Co.

They work perfectly with wet room shower trays and do not need cutting to create a slope for drainage, they also create a clear zone for showering and look fantastic too.

Marvellous Marble – Get The Carrara Marble Look For Less

The London Tile Co.

With a timeless elegance that looks stunning in any room in the home, marble is often seen as a luxurious material choice. These tiles are suitable for anywhere in the home, but look particularly stunning in bathrooms and wet rooms.

4 Ways To Use a Mosaic Tile Border

The London Tile Co.

From non-slip wet room floors, to dazzling kitchen splashbacks, mosaic tiles have a range of uses in kitchens and bathrooms. From glittering glass and metal mosaic tiles, to vibrant coloured glass – these tiles can be used in small doses to brighten up a room. A common use for mosaic tiles is to create a feature strip that sits within the wall tiles horizontally, and goes around the whole room – or the part of the room that is tiled.

Get The Look: Absolute Ice

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Perfect for adding a touch of opulent Art Deco style to your bathroom or wet room. Get this stunning ice-white look using Absolute Ice marbled tiles and Ardex Brilliant White grout. Advice Bathroom Tiles Tile Design Tips

Browse the Prism Collection Online Now

The London Tile Co.

Whether you are looking to update your kitchen or create a fully tiled wet room, we have a fantastic selection of tiles for you to choose from. At The London Tile Co. we understand that finding the balance between style and value can be difficult. We all want our homes to look their best, but unfortunately we don’t all have an unlimited budget.

Floor Tile Slip Resistance Ratings Explained

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In most areas of the home a standard tile is fine, however if you are looking for tiles for a wet room, external use or swimming pool surround it’s something you should consider. Suitable for internal domestic floors subject to occasional wetting, e.g. bathrooms. Suitable for external areas e.g. patios and walkways, dressing rooms, public toilets. DIN 51097 Inclined Ramp Test for Wet Barefoot Areas. Wet ramps, walk through pools & jacuzzi floors.

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London Tile’s Top Tips for Child Safety Week

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If you have a wet room, always check that the drain is working properly and no water is pooling where it shouldn’t. NEVER leave children unattended in a bathroom or wet room. While we love a great looking bathroom kitted with the finest tiles from London Tile , we also like to ensure that the bathroom is a safe place for your child(ren) to enjoy a bath.

Mid-Century Modern Remodel in California Opens to the Outdoors

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The end result is a smooth transition from the kitchen to the dining room and out onto the deck. “The master bathroom has high windows all along one wall to bring in light, and a large wet-room area for the shower and tub.” Located in Lafayette, Calif.,

PorcelPave New Outdoor Porcelain Paving Tiles

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Porcelain is quickly becoming the most popular tile material for almost every application; from non-slip mosaics for wet room floors, to natural looking wood effect floor tiles. The qualities that make porcelain such a desirable material for the home also make it the perfect choice for outdoor applications. While standard 8-10mm thick porcelain floor tiles are perfect for indoors, the tiles do need to be at least double this to withstand external conditions.

Turn Your House Into A Home With The London Tile Co.

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With our extensive range of tiles, underfloor heating, wet room products and ancillary products, you can turn your house into a home with products from The London Tile Co. Tile Design Tips

Wooden Floors vs. Wood Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Thanks to their waterproof surface and hardwearing nature, wood effect tiles can be used in any room in the home – including wet rooms and walk in showers. There’s no denying that wooden floors look great, but real wood does have its downsides. As wood effect tiles get more realistic looking, we look at the advantages of using them over traditional wood.

September Featured Tiles: Marl & Burnt Oak

The London Tile Co.

The co-ordinating wall, floor and decor tiles have a cement-effect finish that adds a modern feel to bathrooms and wet rooms. After another typically British summer, switching between heatwaves and downpours, September is here and with it brings thoughts of crisp autumn days and our new Featured Tiles. This month we have two very different, but both fantastic, tile ranges to show you – read on to find out more. Burnt Oak.

Top Bathroom Trends For 2015

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This trend is all about making the room more homely by adding personal touches that are often saved for other rooms – art on the walls, plants and DIY storage all create a much more cosy space. Creating a wet room or walk in shower in your own home is becoming increasingly popular due to the desire for a hotel-style bathroom. As with all rooms in the home, the bathroom is not safe from the technology takeover.

New Tile Brochure Out Now

The London Tile Co.

This issue is bursting with new and best selling tiles, as as well information about external porcelain, wet rooms and electric underfloor heating. Echo combines subtle wall and floor tiles with a patchwork-effect decor tile to give kitchens and bathrooms a modern but cosy feel, while the Caress range features a sweeping, shimmer-finish that looks fantastic on floors in any room. Our latest Tile Collection brochure has arrived and we very excited to share it with the world.

Award Winning Design

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This glass enclosed "wet-room" concept is a solution to fitting a tub and two showerheads into a narrow space. We love when our talented clients are recognized for their hard earned work.

March Tile Offers

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Use a mix of sizes to create a traditional flagstone pattern, and the mosaic tiles are perfect for wet room floors. March is here and so are our latest Monthly Tile Offers. This month we’ve got four amazing tile ranges for you to choose from. Artisan is one of our best selling kitchen tile ranges. The simple rustic tiles are available in a range of neutral colours, with matching dado border tiles. This month you can save 25% on the full Artisan range.

London Tile July Tile Offers

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Firstly we have our Battersea range of brick effect tiles , which look fantastic in any room. From a rustic splashback to a trendy feature wall in a living room, we love the exposed brick look. The Geneva range of stone effect tiles are perfect for wet rooms and bathrooms, as matching wall and floor tiles are available. June was definitely an interesting month, but we’re pleased July is here and we’re hoping for a better forecast.

London Tile October Tile Offers

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Use two or more colours to create different zones in open plan living areas and wet rooms. It’s officially autumn, and the start of a new month means brand new Tile Offers at London Tile! This month on offer we have brightly coloured floor tiles, neutral tiles, stunning marble-effect tiles and a great range of co-ordinating textured & patterned tiles – click through for more information.

London Tile September Tile Offers

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Our Amazon range of slate tiles are available in Black, Graphite grey and Multicoloured – perfect for many different rooms in the home. The matching mosaics can be used as a border, or as a non-slip area in wet rooms and walk in showers. Our new Tile Offers start today, and we have some fantastic deals for September. If you are looking for something naturally rustic or sleek and modern click through to see our latest deals.

Behind the Scenes: A "Collab" Project With Company KD

As The Tile Turns

Susan turned her powder room into a bold jewel box. The Master Bathroom is a neutral Zen like space incorporating a European wet room complete with shower and tub in enclosed glass room. Do you ever wonder what a designer would put in her or his home? So do we! We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Susan Schwab of Company KD on her personal residence. Here is a sneak peek behind the scenes. We love Schwab''s daring use of color and pattern!

Granada Tiles Cluny Cement Tiles Upgrade A Black and White Bathroom

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Not only does this encaustic floor tile transform this bathroom into a place that’s beautiful, a concrete tile floor is also practical for wet rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens.

VersaTile: Bathroom Tile, Kitchen Tile, Granada Tile Cement Tile Patterns Work Everywhere

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Whatever pattern or colorway of cement tiles you choose, concrete tile is the perfect choice for wet rooms like kitchens and bathrooms. These two qualities add up to a surface that is less likely to be slippery when wet. We’re not just being pun-ny!

Bathroom Renovation: Fez Cement Tiles in Wills Casa’s Shower Stall

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Plus, as we noted last week, using concrete tile on the floor in a wet room like a bathroom or kitchen is a great idea not only because it looks good, but because it feels good on the feet and is apt to be much less slippery than porcelain tile.

There is an Amazing Array of Colors and Styles Cement Tiles have to Offer

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It is essential in wet rooms, such as showers, that you tile onto a water resistant background. So you finally decided to change out that old and outdated tile in your master bathroom. You were hoping to get at least 20 more years out of it, but the spouse vehemently disagreed. Well, we have to side with the wife on this one. If your tile is that old, there could be leaking that you are unaware of.

GET THE LOOK: Rue Magazine Predicts That Tile Patterns Are Hot For 2016

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GET THE LOOk of the cement floor tile in this living room using Granada Tile’s Bucharest concrete tiles in a custom color palette of chocolate, white, silver and blue. We love it used as living room floor tile as in the photo above. add a focal feature to a simple room.