Guide to Wetroom Tiles

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A wetroom is a fantastically modern option for both small and large bathrooms. With a walk in shower area, and no shower tray, a wet-room can be a fantastic feature in any home. However, there are practicalities to consider, including drainage and tiling. In fact, the drainage and subsequent tiling options are interlinked. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to wetroom tiles.

Wetroom drainage

There are two types of grills used for wetroom drainage. These are:

⦁ infill grills
⦁ frameless grills

Both types of drainage are equally effective, the difference is aesthetic only. The infill grills leave two slits for your tiling to appear to be almost continuous, while the frameless grills leave only one 5mm gap for drainage. Although both drainage systems are equal in function, the choice you make will determine your tiling options.

Guide to Wetroom Tiles

For stone infill grills you have the option of:

⦁ Ceramic Tiles
⦁ Porcelain tiles
⦁ natural stone tiles

While for frameless grills, you can choose between:

⦁ Porcelain tiles
⦁ natural stone tiles

Ceramic Tiles

Only suitable for stone-infill grills, these tiles are two tone. The face of the tile is glass polished, which means that it differs from the colour of the tile underneath. As a result, if you use these tiles with frameless grills, the edge of the tile will be visible, detracting from the appearance of the wetroom.

Porcelain Tiles

These tiles are the same colour throughout, and so are suitable for both types of drainage system. Porcelain tiles have the added advantage of being incredibly durable and hard-wearing, which makes them perfect for a wetroom that will be used by many people.

Natural stone tiles

These tiles include marble, granite, limestone and slate, and can be used to great effect in wetrooms with either type of drainage system.

For more information or advice about wet room tiling, get in touch with the experts today, here at Tiles 2 Go.