How to Choose the Right Wetroom Panel for Your Bathroom Design
When it comes to designing the perfect wetroom, choosing the right panel is essential. From aesthetics and practicality to durability and price point, there are a variety of factors that go into selecting the perfect wetroom panel for your bathroom design. Whether you’re remodelling an existing showering space or creating a brand new one from scratch, this guide will help you determine which type of wetroom panel is best suited for your individual needs. So, if you want to learn how to choose the right wetroom panel or walk-in configuration for your bathroom upgrade project, keep reading!
Kudos Ultimate 2 Wetroom Corner Panel with Matt Black Profile & Brace Bar
Understand the different types of wetroom panels available
Wetrooms are becoming increasingly popular in modern homes due to their sleek and stylish design. However, one of the most important aspects to consider when installing a wetroom is the type of panel to use. There are various options available, such as the type of glass thickness, as well as finishing profiles such as chrome or brushed brass.
Consider as well the position of where you wish your shower to be installed, as this will have a bearing on the type of panel you may opt for and hence the way that this panel will be held in situ (either by ceiling brace bars, freestanding or wall brace kits). Are you looking to create a three-sided walk-in shower enclosure or use a recess for showering? Again, these will help you consider what configuration you require. One of the most popular brands of Walk-in wetrooms is the Kudos Ultimate Wetroom Shower Panels, in which we have helped to put together a number of Wetroom Packages to help you decide!
Whichever option you choose, it's important to invest in quality materials that will last for years to come. With the right choice of wetroom panel, you can transform your bathroom into a stunning and functional space.
Some different types of Wetroom Panels include:
1. Clear Shower Glass Panels: These are the most common type of wetroom panels. They provide a clean, sleek look that allows maximum light transmission, creating a bright and spacious feel to your wetroom.
2. Low-Iron Shower Glass Panels: Also known as extra clear glass, these panels offer a higher level of transparency compared to standard clear glass. They effectively eliminate the greenish tint seen in regular glass, providing a more accurate colour representation.
3. Frosted Shower Glass Panels: Offering a balance between privacy and light, frosted glass panels add an elegant touch to any wetroom. Their surface is etched to create a pearly white appearance, obscuring visibility while still allowing light to filter through. (Hudson Reed Fluted Wetroom Screens offer a collection of frosted glass options for your bathroom)
4. Patterned Glass Panels: These panels feature an embossed design, adding texture and visual interest to your wetroom. The patterns can range from simple geometric designs to more elaborate motifs.
5. Coated Glass Panels: These panels have a special coating that repels water and reduces cleaning time. They are ideal for maintaining a spotless and hygienic wetroom environment. (Most wetroom panels come complete with a glass protection system, one example of this is the Roman UltraCare Glass Treatment found as standard on all Roman Wetroom Panels)
Each type of glass panel offers its own unique benefits and aesthetic qualities, allowing homeowners to customise their wetroom to their specific needs and preferences. By considering factors such as light transmission, privacy, maintenance, and design, you can choose the perfect wetroom panel for your home.
Consider the size of your bathroom and choose the panel that fits best
Your bathroom is your daily sanctuary, a place where you go to get refreshed and renewed, so it's important to get it just right. One key component to consider is the size of your bathroom when choosing shower wall panels. If you have a smaller space, you'll want to select a panel that maximises the area without overcrowding. On the other hand, larger bathrooms can accommodate larger panels, providing an expansive, luxurious feel.
Roman Liberty Brushed Brass two sided corner wetroom configuration
Are you looking to transform your bathroom into a true walk-in wetroom with a straight-to-the-floor installation, or will you be looking to install your wetroom panels with a shower tray installation?
Regardless of the size of your room, choosing the right shower panel not only adds to the aesthetic but also makes for a more comfortable and efficient experience. Don't settle for a one-size-fits-all approach – select the panel that fits your bathroom best.
Determine the budget for your new wetroom panel
When creating a new wetroom panel, determining the budget may seem daunting, but it is a crucial step in the process. Your budget will help you decide on which materials to use, whether to hire a professional or DIY and the overall design of your wetroom. Consider the size of your space, as well as any additional features you would like to include, such as a rainfall showerhead or heated flooring. Investing in a quality wetroom panel can add value to your home and provide a luxurious spa-like experience. So don't skimp on your budget, but do your research to find the best value for your money.
Not all options have to be expensive, with one of the most affordable options being the Scudo Wetroom Panels, which offer affordability without compromising on the quality.
Make sure to measure correctly before ordering
Before you place an order for any item, it's important to make sure that you measure correctly. If you are considering a two-sided wetroom shower enclosure, then it is important to ensure that you have given yourself enough room to access this walk-in shower enclosure.
If, for example, you have chosen a shower tray of the width of 1800mm and this is to fit into a recess, then you don’t want to choose a wetroom panel of more than 1300mm, as the gap to access the showering space may be considered too small. As a general rule, we recommend giving yourself at least 500mm entry width, although some people prefer larger entrances.
Roman Haven Select Wetroom Corner Panel installed in a Recess with Black Profile & Low Level Brace Bar
By taking the time to measure correctly before ordering, you can help ensure that what you receive is exactly what you want and need, saving you time and money in the long run. Don't risk disappointment - take those extra few minutes to measure properly and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you made the right choice. To make it easier to find wetroom panels of the required size, we have categorised all wetroom panels by size in an easy-to-use category.
Consider Configurations available including:
Read online reviews to get an idea about quality and customer satisfaction with various brands
In the age of technology, researching products has never been easier. With just a simple search, you can find countless reviews on a variety of brands. While some may be sceptical about the credibility of online reviews, they can actually be incredibly helpful in making informed decisions about purchases. By looking at the overall sentiment and themes that emerge from the reviews, you can get an idea of the quality of a product and how satisfied customers are with their purchase. This can save you time, money, and ultimately lead to a more positive buying experience. So before you make your next purchase, take some time to read through online reviews to see what others are saying about the product.
At ShowerstoYou we source all of our products from leading Brands within the shower industry. We are proud to offer wetrooms from the following brands:
- Ajax Wetroom Panels
- April Wetroom Panels
- Aquadart Wetroom Panels
- Burlington Wetroom Panels
- Hudson Reed Wetrooms
- Kartell Wetroom Panels
- Kudos Ultimate Wetroom Panels
- Lakes Coastline Collection of Wetroom Panels
- Merlyn Wetrooms
- Novellini Wetroom Panels
- Nuie Wetroom Panels
- Roman Wetroom Panels
- Scudo Wetroom Panels
Look into warranties when purchasing a new wetroom panel
When upgrading your bathroom to include a wetroom panel, it's crucial to consider warranty options before making the purchase. Investing in a quality product is essential, but having a warranty gives you peace of mind and protects you from unforeseen damages that may occur. Not all warranties are made equal, so it's important to read the fine print and understand what is covered and what isn't. Some warranties may cover manufacturer defects, while others may offer a more comprehensive coverage that includes accidental damage. So, before making any final decisions, make sure to do your research and choose a warranty that will meet your needs and protect your investment for years to come.
Many warranties for leading brands require you to register your purchase with the manufacturer in order to extend the 12-month guarantee to the extended guarantee, such as a Truelife Lifetime Guarantee.
Have fun with your bathroom design by adding accessories that match your new wetroom panel
Your bathroom design doesn't have to be boring. With the addition of carefully selected accessories, you can elevate your space to a whole new level. Adding accessories that match your new wetroom panel can be a fun and easy way to tie your design together. Consider adding a coordinating shower mat or soap dispenser to bring in colours and patterns from your chosen panel. Alternatively, you could opt for a statement piece such as a brightly coloured vase or quirky artwork that contrasts with your wetroom panel. Whatever your style, adding accessories to your bathroom not only enhances its overall look, but can also make it a more enjoyable space to spend time in. So why not have some fun with your bathroom design and show off your creativity?
Roman Haven Select Wetroom Panel in Brushed Brass with matching Brushed Brass Products
By choosing a wetroom panel with Brushed Brass Profiles for example, you may wish to consider Brushed Brass Showers or valves, brushed brass accessories, and brush brass handles for your vanity unit. Why not check out our blog post on Brushed Brass bathrooms?
Graduating from traditional shower cubicles to installing a sleek and modern wetroom panel is an exhilarating experience with lots of decisions that need to be made. From selecting the right size and shape that fits your bathroom needs to researching the various materials available, including different designs, there are several factors that should be taken into consideration while making this transition.
With an awareness of your budget and by taking all the proper measurements of your space and a water-resistant sealant or grout around the edges for protection, you will also want to read online reviews to understand customer satisfaction levels with various brands before you make your final decision.
Adding additional features such as a new shower valve or shower system and coordinating bathroom accessories and fixtures (e.g. in Matt Black), can give your bathroom extra personality. Looking into warranties when purchasing a new wetroom panel can provide peace of mind if any issues arise. Ensure you have all the facts before investing in a wetroom panel; you might surprise yourself at how fun and easy it can be to start this new project!