Bathrooms Vs Wet Rooms

Which should I choose? A traditional bathroom or a wet room? If you can relate to the question, then you're in the right place to find out all the answers! In our blog post here at SJL Plumbing and Heating, based in Caerphilly, (also available across Blackwood, Newport, Risca and Pontypool) we've explained all there is to know about this topic below. However, before we jump right into this blog post, if you'd like to find out more about our services here at SJL Plumbing and Heating, just get in touch on, 07772 028 424 or take a look at our services page.

Bathrooms Vs Wet Rooms

We should start this blog post properly by explaining the difference of a bathroom and wet room. However, if you'd like to get in touch, take a look at our other contact details at the bottom of this page.

Bathrooms Explanation

Bathrooms often consist of a bathtub or a shower and have space for either. Typically these appliances have a threshold to contain the water, ultimately separating it from the rest of the bathroom. 

Wet Rooms Explanation

To best describe a wet room, it would have to be said that a wet room is a type of bathroom that allows for a lot more open space and a floor that can get wet. The floor is often slightly sloped to allow for the water to drain out of the room. 

The Advantages of Bathrooms and Wet Rooms

This is where it gets interesting! We've listed a range of advantages for both bathrooms and wet rooms. Hopefully this will help you make a better decision when it comes to choosing one or the other for your home. 

Advantages of a Bathroom

  • Having a bath can be very relaxing! It's always nice to have the option for a nice, warm bath; something that isn't possible with a wet room. 
  • There's a lot more choice regarding the size of your bathroom. There are usually no size boundaries and there can be a bathroom design that can work in the space you have. 
  • You can prevent mould and damp from building with a bathroom as there's less risk of this occurring. 
  • Finally, having a traditional bathroom may add value to your home in years to come. We spend plenty of time in our bathrooms and many buyers expect a bathroom. 

Advantages of a Wet Room

  • Wet rooms allow for greater accessibility. How? Well, by removing the boundaries that a traditional bathroom would have, they can be ideal for disabled or elderly people and can help people be more independent. 
  • As wet rooms are a lot more open plan, they can be easily cleaned. This is because there's less areas for mould and dirt to build up, due to less barriers around the wet room. 
  • Finally, with a wet room, there's plenty of layout and design options and you can really create the dream wet room for your home! 


As you can see, there's plenty of advantages for choosing either a bathroom or a wet room; the decision simply comes down to personal preference. However, if you know exactly what you want for your home, take a look at our contact details below and get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you choose SJL Plumbing and Heating for your bathroom and wet room needs. Before you get in touch, take a look at our bathroom and wet room services!

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