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What materials work well in a wet room?
Ian Pattison, managing director of Abacus Manufacturing Group, shares his expertise...
"Practicalities are key to a wet room - a waterproof foam material, such as Abacus Elements, is ideal, as when sealed, it makes the room completely waterproof. This is the same technology that is used in steam rooms - which are essentially the ultimate wet rooms.
In terms of finish, tiles are recommended for the floor; either large tiles or mosaic which are more slip-resistant. Tiles or glass can be used for the walls, or products such as Lustrolite - a glass-looking acrylic which can be cut and worked on site. The use of LED lighting can also enhance the aesthetics of a wet room."
Abacus Elements is a range of easy to install, tileable wet floor systems for domestic and commercial applications. Made by Abacus, the waterproof structural foam boasts high insulation properties and high compressive strength. Added benefits include a lightweight, easy-to-handle structure which is easy to cut, fire retardant and made without CFC, HCFC, HFC or CO2, so it can also help reduce the carbon footprint of a building.
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