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AKW Care wet rooms

Considerations when installing a Care Wet room

It is always important to remember that accessibility is relative to each user; meaning that what may be deemed as accessible to one individual, may not be for another. Therefore, when offering wet room solutions to people in their bathrooms, remember to carry out a full evaluation to establish the exact constraints of the user and their home, to enable the best possible solution. One of the most popular questions asked is, “which is the best option for a shower floor? A wet room former or a shower tray?” The answer is both! However, there are important factors to consider before deciding. These are needs, cost, change, environment and if there are going to be any secondary users.

As well as choosing the correct flooring, it is equally as important to decide upon the most effective accessories for the user. Grab rails and shower seats for example, are widely seen as accessible, however this is not necessarily the case. When installing any accessories into a care wet room, you need to consider all factors (previously stated) and finalise these with a visiting surveyor who will establish the best way for the items to be installed. This will include details like positioning, as well as design according to the individuals’ personal preference and taste.

Accessible wet room products, like AKW’s, can have a huge impact on people’s lives, by promoting independence and generally improving people’s quality of life. However, what is as vital to the process as the quality products is the planning, design and implementation of the adaptation.

It’s British design at its best and comes with a lifetime guarantee. That’s why we’re the trades first choice when it comes to style and installation. Beautiful, accessible and affordable!

AKW Wet Room products are available to the trade only and via a network of suppliers.

Watch our video above on how to install a wet room using AKW products or visit our videos page for installation guides for each former.

Tuff Form8®

  • Suitable for all UK joist patterns, the adjustable waste positions avoid all obstructing joists
  • No water pooling in the shower area thanks to the octagonal plate design that provides a continual fall all the way to the waste
  • Ability to remove octagonal plate makes for quick and easy installation of pipework
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Apres Body Dryer

  • Average air outlet temperature: 70F or 20C depending on ambient temperature
  • Voltage: 220/240v
  • Amperage: 12.8amp
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DW90 Low Depth Dry Shower Waste

  • 90mm Diameter
  • Shallow 48mm depth. Useful for solid floors or shallow joists
  • Non return valve preventing bad odour backflow
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Tuff Form 1200×900

  • Creates a full level access showering solution
  • Exceptionally strong to accommodate a user with wheelchair and a carer
  • Tens of thousands of installations worldwide, so it’s popular – and proven!
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Gravity Waste

  • Opens for easy cleaning and rodding
  • 125mm deep below mounting surface
  • 75mm water trap depth (seal)
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Electric Underfloor Heating

  • One side connection to programmer
  • 4 mtr power cable
  • Multimeter to check installation at every stage
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Standard Mapei Wet Room Kit

  • MAPEI provide a comprehensive range of products to be used alongside AKW products in the construction of domestic wet rooms. Additional items are available for larger wet rooms.
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  • FormSafe is a unique, pre-formed flexible self-adhesive waterproof membrane.
  • Consisting of a 1mm thick rubberised waterproof layer, incorporating a fabric mesh on one side.
  • Sold in 5m² Kit form: 500ml Primer, 5m x 1m Roll, 10M Reinforcing Tape, 290ml Jointing Compound
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Extra Mapei Items

  • MAPEI provide a comprehensive range of products to be used alongside AKW products in the construction of domestic wet rooms. Additional items are available for larger wet rooms.
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Waste Adaptor

  • This adaptor ring allows a typical top clearing waste to be fitted into a Tuff Form® wet floor former.
  • Opens from above for easy installation
  • 50mm or 19mm trap versions available
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