According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), almost 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. To do so, modifications such as non-slip floor surfaces, wider doorways and bathroom aides must be considered. To meet the demand for universal design in the bath, Innovate Building Solutions’ “wet room” eliminates barriers, yet incorporates stylish design elements.
Wet rooms have been popular in Europe and Asia because of tight square footage, and the one-level design makes them an ideal solution for seniors. When comparing wet rooms to traditional bathrooms, significant differences include:
One factor to consider when renovating a home with a wet room is that a portion of the walls and the entire floor must be waterproofed