For Specifiers

Businesses in the hotels and leisure sector see a diverse range of customers coming through their doors each day, each with a unique set of needs and expectations. Wetrooms make it easy for you design luxurious bathrooms, while also creating accessible and inclusive environments that meet the requirements of the Equality Act (including parts of the now obsolete DDA) and the Building Regulations.

Showering accessibility in the hospitality industry is essential - and not just for creating a comfortable experience for your customers. Part M of the Building Regulations, for example, requires that at least 5% of the rooms in a hotel be wheelchair accessible. Meanwhile, other locations such as restaurants, pubs, gyms and attractions must also provide inclusive facilities for all visitors. With a level-access wet room, you don’t need to sacrifice style to create an accessible bathroom that everyone can enjoy.

Wetrooms are best known for providing step-free access to showers, but they also offer the ultimate in design flexibility, so you can choose fixtures and fittings that look great and also provide the necessary functionality to cater for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. No more of that medicalised, institutional aesthetic that you typically associate with accessible shower rooms - with careful planning and the right products, you can easily create an inclusive wetroom that would fit in at a high-end spa.

As an added benefit, wet rooms can be easy and inexpensive to install. They also provide peace of mind that, should splashes or an overflowing bath become an issue, the entire room is waterproofed. They even simplify cleaning, saving the business time and money on housekeeping resources.

Here at Impey, our stylish and accessible wetrooms make it possible for you to maintain your brand’s high standards while also providing the inclusive functionality that your customers may need.

As experts in creating stylish and accessible wetrooms, Impey Showers has carried out more than 250,000 installations across the UK. We've worked on a wide range of projects in the hospitality sector, including hotels, spas, holiday accommodation and leisure settings, creating modern, leak-free and luxurious showering environments.

To find out more about the specification considerations of wetrooms, please download our wetroom specification white paper  or request a CPD training session with our national Specification team