What Is the Difference Between a Wet Room and a Walk-In Shower?

A bathroom remodel can transform your home experience, especially when you opt to convert your old bathtub or shower to a walk-in shower or a wet room. Walk-in showers and wet rooms can turn your daily bathing routine from a chore to a relaxing, spa-like experience. But what exactly is the difference between a wet room and a walk-in shower—and which is right for your bathroom remodel?

Wet Rooms

Wet rooms, despite their name, are not entire rooms dedicated to bathing. A wet room is actually an area of your bathroom that’s been sequestered to use as a shower, but that doesn’t feature any walls or doors. Consider it an open-plan shower that’s not separated from the rest of your bathroom in any way (unless you decide to opt for a wet room shower screen for some privacy). Water flows away through a drain, like it does in a normal shower.

Walk-In Showers

Walk-in showers, on the other hand, are more distinct areas of the bathroom. They don’t necessarily need to have a door, but they usually feature one or shower screens, differentiating walk-in showers from the open floor plan that wet rooms provide. Walk-in showers also feature shower trays, whereas wet rooms usually have tiled flooring.

Which Is for You?

Now that you know the major differences between wet rooms and walk-in showers, do you know which one is right for your bathroom remodel? If you need additional guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to BathWraps. We’d be happy to talk about your bathroom remodel and install a new wet room or walk-in shower for you in as little as one day!