Builders have a tendency to fight shy of innovative bathroom installations because although the top design products can look fantastic, too often they come in over budget and are difficult and time-consuming to install.
But Interbuild 2006 is showcasing a real answer to builders' dreams with an affordable and easy to install wetroom solution called the Aqua-Dec, from leading wetroom supplier Impey UK.
The Aqua-Dec will be one of many leading edge products for the bathrooms and interiors market on show when Interbuild 2006, the UK's premier construction exhibition, returns to the NEC from April 23-27.
Aqua-Dec has been designed to overcome all the problems usually encountered with flat floor wetrooms. It reduces manual labour, provides consistent gradients with every installation and achieves a cost effective, robust and practical preformed wet room base, said Impey's managing director Bruce Grave.
He explained: "Aqua-Dec is a robust and preformed shower floor with a built-in gradient to ensure safe and consistent drainage of water and the secrets of its success include the ease and speed of installation and its versatility.
"The system is available in a range of different sizes and can be used with a concrete floor-saving valuable installation time because there is no waiting for screeds to dry.
"But Aqua-Dec is also suitable for timber, concrete and floating floors. It has been carefully designed to avoid joists in most circumstances."
The entire Aqua-Dec range comes with a standard 15-year warranty, which ensures the durability and quality of the product.
Wetrooms are one of the fastest growing areas in new bathroom design and according to Impey are one of the biggest changes in bathrooms since the advent of running water.
Bruce added: "The integral gradient means it can be used with tiled floors, mosaics and vinyl flooring. There are gravity and pumped waste solutions making Aqua-Dec even more versatile. Impey also offer a Tilesafe membrane - and you can tile in the same day.
"By simplifying the creation of a wetroom but also incorporating the facility for a large range of floors and sizes, Aqua-Dec is now the market leader in wetroom floors."