The age of a bathroom can often be seen at first glance: a bathtub with dated tiling that is visibly aged. It can however be brought back to life quickly and easily without the need for a complex renovation. With wedi solutions, old bathrooms shine in a new light within no time at all, making them not only visually more appealing, but also more comfortable; for example, by turning an old bathtub into a functional, floor-level shower with elegant design surfaces that enhance the bathroom.
Bathrooms without barriers
Accessible bathrooms create comfort and safety hence in recent years, installation is becoming increasingly popular in public and private bathrooms. In a Trappist monastery in Chimay, Belgium: for visitors who want to share the peace of the monks for a while, a wing of the venerable building, known as the "hostel", is always open. The old bathrooms of this wing were in need of an urgent, complete renovation due to badly worn drains and pipes. The implementation of barrier-free showers was paramount despite the sensitive wooden floor. Thanks to wedi products, builders and tilers mastered this challenge. These products can not only be installed barrier-free, but also meet all building requirements: wedi subconstruction elements protect the wooden substrate whilst the carbon black design elements of the wedi Top Line used on wall and floor surfaces maintain the ambience of the monastery.
wedi walls for wet rooms: stable, reliable, safe
Each room has its own effect. The bathroom should, at best, be a place for rest, privacy and intimacy. Walls can have a significant role in this. As a rule, they provide structure and separate the dry area from the wet area, for example. As a visual protection for the toilet or the shower, they increase the privacy and thus the comfort factor. Partition wall systems also convince functionally: whether as structures for fixing the shower door or attaching a wash basin to and/or incorporating a niche into, they fulfil their purpose in the bathroom. wedi's waterproof wall elements made of extruded polystyrene hard foam impress with their simple and fast assembly. Here's the highlight: direct bonding instead of building and/or mechanical fixing.
wedi Top Wall: now also in brilliant white
The wedi Top Line quickly took over the market as a preferred alternative to traditional tiling in bathroom areas. To answer market demand, the Emsdetten based system provider is rounding out its portfolio further – for aesthetic wall design in shower areas, Top Wall elements are now also available in Pure white in addition to the four existing colours. The white surface, in contrast to the Stone grey, Carbon black, Sahara beige and Concrete grey in a natural stone look, is completely homogeneous thus not only ideal to match modern sanitary ware but promotes hygiene and is particularly easy to maintain.
Goodbye 80s bathroom - A family bathroom renovated quickly, cleanly and safely with wedi
Texas and back: after the German Hullerman family had lived in the USA for several years due to professional reasons, it was finally decided to move back home to Germany. Their new home, a detached house in the Münsterland region, was quickly found but the bathroom in particular did not appeal at all. A quick renovation was needed - after all, the family wanted to move in as soon as possible. The innovative and proven wedi systems with their directly tileable, waterproof construction elements and high-quality design surfaces offered an ideal solution for the quick planning and fast execution of their project. Their new friendly, modern and at the same time practical family bathroom made the start of the Hullermanns' life in their new home even more pleasant.
Time and cost savings with the installation of wedi walls
Whether for renovations or new builds: building work in bathrooms must be done quickly so that they are available to use as soon as possible. This applies for private residences as much as for hotels and other facilities where renovations are frequently carried out with the facility remaining open. Building elements which can be installed quickly and easily are not only beneficial to owners, but also provide security in planning and calculations for tradespeople, planners and architects. Emsdetten-based wedi offers full system solutions for contemporary bathroom design. In particular, their building elements, made from extruded rigid polystyrene foam with a special fibre-mesh cement coating, are perfect for constructing a multitude of wall solutions. As a quick and reliable alternative to masonry using porous concrete, the 100% waterproof material provides a cost-effective solution thanks to the reduced workforce requirement.
wedi Nonstep ProS prevents sound transmission in the bathroom
Even when a bathroom is used as a place of peace and relaxation, disruptive noises occur particularly quickly here. When the water strikes the floor during showering, it generates sound waves which can also be heard in adjoining rooms. Preventing this requires professional decoupling of both the bath and shower area. With the Nonstep ProS sound insulation fleece, wedi has optimised a system element which, in addition to reliable sound insulation, also stands out with its low installation height.