A Beginner’s Guide to Shower Trays

Showers and shower spaces can be tricky, especially if you want to achieve a certain effect or mood in your bathroom space. Things need to be measured out and planned in relation to other items, such as using a sliding door or a hinged one. This can be a complicated matter, and to think you’re only just opening and closing the door.

When it comes to variety and budget, a lot of people often try to opt for the less expensive choice. This may seem like a sound decision at first, but it could prove costly in the long run. Bathrooms are the most used part of the house, and constant exposure to water (whether hot or cold) can cause parts to rust and deteriorate a lot faster than those that are kept dry all the time.

Taking a Close Look at Shower Trays

Shower trays are one of the lesser-known components of a wet shower area. Normally, people just have the showerheads, the tap, and then the tiles and drain at the bottom. A shower tray is added to the shower area to provide ample space as well as comfort. It can be made from various materials and ranges from about 25mm to 40 mm in height. It can also have a depth of between 700mm and 1700mm.

Most contemporary shower trays are made from smooth, white acrylic. However, this is viewed by most people as almost clinical in appearance and feel. For those who want to opt for a different material, there are other options that look better and are still durable.

Exploring Shower Tray Options

There are different shower tray alternatives that can easily match the design, shape, and general look and feel of your bathroom. For example, a quadrant shower tray can be considered as a great option for people who like having a minimalist design. It features a 90-degree corner unit that can easily fit into a square or rectangular corner. This works for people with angled shower stalls.

Rectangular shower trays, on the other hand, are ideal for bathrooms that have a lot of space. It’s an elegant-looking design, and suits contemporary house designs as well as those who have ensuite bathrooms. The rectangular design boasts versatility in the sense that it can complement any size and bathroom design. It can work well with a sliding door too, if the homeowner wants to maximise the use of space.

Another thing to look at would be D-shape shower trays. Obviously, they match shower areas of the same shape and create a spacious shower area for smaller-sized bathrooms.

After choosing the right shape and style for your bathroom, you can start working on the kind of material you’d like to have. Slate effect shower trays, for example, give the impression of a stone tray even though they’re made from sleek and high-quality resin.

Whichever design and material you choose, make sure to follow your personal choice. It’s your bathroom and it would be great to see a little bit of your personality in there.

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