A perfect shower is incomplete without the right shower tray. It may seem insignificant, but it plays an essential role in the effective functioning of your shower. No matter how well equipped your bathroom is, without the right shower tray, the investment is just not worth it. A shower tray just makes your showering experience easier and more relaxing.
Today there is a variety of models available in the market to choose from. They come in different dimensions and shapes and it is not difficult to find one to suit your needs, be it quadrant shower trays or square ones, find one which complements your showering unit. Shower tray 760 is the most popular kind available, in quadrant types; its dimensions are 760 x 760.
Coming to the material, acrylic ones are the most durable as they are filled with cold cast resin. They are strong and do not crack even after a long period of use. The surface may include a base that is skid-resistant. You can also purchase things called caddies or totes that can be mounted or hung in your shower enclosure, to keep body washes and shampoos, loofahs and other bath aids readily at hand.
Before installing a shower tray, one should consider the amount of water that will drain off from the shower tray while showering. One might need to install a recessed drain in case the water drains at floor level. A shower tray is to be installed right at the beginning, before the enclosure this is done to prevent any altering in the shower tray size which might be caused due to the tiles or sealants used in the shower enclosure. The shower tray should seal in a secure manner so as to prevent any leakage from water joints. The entire unit should be sealed in a secure manner.
Ensure that your shower tray is correctly installed in your bathroom, before beginning the installation of the shower enclosure unit. Out of the many designs available in the market one should go for frameless ones as these do not accumulate dirt easily. Also while buying the enclosure ensure it does not have any flaws. To check for any leakage in the frame, spray water between the glass and the frame. In case of even the minutest of leakage, exchange the enclosure.
Frameless enclosures work best with flat top shower trays are which are available in stone resin they offer the maximum shower area for use.
Shower trays are available in many shapes and sizes. Currently square shower trays which are the most popular shape.