When looking to create your dream shower, there are a myriad of things you must consider, not least the shower tray itself, which will provide the foundation for all that stands above it. With such a huge variety of shower trays on the market, with differing shapes, sizes and materials to choose from, it is little wonder that people need a little assistance when it comes to sourcing the perfect shower tray for their bathroom. Here, bathroom experts Bella Bathrooms help advise with what’s on offer for everyone planning to transform their shower forever.
Firstly, you must consider the shape of the shower tray; this will dictate the shape of your entire shower, so it is crucial to get it just right. Square shower trays offer a simple, compact solution for smaller bathrooms, whilst quadrant trays, with a slightly curved edge, are great space-savers in even smaller rooms. Rectangular trays are perfect for larger showers that take up a full alcove or section of the room, and there are even a number of offset quadrant options available, which are slightly rectangular with the added curve for an element of design interest within the room. Establishing the shape of the shower tray often results in determining the size of the shower enclosure entirely, so this step is one which should be given much thought to.
Next, you should consider researching some of the top shower tray brands that are out there. They all offer different advantages, and all of their products have slightly different designs, so it is simply a matter of finding the one that is best for your bathroom. Tavistock shower trays are incredibly popular, because of their solid cast stone construction and their minimalist design. Their low-profile shower trays are among the best in the business and will complement any bathroom. Pearlstone shower trays are also a market leader, and are available in a number of sizes and shapes. What sets these trays out from the crowd is their optional riser kits, which allow for completely customisable height within the tray. There is also Duralite; the ideal example of innovation in shower trays. The pure, acrylic-backed resin trays are created exclusively for Duralite’s trays, and their patented, award-winning removable hair trap and waste concealer is a worthy addition to any bathroom.
Lastly, you must of course figure out how you are going to install the shower tray. Many brands offer an ‘easy-plumb’ option if you are attempting to fit it yourself, or even if you want to make like easier for your plumber. Many people must hire a plumber at some point during the renovation of their bathroom, so if a full renovation is taking place, it is a simple task to add to their roster of duties, but if it is only the shower being renovated, it is perhaps worth taking a look at an ‘easy-plumb’ kit, which offer more room for pipework and make the installation process much easier.
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