shower tray

As the unsung hero of your shower enclosure, the humble shower tray is a crucial component: ensuring practicality through the direction of water flow to your bathroom drainage point. The shower tray is just as important to the function and overall enjoyment as the shower unit itself, shower head and running water.

The quality of the shower tray, as well as the installation, will go a long way in contributing to the overall look and feel of your bathroom, as well as the structural integrity of your home: water has a habit of flowing wherever it can – the path of least resistance – so, ensuring that the water flow from your shower goes to its intended destination contributes hugely to mitigating damages and any subsequent costs steaming from leaks.

Today, we will delve into the importance of selecting the right shower tray and how it contributes to the practical longevity of your bathroom and home.

Avoidable Water Leaks… Huge Cost Potential

Installing a shower tray can provide a crucial first line of defence against disastrous – often dangerous – water leaks, which can result in exorbitant costs for the homeowner to rectify. Not only do water leaks pose a potential threat to the structural integrity of your home, but also moisture damage to any valuables or possessions: meaning that the costs involved to rectify such an occurrence aren’t just limited to fixing the leak, but also to repair/replace any items, or higher insurance premiums.

A high-quality, professionally installed shower tray will protect your home and contribute to mitigating potential damage caused by sprung water leakages through the careful direction and manipulation of the water flow, to ensure that shower water finds its way towards the drain.

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Shower Trays Are Easy to Install

Although it is crucial to select a shower tray that is of the right shape and size for your shower enclosure, because the range of shower trays on offer is so diverse, the actual installation is simple. No matter the shape, size, or material composition of the shower tray you require, you can rest assured that there will be one perfect for the dimensions of your shower enclosure.

So long as you employ a qualified, professional plumbing expert to fit and finish the installation of your shower tray, the potential for water leaks should be minimal.

Saving Time, Saving Money

The wide array of shower trays on offer makes sure that the costs and disruption associated with bathroom renovation can be kept to a minimum, meaning that – unless desired by the homeowner – timely, expensive remodelling can be avoided, therefore saving time and money, whilst still providing a practical, aesthetically pleasing solution.

Things to Consider When Selecting a Shower Tray

There are a few practical elements to consider when selecting the appropriate shower tray, including the size and composition.

  • Size: one of the most important factors, if the selected shower tray is not of the right size, adequate water sealant properties will be unmet, leading to water escaping from the shower enclosure into the structure of your home, leading to eventual mould. Such an occurrence will result in expensive repairs to rectify, particularly if unnoticed or left untreated for a considerable length of time.
  • Shape: the shape of the shower tray is as important as its size to ensure a flush fit and adequate protection against leaks. Some common shower tray shapes include square, quadrant, and rectangle.
  • Material: more so contributing to the desired look and finish of a bathroom, the material of a shower tray should also be carefully considered as it will undoubtedly affect the aesthetic level of the completed room, as well as the overall price. Particularly popular shower tray materials include ceramic, stone resin, marble and acrylic.

Should you require more information or quotes on bespoke radiatorskitchen fittingsbathroom furniture, showers or other plumbing components, please feel free to contact the experts at Plumbhub.

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