It’s very unusual these days to walk into a typical bathroom and discover there’s no shower enclosure (unless the householder is lucky enough to have a separate shower room). A separate shower enclosure is highly sought after in modern bathroom spaces and as a result, the sale of shower trays has been pretty constant over the past decade or so. And while demand for a shower over a bath has risen, the quality of design and range of shower trays available has done so accordingly.
Shower trays have been developed to fit a variety of bathroom designs from clever space saving quadrant tray designs to more elaborate offset quadrant trays for large family bathrooms modern shower trays have it covered. Choose from a range of shower trays sizes and heights plus side or central wastes to create the perfect shower enclosure for you. There are also a range of different finishes on the shower trays from pearlstone resin to gel coating to ensure your shower tray is not only a stylish addition to your bathroom but is also a durable tray too. View our selection of the four main shapes of shower trays available in the UK and we are sure you will find the perfect tray for your shower enclosure from the large variety of shower tray sizes.
What Shape Shower Trays are Available?
The rectangular shower tray tends to be bigger than other versions of shower trays and covers a larger floor area allowing for a much more generous showering area. As such it tends to be more suited for larger bathrooms and wet rooms (and, in the case of the latter, looks great when placed in the centre of the room). A wet room shower tray is becoming a more popular choice for modern bathrooms. If you like this shape of shower tray we have sizes that range from neat compact trays to generous sized trays that would offer an area large enough for a walk in shower enclosure.
The quadrant tray comprises two straight edges with a curve to the front. This makes it an excellent choice for smaller space-compromised bathrooms as it tends to fit neatly into a corner rather than unobtrusively sticking out into the centre of the bathroom giving you more room for the other suite items in your bathroom. The curved front also provides slightly more space than a square shower tray would which gives you a more generous showering area.
If space-saving isn’t a necessity for a corner shower unit in your bathroom then an offset quadrant can prove ideal. This is because it’s just as stylish, but roomier than a quadrant tray. It also comes in a range of sizes together with left and right handed options so that it can best fit your bathroom space. Offset quadrant shower trays provide you with a luxurious showering area that creates smooth curves to your bathroom.
The most popular shape of tray on the market today, the square version is available in a wide range of shower tray sizes, from 700mm x 700mm all the way up to 1000mm x 1000mm. But when it comes down to it, it’s the shape that gives the square shower tray its winning appeal. That’s because it can be adapted to fit in corners, recesses, alcoves and even to form a central piece. From small to large bathrooms, this is the shower tray you’ll more commonly find.
What Shower Tray Sizes are Available?
There is a vast range of different shower tray sizes now available to enable any size of bathroom space to be able to accommodate a separate shower enclosure. It is useful to have an idea of the size of the area you have available so that you can select a shower tray to best utilise the space you have. The most compact tray size available is a 700mm x 700mm tray in either a square or quadrant shaped tray. If you are looking to install a regular square shower tray then the most generous sized tray available is 1000mm x 1000mm. This is also the maximum shower tray size for quadrant shaped trays too.
If you are installing a larger shower enclosure then you will ultimately need an offset quadrant or rectangular shower tray as they offer more generous shower tray sizes. The widths of the rectangular trays begin at a compact 700mm to 900mm whilst the length ranges from 800mm right up to 1700mm. At 1700mm in length you will really have a generous showering space and it is the longest shower tray we stock. The quadrant shower trays start at a slightly larger 760mm minimum width but only have a maximum length of 1200mm. This is still an ample sized shower tray that will allow you to create that luxury shower space.
What Different Height Shower Trays are Available?
All of our shower trays offer you a quality product with plenty of choice to give you the perfect tray for your enclosure. These days it isn’t just size and shape that’s an option when it comes to choosing a shower tray for your bathroom. The height of your shower tray can also be selected. At Bella Bathrooms we currently stock three main types of shower trays for you to view:
These minimalist style trays are in keeping with more modern trends and are gradually replacing older and standard versions in most bathrooms today. This style of shower tray is as close to having a wet room feeling whilst still keeping the excess water contained within a shower tray. Low profile shower trays are becoming more popular as people aim to create contemporary style bathrooms.
Standard trays have a height of around 80mm (compared to 45mm for low profile) and are still popular in many bathrooms today. Standard shower trays can still come in a variety of different styles and shapes to suit your bathroom. You will be surprised at the range of standard shower trays available that will suit any bathroom style.
In addition to low profile and standard height trays here at Bella Bathrooms we also stock kits from a number of respected bathroom manufacturers which are designed to increase the height of your bathroom shower tray. This has the advantage of making plumbing far easier due to the fact that it provides additional space for pipework beneath the trays.
Whatever style, size or height of shower tray you choose from it’s all worth remembering that once a shower enclosure is installed on top of it, it’s always going to look a lot bigger and make more of an impact in your bathroom than the actual dimensions of the shower tray. View our range of shower trays and we are sure you will find the perfect asset to your shower enclosure and hence bathroom. All of our shower trays are offered with a lifetime guarantee as standard which assures you of the high quality of these products.