Installing a Walk In Shower Tray
Posted by juliabennet on May 20th, 2011
Installing an extra shower in your home requires some meticulous planning and the first thing that you must take into consideration is where you are going to setup the new shower unit. If you currently have a bath tub which you want to replace with a walk in shower tray then there will be no problem but if it is in a new place where there is no plumbing to control the water flow and the waste water, then you will need to have new pipes installed as well as routed. There is also a slim shower tray for you to choose from if you so wish.
Depending on your budget and the space available there is many a kind of walk in shower tray and shower enclosures UK to choose from. The slim shower tray comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes ranging from rectangles, squares and even quadrants for corner units so as to coincide with shower enclosures to make sure there is uniformity in the bathroom. Buying a shower tray manufactured from acrylic and filled with stone cast resin of heavy weight is among the best that you could choose since they are very long lasting and of good quality as they do not crack nor shrink. Their design is not only practical but also provides a base that is slip proof giving you sufficient standing room while you shower.
You need to take into account the water drainage from the walk in shower tray at the design stage itself as the waste water hole requires to be recessed as the slim shower tray is at floor level. In order to make the setup less laborious for yourself it is advisable to get the help of a professional to get the primary plumbing done.
Fitting the slim shower tray even before you buy the shower enclosure is a good idea since the sealants and tiles can modify the size of the shower tray. Besides you should never ever compromise on the quality and value when it is time to seal the walk in shower tray as it is very important to use a water tight sealant around it, else if the silicone sealant is not applied properly you could have a leaking shower resulting in widespread water damage in your bathroom. Further, depending on where your shower is situated the water might seep through the floor damaging the ceiling of the room below which could lead to costly repairs.
Once you have the walk in shower tray installed you can then select one of the shower enclosures UK to match. The fashion in shower enclosures today include frameless glass designs which are easy to maintain since the chances of dirt getting collected is very less. If you are interested in a slim shower tray you can easily buy them online.
So if you are looking for a walk in shower tray or a slim shower tray come and see the wide choice available right here!