How to choose a suitable shower tray for your bathroom
Knowing the materials available in the wide range of shower trays is essential for making decisions that are appropriate to the project to be carried out. That's why today we are here to help guide you.
Selecting a shower tray for a project is not only an aesthetic decision, but also a technical one. The limitations in terms of the installation and the selection of the material it is made from are two of the most important variables in a wet space where these decisions are crucial.
Another aspect to consider is the gap available to know if you need a standard shower tray or a custom-made one. As well as that, the position of the water drain also plays a major role in case we need a shower tray at ground level, since we have to make sure that there is enough space for the water drain and its inclination.
What are the options when it comes to opting for a shower tray?
We offer a wide range of possibilities regarding shower equipment; from recessed shower trays at ground level to the inclusion of textures and finishes which find their inspiration in stone and natural wood. A way of making every design unique and genuine, adapted to the needs of each home.
Nowadays, we offer a variety of materials that you need to consider before making any decision, not only for the look that they bring to the space, but also because they will have a direct influence on the handling and maintenance requirements.
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Resin and mineral shower trays
The composition of these shower trays combines natural resins and minerals. It is essential for the quality of the tray that the mineral material selection is good quality so that the final product offers the greatest guarantees, and also in the correct proportion so that the shower tray maintains the lightness, flexibility, stability and tolerance.
The Mineral Stone series is lightweight and extra thin, without sacrificing resistance and durability. The range is available in several Finish Studio finishes, and pieces can be cut to size as the colour runs through the whole body.
In addition, it's also environmentally friendly thanks to our ECO Stone technology. The use of recycled materials (60% recycled white marble, 30% eco-resin and 10% mineral perlite) allows us to reduce the tons of waste that end up in the oceans and seas.
The Slate shower trays promote responsible consumption, reducing the environmental and marine impact due to the use of bioderived materials. These shower trays are made of a natural calcium carbonate mass from the white marble quarries together with recycled products.
A series that revolutionises shower trays thanks to its elegant designs with antibacterial properties, great hardness, durability and maximum comfort, as it is a collection that is easy to clean and maintain.
Slate shower tray with blackboard finish in black
Slate shower tray from the Mineral Stone series
Our Slate range of shower trays with Finish Studio finishes is customised with digital printing techniques using state-of-the-art UV-LED ink, with a selection of natural looking options
Flax fibre shower trays
Light Stone shower trays have a core comprised of compact flax fibre, so that conventional wood can be replaced with a recycled material such as the surplus from the production of flax fibre.
These are ecological panels that combat deforestation, thus creating a more sustainable future. These shower trays are covered with a Gel Coat surface that offers you added safety by being non-slip.
ZEN shower tray in minimal grey, extra-flat and light
A range of shower trays characterised by their lightness and available in several colours. Waterproof and non-slip.
Zen shower tray from the Light Stone series, with a flax fibre body and Gel Coat surface coating.
Flax fibre acrylic shower trays
Acrylic shower trays are a step forward in bathroom comfort. With a warm appearance and a velvety touch, they are lighter than ceramic shower trays.
This material facilitates installation thanks to its lightness and easy handling, with high resistance to blows. The only disadvantage is they cannot be cut to custom size.
Work model, composed of flax fibre on an acrylic base
Ceramic shower trays
The ceramic shower tray is the classic shower tray par excellence.
Its benefits and advantages are hygiene, easy to clean and chemical resistance; they also offer competitive prices. The downside is that they are less light and fragile compared to other options, therefore, the installation could cost more, as handling them is more complex, and resulting in an increase in handling costs in the installation, and they can be more easily damaged by knocks as well.
As well as that, the finish is colder and more slippery.
Frequently asked questions on shower trays
What shower tray should I choose for my project?
There are many possibilities when choosing a shower tray in terms of aesthetics, materials, measurements, etc. Professional advice is a guarantee of success in every bathroom project, and the shower tray is a central element of it.
Can I install a custom-made shower?
Depending on the materials, some shower trays can be custom-made. Acrylic shower trays do not allow for a bespoke fit, but ceramic or slate trays, made with renewable bioderivative products from recycled marble, eco-resin and thermolite do.
Which is the best shower tray on the market?
The best shower tray on the market is the one that best suits your needs. Factors such as sustainability in the manufacturing process, systems to keep moisture unchanged from continuous use, as well as non-slip properties and the quality of materials, are key to finding out which shower tray best suits your needs. We recommend our Slate or Zen shower trays.
Which shower tray is the most sustainable?
Our Slate shower tray is one of the most sustainable on the market, as it's made with renewable bioderivative materials such as recycled marble and eco-resins that help reduce tons of marine litter. The compact flax fibre stem, which replaces wood, also prevents the deforestation of our planet in the case of the Zen shower tray.