Shower Trays An Easy Way to Refresh Your Bathroom

By George

3rd Apr 2020

6 mins read

Bathroom Ideas

Bathroom feeling a bit tired? Replacing a worn out shower tray is a surprisingly great way to rejuvenate a space.

Shower Trays: An Easy Way to Refresh Your Bathroom

Often taken for granted, shower trays are a crucial part of your bathroom experience. Designed to provide a stable platform while showering, it's quite common for a tray to leave quite a large footprint in your bathroom. This means it's essential to keep them in tip top condition!

Being at floor level, they’re likely to be one of the first things that visitors notice about your bathroom. Any scratches and stains can quickly draw the eye and detract from a bathroom’s style.

More importantly, over years of use, old trays can become slippery, making it difficult for those with limited mobility to maintain balance.

If this is the case, you’re going to need to upgrade. Luckily, our extensive range features a variety of stylish and functional options to help you easily refresh your shower enclosure.

With this in mind, we thought we’d take a moment to highlight a number of our shower tray top picks. Everything from low profile shower trays right through to stunning wet room options.

Our Standard Shower Tray Top Picks

Rectangular shower trays and square shower trays are the most popular choice for Britain’s bathrooms. Favoured for their easy-to-integrate shapes, our collection of standard trays features a wide range of sizes to suit almost any bathroom.

Here are a few of our top picks.

The Crosswater Anti-Slip Rectangular Tray

If your main priority is stability, look no further than this Crosswater Anti-Slip Rectangular Tray. This sturdy acrylic shower tray from Crosswater boasts a Swiss Grip anti-slip surface that has been thermo bonded to the acrylic. This surface provides the elegant tray with a strong grip underfoot; allowing you to shower safely without ever feeling uncomfortable.

In addition to its grippy surface, this Crosswater shower tray also features a number of functional features. Its steel frame structure helps to ensure longevity, while easy-clean acrylic will keep it spotless through years of use. Available in a range of sizes from 1000 x 800mm to 1800 x 900mm.

The Aurora Stone Square Shower Tray

Tight on space? The Aurora Stone Square Shower Tray is the one for you. A sleek and durable tray, the Aurora is constructed of a special lightweight acrylic. This will help make handling and installation of the tray far easier for your installer. Better still, with sizes starting just 700mm you’ll find an Aurora option for even the smallest of ensuites and cloakrooms.

Don’t be fooled by its lightweight and diminutive size; the Aurora is built to last too. Constructed using a sturdy mix of high-grade polyurethane resin, clay beads and resin, Aurora’s square shower trays will maintain their fresh look through years of daily use.

Our Most Popular Quadrant Shower Trays

With their striking angular designs, quadrant shower trays are your best bet for bathrooms that are extremely limited on space. These cut-off designs fit snugly into corners, providing you with ample showering space without taking up too much of the floor.

The Crosswater Quadrant Low Profile Shower Tray

Another stellar stone resin option from Crosswater, this quadrant shower tray combines a cutoff design with low profile features to make for an extremely space-conscious shower.

A great choice when used in conjunction with a matching quadrant shower enclosure, Crosswater’s quadrant tray will provide any scaled down bathroom with a reliable and long-lasting shower surface.

Going for a minimalist look? Try a Low Profile Shower Tray

With minimalist bathroom styles on the rise in 2020, it only makes sense that your shower should follow suit. Low profile trays are the most unobtrusive choice for providing a bathroom with a clean look.

The Crosswater Square Low Profile Shower Tray

This luxurious ultra low profile shower tray from Crosswater offers an easy way to achieve that sought after minimalist look. At just 25mm in depth, it boasts a smaller profile than that of a two pence piece!

This Crosswater option is constructed of stone resin and comes in a brilliant white finish. This clean look is further complemented by a bespoke 90mm stainless steel waste, located centrally to complete the minimal aesthetic.

The Moda Rectangle Low Profile Shower Tray

Moda’s take on the low profile shower tray demonstrates minimalist style cues in a highly unique way. A spacious rectangular option, the tray features a discrete hidden waste system to create an almost seamless look.

Moda Rectangle Hidden Waste Low Profile Shower Tray
Moda's hidden waste system keeps things minimal on the surface, while still being easy to access when necessary.

Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Moda is made of acrylic capped ABS to ensure longevity while keeping it light for ease of installation. The contoured underside even makes it easy for you to install legs and use it as a raised tray.

Upcoming Trends: Slate Effect Trays

From common rectangular and square trays to unconventional quadrant trays, we’ve done our best to cover a number of the most popular styles. However, there’s a new shower tray trend that you may not be familiar with.

These new slate effect trays are a great way to bring a natural touch to your bathroom.

The Aurora Slate Effect Shower Tray

With white basins, toilets, baths and showers, modern bathrooms can often be left feeling a bit too clinical. This Aurora Slate Effect Shower Tray can quickly remedy that with its deep graphite grey hue.

The Aurora Slate Effect Shower Tray is available in a huge variety of sizes, so you’ll be sure to find one to suit your specific space.

Found our shower tray recommendations helpful? Picked out a tray you like? Why not try our other guides on How to Install a Shower Tray and How to Clean a Shower Tray.



George is one of our interior experts. He loves to write about the latest bathroom trends and he's a dab hand with bathroom DIY too.

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