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Rectangle Shower Trays Buying Guide


Shower trays are an important part of any shower enclosure as they retain the water and drain it away. Without one you'd have a flooded bathroom in just minutes. Shower enclosures come in a variety of sizes and shapes do in order to create a watertight solution there is a selection of shower trays to fit each style and size including rectangular shower trays.

What is a rectangular shower tray?

A rectangular shower tray is a rectangle shape making it perfect for combining with rectangular shower enclosures. It comes in a range of styles, sizes and materials which means you can choose the best one for your bathroom.

How easy are they to install?

As with most things involving plumbing, rectangular shower trays are easy to install as long as you know what you're doing. If you aren't confident we'd advise you to seek the help of a plumber.

Installation methods will differ from one rectangular tray to another. If you are installing a rectangle shower tray yourself then be careful and make sure that the tray is fully secure as it can be very dangerous if it works loose, for obvious reasons. Applying good quality silicone sealant around the edges, once it is in place, will create a much more trustworthy bond.

Do rectangle shower trays require much maintenance?

A good weekly scrub with a dedicated cleaner and a sponge should shift any stains with minimal effort. If you leave these trays for too long between washes however they can begin to attract the build-up of limescale, which can be harder to get rid of. We'd avoid using any harsh chemicals on them too as they can potentially cause permanent staining which can ruin the overall look of the tray. Be aware that some hair dyes can leave stains on rectangular trays if they aren't cleaned up immediately so this is something to keep in mind. All in all, they're easy to maintain!