Cast marble or acrylic?
RAVAK cast marble shower trays are among the highest quality on the market. They are reinforced with glass laminate and stable, with a load capacity of up to 300 kg. They are colorfast and resistant to scratching. Cast marble has excellent thermal insulation properties and easy maintenance. The trays can be underpinned, placed on legs or built into the floor. This not only provides barrier-free access but also an unobtrusive aesthetic impression.
Acrylic shower trays are still popular, not only for their favorable price but also for their properties. The trays are light, pleasant to the touch, and color and temperature stable, so they keep the water warm for longer. Although they have a smooth surface, there is only a minimal risk of slipping, which can be further reduced by choosing a non-slip bottom variant. Acrylic very effectively dampens the sound of falling water and its special AntiBac® protection prevents the growth and multiplication of bacteria and yeasts. However, it is necessary to avoid aggressive chemical agents and sands during cleaning, which damage the surface. The advantage is that if scratched, you can repair the defect by sanding and subsequent smoothing. In general, acrylic trays have a lower load capacity and shape stability than cast marble trays, so their installation should be entrusted exclusively to professionals.
Flat or deep?
When it comes to the depth of the tray, there are three levels. It can be almost flat, which will make your shower entry more pleasant. Slightly deeper variants better retain accumulating water. However, if you want to indulge in water games for small children, choose the Sabina tray with a depth of 27 cm. It is a pleasant compromise in a bathroom that cannot accommodate both a shower and a classic bathtub at the same time.
The classic small tray with dimensions of 80x80 cm is space-saving, but if your bathroom area allows it even a little, we recommend considering a choice from the size of 90x90 cm. In a larger shower enclosure, you can then install a folding seat and handle in the future without them being in the way. You also don't have to worry about accidentally moving the lever faucet in a cramped space and getting scalded.
Perhaps your bathroom will best suit one of the rectangular variants. When fitted with three screens, it can be anywhere in the space, not just in the corner, like a square tray. We supply them in a wide range of sizes and their floor plan corresponds to the offer of shower enclosures. Another option is to place the tray in a brick niche and close the space with shower doors.
Quarter-circle trays take up the least space in the bathroom. They give a pleasant, rounded impression, but their condition is placement in the corner. In addition to the size, the radius is also an important parameter. It is usually R 550, but when choosing a shower enclosure, it is necessary to make sure and match the parameters.
Professional installation is a prerequisite for satisfaction
You can either embed shower trays into the floor, build them up, or place them on legs, so pay attention to choosing the right type. Some models include a front cover panel, or it can be purchased separately. It will not only simplify the installation of the shower tray, but also access to the siphon. We also recommend using a universal mounting kit, which will make it easier for you to seal the shower tray using cover strips and silicone sealant.
A shower can also be without a tray
Before you start building or renovating a bathroom, it is a good time to consider a shower without a tray as an alternative. Its great advantage is a generous interior space and extremely comfortable access. In this case, the function of the tray is taken over by a drainage channel, into which the floor is sloped. The minimalist concept with glass surfaces then highlights the design of the entire bathroom. However, it can be assumed that such a solution can be implemented more in a family house than in a panel apartment.