Common questions

Why do shower trays have Upstands?

Why do shower trays have Upstands?

The principle is simple… water doesn’t travel up hill easily, so by moulding a small lip around the perimeter of the tray over which you tile an obstacle is created that water will find it difficult to pass should it penetrate into any small cracks between the shower tray and wall tiles.

Are MX shower trays any good?

5.0 out of 5 starsStriking design and well made. Recommended. The MX 1700 X 700 shower tray is a direct replacement for a standard size bath and is British made in Tewkesbury. The design of the tray is very striking and it is well made with torsion beams built into the underside of the tray for added strength.

What is the strongest type of shower tray?

Stone resin shower trays are fast becoming the most popular choice. This is a mixture of natural minerals and a resin compound that give a fantastic compromise between the heavier ceramic/fireclay products, and the lightweight acrylic trays.

What is the standard size of a shower tray?

The average width and depth of a shower tray is typically between 700mm and 1700mm.

Do I need a shower upstand?

While the upstand is not a required part of a shower tray, it is a smart upgrade for almost any shower installation. If you installed a tray without an upstand and tiled right down to the edge and apply a good seal, you will have a watertight seal until that seal fails, which can be sooner than you think.

Do I need a riser kit for my shower tray?

Trays should be fitted with a ‘shower waste trap’ which will protrude below the tray. A riser kit raises the tray on legs, allowing the waste trap clearance under the tray. The adjustable legs in a riser kit can be useful for installing on uneven surfaces.

What size shower trays can you get?

What are the standard shower tray sizes?

Type of shower tray Width and depth Height
Standard shower tray 700 mm – 2000 mm 25 mm – 80 mm
Quadrant shower tray 800 mm – 1200 mm 25 mm – 80 mm
Square shower tray 700 mm – 1500 mm 25 mm – 80 mm
Rectangular shower tray 800 mm – 2000 mm 0 mm – 45 mm

Can shower trays crack?

Small superficial cracks and chips can be fixed with a simple patch job. Filling and refinishing these cracks on your own will be more than enough. However, large cracks or a series of small cracks could be a sign that the base of your shower is not sufficiently supported or needs to be replaced.

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