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Need a new shower tray

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by tellytv, 31 Jan 2015.

  1. tellytv

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    Could someone please recommend a good place or make of a shower tray?

    I need a rectangular shower tray 1200x760 but not sure whats the best quality

    I've been looking on Victoria Plumb & Bath Empire but don't know what the quality is like as some are made with stone while others are made with ABS Stone Resin?

    Thanks
     
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  3. If possible, I would suggest going to a shop rather than online. There are too many makes out there really to recommend just one. Go to a reputable plumbing/bathroom supplies shop and ask for their help in choosing one according to you budget. `

    I have fitted shower trays from B&Q, wickes, screwfix, Bathroom centre, homebase and independent shops and so far all have been fine.

    Personally I would go for a stone resin base as opposed to plastic or anything on legs.
     
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    nothing wrong with legs, access to the trap and pipework can be essential. a stone resin tray with legs properly installed is fine.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, I was looking at Mira ones as they have good reviews

    however it says "Made from strong acrylic capped resin stone for a far tougher product"

    is that any good? as I don't want something like plastic feel to it
     
  6. That should be fine. Particularly as it has good reviews.
     
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    Thanks

    Would I need a tray with upstands?

    I haven't got a clue

    The two sides and the back around the shower tray will have tiles and the front will have a framed sliding door fitted to the walls?
     
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    Not necessarily, it depends on the waste position and access.
     
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    Why would upstands: "depend on the waste position and access"?

    OP,
    Your best bet is a tray with upstands on three sides. Upstands protect from leaks at the position in a shower compartment that is often most likely to leak.

    Bring your tile down past the upstand to just above the rim of the tray, and silicone the gap
     
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    Mira trays are excellent and highly recommended and as REE says the up stands are brilliant idea and all trays shoukd have them.They are there to help stop any leaks
     
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    It wouldn't. I read it wrongly and made a mistake.
     
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