Friday, December 31, 2010

Slimline Shower Trays The Height Of Bathroom Fashion

It might be a sign of the recent world economic recession, or simply another one of this year's trends, but minimalism is back and this is evident by the growing popularity of minimalist bathroom products, such as slimline shower trays.

In the case of shower trays, instead of having large, imposing fixtures, many people are turning to smaller, more low profile shower trays, such as slimline shower tray. Slimline shower trays are ideal for most bathrooms as they are sleek, stylish, they complement other minimalist bathroom products perfectly, and they're most often as strong as standard shower trays.

So, for bathrooms across the UK, "bling" is out, less is now more, and that means bulky, hard-edged shower enclosures are being replaced by smooth lines, wet room styled shower doors and shower trays. Slimline shower trays are being found in more minimalist bathrooms, where simplicity is the desired look.

Slimline shower trays are perfect for the contemporary bathroom because of their ability to be sunken into the floor (with plumbing built in to the bathroom floor), or installed 40-45mm above the floor giving the bathroom an uninterrupted look. Manhattan Duralite Shower Trays are a shower tray that can be sunken into a raised platform (Manhattan Duralite Shower Tray Platform), which is also manufactured in the UK by Manhattan Showers.

Another option is to raise the shower trays above the ground with a leg and panel pack, if the floor is not capable of having plumbing installed into it. Riser leg and panel sets are available with most low profile shower trays, and give the option of having accessible drainage for maintenance. Some standard trays have this option, which is often known as "Easy Plumb". These trays have an option of a high or low fitting options, with the low option being the most desirable for those with minimalist bathrooms. Slimline shower trays are also most readily available in white, and the monochromatic nature of most minimalist bathrooms works well with this.

Good news is that you can find slimline shower trays in almost any shape or size (within reason!) across the UK. Some manufacturers of these different sizes and shapes of slimline shower trays (also known as low rise or low profile shower trays) are Manhattan Showers and London Water Closet Company (LWCC). Manhattan offers an "Ultra 40" collection of trays, and as its name suggests, is 40mm high. The Ultra 40 range is available in shapes varying from square, rectangular and quadrant shower trays. LWCC trays have a slightly more diverse range; they come in square shower trays, rectangle shower trays, quadrant shower trays, offset quadrant shower trays and u or d shaped shower trays. All of these trays have an option of a riser leg and panel pack, or alternatively can be installed on a platform or "plinth".

Whichever you choose, you'll find that with slimline shower trays, less really is more. These shower trays are a perfect addition to a minimalist bathroom and are a contemporary look which will never go out of fashion!

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