Showers – choosing a tray and door

There are three types of shower tray – steel, stone resin and acrylic.

Although acrylic are the cheapest and lightest in weight, they do have a tendency to move in situ. Stone resin are the most popular. They sometimes come with a tiling upstand, which helps prevent leakage. Steel shower trays tend to be used for the more higher-range flow rates because they come with a 90mm waste outlet thus helping to remove the waste water quicker.

There are many types of shower door – Acrylic, Glass, and these can be pivot, sliding, fixed, open-in, open-out.


When choosing a shower / shower door, spend as much of your budget as possible on these two items as this will ensure you minimise the risk of potential leaks around the door and poor performance of the shower valve.

If you are unsure of what features to look out for, or you need a plumber to install your shower, contact us on 0208 964 6714.