Choosing a reliable shower tray that will complete your job and ensure customer satisfaction is a crucial decision.
Finding that the tray isn’t of high enough quality, or doesn’t fit the designated space can often lead to a callback and an unhappy customer. There are many factors to consider when specifying a shower tray, so we asked Mira Showers, the UK's No 1 shower manufacturer, to give us some advice. Here are their top 5 tips:
1. Is there a tray that fits the space?
We understand that when you’re quoting for, or fulfilling a job, finding a shower tray that will fit the required space isn’t always straightforward. Increasingly, as well, bathroom spaces are getting smaller, particularly in apartment blocks and city living. That’s why the Mira Flight range has been developed with customer needs in mind. For example, for a larger bathroom space, a rectangle or walk in Flight tray would be perfect and is guaranteed to make a stylish statement. Alternatively, for a smaller bathroom area—potentially an alcove—a square or quadrant Flight tray might be better suited. Depending on the enclosure needed, a pentagon Flight tray could also be a viable option.
2. Will the tray cope with the level of water?
One of the biggest concerns consumers have with shower trays is whether they are built to withstand the amount of water from the shower. Put simply—will it leak? The fast-flowing waste on Mira Flight trays ensures that the water is drained quickly, reducing the risk of flooding (especially where shower door seal strips may be worn). The waste is also really easy to clean, which helps to prevent any callbacks for blockages. Better still, this means that your customer can rest assured that in purchasing a low level tray, such as the Mira Flight Low range, they can have the look they want without the worry of leaks or flooding.
3. Is it a quality shower tray which is built to last?
Some shower trays are simply not designed with longevity and durability in mind. A shower tray needs to be built to withstand not only pressure and weight but also all of the residue, water and grime that will undoubtedly build up throughout its lifetime. With this in mind, pick a shower tray from a reliable brand which you can trust.
The Mira Flight range is made of acrylic-capped resin stone, which is proven to be scratch, chip and discolouration-resistant. This means that you, the professional installer, can be confident that your customer will be left with a quality shower tray which is built to last. Better still, it alleviates the concern of damaging or breaking the tray during the installation process—particularly if the tray is part of a wider bathroom update. The Mira Flight range has been rigorously tested, including a ball bearing drop test, to ensure that the tray can withstand daily wear and tear.
4. Is it easy to install?
Installing a shower tray can be a tricky process, especially when the floor is uneven. To help overcome this issue, riser kits are available with all Mira Flight trays. These can be purchased as part of the tray package and make it simpler to install the tray on solid or uneven floors. Plus, whilst Mira Flight trays are tough and sturdy, they have been designed with the installer in mind. These trays are light, which therefore makes a one-person job possible.
5. Are there anti-slip options available?
As people are staying in their homes for longer into later life, bathrooms are being updated to accommodate for their needs and to keep family members safe. One key trend is removing a bath and replacing with an anti-slip shower tray. The award-winning Mira Flight Safe tray range is the perfect solution. Available in all shapes and even with different colour options, it has exceeded the industry standards for safety. Plus, it was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category, making it a reliable and trustworthy solution.
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