How To Install A Shower Tray
Our shower enclosures come in many forms; Quadrant, Bi-Fold, Pivot Door and Sliding Door. Each one has its merits and differences from one another but one thing they always share in common is the shower tray. Whether you’re replacing an existing tray or fitting one for the first time, it’s good to know how it’s done (– we always recommend leaving the installation to a qualified professional).
What Is A Shower Tray?
A shower tray is usually a stone/acrylic base which sits either on a ‘bed’ of cement or just off the floor using legs. This is what the rest of the enclosure rests on and what you will stand on when taking a shower – so it’s very important to fit right the first time.
Shower trays can come in various different shapes and sizes and our range of shower trays offers different options to suit all types of bathrooms, so take a look and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect tray for your suite.
Installing A Tray (With Feet)
Shower trays need to be raised off the floor to allow the water to drain and many trays (including our own) include feet out-of-the-box. These can be raised as necessary to allow easy fitting.
- Screw the adjustable feet into position as per the trays instructions
- Fit the waste to the shower tray
- Place your shower tray down in the desired position – use a spirit level in different angles. If it is not level then use an adjustable wrench to adjust the feet.
- Connect the waste to the outlet pipe.
- Test the waste for leaks by pouring a bucket of water into the tray. Let it drain and heck for any drips – if it stays ‘drip free’ then you’re almost done!
- Fit the side panels and seal around the edges using silicone sealant – wipe the excess away with your finger (wear gloves! The natural oils on your finger offer the perfect living space for bacteria to grow, which will discolour and cause the silicone to deteriorate faster).
There you have it! That’s how to install a shower tray with feet - however, we do recommend having a qualified fitter install your shower tray as any issues can cause problems such as leaks in the future. If you are ever uncertain then leave it to the professionals!
DIY can be a good way to save on the installation costs however, you should always hire a qualified professional to install your products. The above instructions are a guide to the steps involved in fitting and should not be used to attempt full installation without the necessary help or training.