Do you want to renovate your current bathroom? Or are you thinking of a totally new bathroom? Custom shower trays are an excellent option for you to personalize your bathroom to your liking and what better way than using digital printing where the limit is your imagination!
Nowadays, people prefer a shower tray to a bathtub and not have bathrooms with a shower tray and a bathtub. This allows them to have a wide variety of designs, shapes and materials, additionally, which allows them to save space, water and is very functional.
Below we will give you all the information that you should take into account to make the best choice of your custom shower trays.
What is a shower tray?
A shower tray is a piece of slab made of different materials, such as ceramic, acrylic, mineral filler or natural stone, which is located on the bathroom floor and has the following advantages:
- They make it possible to isolate water leaks by conducting it directly to the drain.
- They improve accessibility to the shower by being safer by using an insulating material and avoiding the barriers that are usually used, making it suitable for people with reduced mobility.
- You can customize it both in size and in materials, shape and design that perfectly suits your needs and tastes.
- They are easy to clean.
What does digital printing on shower trays mean?
It sounds weird but it is true, digital printing has a wide use and application in the market.
Commonly digital printing has been used for editorial graphic products such as books, magazines, brochures, newspapers, diaries, etc. , but due to its versatility, it can also be printed on paper, photo paper, canvas, fabric, synthetic materials, cardstock and other substrates.
In the case of shower trays, the impression is made directly on a slab of resin and mineral charges where the design you chose and that goes with your style is reflected in high resolution.
To protect the impression and make the shower tray more durable and also to facilitate its cleaning, after the digital printing on the slab a layer of “gel coat” is applied, as you can see it in these custom shower trays.
Today digital printing offers a great opportunity in the market and in business and if you use it to your advantage by making personalized products tailored to the needs of your customers, you can guarantee the success of your business and succeed in the market.
How to choose custom shower trays
Below you will find our recommendations to make a suitable choice of a custom shower tray:
As each bathroom is different, both in shape and size, you should advise yourself very well when taking the measurements of your shower, to choose shower trays sizes according to what you require.
There are square or quarter-circle-shaped showers for showers with little space, there are also rectangular ones for larger showers.
It is possible that some materials have size limitations and that you should consider shower trays minimum measures, that is, you will have to adjust to the material and not the other way around.
In general terms, you can find four types of materials for custom shower trays on the market:
Ceramics. It is the most economical solution but also the heaviest and most fragile.
Acrylic. It is the lightest solution, offers high resistance to shocks and a greater non-slip surface.
Mineral load. As they are extra-flat, they can be installed flush with the floor, facilitating access to the shower, and they are also the ones with the greatest resistance.
Natural stone. They are similar to mineral filler plates but with less resistance to shocks. These are considered natural shower trays.
Due to the wide variety of materials both in shower trays and screens, prices can vary significantly. Like the labor you use for its installation.
A tentative price for a shower tray can range from approximately USD 100 to USD 300 depending on the material chosen and the size.
You must do your budget very well and find out both in online and physical stores so that you do not run out of budget in your project and you can have a spectacular bathroom.
How to clean shower trays
Like many things in life, durability and beauty involve maintenance, and shower trays are no exception.
Due to its materials, cleaning the shower tray is very simple, here we will explain in a few simple steps how to clean shower trays:
- Step 1. Get cleaning supplies
To clean your bathroom shower you need very few materials, white vinegar, water and a cloth or sponge to clean.
- Step 2. Mix the materials
In a bowl mix the same proportion of water and white vinegar.
- Step 3. Let it soak
Apply the previous mixture on the shower tray and let it soak for five minutes.
- Step 4. Rinse
Using the sponge or cloth and water, clean the surface of the shower tray and voila!
We hope this article helps you make the best decisions regarding your shower tray and discover one of the applications of digital printing.
If you want more information about what is understood by digital printing, its uses and applications, we invite you to visit another of our articles.