The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Perfect Shower Tray For Your Bathroom

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Perfect Shower Tray For Your Bathroom
  • Author: Fazal Umer
  • Posted On: June 25, 2023
  • Updated On: June 26, 2023

The idea of a designer bathroom will be an unfulfilled dream without a proper shower tray. For a perfectly designed shower space, the size, space and style of a shower tray are vital considerations. With plenty of options at your disposal, the task of making a suitable choice can be daunting. In this article, we will get everything covered regarding a shower tray purchase. 

To get started, accurate measurement of your bathroom is most important. Regardless of the shape and square feet of your bathroom space and how much you can afford to spend for the purpose, there is always an option for your needs. 

The design of a shower tray can change the overall aesthetics and functionality of your bathroom, especially the shower enclosure. These trays are available in different shapes and sizes, from square to rectangular to offset quadrant and many more. Knowing different shapes and sizes of these trays will help you take the perfect pick. 

How to Choose the Right Shape?

First thing first, having an accurate measurement of your shower space and assessment of desired functionality will guide you to determine the perfect shape and size for your shower tray. 

The following suggestions are worth your consideration. 

Square Tray

Versatility of square trays makes them the most popular choice for any bathroom space. They can be installed in any corner or against any wall. They are available in the range from 700-1500mm in width and depth. If you are looking for a seamless feel and more space in your bathroom, a square tray makes the best option.

Rectangle Shower

A rectangular tray, available in 800-2000mm in width, is the most suitable choice for a large bathroom. Moreover, it will bring a luxurious feel to your shower enclosure. These trays are more spacious than other shapes, leaving you with more room to move around in your shower enclosure. These trays are available in ultra-slim and low-profile varieties, enabling you to customize the kind of look you need for your bathroom. Of all options, it is the best one for you comfortable showering experience. 


This look is most suitable for a small bathroom space. These trays are thin and so, take up a small space. Ultra-slim trays are available in different options, including rectangular and quadrant. 


It works fine if you are looking for a modern look and feel in your bathroom. Being flush with the floor, they bring a quick, modern, seamless makeover to a traditionally designed bathroom. They are also super easy to clean. They come in a variety of shapes, from square to rectangular to quadrant. 


Quadrant trays, available in the range from 800-1200mm in width and depth, are the best fit for smaller bathrooms. They are designed to be paired with hinged or sliding shower doors and can save a lot of space in your bathroom. A quadrant tray is the most suitable option if you favour a larger shower space while looking for space-saving benefits. 


A compact choice for your small bathroom! It can give a sleek look to any awkwardly designed bathroom. Coming in a range from 700-1700mm in width and depth, D-shape trays are installable against any bathroom wall.

Corner Waste Trays

This option is ideal for replacing a tray with a waste position similar to the new one. This relieves you from having to change the plumbing underneath your shower tray as the waste outlet is correctly positioned. 


Understanding the most common sizes and shapes of shower trays and how they can add to your bathroom functionality will help you make an informed choice. Evaluate your needs, budget; measure your bathroom size before determining a shape and size that will make your bathroom more stylish and functional.

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Author: Fazal Umer

Fazal is a dedicated industry expert in the field of civil engineering. As an Editor at ConstructionHow, he leverages his experience as a civil engineer to enrich the readers looking to learn a thing or two in detail in the respective field. Over the years he has provided written verdicts to publications and exhibited a deep-seated value in providing informative pieces on infrastructure, construction, and design.