What are Steel Trays?
As you might expect, these types of tray is made from steel and they are the floor of your cubicle or a quadrant, and they are designed to drain the water through the waste. However, whilst some designs are simply made from steel, many versions is covered with a coat of steel enamel. This enamelling means that you don't necessarily have to have the look of metal in your shower if that's not what you desire.
There are quite a few reasons why you might want to opt for a steel tray. These are extremely strong and durable, and the metal is stain resistant, meaning that you'll be getting a strong and durable item that will last for years to come. They're also easily repaired, and impervious to impact and temperature change, making them quite convenient.
Trays made from steel never leaks, and there's no danger of cracking, which makes them a very safe option when compared to something like an acrylic, for example. These are also lighter than you would think, in many cases lighter than a stone resin, so you might not need additional reinforcement under the floor to support the weight.
The reason that most people choose these types, however, is simply because of looks. The sharp, clean lines and glistening finish of a steel tray lends a modern look that many people find desirable.
This doesn't mean that these are perfect though, there are a couple of down sides. Firstly, there's the question of cost. You will pay a little more than you would for a more traditional stone resin or acrylic ones. You also may not have quite as much choice, since these do tend to be square or rectangular, and getting quadrant or curved shapes is bit difficult.
These are stain proof, but it can be difficult to keep clean from water marks, which might be a consideration for you. Also, some people find the noise of water hitting the steel to be loud and irritating. Both these considerations can be solved by opting for an enamel version, however, since these will be easier to keep clean as well as slightly quieter.
How QS Supplies Can Help You?
With a wide range of choices, and expert staff to answer all your questions, we ares happy to advise you on any of your bathroom purchases. We can answer all your question about a steel shower tray, and whether it would be the perfect fit for your room, but you'll want to make your decision carefully, weighing all the pros and cons first.