Shower Tray Repairs
Why Choose Us For Shower Tray Repairs?
Typical Shower Tray Damage Typically Fall Into 2 Categories
Cracked Shower Trays, However, Can Have Separate Issues.
First, a shower tray can simply have a crack. Most of the time the cracks just appear. Its neither the fault of the installer, the customer, nor the manufacturer. The conclusion we have come to is that it is caused by transit damage. See our gallery for the types of cracks we’ve repaired. The second type of crack damage is caused by flexing. The trays must absolutely be installed on a solid base. Raising the shower tray using manufacturer approved legs just wont work. It will crack. The tray is far too brittle. Give it enough pressure on an unsupported section and it will crack.
We advise customers and installers to fix a lattice frame to gain height. Then fix a solid ply board on top to which the tray is then placed on top of. These types of repair, more often than not, require more than one visit to complete. They are time consuming and require attention to detail to return the tray to as new condition, with long life. Again see our gallery for how were able to assist you in these circumstances. Chipped shower trays. These are straight forward repair that can be completed in under 2 hours See our gallery for examples of completed repairs.
Shower Tray Repairs
Shower tray repairs are straight forward however can be time consuming. Read on to understand why. There are four types of shower tray that we have experienced. Pressed steel – which is identical to a pressed steel bath in appearance manufacturing process and suffer the same damage. The only damage we have repaired so far on enamel shower trays are chips. These are straight forward and are repaired in exactly the process as enamel baths. Please read our enamel bath repair section as this details the Why you should only use bathrepairuk.com for shower tray repair.
The second type which is quite rare, is Plastic and polystyrene composite. We believe these came to the market because of internet purchases and lack of knowledge of how poor quality these trays are. Avoid them at all costs. One of the repairs we were asked to carry on one of these types of tray we rejected as it was to weak for any effective repair be carried out on it. Fortunately, we have only come across these types of tray twice.
The most surprising type of shower tray we repaired was an acrylic and MDF composite. See our gallery on how we repaired this one. Shhh…… we had to use Portland cement as part of the repair!!!! It was that complex and challenging.
By far the most common type of shower tray is Stone resin acrylic cap composite shower tray. The design of these trays are brilliant in terms of longevity. The main structure comes from a hard stone resin composite. The top of which has a fused layer of an acrylic coating. We have refurbished these types of tray that were installed sometime during the 1980s!! I believe these were a luxury item back then but are now common place. They have stood the test of time.
The main drawback with types of tray is if the stone resin sustains damage. The damage is often not visible as the acrylic cap hides the crack. It’s not until after installation or small amount of use that the crack begins to appear much.
Our Shower Tray Repairs Works
Our Recent WorksHere are some examples of our work. Please have a look at them.