13 March 2019
Large & luxurious walk-in showers are available in a wide range of dimensions, depending on specific requirements.
Rectangular in shape, walk-in showers are built up on an anti-slip and antibacterial tray. These trays often range from 25-35mm in height. Also, they’re usually enclosed by a straight or wraparound glass screen, often open ended - creating the ability to ‘walk-in’.
In this article, we’ve gathered our expert knowledge to offer the best advice on:
1. Your showering needs
2. Your available space
3. What size will work best for you
Walk-in showers are a fantastic addition to any shower room or en-suite. Rectangular in shape, walk-in shower dimensions range from a combination of 900mm to 2000mm in length and 700mm x 1000mm in width.
In addition to this, the style and size of walk-in shower you choose may also be influenced on where your existing waste pipe is located.
Offering central, offset and twin waste options, walk-in shower dimensions can be partly dictated by the configuration of your existing room. If you’re unsure, an experienced surveyor will soon be able to shed some light on the situation and recommend what options are available to you.
Walk-in showers provide the perfect combination of contemporary showering design and modern day functionality. They're usually the shower solution of choice when there's ample space available. What’s more, there are also compact designs on the market, meaning a spacious room is not always a necessary requirement.
The minimum walk-in shower size, or should we say shower tray, is 900mm in length and 760mm in width. However, this is not a recommended walk-in shower size as water will splash and escape, even when this is concealed by a screen.
Our professional and experienced opinion would advise that as a minimum, the tray should be at least 1200mm in length and anything between 700 and 900mm in width. This will help to ensure that water stays within the shower area.
Typically speaking, the average size of a walk-in shower is usually 1700mm in length and 700mm in width as it is often used as a bath replacement. Although these sizes make for a quick and easy installation with a minimal amount of disruption, we would always recommend increasing the width if this is at all possible, to allow for a more spacious and comfortable showering experience.
It’s important to consider which walk-in shower screen you would prefer. Screens can be straight or curved, and depending on where the installation is taking place i.e. in an alcove, you may need a small screen across the bottom width of the tray.
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