Shower surfaces are an essential part of any shower enclosure, and with so many to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is best. At Danny Turgeman Renovation Contractor we have two types of shower surfaces available that include slate-effect shower surfaces and low-profile white shower surfaces, so all you have to do is choose a size and decide on a white finish or tile effect. Here is an overview of the types of shower surfaces available and the things you should look for when choosing a new surface.
Shower surface How to choose the best
When choosing a shower surface, you will need to make sure it matches the size and shape of your shower enclosure to ensure a perfect fit and prevent leaks. Think about which shape will best suit your bathroom as well. If you have a small bathroom, it is a good idea to choose an economical shower surface instead, but for a large bathroom, you may want to choose a rectangular shower surface and combine it with a shower enclosure.
You may want to keep everything clean and simple with a shower surface that is white, or create a natural feel with a shower surface that has a slate effect, so think about the overall look you want to achieve. What kind of bathroom do you have? This is what will determine how you can install your shower surface. You may need to raise the shower surface above the height of the floor with a foot designed to make plumbing easier on a concrete floor. But if the floor is adjusted, the surface can be adjusted directly above for a cleaner and smoother finish.
Shower surface shapes and sizes
Shower surfaces come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your chosen shower enclosure. Here are the main shapes of shower surfaces and the sizes they are available in.
Rectangular shower surfaces
Rectangular shower surfaces offer the most space and are used with sliding shower doors or showers. In Danny Turgeman Renovation Contractor You can find surfaces ranging in size from 900 X700 mm to 1700 X900 mm.
Square surfaces for the shower
Square surfaces for the shower have a rounded front and are suitable for the corner of the bathroom, which helps to maximize space - these range in size from 800X800 mm to 1000 X1000 mm. There are also unbalanced shower surfaces, which have one side longer than the other - dimensions range from 900 X760 mm to 1200 X900 mm.
Shower surfaces have been designed to be fitted with a shower enclosure. They have a spacious shower area at one end, with the other end used for drying, as well as a low profile design for easier access. Large shower surfaces like these are rectangular in shape and are available in a variety of sizes. You can also choose between a white finish and a slate effect to create the perfect bathroom look.
Shower surfaces with a Milan-style slate effect
Milan style slate shower surfaces are the perfect option to add a natural feel to your bathroom. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes to match the design of your bathroom, as well as colors that include charcoal black, matte white and light gray designed to enhance any decoration. These surfaces offer a look of real slate but without the cost and weight associated with it, and each one is only 30mm high to create a cleaner and more flowing finish.
The bottom of the surface is hollow, which scares unnecessary weight, but thanks to the reinforcing mesh at the back, the surface is extremely strong and durable. The surfaces are made of SMC (English: SMC - Sheet Molding Compound) which is a reinforced polyester ready for design made of glass particles. This results in light construction but at the same time is very durable and stronger than a standard white shower surface.
Colored shower surfaces are becoming a popular option because they are great for creating a contemporary look and are a substitute for standard white surfaces.
- A variety of colors and sizes to choose from
- Slate finish for a natural feel - light gray, charcoal black and matte white
- Lightweight but durable construction
- Low profile - height of only 30 mm - for a cleaner finish
- Reversible - can be adjusted from all directions
- Sewer develop lid included
- Light yet strong and durable
- It can be raised to lighter plumbing
- Made from SMC
Milan shower surfaces low profile
Low profile Milan shower surfaces are a great option to add a smart and modern style to your bathroom. Available in a huge selection of shapes and colors, each shower surface has a low profile 45 mm high to create a clean and tidy look. They have a white finish that is easy to clean and are made of polymeric resin stone, which is lightweight and durable. The rotating beams made of minerals provide additional strength and rigidity, preventing distortions and twists, while the super flat bottom ensures easier smoothing.
What’s more these low profile shower surfaces can be cut to fit your desired installation requirements. This makes them especially ideal for bathrooms with strange shapes and modern devices.
- A variety of sizes and shapes that can be adapted to any bathroom
- White finish easy to clean
- Height of 45 mm for a minimalist look
- Construction of a crowned polymeric resin stone and PMMA (ABS acrylic capped
- It can be cut to your desired installation requirements
- Flat bottom for easy sliding
- Lightweight but at the same time extremely durable
- Made with WRAS-approved Phthalate-free materials
- Swivel beams are made of minerals for extra strength and rigidity
- Weigh up to 60% less than standard surfaces for easier and safer handling during installation
What is the cost of the shower surfaces?
At Danny Turgeman Renovation Contractor you can expect to pay from 780 NIS for a shower surface with a slate effect and 400 NIS for a low profile Milan shower surface. All our shower surfaces are covered with a 10-year warranty for complete safety. When buying a new surface, you will need to check if a manhole cover is included. If not, you will need to include this essential supplement in your shower surface budget.
How to measure a shower surface
If you are simply replacing an old shower surface with a new one, measuring for a new shower surface is just a matter of taking measurements from the old shower surface. Measure the dimensions and write down the length and width of the surface.
If it's for a square shower surface (not one that is unbalanced) you will need to find out what the radius is. To do this, measure one side so that you have the length, then measure from one side to the point where the compound begins to round. For example, if size 1 is 800 mm and size 2 is 300 mm, then the radius will be 500 mm. But if size 2 is 250mm, it gives you a radius of 550mm.
When measuring for a shower surface, it is important to know the location of the sewer pipe so that it fits into the sewer opening in the new surface.
What are shower surfaces made of?
The bathroom has been widely used over the years, which is why it is important to buy the best quality shower surface you can afford to make sure it will stand the test of time. Shower surfaces are made from a variety of materials like resin stone or acrylic.
Acrylic shower surfaces are lightweight and usually 4.5mm thick and reinforced with wood. An acrylic shower surface allows for greater flexibility, but with more flexibility comes a higher chance of breakage.
Resin stone shower surfaces are made from a combination of natural minerals and a resin compound that allow for an easy but at the same time durable option. This material will not bend or warp like an acrylic shower surface can. Surfaces made of resin stone surrounded by ABS acrylic, which is easy to clean, warm to the touch and scratch-resistant.
In Danny Turgeman Renovations contractor , There are shower surfaces made of polymer resin and SMC, which is a polyester made of glass parts that can be shaped.
How deep are the shower surfaces?
Although there is a huge variety of shower surfaces available, there are also varying heights / depths. Almost all modern shower surfaces have a low-rise design, which allows easy access and creates a minimalist look. Shower surfaces can be at least 30mm deep, but if you need to raise the surface, you can do it with a foot and a set of panels. These include adjustable legs and a cover that can be removed to disguise plumbing work. The cover also allows you to easily access plumbers.
What are the stands above the shower surface?
Stands on shower surfaces create a small rim around the surface, which you can sequence, or you can put over a frame for the shower enclosure. Shower mat stands may be needed from all directions, certain directions or not at all - it all depends on your preference and the materials and shower screens used. By designing a small rim around the edge of the shower surface, over which there is flooring, a barrier is created that helps prevent water from passing through and penetrating small holes between the wall tiles and the surface.
How to clean a shower surface
To prevent the accumulation of soap residue, dirt and scale, it is important to clean your shower surface on a regular basis. Here are some great tips for removing the most common stains you may find on your shower surface. Before using any cleaners, consult the installation guide to check that they will not damage the surface.
The best way to remove scale from your shower surface is with white vinegar or lemon juice, both of which will penetrate through the scale, which will make its cleaning much easier compared to using soap and water alone. Toilet cleaner and an old toothbrush will remove scale as well.
A box of shaving foam can leave shocking rings of rust on your shower surface, which can prove impossible to remove. To remove rust try using half a potato dipped in baking soda or use white vinegar / lemon juice and leave them to run their magic for two hours, then rinse and rub with a sponge.
If the sealant is black, then chances are there is mold underneath. It can be difficult to remove, so you can try to deal with it with an anti-mold spray, leave overnight and then rubbed with an old toothbrush. If that does not work, remove and replace with a fresh, new silicone sealant.
A toilet cleaning spray or even something as simple as baking soda can remove stubborn soap residue from your shower surface.
So here you go. We have covered everything you need to know about shower surfaces so that you can choose the best one that will fit the dimensions and design of your bathroom.