With the number of people in the UK living with sight loss on the rise, designing bathrooms that are easy to navigate is essential. That is why AKW is pleased to announce the launch of the Mullen shower tray, which creates a defined level-access showering area that is ideal for use by those with visual impairments.
Suitable for installation on either concrete or wooden flooring, this cost-effective shower tray offers unrivalled strength and stability and can support up to 30 stones (190kg) in weight. It can either be fitted as a level access solution, requiring only a 27mm floor recess for installation, or can be surface-mounted. For added safety, the tray is slip-resistant and features a textured surface for added safety. With a 25mm fall inside the tray, there is also excellent water drainage.
The Mullen shower tray comes with a unique Intergrip clamping strip which grips and seals vinyl flooring in the tray, creating a watertight seal. Due to the flexibility of the clamping strip, flooring can also be fitted or changed after the tray and shower screen have been installed. It is also possible to maintain level-access showering when using floor tiles, and these fit under the clamping strip, with built-in tiling upstands ensuring the all-round integrity of the water seals.
Ease of installation has also been a priority in the design of the AKW Mullen shower tray. Pre-formed fixing holes ensure a quick and easy install and the corner waste position on many options of the tray helps to avoid joist placement issues. The shower tray can also be mounted on screeded floors if required, with the addition of a trimmable ramp for easy access.
Stuart Reynolds, Head of Product and Marketing at AKW commented: “The Mullen shower tray offers specifiers a cost-effective yet strong level-access showering solution that has been designed for those with visual impairments. It is straightforward to install and offers a range of installation adaptation options, to meet the needs of any new or retrofit showering requirement.”