Which shower tray will best suit our bathroom? Everything you need to know about “shower tray measurements” to find the most suitable one in terms of size, shape and materials

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  1. Shower tray: measurements for everyone
  2. A question of materials
  3. Flush-to-floor or floor-standing
  4. Ercos shower trays

The decision on choosing the shower tray is a necessary step when furnishing a bathroom. Indeed, it is a very important choice, which we will have to live with every day, or almost, in our homes. For this reason, the shower tray must be chosen based on various factors, from the type of environment where it is to be installed to matching our habits and taste in design.

Here is a list of shower tray measurements to help you make the best choice of sizes, shapes and materials to meet all your needs.

Shower tray: measurements for everyone

Standard shower tray dimensions are traditionally square, the most widespread being the 70x70 shower tray and the 80x80 shower tray. Over the years, however, the desire or need for customisation has led to the adoption of non-standard, rectangular, semi-circular sizes, or even custom dimensions in the most particular cases.
Let’s take a look at some of these:

Square shower tray

The 70x70 shower tray is the traditional size, ideal for optimising space. It can be increased to an 80x80 shower tray if the room allows it. 

Rectangular shower tray

Increasingly popular and a favourite of designers, the most common rectangular shapes are: 70x9070x10070x120, or slightly larger such as the 80x100 shower tray and the 80x120 shower tray. If the size of the bathroom allows it, a rectangular shower tray provides improved comfort compared to a square one.

Semicircular shower tray

Normally similar in size to the standard shower tray, but with the side away from the walls rounded. An excellent solution to optimise space in small bathrooms, while maintaining a visually attractive effect thanks to the rounded box. 


Custom size shower tray

Standard sizes may not be suitable for particular spaces, or for more adventurous tastes. That is why, also by using the latest materials, shower trays can be made to measure or specially rounded.

A question of materials

The shower tray is an everyday fixture that is subject to wear, mould and yellowing. In addition to care and cleanliness, the quality of the construction materials and composites can prolong the life and enhance the quality of our bathrooms. The most commonly used materials include: 

Composite marble

This is a state-of-the-art material, made of incredibly strong Dolomite rock, among other things. Its mineral base gives it strength and longevity.


A traditional material for sanitaryware, it is ideal for keeping clean. Its total lack of porosity allows marks and stains to be removed without any special treatment.

Other composites

Innovation in the area of shower trays and sanitaryware has led to the development of new composites, like the one used in Ercos  Solilux shower trays, a compound of resin and crystal fibre, mixed with polyester and coloured pigments that give it a uniform colour. Thanks to this composite material, in this case too, maximum impermeability and resistance to scratches and UV rays is guaranteed, for a shower tray that will not degrade over time.

Do you want to find out more about the Solilux series shower tray? Special pigments make this resin shower tray: water resistant, scratch resistant and UV resistant. Available in various shapes and sizes.  discover sOLILUX

Flush-to-floor or floor-standing

A few centimetres that can make a big difference to the shower tray.

Flush-to-floor shower tray

This is one of the hottest trends in 2021, and is ideal for walk-in showers or even enclosed cubicles. It gives a feeling of increased space, clean lines and easy access. Installing a shower tray flush with the floor requires special attention during laying, in order to avoid unpleasant visual effects, but above all annoying water seepage.


Floor-standing shower tray

It is usually around 3 centimetres from the floor, and has the advantage of being easier to install, while associated fittings such as the shower enclosure are easier to source. The disadvantages, apart from a less attractive appearance, include corners where limescale and mould are more likely to build up. Cleaning can therefore be more difficult.

Ercos shower trays

Ercos  offers a full range of shower trays of various sizes that, combined with other essential bathroom accessories, can meet all kinds of requirements. With a modern and refined style, innovative and durable materials, they combine practicality and aesthetic quality.

  • It is worth highlighting the potential of the Stone series, made of composite marble. The mineral element provides strength, while its simplicity and elegance make it the perfect choice for any type of bathroom. In addition to the most commonly used sizes, it offers a wide range of alternatives with no less than five different finishes.
  • The shower tray of the previously mentioned Solilux series, made of resin and crystal fibre mixed with polyester and coloured pigments, is available in rectangular and square shapes, as well as in the semi-circular shape, which is very popular where space is at a premium.
  • Finally, the Carpet series, in high-gloss, non-slip ceramic.

All shower trays can be installed flush with the floor or standing on the floor and can be combined with an equally wide range of shower enclosures.

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