AKW makes a splash with level-access shower tray
AKW has announced the launch of its Mullen shower tray, which creates a defined level-access showering area ideal for use by those living with visual impairments.
Suitable for installation on either concrete or wooden flooring, the new shower tray offers what AKW calls ‘unrivalled strength and stability’ – able to support up to 30 stones (190kg). It can 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. With a 25mm fall inside the tray, there is also excellent water drainage.
The Mullen shower tray comes with an Intergrip® clamping strip which creates a watertight seal by sealing the vinyl flooring in the tray. Due to the flexibility of this strip, flooring can even 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 been a priority for AKW. Pre-formed fixing holes ensure a quick and easy install and the corner waste position on many options of the tray helps to avoid any joist placement issues. The 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, comments: “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.”