The Walk In Shower Solution That Helps You Keep your Independence in Style.

March 26, 2017
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Where can you find a non- slip, walk in shower that can be fitted quickly, in awkward spaces, without major disruption and LOOKS FANTASTIC? Have a look at the Fiora Elax shower trays that will surprise you as they aren’t actually a tray as we know it!

I recently discovered this Spanish shower room manufacturer – Fiora. I love their modern classic styling and high quality production and their company goal that sums up everything I look for in a bathroom product

“all our work must not lose sight of its main goal, which is that its use must improve the everyday life of people”

and I think that they follow through their belief that their range of bathroom products are designed to offer

“…multiple and diverse solutions.”

That’s exactly what I’m looking for in a walk in shower, good design, style, high quality and a product that is age proof and can be suitable for anyone with reduced mobility.

The Fiora Elax range looks fantastic, the styling is high end and very urban. It’s a shame that the catalogues emphasis glass walls and are focused only on the able bodied, there’s no reference to the installation of a shower seat or that they actually do cater for the needs of aging or arthritic joints.

It’s Not a Walk In Shower Tray – it’s a Mat!

I think that the Fiora Elax walk-in shower system is a solution worth considering for anyone looking for a shower tray that is non-slip, has a ‘give’ underfoot, warm to touch, and soft to stand on.

 

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The shower tray is made of a flexible material that has a “give” making standing less tiring and it is warm to the touch – ideal for arthritic feet

 

 

 

 

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The surface is rated at group 2 non-slip which means that it is a surface that is non-profiled (sleek) and has an even surface with a gritty texture.

 

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and all of this is made possible because this tray arrives as a rolled up mat!

 

 

The shower tray mat comes in a range of tasteful colours which can be selected to contrast or blend in with the bathroom floor. Because this tray can be fitted level with the floor, which helps mobility issues, you can combine texture, warmth and a contrasting colour to help users with impaired vision.

 

The Perfect Solution for an En Suite Walk In Shower.

One of the problems about installing a walk in shower as an en suite without tearing the whole house apart, is that the shower needs to fit in with what space already exists. This is often a very big issue when you are installing a shower for someone who doesn’t want their home disrupted, and who isn’t feeling up to be part of a major building project.

This shower tray can fit practically anywhere. The material can be easily cut to size and shape using a knife. If you are planning to fit a shower seat you still need to look for a suitable wall to attach it to… but Fiora Elax shower tray mat can be cut and trimmed to size and shape that’s how it can fit most places.

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Easy Access Shower Replacing a Bath?

It’s worth mentioning at this point that Fiora also make a range of matching and complimentary wall panels that take out some of the headache of ripping out the bath and installing a walk in shower.

Remove the old bath. Position the panels horizontally to cover the area where the untiled walls from behind the bath are exposed. Fit the shower drainage system and and lay the Fiora Elax mat to cover the footprint of the old bath.

Horizontal PANELS replacing a bath with an easy access shower

The Fiora Elax shower tray mat works like any other walk in shower tray, there are a range of stainless steel drainage grates and there are a lot of installation guides on their website. For more looks from Fiora have a look at my Instagram page buildmumahouse.

I would love to hear your comments, tips or your experiences of installing walk in showers, its such a popular thing to do these days and there are loads of people looking to share their experiences, do post them here on the Buildmumahouse blog.

 

 

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Tania March 29, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I love the idea of an ensuite shower that would fit in an awkward space – my mum needs one but can’t face all the upheaval of remodelling her house

    • Reply Build Mum a House March 29, 2017 at 9:12 am

      I agree the fact that you can cut the shower tray to fit in with your space is a real innovation in shower trays. This is a much faster way of getting a walk in shower into your home.

  • Reply Juliemoo March 29, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Hi I’ve been looking for a walk in shower that’s welcoming and warm underfoot reading about this system it looks like this could be a solution for me?

    • Reply Build Mum a House March 29, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Hi Julie yes its better than putting in a shower tray and then covering it with a rubber mat so that your walk in shower isn’t chilly underfoot. I know that a cold surface is really painful to stand on for anyone with arthritis.

  • Reply Pinkflamingo March 29, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Love the curved shower design – space saving and looks lovely!

    • Reply Build Mum a House March 29, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Agree. I’d love one in my house, transform a home shower into a spa experience!

  • Reply Mairee March 30, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks of your blog post, its really interesting. I wish I had heard about this system before it sounds like it would have saved me a lot of headaches 🙁

    • Reply Build Mum a House March 30, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks for your feedback, glad you’re following now. Look out for my next post, it’s on automated blinds that are easy to install and use x

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