Bathroom fittings manufacturer Duravit, which is based in Germany, has designed a sustainable, recyclable, and level access shower tray suitable for accessible bathroom planning for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility.

A level access shower is a shower area that does not have a step or lip in any way to enter the showering area. This means that people with all levels of mobility can enter the shower.

The Family Resources Survey: 2020 to 2021 reports that there are 14.6 million disabled people in the UK, and 42 percent of pension-age adults are disabled.

Since there are no tripping hazards with a level access shower, the risks of a user injuring themselves while stepping in and out of the shower are considerably reduced.

According to National Accident Helpline, around 26 percent of household accidents happen in the bathroom.

The material’s “special surface texture” means that Sustano shower trays with a matte surface attain anti-slip class C with no additional coating. This is the highest classification for wet (barefoot) areas, like shower rooms, which guarantees maximum safety.

The Sustano has multiple installation options depending on structural factors and personal preference. The flush-mounted application adds spaciousness, which is important for wheelchair users that need room to navigate their mobility device.

Additionally, the modern shower tray is “perfectly attuned” to contemporary bathrooms and, featuring 21 sizes, the ideal solution can be found for almost any new-build or renovation project, according to Duravit.

With five attractive matte colours – White Matt, Matt Crème, Matt Light Gray, Matt Greige, and Matt Dark Gray as well as a glossy White – Sustano offers a range of options to match the colour scheme of any bathroom.

Thanks to its low weight, Sustano shower trays are lighter to transport, thereby contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions.

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