Bathrooms are a key room to any space, whether it be commercial or residential. Keeping your bathroom up to date with modern equipment and décor makes a big impact. An impressive domestic bathroom can elevate the overall feel of the property.
Striking wallpapers are a great way to catch the eye in a bathroom. Even in a small space where you might think you should keep away from bold design and colour, being brave and opting for something dramatic can pay huge dividends. Far from making a space look smaller, a clever bold colour or design can make a big impact.
Pairing a bold wallpaper with Versital marble, for any combination of the shower tray and panels, vanity tops or skirting, makes for a great modern bathroom design. The neutral background and traditional feel of the marble stops the room from feeling too overwhelming.
Making the most of a small bathroom
With this bathroom design, the client wanted to make the most of the space available. Since they had plenty of other WCs available in the house, the decision was made to remove the toilet, opting to use the space instead for a larger walk-in shower. A custom shaped shower tray from Versital was ideal to make optimum use of the space.
Removing the toilet also offered the opportunity to include a large bathroom cabinet from Geberit and a feature top-mounted basin from V & B.
Lighting is a fantastic way to add interest and open up a room. The use of spotlights and clever LED strips under the furniture highlights the features and makes it feel larger.
For this bathroom, the client opted for a striking, on-trend wallpaper – navy blue and gold Geometric pattern ticking all theFor this bathroom, the client chose a striking, on-trend wallpaper – navy blue and gold Geometric pattern ticking all the trends. They decided to keep the background neutral by mixing the marble finishes of Silver Stratos (metallic base) and Gloucester Grey (the dark accents) – allowing the geometric navy and gold wallpaper in this bathroom design to shine. design to shine.
By opting for a neutral classic background with a classic marble, there is still lots of flexibility for future amendments. Should they wish to change the wallpaper – as fashions change – the neutral grey and white base offers lots of potential and goes with pretty much any colour.
Unique Bathroom Design
In most bathrooms, space is at a premium and very rarely do two have the same dimensions. Versital cultured marble can be ordered to a client or designers specifications. It can also be cut and scribed on-site without the need for pre-templating, making it absolutely perfect for matching unique room layouts and a simple installation process.
If this bathroom has inspired you to get creative with your next project, get in touch with Versital today. We can offer advice and help to your team to make the most of your design projects – whether that be a new or existing job.
With holidays abroad and even domestic hotel stays unavailable for most of the last 18 months, it’s been more difficult to get a slice of luxury into your life. This has turned many people to renovations and adding touches of aspiration to their own homes.
It is truly the moment of the staycation – and with the pandemic meaning that many people’s expenditure has dropped significantly over the last 18 months, more and more people are looking to reinvest their savings into their homes. The bathroom is always a popular room to renovate, and what says luxury quite like a marble bathroom?
MARBLE BATHROOM DESIGNS
We are always thrilled when our surfaces and products are used for domestic renovations as well as commercial works. Of course, without being afforded the opportunity to escape to luxurious hotels abroad, some people have decided to bring that style of design to their own homes – which is exactly what this client wanted.
We worked with the designer Langley Interiors to hand make bespoke surfaces for this renovation including a custom shower tray to incorporate fitted seats, shower panels, a striking vanity top with deep down stand and skirting. They come together beautifully to create the look of a hotel at home.
A marble shower set inside a marble bathroom is the place to start. In any bathroom, the bath or shower is the centrepiece, and nothing makes a statement like a marble shower. For this design in particular, a seat and steam cabinet was incorporated which brings not only the features of a hotel but also a luxurious spa into the home.
The twin sinks echo the most prestigious destinations across the world. The bathroom can be a trickier room to modernise due to the general lack of electrics compared to other rooms in the house, but here the his-and-hers sinks bring modernity to this marble bathroom.
Thanks to the custom shower panels and Versital used throughout, there is no grout in this bathroom, which is unsightly at the best of times. Instead, the designer opted for sleek lines across the shower tray, vanity tops and the skirting, allowing the marble bathroom to blend seamlessly together.
With Versital being custom made to a designers specifications in terms of size and edge details it really allows them to create a sleek, modern look with minimal joins.
Versital’s range of cultured marble finishes comes with all the aesthetic beauty of the material, whilst also being waterproof and easy to clean, with the benefits of Steritouch anti-bacterial technology. Moreover, as it can be cut on-site by the installer with ordinary woodworking tools there may not even be a need for pre-templating, making it the perfect choice for any luxury bathroom installation.
To find out more about the range of marble bathroom products that Versital can offer, and assistance with making the most of your bathroom designs, get in touch with our team via the Get a Quote page on our website, or for more urgent questions contact us on 01204 380780.
The most common question we get when people contact Versital is ‘How much is a bespoke shower tray‘? Although this is not a straight forward question, we will try to explain some general pricing guidelines.
Bespoke shower trays are very different from off the shelf shower trays and therefore priced very differently.
A bathroom is likely to be used daily. Whether it is for your own home or your client, you want to ensure you have the best quality product for the job.
If the shower tray is for a hospitality installation, such as a hotel – an issue such as a leak could lead to damage to other rooms, and potentially bedrooms being out of action. Because of this, most clients choose to get the best quality product for the long term.
Bespoke shower trays from Versital range in price anywhere between £895 + vat to £2500 + vat. The cost will vary depending on the overall square meterage, as well as other extra’s or features that you might wish to add on. You can opt for additional extra’s such as additional height, channel drains or even multiple waste positions.
Made from Composite Stone Resin
All Versital shower trays are made from composite stone resin and available in a huge colour range. For comparison, a standard off the shelf stone resin shower tray can range anywhere from £120 + vat up to £800 + vat.
However, made to measure shower trays offer a lot of important benefits over a standard off the shelf shower tray that can save you lot of money in the long run.
Bespoke shower trays can save on Installation costs
Installation is by far one of the biggest costs for any bathroom, and a lot of the custom features of a bespoke shower tray will help to bring those costs down
Completely custom size – no need to move walls to make a shower tray fit
Custom shape – can be any shape, including curved sides, as well as include cut outs round corners.
Custom waste position – no need to move pipework
Fully waterproof and ready to install – no need to tank in most cases, or re-seal in years to come
Fall slopes to the waste calculated and engineered to suit therefore no need for a former or slope to be created on the floor
How big can I get a bespoke shower tray?
Bespoke shower trays are available up to around 2.5 square meters. The main limitation is down to weight and us (and you for that matter!) being able to handle it and install it. Our team of experts can advise you on your individual project so the best thing is to get in touch.
For an initial estimate all we need is the overall width and length of the shower tray you are looking for, and we can give you an estimate based on that. They start from £895 + vat and vary in price depending on the overall size and shape. You can call us on 01204 380780 for a quick price over the phone, or send us a quote request for an official written estimate.
Why are bespoke shower trays more expensive than off the shelf shower trays?
The reason a bespoke shower tray cost more than an off the shelf shower tray is mainly down to the labour intensive manufacturing process. Each shower tray is individually made to clients specifications for size, shape, waste position and colour.
An individual mould is manufactured to suit the exact details a customer needs, and a shower tray is cast from that mould.
How do bespoke shower trays compare to Wetrooms?
At first glance a wetroom might seem a more cost effective option. Including a former for the base, tiles and tanking a starting cost might be around £550 + vat. However, this is without installation which is by far one of the most expensive costs in a bathroom. It can also be potentially one of the most costly mistakes if not done properly.
A wetroom requires tanking and waterproofing before the former is fitted and then tiled on top of. It also needs to have a floor fall to the waste that has been properly calculated, as well as adequate drainage, which is another major cause of wetroom issues.
By the time the installation costs are taken into consideration for a wetroom shower area, they are more than likely to be comparable to the cost of a bespoke shower tray.
A Turn-key Solution
With a bespoke shower tray there is the peace of mind that all the technical details such as floor fall, waste position etc have already been correctly engineered into the tray and is ready to install. Bespoke shower trays are manufactured in one piece, with no seams or joints to cause any potential leaks or issues going forwards.
This is a much quicker and less costly installation option that could actually save on the overall cost of the finished bathroom.
Bespoke shower trays from Versital also have the added benefit of being available in an extensive colour range, the majority for no extra charge. Choose from over 100 colour options in custom solid colours, true to life marble and granites to the more exotic sparkle finishes.
Versital also offers made to measure shower panels to match the shower trays, offer a great alternative to create a wet room look.
Benefit over real marble shower trays
Unlike real marble, Versital offers true to life marble finishes that are 100% non porous and stain proof. It does not suffer from watermarks and is extremely easy to clean.
Versital also has a cast certified anti slip to the standing area, which real marble does not include.
Versital bespoke shower trays include a protective gel coat with the additive SteriTouch® for additional antimicrobial protection.
SteriTouch® offers increased protection and will restrict the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria and mould, including Serratia Marcescens. You probably know it better as the reddish-pink residue in your bathroom; found frequently on tiles, shower trays and around your shampoo.
According to, “What’s This Pink Stuff in My Bathroom” published in AWWA’s November 2000 edition of Opflow, “Serratia marcescens has been found to be pathogenic to some people, having been identified as a cause of urinary tract infections, wound infections, and pneumonia”.
The antimicrobial properties of Versital have been verified by independent laboratories using the ISO22196 test method.
Matching products available
As well as bespoke shower trays, Versital offers made to measure shower panels and vanity tops to complete the bathroom fit out, for a high end finish.
Anti slip certified standing area cast into the shower tray
All Versital custom made shower trays include a certified anti slip cast finish into the surface of the standing area. This is suitable for domestic and hospitality bathrooms. It’s worth remembering that tiles used in wetroom’s are unlikely to include this important safety feature.
How long does it take to make a bespoke shower tray?
Typically the lead time for a custom shower tray will be around 4 weeks from order to delivery. It is always worth asking if you have an urgent need or installation date and we will do our best if we have any availability.
Our biggest selling product and the one we get the most questions about has to be our made to measure shower trays. We have brought together the most frequently asked questions to help make buying a bespoke shower tray as simple as possible. If after reading the shower trays guide you still require more information give us a call on 01204 380 780. (more…)
The bathroom was finished in Versital throughout, including Versital shower panels on the walls outside as well as inside the shower area. As well as looking beautiful, they are easy to clean and mantain.
This year we have been lucky enough to be involved in some very exciting commercial and domestic projects. We were delighted to meet architectural designer Matthew Lewis of Arkhibuild at last year’s Grand Designs show. Matthew was at the beginning of the design of build of his family home and was excited to learn that Versital offered a massive colour palette in bathroom surfaces
Building the Dream with Charlie Luxton
Matthew agreed to have his design and build featured on the program ‘Building the Dream’ which follows exciting and innovative home design projects from conception, throughout the build and the challenges it faces, through to completion.
After speaking with Matthew it became clear very quickly that he had an eye for exciting design and innovative products, and wanted to include some bright design led products in the bathrooms of his new build property.
Matthew has a passion for bright primary colours and especially wanted to include vibrant orange throughout his build. We were able to manufacture products to create his vision, with a bespoke shower tray and shower wall panel in a striking RAL orange 2009.
Modern Bathroom : Custom RAL Shower Tray to Interior Design Spec
Versital is well known for it’s custom shower trays and made to order resin shower panels. When the architectural interior designer Arkhibuild approached us last year wanting to include custom RAL colours in their design we were all ears!
A great idea for a modern bathroom design is to opt for a feature area to stand out against the rest of the room. Opting for a bright colour to stand out against a simple background keeps the bathroom feeling fresh and not too over powering.
Unlike tanking which is notoriously difficult to get right, Versital made to measure shower trays offer a solution for easy to install wet room bathrooms. They are 100% waterproof and tested to category 2 anti slip standards – perfect for a wet area! This negates the need for tricky tanking and can save money in the long term. Made to exact shape and size you require for a bespoke Wetroom.
Unlike other wet room floor systems that require several different stages, including tanking, a base board and tiling, Versital bespoke shower trays come ready to install without the need for any other work. The waste outlet can be made where you need for ease of installation, and the choice of colours makes the tray an already finished item to blend beautifully with the rest of your bathroom.
Versital made to measure shower trays are the ideal solution for problem with wet rooms and large shower areas. They can provide a cost effective solution with issues such as leaking wet rooms, broken seals or broken shower trays. The problem can be dealt with in the locality of the shower area by installing a beautiful low profile, purpose made shower tray, whilst leaving the rest of the wetroom untouched.
Huge Colour Range – Over 90 Colour Options
Versital has over 90 colour options in the range, to offer a beautiful seamless match with the rest of your bathroom.
Nonporous, Stain Resistant and Hygienic Surface
Versital bespoke shower trays are manufactured with a protective gel coat which makes them 100% nonporous, stain resistant and hygienic – making them perfect for commercial and domestic application alike. They don’t need treating on installation or in the future to maintain the waterproof properties.
For a complete wetroom style shower and bathroom, complement your bespoke shower tray with matching or complementing shower panels available in the same high quality stone resin finishes. Take a look and get an instant shower panel quote.
“The most common issue with problem Wetrooms is making sure they are completely watertight. If you don’t take care at installation, you could cause thousands of pounds worth of damage to your home”. Gemma Stockberger – Versital.