1. Textured Surface: Many shower trays, including those made from ABS material, feature a textured or stippled surface pattern. This texture helps create friction and reduces the risk of slipping, even when the tray is wet.
2. Gel Coating: A gel coat can be applied to the surface of the shower tray. Gel coats are often non-slip and can be engineered to provide a comfortable feel underfoot.
3. Anti-Slip Coatings: Special anti-slip coatings or additives can be integrated into the surface treatment. These coatings may include materials like silica or other textured particles that enhance grip.
4. Raised Patterns: Some shower trays have raised patterns or grooves on the surface. These patterns create channels for water to flow, reducing pooling and enhancing slip resistance.
5. Mat or Insert: Some shower trays come with removable non-slip mats or inserts. These mats offer additional traction and comfort while standing.
6. Soft Touch Finish: A soft touch or cushioned finish can add comfort to the shower tray's surface, making it more pleasant to stand on.
7. Hygienic Surfaces: Some modern shower trays are designed with antibacterial or hygienic coatings that not only make them easy to clean but also contribute to a comfortable feel.
8. ADA Compliance: Shower trays designed to meet accessibility standards, such as those outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), often incorporate specific surface treatments to ensure both non-slip properties and comfort for users with varying mobility.
9. Ergonomic Design: The overall shape and contour of the shower tray can play a role in comfort. Some trays are designed with ergonomic features that provide support and comfort while standing.