Does striking design need to come at the cost of watertightness? Not according to Bruce Warner of Atlantis.
For years, his company has specialised in robustly watertight shower systems manufactured right here in New Zealand, with a comprehensive 25 year warranty. But Atlantis showers don’t just perform well, they’re also highly styled and in line with modern bathroom design. So what’s new in the world of shower aesthetics? We spoke to Bruce to find out more and understand the key advantages of a modular shower system.
Where attractive design and solid waterproofing come together
“When Atlantis first pioneered the waterproof tiled shower tray, it was all about perfecting the tray and designing a product that was incredibly watertight. We’ve already evolved the product that’s incredibly functional, which allows us to focus on the look and create really beautiful showers,” explains Bruce.
The product includes a reinforced fibreglass tray - a strong, solid material weighing upwards of 15-20 kg per square metre. Bruce likens the tray to a miniature swimming pool, laid flat on the floor and then tiled over - a single solid piece with no fabrication.
This solution is a key point of difference for Atlantis. “Often, shower trays are made of materials like a foam board with a waterproofing layer on top. With Atlantis showers, the material is already waterproof so there’s no need to bring in another product. It’s there, ready to tile, with a 25 year leakfree guarantee.”
Beyond that, there’s incredible design. We asked Bruce to talk us through what he’s seeing in terms of emerging trends.