Mira Showers’ Flight Safe shower tray has been specified by the Ibis Styles hotel group to provide anti-slip security for its guests whilst matching the hotels’ contemporary bathrooms.
Ibis Styles is the Accor hotel group’s designer and lifestyle economy brand. Its Glasgow, Liverpool, Thurrock, Knutsford and Edinburgh hotels have been fitted with Mira Flight Safe shower trays in four different shapes and sizes to suit the variety of room designs.
Mira Safe features no raised areas or stick-on roundels to indicate it is intended for vulnerable users. Despite this, Flight Safe exceeds the stringent Class C DIN 51097 anti-slip test when independently certified.
This test consists of applying a slippery soap solution to the tray, before inclining the tray until the barefoot subject slips off. To gain Class C, the subject must remain standing when the tray is at an angle of 24 degrees. With Flight Safe, the subject remained standing whilst the tray was tilted at 30 degrees.
The shower tray is developed for anywhere that may cater for vulnerable users, including care homes, social housing and the hospitality industry. Sharing the same contemporary aesthetic as the standard Flight range, the tray measures at 40mm in height to create a ‘minimalist’ wet room look.
Mira Flight Safe is manufactured from acrylic resin stone, meaning it resists chipping and scratches and is 20 percent lighter than equivalent products.
The BioCote anti-bacterial finish prevents discolouration, reduces bacteria and mould by up to 99.9%. In addition, the tray’s high flow waste ensures that the waste water is effectively dealt with in an efficient manner.
Mira provides an optional riser kit featuring strong ‘push-fit’ legs and concealing panels to simplify the installation process. In addition, there are variants with integral up stands to give greater reassurance against leaks at the tiling-tray interface.
As with the rest of the Flight range, the tray incorporates a large proportion of recycled material, accounting for over 35 percent of the tray’s composition, making use of recycled plastics as well as calcite.
The hotel’s maintenance manager, Ross Aitchison, commented: “I have no hesitation in recommending them. The trays provide an environment that is both clean and safe in the long-term and also complements the decor. They look as good as the day they were installed and we’ve had no problems in the 10 months since.”
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