Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 95
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LDog DO NOT BUY UNLESS YOU LIKE WATER LEAKS
This is the biggest piece of junk shower. Had we not already glued down the base before I saw the paper thin walls we would have returned it right away. Had this shower for 3 years. It continually leaks. You have to re-caulk the shower about every 3-4 months for daily use. It has destroyed the brand new drywall on the bottom corner area of shower. So maybe you would think that we installed it wrong. No, we bought another home with sadly this exact shower installed and it has the EXACT same leaking problem. The only corner shower I would ever recommend would be one that is built right into the studs. Sadly I wish that was the shower we had purchased since we did a complete gut and were down to the studs. DO NOT BUY THIS PIECE OF JUNK.
March 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FranzJohnson No Hardware
I bought this stand-up shower at Home Depot a week ago, only to find that on opening the box to install it today, the hardware was completely missing. Furious! I'll have to go back tomorrow to see what hassle I'll face for a blunder clearly made the company.
April 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Coordinatorinpink Get what you pay for...
This shower's installation was painful. However, once in place, it worked just fine. Be sure to read through the instruction booklet prior to installation and separate screws carefully as there are two sets that look identical. Be prepared for frustration. Caulk all seams carefully to avoid leaks. Would I recommend this shower? Well, my answer is yes if you're looking for a nice looking, serviceable, inexpensive shower that has terrible instructions.
March 11, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Goodhands Poor Design
Surround design is very poor, the corner piece has a rounded lip that makes is hard to get a good bond with side and back wall. Too many parts. A more simple bracing system would be great. Made it work but would not recommend
March 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JayM Decent quality at a decent price
Maybe I'm one of the few lucky ones, but I really don't have much to complain about. I've had this shower installed for about 5 years now in a second bathroom, and my wife and I each use this shower every day. The walls aren't the best but do the job. But the glass and framing have been fine. Installation wasn't the easiest, but I don't know what people expect. You're installing a complete bathroom shower stall, not hammering two pieces of wood together. I'm a DIYer and was able to get this installed in one day on my own. Five years later and it still looks great. The walls are a little tired looking but I always wanted tile walls anyway so i'll probably remove and replace them in the near future.
January 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Winatrip Non-Existent Tech Support
My contractor installed this shower. I would recommend the unit if you need an inexpensive, low-traffic solution. BUT!!! don't expect to get assistance with the poor instructions. I called the 800-355-ASB1 number several times and could not get beyond an endless string of "You've won a ....fill in the blanks." No number you push will get you an operator or assistance or representative. You occasionally are given another number to call but that number is another endless string of "giveaways." This call was made during normal working hours on a weekday. I even tried looking up the company on Google and went to their website. There is NO other number for the company.
We tried to call because the instructions for the wall panel setbacks from the base were misleading. The calls did provide some comedy relief on the jobsite, but in the end we wasted about a 1/2 hour trying to get help and then having the measure and make up a solution to the problem.
March 11, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BettyBoston Floor Leveling Compound
I am in the process of installing this shower stall & want to start off on the right foot with this. Has anyone used Floor Leveling Compound under the shower base, as recommended in the installation instructions? Our floor is slightly off & we want to do this right by leveling it. Additionally, presumably the compound will also support the base and mitigate occurrence of spider cracks. I saw a video where a sand concrete mix was packed into the under side of a shower base for support & leveling. Your feedback on this method please.
Does anyone have a video on using Floor Leveling Compound or can refer me to one. Your advice please.
December 14, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Handymum Serviceable for low-use areas
Cutting to the chase: this is a serviceable shower unit for a low-use area. If you want a shower for your main bath, something you will be using regularly, I'd advise to look for a different unit. If you are not pretty well versed in DIY projects, especially those needing some engineering know-how, I'd advise to look for a different unit. But if you have the time, capabilities and patience and just need an inexpensive shower for a guest room, powder room, hunting shack, etc., this could work well for you.
I needed a corner shower that was inexpensive and could stand up to daily use until my main bathrooms are finished. I chose this unit from the store - purely based on price - without looking at any reviews, and I'm somewhat glad I did, as the negative reviews might have scared me off.
This is by no means a great shower. It is what it's priced to be - serviceable. It has lived up to 10 months of daily use so far, and we're probably still a month or two from finishing the upstairs bathrooms. But it's obviously not an expensive, high-quality unit. However, I have had no issues with leaking as many reviewers did, nor any great issues with peeling caulk.
It did take forever to install, and it was a serious pain in the you-know-what. My dad, who is a retired machinist and extremely capable handyman, did the brunt of the labor. I'm a competent renovator and DIYer, but I was a helper only on this project. Together, we took large chunks of three days to get it completely installed, with lots of time thinking about the best ways to line things up, sealing everything properly, and letting it cure. I would say the instructions are more of a guide, and you need to be comfortable enough with engineering and fabrication to know when to follow the guide and when to do things a little differently to get the best result. That means that even though you might have a licensed contractor install it, he or she might not do a great job. It's also really not something that should be completed in a day - that's just not enough time for your initial seals to cure. If you or your contractor enjoy a slow-paced challenge - look no further!
The good points:
- It's inexpensive, relative to other shower kits. Seems overpriced for what it is, but that's the law of supply and demand, I guess.
- It looks nice once it's in. It makes a small space seem larger, and the chrome and obscure glass are a timeless, classy look.
Most reviewers have already beaten the bad points of this unit to death, but here goes, and maybe I can help mitigate some of the downsides:
- It's rather flimsy, and the whole glass area will wobble every time you open and close the door. Be gentle, and the wobble is minimal. Yank hard and you could damage the seals you worked so hard to get just right.
- The pan is cheaply made, and needs as much reinforcement as you can give it. We did an insulated mortar bed and I still feel a few spots of give, probably just because the styrofoam interior isn't the strongest. Also, it will scratch and mark at the drop of a dime, so protect it during install, and then just try not to drop anything heavy on it. Animals, kids, and coarse cleaning products will definitely create scratches that will eventually look grungy. I have animals and kids, and I didn't protect the pan adequately during install, so mine has gotten a bit beaten up. If how the pan looks matters to you more than it does me, be sure to keep it clean, and consider refinishing it with a quality acrylic/fiberglass finish if you want it to look nice and shiny.
- Sealing it all takes for.e.ver. We used clear acrylic latex plus silicone caulk, applied it as per the manufacturer's recommendations, and I haven't had any issues with the caulk peeling or anything leaking. The very front edge of the bead of caulk on the outside of the door threshold has started to feather a bit, but it was squooshed out quite thin and wide in that area. The main body of the bead hasn't been compromised at all - so it seems to just be a matter of us spreading it out a little too far in that one high-traffic spot. And I haven't met a caulk yet that doesn't discolor and get spots of mold after some time, regardless of how "resistant" it says it is. The damper and darker your bathroom, and the more you use it, the harder the water, the faster that will happen. ALL caulk will need to be replaced at some point.
- The wall panels are cheap and thin, but not hard to get reasonably smooth if you put down a full, raked bed of adhesive (we used clear tub surround adhesive) and take your time. And at least they're light and easy to move around. Once they're up, they look simple, tidy and clean. The built-in shelves are big enough to hold a bottle or two per shelf, and they do shed water reasonably well.
The final word: If I hadn't been on such a tight budget, I would have gone for something a bit sturdier and simpler to install, but that being said, this unit has done its job for almost a year with no problems. And other than replacing grungy caulk at some point, it should similarly serve in its low-use capacity for years to come.
March 5, 2015