Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 17
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Judson Beautiful Set
I received this product through the "Create Your Own Tub or Shower Door" option on Home Depot's website. That system made ordering very easy & it provides a nice visual for what the different types of glass and finishes will look like. For all of my fellow visual people out there, I highly recommend using that tool to see what the pieces will look like together.
As for the doors themselves, they are very sturdy & look great installed. Now, this will come to you in 3 different boxes, so it's still a bit of a DIY project. You'll need to cut & install the track & then assemble and install the doors. The installation process wasn't that tedious, but it did take a solid couple of hours. Most of it is a 1-person job, but once you get to the point of hanging the doors & installing the towel bars, 2 people make it go much faster. For me, the worst part of the installation was drilling the 6 holes in the tile necessary to install the wall jams. TIP #1: Know what kind of tile you have. I THOUGHT the bullnose pieces around the edge of my shower were ceramic. I was wrong - it was actually porcelain. I only discovered this difference after I wasted an entire hour trying to drill pilot holes & 5/16" holes with carbide tipped bits (I did not count that wasted hour in the 2 hour installation estimate). After another trip to the store for a diamond tipped bit, it went much faster, but still took about 5 minutes per hole. If you have ceramic tiles this will go some faster. If you have stone, it will probably take a little longer.
Overall, the directions were very good & they broke it down step by step, complete with illustrations. However, after having everything installed I realized I had what looked like a piece of black weather stripping left over. I poured back over the instruction manual trying to figure out where it was supposed to go, but I never found any mention of it. Finally, when looking at an illustration of the bottom track, I thought "Hmm, that looks like it would fit in there." Sure enough - it fit perfectly & alleviated the rattling when I opened the outside door (I had noticed the rattling but decided it wasn't so bad I couldn't live with it). So, TIP #2: Insert the black piece of weather stripping into the groove in the leg of the bottom track BEFORE you install the bottom track. You CAN go back and do it afterwards, but it's much harder since you have to force it in.
TIP #3 - use a metal cutoff wheel for a circular saw or drill to cut the track instead of a hand saw - it GREATLY expedites the process. I initially purchased a cutoff wheel because the doors were about 1" taller than the tile on the shower & I wanted to notch the top frame so that it sat flush with both the wall and the tile. Using a cutoff wheel on a drill made the process fairly easy & just for making straight cuts on the top and bottom tracks, it will definitely save you a lot of time.
The finish is very nice looking - it's sprayed on though & I could see a couple places in the corner of the wall jams where the metal wasn't covered all the way. Nothing very noticeable once installed because the doors are covering most of the wall jam, but still a little annoying. You also need to be careful with the track before installation & when cutting because it's fairly easy to scratch the finish. I had a couple scratches on the very top of the track incurred from something in the garage during the cutting process. Not a huge deal, just be careful at the beginning b/c once they're installed, they really shouldn't come in contact with sharp objects or course texture.
Overall, really nice set of doors that is an excellent upgrade to any bathroom. Installation will require some effort, but the end result is worth it.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bill Great buy
I installed this by myself. A second set of hands would have been better
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by EARL Beautiful Shower Door!
Beautiful door for our bathroom remodel! Looks and feels very solid. Excellent price and it was extremely easy ordering from the Home Depot website. Thank you!
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ryan Color matches Delta fixtures and accessories in bathroom. Doors operate smoothly.
Product looks great and is a great value for the purchase price. I would buy the product again on future renovations
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Charlie Shower Doors look fabulous
Very nice product, looks beautiful, very happy. Value I rated down a little, but if what you want is nice shower doors, you have to pay for it, so take that with a grain of salt. Installation: If you are not very handy, do not attempt this project, hire somebody who is. All frame pieces need to be cut to length, you want/need a good power miter saw with at least an 80 tooth carbide blade to do this. By hand with a hacksaw is going to be a butcher job. Alignment is critical you must get the frame level and plumb. More than likely, you are going to have to drill new holes, as the holes in the new frame won't match the old ones. If your surround is tile like mine, that means specific drill bits for ceramic tile. Caulking is an art, you cannot do it "out of the tube", and expect a professional looking seam....if you don't know how to get this done, it's another reason you should hire somebody who does.
I repeat, however, this is a beautiful set of doors and looks fabulous.
October 29, 2013