Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 13
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sinotrader Design Issues
23 years ago, I installed a tub sliding door when I first bought my house. Now, I am remodeling my bathroom by throwing away the 23 years old tub sliding door and installing a new one. To my surprise, although the price is doubled, the quality is worse.
Here are some critical issues not friendly for customers need to be addressed.
1) The Jambs are the most important parts in the entire assembly. It should not be challenging if the design is appropriate.
a) 1st of all, the 5/16 drill for the type of wall anchor is way overkill for a fiberglass tub. There are a lot of wall anchors out there, and most common wall anchors only need 3/16 drill size, which is far more than enough to securing the Jambs. The current wall anchor is too hard of a material. One of the screws going into the wall anchor already stripped in the head before it bottoms out.
b) Secondly, the jamb is an extruded aluminum with a channel facing the wall. The channel depth is 1/2" to be exact. Because of the hollow channel, overtightening the screw could deform jamb easily. Therefore, I purchased 6X 1/2" thick spacers separately from a local hardware store and planned on placing them in the channel behind the screws to prevent the aluminum channel from deforming. However, I could not proceed with my idea because the wall anchor heads are not flush to the wall, but stuck out 1/16".
c) Thirdly, the Jambs and cross members are extruded aluminum powder coated in black. They are not oil rubbed bronze, not even close to a faked one.
I would redesign the Jambs starting out with replacing the wall anchors with the ones requiring smaller diameter drill bit so that they can be mounted flush to the surface of the tub if I were the engineer for the tub door. I would add 6 spacers behind the screws in the channel.
2) The sliding door track on top should be given cutting options in the instruction.
a) The current instruction is for the tub whose height is taller than the jambs.
b) My tub is exactly the same height as the jambs. Following the existing instruction, the track on top and in between the jambs is above the tub walls, which leaves a 1-inch gap to the wall above the tub on each side. Aesthetically, it is not acceptable to have a gap between the wall and end of the track.
i. To resolve this problem, the instruction should provide the design a different type of cut that needs to start the measurement at the center of the track because both ends will be cut symmetrically.
ii. The customer needs to measure two dimensions, between the tub walls “B” (in the current instruction) and between walls above the tub “B + 2 inches”. The customer should cut symmetrically with a step and radiused corner at each end of the track.
iii. To cut the corner radius for the steps, the customer should first draw 3X 5/16” diameter circles use the 5/16” drill bit to drill out a hole at the intersection of the 2 circles on each side.
I would add an option for the jambs same height as the tub. I would also give a warning stating that this product does not fit the bath tubs whose height is shorter than the jambs.
3) The water leak through the wide gap between inside and outside doors.
a) If inside door needs to be on the shower head side to prevent water splashing through the wide gap between inside and outside door, make the door catch at each jamb to be a go-nogo bumper so that the inside door can never be fully closed when sliding away from the shower head, and the outside door can never be fully closed when sliding closer to the shower head.
b) To narrow the gap between two doors, the two handles can be offset – do not need to be aligned in the same line so that back caps do not need that much clearance when sliding closer to each other.
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by schpeen Great product for the money!!! Very happy!!
I was at first a little skeptical about purchasing site unseen. The product was packed up very nicely and very nice quality!! I choose the color "oil rubbed bronze" and got clear glass and upgraded to the nicer handles which were very very nice design!! No need to spend double the amont these are great!!! I posted a picture below with the finshed product and the look was well above my expectations!!
July 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Natalie Waste of time and money
Upon my sons first bath with the new shower doors on, I quickly realized that the door does not keep any water in. The small ledge that runs along the inside of tub allows water to go directly up and over and onto the floor. Even though I don't want to go through the hassle of removing the shower door and adding another one, this just simply isn't going to work out for us and defeats the whole reason I bought a glass shower door in the first place.
December 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jack Quality Product
Not many parts to assemble. Glass is very heavy duty. Looks great when completed.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ranman Easy installation quality product
Finish matches our Delta faucets well. A lot of door for your money, most other brands of this quality are a lot more expensive.
May 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TJ Bathtub Sliding doors
The components are good quality and the doors look very nice after assembly. The slider assembly was missing one roller but Home depot had a replacement for $1.99. Method of retaining the bottom track could have been better but overall the end product is pleasing to look at.
January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lorena I really like it, very clean and easy. The helpers had a little bit of trouble adjusting it.
My doors are very easy, practical and clean products. I know that my help that some difficulties adjusting the doors.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by separg Make Sure You Have All Tools etc., Ready
Instructions were clear and concise. Follow them to the letter. Make sure you have the tools recommended at hand. Also make sure you pre-plan you cutting so the fit is correct. This is especially true for the top rail. Looks great. If at all possible, pick up at store and save a bundle of money.
October 27, 2015