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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.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TLCinVA Great door for the price!
I cannot speak to the ease of installation as I had a contractor install it, but this door is very well made and he even made a note of it. They slide easily and the finish is exactly what I was looking for (to match the delta fixtures in venetian bronze). Watermarks are left on the clear glass without any treatment, but we will try a few things to try to keep it from showing water spots. If that's an issue, they offer different types of glass but we have some decorative elements in the shower that we wanted to show.
December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Coloradoskies Very rich looking.
The product matches the rest of the fixtures in my bathroom and is very rich looking. My installer didn't seem to have any problems installing it.
I'm happy with my choice and the price I paid for it.
December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by freds Easy install great quality
The install is very easy for anyone,the instructions are clear and understandable,materials are first rate,you won't be sorry with this purchase.
March 4, 2014