Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dinoburger Terrific value if installed well
We just replaced an older sliding (framed glass) enclosure with this door - meaning the glass panes themselves had frames and gaskets around the glass panes - HORRIBLE for collecting bio-films in cracks where you CANNOT get to the films to clean them. This enclosure has glass only slabs with no frames around the glass panes so nowhere for bio-films to hide in cracks. It also has some of the plainest base extrusion of any of these type doors, which is critical to having a slime-free surface on the bottom extrusion (you want a PLAIN bottom track that is not full of ridges and such where water stays and grows things). Installation was straightforward for a skilled installer. I used a non-ferrous high tooth count metal blade on a circular chop saw and the cut was perfect, if you have this option it is much, much better than hand cutting with a hack saw, etc. It's very important to check level and plumb on the side frames and dry fit for glass length and top frame level later, THEN do a full install with caulking, etc. It's VERY important to make SURE the top frame is dead level, as these doors slide like greased pigs and if you are off level on the top frame they will slide open/downhill on you during your shower! The pieces (extrusions with rollers) that attach to the glass slabs have three holes each so there are three gradations of "height" or leveling adjustment on the doors due to this. Therefore you can adjust the doors slightly for out of plumb door jams if you are forced to do so. First do this, then dry fit the entire unit and check the gap between the glass at the bottom and the plastic guide that goes in the middle of the bottom track, then if you want the minimum gap at the bottom you check your top rail for level and THEN adjust the length of the side rails to minimize the gap and level the top rail. In my install I had to trim about quarter inch off one of the side rails - this is why you want to do a complete dry fit before any caulking, in case you have to pull off a side rail and trim its length to level the unit or adjust for too wide gaps below the glass. Make sure you check gaps at the bottom against the plastic guide, NOT at the bottom rail, as the glass has to clear the guide which is higher than the bottom rail. With this unit properly installed, it is a terrific door and looks great and is substantial. The biggest downside is you have to make sure you don't open the doors too hard and slam them against the frame as they KEEP ROLLING after you push them, they roll so well, so you have to learn to open carefully and sort of help them stop as they approach the frame. I fully endorse this product within its family of products (sliding framed enclosures with frameless glass doors), it is one of the best out there, even though it's low cost.
July 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Shell great purchase
Loved the doors ( heavy) and the way that it looks for such a great price. Cheaper than the stores had it. Afraid the doors would be chipped or parts missing but all was in great shape. The only reason why I didn't give a 5 stars was becuase our walls are not even/level so therefore we had to play with the doors for two days to make them sit right and not have them roll towards one wall. There should be directions on "how to install" if the walls are not level or if the tub is off by a few inches. What we finally did was raise the top of the frame where the side was low, made sure it was level and then put in a few screws into the sides of the frame against the tub walls so the top frame sits on the screws. The doors were not the issue it was the frame. Other than that love the drip down of water and the cleanliness of not having to scrub the bottom frame.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Honeydolistguy Great doors at a great price
I recently remodeled our second bathroom with new tile, pipe, shower and tub controls... the works. I have to say, I originally was just looking to replace the hardware from the 70's gold to a more modern chrome but for the price, it's a no brainer to replace everything. The shower doors slide extremely easily and the installation isn't that difficult. Just take your time and follow the fairly straight forward directions.
The only thing I can really nitpick is the anchors for the wall. I installed it through brand new tile that had set up already with 1/2" hardibacker board behind it. The spanning wall anchors that are included didn't really make me that comfortable going into the tile. I may be wrong but I think the tile may have cracked if the hole isn't drilled out enough. I ended up using some regular wall anchors that I had instead which ended up requiring a smaller hole to be drilled in the tile. Worked like a charm and there is no way it's moving. Just remember to get a concrete drill for the initial holes into the tile to prevent them from cracking while drilling. You can then carefully ream out the hole to bigger sizes as needed. An important thing to remember is to wait to install the bottom bumper on one side so you can drop the bottom channel down to it's final position. It doesn't matter which side, just leave one out until you have it in there. They could tell you that in the instructions a step earlier!
Track design is nice since it has no side on the inside of the tub. The water drains back into the tub rather than sitting in a channel like the old school one's. I really appreciate this feature since it will make cleaning the track a snap later.
The towel holders seem to be fairly secure. The gaskets that are between the pieces are a bit of a pain to get sitting right at first but it all works just fine once you get it in there.
Overall, you can't beat the price and the quality. Remember, this is a Delta product. They aren't going anywhere and they stand behind their products.
There was a slight delay with the shipping but one call to Home Depot's customer service line made everything better. They made shopping with them online easy as it could be and the customer service was superior to many other stores. It even prompted me to write an email to praise the person that helped me. (I don't usually do that!)
Overall, I highly recommend considering this product. The price is right and I really can't see why you would pay more for basically the same thing. I've attached some pictures to show, it is really that nice!
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nickname Great Value
Easy to install, looks great, and the price was tough to beat.
December 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by s10blazed Nice shower door set
These doors were easy to hang while I was doing some simple remodeling to my shower/tub. The hardware to mount the side supports was nice. The wheels that guide the shower door are maybe a little too nice. With even the slightest slant (the bubble was in between the lines, but kind of far left) the door would slide closed on it's own. Can't have that with all glass doors. Shimming the upper track left a bit of a gap between the bottom rail and the door. Even with the door adjusted as low as it can go I can stick my finger through. It was a balance between the size of that gap and the level-ness of the upper rail. Other than that these doors are amazing. I think the best thing that can be said about them is that my wife likes them. Can't get better than that!
June 17, 2014