Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 13
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Handyhomeowner Price makes up for its short comings which are few.
The price on the door was great for an undersized door. My only gripes are the directions are all pictures and no words which isn't so bad since it was pretty easy but something I always find annoying. Also the channel for catching water has no drain so it drips the water out slowly...including when I open the door. I'll have to cut a slot in it to drain back into the shower. Other than that it seems like a pretty decent door for the price.
April 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by geoffhazel OK door but isn't reversible as advertised
Good packaging. I saved shipping and picked it up at the store. The product description says "the pivot door can be configured with either a right or left hand swing to suit the needs of your space" but there is no way to do that I could find. The bottom piece has a sweep and the top rail is configured differently so it's not like you can just flip it over, and there are no instructions on how to "change the swing". Also, mine was shipped with the sweep installed, and it got all crunched and bent during its time in the box. I wish they had left it off and let me install it. Finally, one tip: have a 3/32" drill bit handy to drill pilot holes on the jamb side. They include some small "self drilling" screws but they are not much good without a pilot hole. Otherwise, it's a solid feeling door, and looks pretty good. Oh, and before you order, you might want to put a piece of cardboard the size of the door in he hole where the door is going to go to be sure it is tall enough for you.
September 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Redbaron This is a poorly designed door
Every time you open the door at the end of a shower, water drips across the floor and leaves a nice puddle. It isn't designed with a angled seal at the bottom or any other method to send the water back into the shower. With door installed, glass section is at an angle (not parallel to the threshold), this doesn't cause any issues but looks odd to me. Magnet catch is too strong, it is hard to open the door it is held in place so well. I am quite sure I installed it correctly as I am very comfortable with this type of project. I wish I had seen this in the store, I would have known not to buy. It is hard for me to believe the manufacturer didn't notice and correct these design flaws.
March 22, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Katherine Expected better quality
This door was twice as expensive as the last door I bought at HD for this same shower. The previous apparently is no longer offered.
We had professionals working on the shower, thus the installation went well. However, the door is flimsy, has no real handle and arrived with the rubber piece at the bottom terribly out of shape. It has remained that way. Moreover, the track at the door bottom does not allow the water to flow into the shower, so when opening the door the water spills out on the floor.
I am very disappointed in this door and would not recommend it.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lkp01 Very satisfied!
Had a handy-man friend install. All went well. We're very happy with the solidity and seal of the door. We were looking for a lower-cost option on a 24" W pivoting glass door. In-store offered Sterling brand , but the thinner glass made for a lot of wobble on opening the door (of the sample model). Decided to order this Foremost door, since the glass is thicker. It was well worth the slightly higher price and short wait for delivery.
September 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Joshua Decent for the price but tough to install, some flaws
Caveat: the extent of my handyman experience is limited, but I found this to be challenging. The biggest problem for me was the instructions, which just didn't have very clear diagrams. I actually wound up with my door not quite lined up perfectly with the threshold (it's a slight angle, not noticeable head-on but noticeable if you look down at the bottom threshold), and this was partly because the instructions were confusing on how to line things up.
Also the hardware is of mixed quality -- the frame and pivot overall seem good, but the magnetic strip was cracked and part of it came off (I was able to superglue it back). The wall plugs also seem slightly shoddy, which may have been part of the problem I had below.
My one other complaint is that the magnetic seal is a little too strong, and the three screws/plugs to hold the jamb to the wall didn't really keep the jamp completely tight against the wall and left it with a very slight amount of "play." Even with the caulk added, I'm concerned that over time the magnetic pull from the door seal is going to loosen the jamb in the wall. It's also just slightly annoying to open as a result.
Still, not a bad door overall for the price, looks nice, and I managed to get the thing installed.
This was in a tile shower stall for what it's worth, and the walls are the old solid plaster kind, so that may also have factored into the difficulties.
March 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by showerguy Avoid this door!
I purchased this Foremost Tides shower door in order to complete our bathroom remodel. I was looking for a door that would feel solid when it was opened and closed, and wanted to avoid the economy doors that shake, shimmy and just feel cheap.
Unfortunately this door was a great disappointment. After it was installed I opened it for the first time, and it shook like crazy! THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE GLASS ON MY DOOR IS ONLY 4MM THICK, NOT 1/4" (1/4" is about 65% thicker than 4mm.) While closed the door is held in place by a full length magnetic strip which grips pretty tightly. It takes a reasonable amount of force to open the door, and when the magnet releases that energy is transmitted to the glass and frame, hence the shaking. The 4 mm glass just isn't thick enough to provide the rigidity necessary to minimize vibration. So IMO there is a big mismatch between the thickness of the door and the magnetic closing mechanism.
Based on the door's performance I don't really see enough difference between the Tides door and economy doors that sell for $82 on the HD web site to justify this one's price. To me it seems like an economy door that has been dressed up with a bit of fancier trim.
If you're looking for a door with a solid feel I strongly advise buying a different piece, one that actually specs out to 1/4 inch glass. If mine weren't already installed it would be going back in a heartbeat, and in fact I may still rip it out and return it.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TCdtown Great Door
The door installed very easy for do it yourself project. I found everything to fit together well and assembly was easy. had to change open direction was as simple as flip the door over and move the door sweep to the proper side. Magnet strip is greatly improved from the older version. A great and simple install with quality improvements. The only complaint I might have is that the instructions could have been written out better.
February 11, 2014