Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 11
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dfvelo Warning: Cheap shower base squeaks!
I bought this shower kit and I am very disappointed in the cheap, lightweight shower base that is included. It squeaks when it is stepped on. Here is the manufacturers response to the problem.
"The base you now have squeaks because of the foam backing. With the acrylic base reinforced with fiberglass, you do not have the foam, therefore it elliminates any chance of squeacking. However, if you have also purchased the walls for your Olympia unit, that othewr base is not an option as they do not fit together. Your walls would have to be tiled."
If I knew about this I would have bought another brand.
Fortunately Home Depot stepped up and are replacing the base with the fibreglass reinforced base. It just delays this project by over 3 weeks.
No comment on glass or hardware at this time.
March 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kelliott Love it
A good project for the do-it-yourselfer. Good installation instructions. Nice quality, heavy glass--nice looking shower with my tile wall.
July 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fishcamp Looks and works great
Not a simple kit to install. Download and READ the installation guide. In-wall structural support, level, plumb, and square are an absolute necessity. My installation looks great and works fine. I'm a satisfied customer. The bottom roller guides on the door can jump the track if you push in on the door while opening it. If not for that I would have give five stars.
April 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 2Jan33 Useless shower
This shower is useless! It looks really nice, but there is open space between the door and the base, with only a tiny rise between the bottom and the door. Once you turn your water on, the water pressure pushes the water out from under the door and over the lip of the base of the shower. Also, the connection of the base to the walls, and barriers to stop the water depends entirely on calking, which does not last over time. You will therefore always have to upkeep your shower base or you will have leaks. Even when this shower is brand new, the base leaks where it connects to the walls. We had this shower professionally installed and "fixed" twice, and it still leaks over the edge of the base. What a useless piece of junk. Total waste of money that will do nothing but frustrate you. DO NOT BUY!
April 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JayCKC No regrets
Great shower/design. Had read all the reviews carefully as there seemed to be some major cons with this shower. The most crucial one for us was the base as it didn't seem very robust and is a critical part of the shower. Agreed, Maax can probably beef it up a little. We hired a professional contractor and he made sure the subfloor was stable and solid (new floor with lots of screws), so there'd be no give when stepping on it. The base itself is filled with styrofoam, by the time it's set in cement on the new floor, base weakness was no longer an issue. The door of the shower hangs from the top, no track on the bottom, so more caution is needed when opening/closing door. But it makes for a sleeker look and less cleaning. A track on the bottom would accumulate gunk over time and unpleasant to clean. That was the case on the old shower. We haven't had an issue of spraying either due to lack of such a track, I guess it depends on the kind of shower head, placement and pressure. The vertical seal (when the door is closed) is adequate but could be another spot for water to spray out. Again, no issue for us. We installed with the optional acrylic walls and are very happy with the whole kit/installation, it’s been about a month. It helped tremendously the contractor had done this kit before and very meticulous in the installation.
January 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jbBUILD shower base is complete junk
bought a maxx olympia shower kit almost through the shower base out with the packaging...it is that cheap. Styrofoam with a cheap plastic cover not very well fitted.It would make a good chew toy for a large dog maybe even a toy poodle. I thought i was buying a product made in canada, pulled the first box out and it says made in china.Product description on the maxx website was not at all informative as to construction of the shower base nor its origin of manufacture.would never,never,never by a product made by Maxx,aker or any of its sister companies.
April 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Moses Product is 'miss leading'
The listing indicated that this is a "SHOWER KIT" It DOES NOT include the 'Side Pannels' Since these are not easy to locate, I decided to install tiles on the walls (additional $500.00). Packaging of itme from the factory is extreemely POOR. Shower base only taped to side of glass door carton (little protection) and arrived broken. I have been waiting for over a week to be informed if they can ship me a new base of wil I need to re-order a complete unit.
Still like the product.
December 26, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TracyB Arrived over 4 weeks later and damaged
I received the kit almost a month to the day from the date I ordered it. The shower pan had a huge crack in the corner so I had to return it to the store. They ended up throwing the ENTIRE kit it the garbage since they don't stock this item. What a waste. Also learned that a 'kit' such as this, which I expected to be complete since it is a KIT, only includes the door and pan. You have to purchase the walls separately.
This is the wording with which you are to figure that out (captured from the description of the product): "Made for tile application to personalize your shower kit with tile and design choice". That DOES not make it clear that there are NO walls. The picture shows it with walls, not tile either. It should be made clear that this is only the doors and pan. And an acrylic pan that apparently breaks easily.
October 2, 2012