Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Very nice shower for small bathroom
The shower is very nice and we had professionals install.
April 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sparks Nice but hard to install.
This is a very nice shower. The glass kit is first rate. I wish I could say the same for the wall kit which was flimsy and the instructions were completely off regarding the thickness of furring strips needed. If you go with the 3/4 inch listed the walls won't install properly. It took an entire day to figure out what thickness they needed to be (1.75 in or more) and their placement, to do any good.
The walls absolutely need to be square with each other and the floor or this kit will not install properly. Surprisingly, the glass kit has fairly big slop allowances for that, but the wall kit doesn't - we actually had to remove it all and re square everything.
Additionally, there were no instructions regarding the shower valve placement and its relationship to the furring strips so the valve wouldn't distort the walls. The wall kit seems to be designed for the shower to be installed before the bathroom wallboard, while the instructions said to install after the wallboard, which is what we did and that resulted in an abnormal amount of trim and caulk to make it work with the large gap around the wall kit. I strongly recommend that the shower be installed first, then the wallboard and trim to frame it out.
The base I received was different from the one shown in the instructions and actually had round pads which looked like PVC pipe which act as legs to support the base. These were not level and we had to trim several.
Where the base joins the shower walls there is a huge gap at the outside junction that water tends to want to run to, a large dose of caulk is needed here. I consider that a major design flaw.
I can recommend the base and glass kits, not so much the wall kit as it seems to me to be poorly designed, flimsy and cheaply made. However, when compared to other showers available in the same or lesser price range, this is the best bet for the price, just be prepared to spend two or three days installing it properly if this is the first time you've installed this companies shower.
Lastly, if you mount the fixtures on the left shower wall, don't use a normal wall mounted shower head unless you like getting water on the floor every time you reach in to turn on the water. We found a ceiling mounted rain style head worked best.
May 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tomm The OVE shower is a very high quality product
I remodeled a small bath (60 sq ft) in our home. Since the kids have moved on, I decided to remove the tub and remove a wall to open up the room. Looking for a corner shower, I came across the OVE Designer series, I purchased the 34" rounded corner kit. I looked at many corner units, most reviews complained about basins cracking in just over a year. The OVE product is superior high quality. The shower basin is an inch thick, very sturdy, and the walls and glass are of high quality. The glass doors slide on rollers for a very smooth entrance, and the shower glass doors (tempered) are reversible, I installed as a left opening. Albeit a bit difficult to install, (You must have skills, or hire a professional), it was well worth it, follow the instructions to a T. The kit was more expensive than other brands, yet just step on the basin of a Peerless/Delta, etc on display and you can feel the basin give, granted there is no mortar under, but the OVE Basin is rock hard. This is a quality product well worth the extra money, especially if the shower gets high usage, and you want it to last. Came in two big boxes, two person lift, and was well packaged to prevent damage. Very stylish and modern look. Very happy with the overall product.
March 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frustrated Good luck installing!
The quality of the product was good, but installation instructions were awful. All they give you is a series of pictures with no written description. They offer no web site or additional help line. The instructions for the base were wrong. The pictures show that the base should be placed against the drywall, but the walls won't fit if you do that, it has to go against the studs. I had my base set in concrete and was trying to fit the walls when I figured out the instructions were wrong. Luckily, I was able to break the base loose without damaging it. The base they supplied was different than they one shown in their instructions.
I would not recommend purchasing the walls, everything has to be PERFECTLY square to make them work. I'm not sure they will even fit well then. The instructions again are wrong where they show what thickness boards should be glued on the walls as backing for the shower walls. You just have to test fit different thicknesses.
The base and shower doors seem to be good quality. The doors are nice and solid after installation.
I have done many DIY projects, but the entire process of installation took way too much time and stress to make this product worth purchasing.
July 19, 2015