Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 85
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NYKO Looks ALOT more expensive.
I had an old (12-15 yrs) bathroom with 38" neo angle (Very 90's Feel) corner shower, that was leaking and rotting the subfloor and interior wall. So I had to do a complete gut job and demo'ed everything down to the studs. Even though the bathroom was only 5' x 5' I wanted the new bathroom to have a contemporary, modern and open feel. I also didn't want to spend to much. YES, I watch HGTV, can't you tell?
This fit the bill, it looks far more expensive than the $500 price tag. I was planning to do tile walls so this shower was a great fit, since it was just the enclosure and base. BTW I recommend doing a tile vs the stock walls you can purchase for extra $$$, if you want to class it up a bit.
My Only Call-Outs are:
1: If you plan on installing tile around the base, keep in mind the base is rounded so those corner cuts can be trickier to make.
2: Make sure to Caulk/Silicone correctly and allow time for it to sufficiently dry. (Caulk takes longer to cure in the cold - I found out the hard way) Otherwise the shower will leak around the base.
March 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alan Good Shower
After reading a lot of the reviews I noticed that most of the complaints were about leaking. I took a chance and bought anyway. I tiled the walls instead of using the plastic ones. Many thanks to the guy that suggested filling the voids in the base with concrete before installing. I used thinset to adhere to the floor also and there is no give in the base. It feels very solid. As far as the sealing goes, the most important area is where the bottom trim sits on the base. I marked where the trim goes and scuffed the surface with 120 grit sandpaper. I also scuffed the bottom of the trim. Clean with alcohol. Don't just put a bead of caulk. Use 100% silicone and spread a layer at least .010 over the entire surface of the bottom of the trim before setting. Push down on it while installing to squeeze out some of the silicone and clean up any excess. Allow to cure 24 hours before doing anything else. Also pay attention to the corners of the trim where it meets the wall. A little extra effort here will pay off later. Mine has been in constant use for several months now with zero leaks. I like the expensive look at a low price. P.S. please excuse the mess in the picture. I'm in the middle of a complete remodel of my bathroom.
September 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jillanaj Looks great. Functions well
Looks good, functions well. After reading other reviews we made sure it was caulked well. We had it professionally installed. We did the tiled wall option as I'm not a fan of the prefab plastic walls. My only regret is that we used the prefab base. It "gives" as you step in which I don't like. Would have preferred a tiled floor as well as the walls. We're trying to maximize space in our small farmhouse and it really opened up the room.
December 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maddawgmurph Really easy when following instructions - including caulking
I installed 2 showers at the same time and I can tell you that this one was the easiest. I thought simple meant cheap, and I am wrong. I took very little time with the installation, but read the directions -thoroughly- prior to each step ( there is some additional steps in separate papers). The base has been updated to a much more solid base, and the doors have gap stops and plugs to divert the water properly. I have used this for over 3 months and cannot complain about it. I realized why the caulking is done on the exterior, to hold the water in and it will drain back into the pan.
I do not have the clear doors, I have the cracked glass look and door installation was easy also. I did it myself with a level and a drill. I did not have to drill any holes like the other higher priced one, nor contact the website for additional instructions. If you install this over uneven floors, you must do additional work to level, but not much more. I have tried 4 times to upload 2 different pictures but HD site times out
February 15, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ForbiddenTears This product is under par by far
The door next to the wall keeps coming loose, the rubber seal falls out, and I am constantly rehanging that door! I am not husky so this is always hard for me to do...I wish I had chosen another design with a door that actually opens and closes rather than the sliding circular door.
April 14, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JoeK Great looks, annoying glitch
I really love the shower and don't mind an occasional leak because it's a beach house after all. But those rollers on the curved door are easy to wear-out/rust out and not an off the shelf replacement locally. HOWEVER, I just had a very productive encounter with Delta customer service at (800) 355-2721. 3 years into a 5-year guarantee, they say they will mail me a full replacement kit for the door rollers under the guarantee. That's 4 roller fixtures. Let's see, since the lower roller near the wall is the one that rusts out and each one lasts for 3 years, I should be good for 12 years, longer if I rust proof the roller hub somehow. OK, but better design could have avoided this problem i the first place.
February 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ElHermino My second one to install and works great for older small bathrooms
I have done two master bathroom remodels in my 1980 home with this unit. One after a flood and a recent one to sale the home. During the first remodel I didn't do as good of a job installing the unit because we were rushed to get back into the house quickly and had to contend with leaks on a regular basis. These leaks were due to the way we installed the base on the outside of the cement back and not directly to the studs allowing the cement backer to overlap into the base over the lip of the base. Also we had the entire plastic backing as well and didn't have the spacing correct for it due to the issue with the base. For the second remodel we tiled everything and decided the look of the model would show off the tile and it did. However, this time we were not rushed and actually new what to do. Overall we followed the instructions with some additional steps provided by other comments posted for this enclosure such as scuffing the bottom rail surface and the base surface where it attached and using the 100% clear silicon. The only other thing I would add is that when drilling holes for the 3/16 wall anchor through ceramic tile, the screws will not fit. You will need to drill 3/16 all the way through the tile and cement backer and then use a 1/4 ONLY ON THE TILE LAYER. DO NOT DRILL THE 1/4 THROUGH THE CEMENT BOARD. This allowed the anchor screws provided to pass through the Tile layer and catch firmly to the cement backer. And when installed on tile, it is really sturdy. Much more than when we used the plastic kit. Also, keep in mind if drilling through tile, keep a few bits handy and only operate at the max revolutions shown on the bits. We burned through a few because we didn't pay attention.
November 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EmiChay Looks Fabulous!
This shower looks beautiful! We decided to tile instead of use the pre fab backing....best idea! The directions are awful to follow, which is the only downfall. As long as you take your time to follow the instructions, no leaks.
March 27, 2014