Four Tips for Preparing a Frameless Shower
Your shower isn’t automatically ready to be installed with frameless glass. As with all construction, there are steps you have to take in order to get ready for the installation. Frameless showers are fragile and need extra attention in order to perform correctly. To get started with your frameless shower preparation, here are four tips to follow.
Tip 1: Always be sure that the curb – the part of the shower you step over to enter , usually made up of granite,marble, or even a fiber glass basen – is pitched towards the drain to the point were the bubble in the level is 25% to 50% over the line. This will allow drainage towards the shower pan. NEVER use tiles on the threshold. Tiles require grout lines and they are bound to be anything but even and flat and the grout lines will act as a pathway for water to travel under the door sweep.
Tip 2: Never have the shower head or jets aiming directly at the door. Remember these are frameless showers, there job is simply to reflect water back inot the shower pan, not to act as a submersable devise. These are NOT fish tanks.
Tip 3: Make sure that any wall you intend to hinge against or close against is free from decorative tiles that stick off of the wall like pencil moldings or decorative chair rail moldings that protrude off of the wall more than 1/8″.
Tip 4: If you have a door closing to a knee wall make sure that the vertical part of the knee wall is perpendicular to the door edge.
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