Layout & Design
We encourage you to consult us or your design professional for shower layout.
- Generally shower glass is sturdiest and most price-effective when doors are wall-mounted.
- Glass-mounted doors are possible too, but may have more structural requirements than you bargained for.
- Backing in the walls or ceiling may be required – give us a quick call when you’re framing to save headache later.
Your shower glass will showcase your tilework, so we recommend using a professional to help:
- Plan your layout ahead of time, and ensure you’re keeping a straight line in 3 dimensions. Tiles set at varying depths will create a wavy wall, with gaps evident when glass is installed
- Tile also needs to be well-adhered to an appropriate substrate. Insufficient grout will leave hollow patches behind your tile, causing it to crack when drilled
- Select a tile appropriate for a wet environment. Porous natural stone can cause all sorts of problems if not maintained
Showers, especially steam showers, will produce a lot of steam in your bathroom.
- Consider installing a good fan or dehumidifier, and run them during and after each use.
- Leave your shower door open (towards the drain) after showering to prevent moisture & mildew build-up
Water runs downhill, and sits on the flat.
- If your shower floor or threshold/tub deck does not slope sufficiently towards your drain, your shower will inevitably leak.
- No-threshold or curbless showers especially require enough drainage to handle the volume of water before it runs out from under your door.
- Check tubs and pre-fabricated bases for slope before they are installed!