September 10, 2013 2:57 PM Subscribe
I am in the process of a bathroom remodel and am ready to get a door put on my new tub/shower
. Please help me figure out whether any modifications should be made to the tile first. I will get my contractor's opinion tomorrow, but seeing as he did the framing/tiling in a way that the shower door guy considers problematic, I wanted to ask the internet for a third opinion.
posted by karbonokapi to home & garden (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The tub is 72" long and there is about another 12" ledge of tile at the foot of it. The door could be a slide or swinging, but either way would need a fixed panel at the foot of the tub given the length. The issue is that the tub is 3/16" higher than the tile and this is making the shower door guy very nervous that water will puddle and leak, particularly if we go with a frameless design (which has no track on the bottom). I would really like as clean/contemporary design as possible so I was planning on frameless but the shower door guy is telling me that the tub was framed too low and the tile needs to be higher than the tub for that to work. What would be a good solution that does NOT involve ripping out all the new tile work? Semi-frameless, and place the track right up against the tub? Somehow build up the tile immediately next to the tub so it's higher? In retrospect I really don't think this tub (HydroSystems Lacey with micromount edge) was designed for the application I'm using it for, as it is clearly made to sit on top of the tile rather than flush with or lower than the tile.