Another video testimonial from yet another satisfied Showcase Shower Door customer. This one is in the hills of Soquel, California. The enclosure is a 1/2″ frameless neo-angle shower enclosure. Thanks Ross!
I have a question regarding my new shower. It is tiled with a custom tempered glass panel and a door. The glass panel is only attached to the tile with silicone and I was wondering if that was safe? My contractor said that the silicone is a special strong type (GE SCS1700) and is adequate to keep the panel firmly secured to the tile wall. There is no u channel or brackets which I have seen on all the examples online, which is why I wonder if this is safe.
Any advice here is greatly appreciated.
I’ve read a lot of your replies and it really seems like you really know what you’re doing. I have to replace my concrete shower basin and was curious if I’d be able to reuse the frameless glass doors I have now. They are in great condition but will need to be removed in order to replace shower basin. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you need pics I can send.
One other question, do you know any reputable contractors in the Chicago area that you’d recommend using to replace concrete shower basin?
Thank you very much for your help!
My son did a beautiful job cleaning up and re-caulking my shower door. We let it cure four days after completing the job because its cold and damp in winter. The caulk seemed sound for about 2 weeks, then began to expand, and get gooey. Nasty! What happened? It is impossible to put latex caulk in an application formerly “occupied” by silicone?
Michelle in central CA
Your blog is the best out there. I am learning A LOT!
I saw these 2 pictures and have questions.
I would love to do this but I think making 2 “windows” in the wall and installing the narrowest Kohler frameless ‘falling rain’ glass door on the angle opening -will be a lot cheaper and much easier on my tile man. Not as pretty for sure! But would you hazard a guess as to what I might save going that route (I would have two tall support columns on either side of the door, correct?).
My layout has a vanity where your door opens into. Otherwise very much the same is planned (not started yet). To complicate matters, I am in AZ for months and my contractor and house is in NY!
Appreciate your time! THANKS!
Good morning Chris,
We are installing a few frameless unit in my house in Hollywood. In all cases, with no doors……just a fixed panel. I am experienced with construction, but certainly no expert with glass showers.
We are confident our hot mop was properly installed and will be effective.
We are floating the floors and the walls.
I will install a fixed panel with a carrera marble floor……and a 4 X 4 X 3/16″ glass walls.
I would like to eliminate the “clips” that hold the glass and simply “inset” the glass in the floor and wall.
SO I would have most of the floor and wall tile installed but leave an uninstalled space to install the glass.
I will secure the glass with a top quality silicone and bond to the concrete dry mud pack substrate and to the lathed and floated wall then the tile installer comes back and installs the tiles around the glass.
Do you have any recommendations to ensure success on this project?
Whenever I do an installation of the type you are describing, I will “hide” a channel in the substrate. I would use the process that you described in your email, but would add the step of including a “U” channel for the glass to actually sit in. You can then float the tile to be just a tad bit higher than the channel, thus hiding it completely. Using dark channel (oil rubbed bronze or black) will make it hide even better.
The reason I suggest this is because the aluminum channel allows me to control the waterproofing process completely. I can fill the corners and joints of the channel with silicone to insure a good seal. Otherwise, I am never really at ease about whether I have successfully sealed the enclosure at the base. The end result is a really clean look that people love.
Thanks for writing!
A big part of what makes Showcase Shower Door the best choice for shower doors and enclosures in the Monterrey Bay area is the fact that we use the latest technologies to come up with the best solutions for our customers. One great tool available for frameless shower enclosure design is a product from C. R. Laurence called “Showers Online.” This software makes it possible to design each frameless enclosure using a limitless variety of options and styles. The computer automatically warns of engineering issues that may pose a problem, and offers a variety of solutions.
Using high-tech Lazar leveling and layout systems, having the latest state-of-the-art tools, utilizing mobile technologies, and keeping up with the latest trends, are some of the things that keep local contractors coming back to us with their projects. There is no reason to settle for less… Showcase Shower Door’s prices are competitive, even though our products and services are superior to the competition. Always remember that, when it comes to your frameless shower enclosure, you don’t want to compromise on quality. Showcase brand shower doors are like jewelry for your bathroom!