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If you've decided to install a new shower enclosure in your bathroom, spend some additional time on the planning phase. Making mistakes with the installation of your shower enclosure could end up causing you headaches once the project is completed. Here are four steps you need to take to ensure the proper installation of your new shower enclosure.
Choose the Right Wall
When it comes to installing a new shower enclosure, it's important that you choose the right wall for the hinged door installation. Because your shower door will be attached directly to the wall, you'll need to choose one that has enough stud support to withstand the added weight. Choosing a wall that doesn't provide adequate stud support could cause your shower door to detach from the structure. Unfortunately, if the door detaches, you could be looking at extensive repair costs and potential injuries.
Consider the Curb Appeal
If you're going to install a new shower enclosure in your bathroom, be sure to consider the curb appeal. The curb is the portion of the enclosure that's located at the base of the shower. Zero-curb enclosures allow you to walk directly into the shower without a step. Curbed enclosures have a slight ledge that will require you to step over as you enter the shower. Both types of enclosures have their benefits. If you have mobility problems, the zero-curb enclosure will suit your needs best.
Plan for Proper Drainage
If you plan to install a zero-curb shower enclosure, you'll need to plan for proper drainage. If the floor of your shower slopes towards the door, you'll end up with water draining out into your main bathroom area. When choosing a zero-curb enclosure, you'll need to ensure that the floor of your shower slopes away from the door and towards the floor drain.
Account for Shower Spray
Finally, when installing a new shower enclosure, you need to account for the position of the shower head. This is particularly important if you want to avoid problems with shower spray. Installing your enclosure so that the shower head faces the door will result in over-spray each time you open the door while the shower is on. The best way to avoid issues relating to shower spray is to install the enclosure so that the shower head doesn't face the door.
Now that you're ready to install a new shower enclosure in your bathroom, use the tips provided here to avoid problems once the installation is complete. For questions and concerns regarding the installation of your shower enclosure, be sure to consult Kauffman Glass and Mirror to get started.