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Design &
Planning Guide

Shower Doors & Enclosures

A Beautiful Shower Door
starts with Good Advice!

Call us at 1-800-SHOWERS
before you start construction
to
prevent costly remodeling blunders!

Properly designed and constructed openings will result in Shower Doors that not only look beautiful, but are also leak resistant. Today’s master bath shower often involves a combination of powerful shower heads and multiple body sprays that makes for a spa experience. These same features often cause a very high volume of water spray and proper planning and design is critical to creating a beautiful and functional shower door.

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  • Tip #1
    Select the Right Shower Base
    Tip #1
  • Tip #2
    Don't Use Flat Molded Bases
    Tip #2
  • Tip #3
    Pitch Thresholds Correctly
    Tip #3
  • Tip #4
    Avoid Dead-Level Thresholds
    Tip #4
  • Tip #5
    Never Pitch Thresholds Outward
    Tip #5
  • Tip #6
    Properly Plan Decorative Border Tile Locations
    Tip #6
  • Tip #7
    Build Proper Studding at Hinge & Hardware
    Tip #7
  • Tip #8
    Plan Shower Wall Angles
    Tip #8
  • Tip #9
    Plan Body Spray Direction
    Tip #9
  • Tip #10
    Swing Doors Outward
    Tip #10
  • Tip #11
    Plan Steam Showers
    Tip #11
  • Tip #12
    Door Should Meet Wall at 90° Angle
    Tip #12
  • Tip #13
    Construct Knee Walls Plumb
    Tip #13
  • Tip #14
    Do Not Design Glass Panels ≤ 4"
    Tip #14
  • Tip #15
    Build Soffits to Match Thresholds
    Tip #15
  • Tip #16
    Never Mount on Glass Tiles
    Tip #16
  • Tip #17
    Plan Barrier Free Openings
    Tip #17

Properly designed and constructed openings will result in Shower Doors that not only look beautiful, but are also leak resistant. Today’s master bath shower often involves a combination of powerful shower heads and multiple body sprays that makes for a spa experience. These same features often cause a very high volume of water spray and proper planning and design is critical to creating a beautiful and functional shower door.

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