WE ARE 95% CUSTOMER RECOMMENDED FOR A REASON
LET'S GO FRAME-LESS!!
CHANNELS AND CLAMPS CAN CAUSE
Yes it's true, you've gone and installed your shower from start to
finish only to find out it's leaking into your basement. We often get calls to re-install or repair
work done by others that have drilled holes through waterproof membrane for channels and brackets and now need to be re-done properly at great expense. All standard shower hardware comes with zinc screws for fastening which rot after time to further increase
leakage. Brackets and channels are not safer than
our silicone adhesion and we stand behind our work 100% and then some!!
CHANNELS ARE NOT NEEDED!
Stop the corroded soap scum mess!
You don't need that ugly outdated channel. Silicone is the best adherant know to date and has been used for decades in this industry so let us show you
how we put it to use. Silicone works as the thinner it is the stronger it is and that's why we measure so precisely. If your wall is out of level we cut our glass out to match, proudly giving
you beyond industry standard tolerances for the best fit you won't find anywhere else. We use our silicone not only as an industrial
strength adherent. It is also mold and mildew resitant, does not yellow, and stays visually attractive. We inject and tool our silicone
professionally so it's not only safe and strong, but looks as though it's barely there at all.
WE AVOID CLAMPS!
More hardware ... That's a no no.
We ONLY use clamps if you are useing acrylic or acrylic bassed products.
Acrylic is a potrolium product that continues to leach long after it is installed and unfortunatlly does not get along well with silicone. If you are
using a molded base or wall panel and are hanging your door off a glass panel rather than the wall, you may require a clamp or two to keep your silicone from flexing and working itself loose from the
weight of your 180 degree swing of your door.
We don't used them as we pride ourselves in providing the most attractive, long lasting, safe and TRUELY FRAMELESS glass showers.
Headers are simply the easiest way to throw a shower together without taking the time to go the extra distance to find better means of supporting your glass in a safe and
SHOWER BASE SLOPE
When building your shower base, keep in mind that the curb (surface where glass sits) needs to be sloped in
towards the drain 5-7 degrees to function as a frameless glass shower. If you are
considering a pre-fabricated base please see "We avoid clamps" for info on adhesion to acrylic products.
Lets keep the plastic door sweeps out of it!
Proper shower slope for water direction is a must by utilizing the curb to direct the water back into the shower base. The water runs down the glass, hits the curb, and runs back into the shower.
*Note: Please do not assume your tile installer knows this. Many of them are still unaware of the leaking issues a curb with not enough inward slope can cause!
WALLS AND TILE
ANY surface the glass is in contact with needs to be as flat as possible. Perfectly level is not as important as a flat surface as glass can be cut out of square. Surfaces or walls that are
bowed in or out can cause problems as the glass will only contact the highest points leaving unwanted gaps to fill or door hinging problems.
The most common size door is 24-30 inches wide and 72-86 inches high, weighing approx. 80-95 pounds, but vary to your needs. If your door is hanging off a wall it should
have adequate wood fastening behind the tile to prevent weight issues. Doors hanging from a glass sidelight will require the side-lite to go to the ceiling, have a small
support bar or specialized clip to help carry the weight. Hinges are usually 12 inches from the top and bottom of your door, something to consider if your tile
design entails a raised-tile border.
As mentioned above, a flat straight wall is very important in avoiding fitting problems, but can also cause hinge problems if the hinge surfaces aren't lined up. Hinge surfaces that are tipped
in or out might also interfere with the door closing where it's meant to.
Keep your curb sloped in 5-7 degrees, keep surfaces flat and straight, and consider fastening and support for your door when desgning the appearence and function of your shower.