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Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« on: October 08, 2010, 10:25:50 AM »
I'm trying to find a Tub and Shower Wall kit online. That is thick and durable. That the back wall and the side walls have some room, say 2"
to make adjustments.

The tub/shower walls are not very straight or square. The back wall / 60" wall has a window that will be need to be cut out, install the window trim kit.

The back wall must lay flat and flush. From the window bottom to the top of the panel. It can't have any curves in the top portion.

Where the panels meet in the corners. It will have to be caulked or sanded caulked. I doubt the sterling caulkless surrounds will fit or install correctly.

Priced around $200 for the kit.
May need a window trim kit.
 


 

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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010, 11:05:57 AM »
Not replacing the whole tub?
I purchased a three piece upper that was designed for a fiberglass tub. issue there is that you have to take out the sheetrock.
Never found a 'window kit' for those things. I've tried many tricks. I get the plastic trim at home depot and make the window wrap with that.
I have 20 units with windows in the shower. I have done the cheap surrounds. I have moved to doing a full replacement of the tub. The full fiberglass kits make the world of difference.
I just put up some pictures in the media files. Take a look.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2010, 11:12:09 AM by OrEGone »

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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 11:18:44 AM »
We did a window shower a month ago and used the cheap $70 surround.  Next year we are tearing into it and removing the window and replacing the whole works, so we didn't want to spend much this go-around. 
I HATE windows in showers.  They have so many problems that it is well worth it to remove them.  Several years ago our solution was to install glass block windows, but now we frame the hole, side the outside, insulate and sheetrock the inside.  No more window. 

My in-laws have a surround that is made up of large sheets of some type of engineered marble-looking product.  Each wall is one sheet.  I wonder if that would work for you?  I have no idea what it costs though. 

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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 11:25:14 AM »
Where at Ore? I looked in the photo gallery and nope. Looked in ATL face book nope.

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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010, 11:26:06 AM »
Ok I found them.

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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 11:36:52 AM »
Looks good. What manufacture of kits are you using?
What is the price per? Do you need to lay a mortar bed to set the tub on?

I found these. I don't know what the quality /thickness of the walls are though. I can't tell from the pictures.
They have window kits. Usually up there price wise for what it is.

http://www.amazon.com/masco-bath-Surr-wall-surrounds/dp/B000GP1332/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1286548034&sr=8-17

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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2010, 11:43:02 AM »
I use the Sterling tubs. No caulking. ALWAYS do a mortar bed with a new tub.

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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2010, 12:06:52 PM »
This one is the walls but in one piece and says it folds flat in a box. Can be purchased at Ace hardware. Which means free shipping.
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http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4015525&cp=2568443.2568452.2631242.2642122

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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2010, 12:46:59 PM »
Last bath window we trimmed, we used the solid vinyl pieces designed to frame the garage door. 
Kinda pricey, but if you caulk em right, never replace or paint.
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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2010, 03:29:17 PM »
Josh, I used a one piece similar to that once and I did like it a lot.  The corners do end up being a little rounded, but that's ok, it's one less crevice for crap to grow in.  The one thing you reallly need to be careful of is that one of those shelves doesn't end up half way into your window.

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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 01:23:49 PM »
I haven't tried it yet. I bought a 4"x4"x8' vinyl post for vinyl fencing. The concept is to either run on my table saw twice to make 4 corner pieces. Or run it twice on my table saw cutting it in half. The first cut and the 2nd cut, cutting off the one side so I would have a wide side of the corner to cover the sill completely.
Use adhesive to put in place.  Picked up the post on sale for $12 One post could do 2 windows at least. My shower windows are 36" x 36".

Another concept is to replace the 36"x36" windows with a 36"x12". With the smaller size window the surround clears the window.

 

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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2010, 10:51:31 PM »
I like the post material. Great. I'll try that next time too.

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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2010, 04:34:13 AM »
I was at a Holiday Inn Express a couple days ago. They had a thick solid material for the tub surround. Seems if the big boys are using it it would be easy to find and reasonably priced.

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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2010, 06:24:02 AM »
My mother has poured (manufactured) fake marble slabs around her entire bathroom up to about 6 feet.  I've never seen them locally, but they are manufactured the same as the one piece poured lavatory/vanity tops.
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Re: Tub and Shower Walls kit - window in back wall
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2010, 08:28:21 AM »
Haven't priced them lately. Sold at HD too. Last I checked it was the same price as the counter tops.

 

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