Odd-sized Shower Enclosure

Old 10-28-04, 03:19 PM
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Odd-sized Shower Enclosure

I have had to tear out the tiles and replace the drywall around my bath and shower enclosure. I have yet to find a reasonably priced solution for an insert or even seperate panels to install in this unit. My back wall is 77-inches wide! Thus far, I have these three options:

1. Retile (Grout! Eck!)
2. Buy panels to set into the three walls, but seam the back one due to size limitations (asking for a leak and bad aesthetics).
3. Have bathfitters come in and create a custom enclosure for nearly 2000 dollars.

Am I missing anything?
Any ideas?
Stainless Steel Panels? From whom?

Old 10-29-04, 06:24 AM
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What's your aversion to tile? It's the most logical solution for a non-standard enclosure, not to mention most attractive, IMO, with its limitless selection. And it's not messy at all (removing it is messy). I'm not surprised that custom enclosures would be costly, no matter what the material.

Stainless steel? Do you miss the Navy that much?
Old 10-29-04, 09:38 AM
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"Reasonably Priced Options"?

I would think that "steel" would be beyond most budgets and not practical here.

Ceramic would be great if installed correctly over Durock.

Cultured Marble panels is an option but seams will be an issue. I also mayu not look good as time goes on unless good Maintenance/Cleaning is done.

Bath Fitters - too much money for most.

Think Tile, IMHO.

Hope this helps!

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