shower enclosure question


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Old 05-20-05, 11:03 PM
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shower enclosure question

I have installed a shower enclosure to an existing bathroom. The walls of the enclosure have "a flange" that you screw to the wall. My question is: Is there a trim that will cover the flange and screws or do I have to add another sheet of drywall over it to hide this? If I have to add drywall then it will not look right against the existing wall. I was wondering if they make a trim for the shower enclosure.

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Old 05-21-05, 06:07 AM
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Normaly, that flange would be installed over the studs and the drywall woudl be installed with a j bead to wrap the cut edge, finished with drywall compound and the seam betweent he tow would be caulked. You can either add a layer of draywall over the walls or just be dreative and look for moulding options. There are so many options on composite materials that would be perfectly safe to use in your situation (I would avoid wood) and most are paintable. Check big boxes and lumber yards.
 
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Old 05-21-05, 04:45 PM
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You've got a new construct type surround. Best bet is to mark around the shower the height of the nailing fin and literally rmove all the sheetrock from that mark down. Install the new surround, screw to now exposed studs and scab in drywall, mud/blend into existing walls again and paint. Simple as that.
 
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