Gap Between Shower Door Frame and Tile


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Old 10-09-07, 08:09 PM
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Gap Between Shower Door Frame and Tile

I just replaced some tile and backer board in my bathroom. The new tile wall is about 1/4 in thinner than the old wall. This has caused about a 1/4 in gap between the shower door frame and the tile that it is supposed to be sealed to. The gap seems a bit too large for caulk. I'm not sure what I could fill it with. Also thought about buying a new piece of shower door frame that I could cut to size. (Not sure if you can buy a single piece of shower door frame) Any suggestions on how I can fill the gap.
 
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Is it an outswing door or a sliding tub door? There is usually a bit of adjustment built in the outswing doors, but you may have to drill some new holes once the adjustment is made.
 
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Gap Between Shower Door Frame and Tile

I recently had my bathrooms remodeled. I used seamless shower doors. Because there is no track at the sides or bottom to hold the doors, our glass installer used a clear plastic strip along the bottom edge of the door. This strip is about 1/2 thick. They also used a thinner clear strip on the door edge to seal the space between the door and panel. I'm thinking if you contact a local shower door (glass) company they may have something like this you can use along the edge where your door doesn't meet up with the tile. Because it is clear, you can hardly notice it. It is attached with silicone or glue (also clear). You may also be able to find this type of stripping at your local home improvement store. Hope that helps.

Toni
www.thetilemuralstore.com
 
 

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