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Old 06-14-2007, 09:51 AM   #1
SparkyGuy
 
Default Finishing trim on a new shower?

Just finished installing a shower in an existing bathroom that previously had
only toilet & sink.

1-piece shower shell placed in corner against 2 existing sheet rock walls.
Added floor-to-ceiling stud wall on 3rd side of shower.

I've calked and screwed the shell to the 3 walls. Now I'm not sure what the
best way is to trim above the shell and along the front edges where it is
attached to the 2 side walls.

I've been considering furring out the walls above the shell (from the top of
the shell to the ceiling) and gluing some of that 1/8 inch panel stuff
(fiberglass?) that is used in commercial restrooms. Ideas?

Photos to follow.

All suggestions welcome.

Thanks,
Sparky

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Old 06-14-2007, 09:53 AM   #2
SparkyGuy
 
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Photos here:
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The molded edge all around the top of the shower shell is about 1 inch deep.

And yes, I'm going to add a door. (c:

Sparky.

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Old 06-14-2007, 09:54 AM   #3
bambam@nospam.tnx
 
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On Fri, 15 Dec 2006 02:38:29 -0800, SparkyGuy <SparkyGuy@mumcrank.ck>
wrote:

>Just finished installing a shower in an existing bathroom that previously had
>only toilet & sink.
>
>1-piece shower shell placed in corner against 2 existing sheet rock walls.
>Added floor-to-ceiling stud wall on 3rd side of shower.
>
>I've calked and screwed the shell to the 3 walls. Now I'm not sure what the
>best way is to trim above the shell and along the front edges where it is
>attached to the 2 side walls.
>
>I've been considering furring out the walls above the shell (from the top of
>the shell to the ceiling) and gluing some of that 1/8 inch panel stuff
>(fiberglass?) that is used in commercial restrooms. Ideas?
>
>Photos to follow.
>
>All suggestions welcome.
>
>Thanks,
>Sparky



Pretty standard stuff.
Sheetrock down to the shower edge on the third side.
Then finish with a single row of tile as a border.

Ken
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:55 AM   #4
 
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"SparkyGuy" <SparkyGuy@mumcrank.ck> wrote in message
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> Just finished installing a shower in an existing bathroom that previously
> had
> only toilet & sink.
>
> 1-piece shower shell placed in corner against 2 existing sheet rock walls.
> Added floor-to-ceiling stud wall on 3rd side of shower.
>
> I've calked and screwed the shell to the 3 walls. Now I'm not sure what
> the
> best way is to trim above the shell and along the front edges where it is
> attached to the 2 side walls.
>
> I've been considering furring out the walls above the shell (from the top
> of
> the shell to the ceiling) and gluing some of that 1/8 inch panel stuff
> (fiberglass?) that is used in commercial restrooms. Ideas?
>
> Photos to follow.
>
> All suggestions welcome.
>

Uh, you do know that lip is supposed to go <under> the sheetrock layer,
right? And mud up to the corner?

Anything you do at this point is going to look like a kludge, but there are
degrees of kludge. Like the other guy said, a row of tile, or maybe check
with local counter shop and see about some strips of granite or marble, or
even Corian solid-surface material, to trim it out. Ideally, you'd like to
get them with a kerf to cover the fiberglass lip, so they would sit square.
Install with adhesive, and seal edges with suitable caulk.

aem sends...


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Old 06-14-2007, 09:55 AM   #5
DaveC
 
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Thus spake bambam@nospam.tnx:

> Pretty standard stuff. Sheetrock down to the shower edge on the third side.
> Then finish with a single row of tile as a border.
>
> Ken


Thanks for your reply.

Don't want to do tile. Quick 'n not-so-dirty solution? maybe a strip of
edging of some kind?
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:55 AM   #6
Sam
 
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"SparkyGuy" wrote in message

> All suggestions welcome.


Read instructions b/4 installing, since you don't know what you're doing.

Man, I hate to say this, but your installation belongs here:
http://www.thisoldhouse.com:80/toh/t...569371,00.html


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