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elprez00
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Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
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Help Fixing Shower Threshold
I bought a new house last fall. Previous owners did major updates in master bathroom including an very nice walk in tiled shower with glass partition and door. Fast forward a few months in and it’s clear when they installed the tile threshold they sloped it towards the outside of the stall. I’ve got a door sweep on it and I still end up with water all over my bathroom floor. You can watch the water run off the threshold.

Short of me tearing out the tile and redoing it, is there anything else I can try?


BottomlandBrew
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Member since Aug 2010
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re: Help Fixing Shower Threshold
How bad is the slope? Like is it 1/8"? More or less? They make a type of threshold that you can put down to sort of dam the water back. They say they're 1/4" tall, but really they are closer to 3/16" tall. You can't order from that site I linked to as it's wholesale, but you can find resellers that have it. Some local glass shops might have them, too. I always keep some in stock.

Cut it to where it's tight against the wall and the side panel, and then apply a decent amount of silicone and stick it down. It also helps to dam up the sides a little bit. If your curb is made up of multiple tiles and not a single piece of stone, then there's a good chance you have grout lines that funnel water out under the sweep. Make sure the silicone you apply to that threshold insert seals up those grout lines.

You will never get it to keep from leaking, but you can slow it down. We've literally installed 1000's of shower enclosures, and every single one that had a mis-sloped curb has never not leaked. I always check them when I measure for the glass and let the homeowner/contractor know that it will leak and I will not warranty it for leaks.



elprez00
Houston Astros Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
25622 posts

re: Help Fixing Shower Threshold
It’s not much, BB, just enough to where the water flows the wrong direction. There’s a grout joint that only makes it worse. I have the plastic sweep on the bottom of the door, but the water will seep under the sweep or just flow to the edge by the wall or where the door meets the lite.

Your link is exactly what I’m looking for. Would Coburns have something like that?


BottomlandBrew
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Member since Aug 2010
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re: Help Fixing Shower Threshold
I don't know much about coburns. Just google CRL Shower Threshold and it should bring back quite a few retailers. It looks like there are even some on Amazon.


elprez00
Houston Astros Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
25622 posts

re: Help Fixing Shower Threshold
Thanks again man. I just ordered on off Amazon. I appreciate it.


BottomlandBrew
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Member since Aug 2010
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re: Help Fixing Shower Threshold
Anytime. I don't know much about a lot and can't contribute to too many topics on this board, but I do know glass shower enclosures really well.


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Puffoluffagus
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Savannah, GA
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re: Help Fixing Shower Threshold
We must have the same shower. I installed one of the thresholds, it works fairly well. Agree with caulking at the edges and grout line. Try not to get too heavy handed with a caulking, or it'll take forever to dry clear.

I do think it's somewhat ruins the aesthetics of the frameless shower, but what can you do aside from retiling the curb.


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