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Unread 07-30-2002, 03:50 PM   #1
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In the bathroom reno there will be a half wall between the bathtub and the 3 by 5 tile and glass shower with an acrylic base. On the top half of the wall will be glass. The "glass guy" came by to give a quote. He suggested that the glass on this kneewall be positioned very close to the bathtub side rather than close to the shower side. This way you have a ready made ledge inside the shower for soap, shampoo,... Is this not a good idea as water then rolls down the glass and collects for a time on the ledge rather than going quickly to the shower base and drain?

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Unread 07-30-2002, 03:58 PM   #2
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Another poster, Buried, went with the option you're thinking about. The thread wanders a bit, for some reason. IIRC, the plan was to slope the ledge, and waterproof well.

Or is the tiling done?
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Waxer,

Good idea, but the ledge needs to be waterproofed and tilted slightly toward the shower drain. Nothing in a shower is level. Everything slopes toward the drain.

It works.
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Qs about "horizontal" surfaces

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but the ledge needs to be waterproofed and tilted slightly toward the shower drain
Thanks guys.

On both vertical surfaces of the kneewall will be the ceramic. But would it be best to cap the slightly sloping, "horizontal" surface of the kneewall with a solid material like granite/marble rather than the same ceramic with grout lines?

Also, I would like to do a search on your site for instructions for waterproofing narrow horizontal surfaces such as this kneewall. Could you point me in the right direction?

Oh yes, before I forget, there will be a ledge along the long side of the bathtub against the wall. Does that area need to be "waterproofed" in the same way as the exposed kneewall in the shower?

And finally does the slight slope of the kneewall make it any more difficult to mount/secure the custom glass to it?
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Unread 07-31-2002, 06:26 AM   #5
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Waterproof all the horizontal ledges. I don't know if we have anything on that except previous posts. Key would be the word waterproof, I guess.

The Laticrete product sells for about $50 at Lowes.

Glass people can mount glass on anything.

Your call on the solid surface.
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