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Unread 08-24-2011, 08:49 AM   #1
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Can river stone tile on curb work with frameless glass wall & door?

We are redoing the shower in the master bath and want to use river stone tiles on the shower floor and would like to carry it up and over the curb. Will a frameless glass shower wall and door work on the uneven surface of the pebbles, or do we need to use a flat tile on the curb for the glass to sit on and seal properly without leaking?

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Unread 08-24-2011, 08:51 AM   #2
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Some folks have set their glass in a pre-installed channel, then set their pebbles around the channels.
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Unread 08-24-2011, 09:05 AM   #3
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I think having their door in a channel just might make opening and closing it a tad interesting.

You can do a channel for the stationary wall part and then put a vinyl sweep on the bottom of the door. It should mostly keep the water in as long as your shower head isn't pointed directly at the door. The sweep might need replacing occasionally as going over the uneven surface would wear it out more quickly. You could also run the rocks up the verticals and then put a slab of stone on the curb top.
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Picky-picky-picky...
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A flat curb will be better for water containment. Even with a vinyl sweep on the bottom, the pebbles will be uneven and there will be some leakage. You might also want to keep in mind that water will pool, albeit a small amount, on an uneven surface.
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We ALWAYS use a solid pc of marble or granite. Best for water drainage.
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Regarding granite or marble on top of curb.

Any problems with breakage .........on a 6" x 48" granite curb top? Assuming that it's mounted on a nice flat.
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It's like any other tile: if well supported, you can park a tank on it, if not, a cat walking on it will break it.
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sounds good to me. Thanks for the vote of confidence.
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