Is the tile, marble or other covering completely installed? (Yes/No)
Anxious to get the job done? Cutting corners by ordering prior to the completion of tiling is the single biggest error both contractors and do it yourselfers commit. This applies particularly to frameless enclosures.
How accurate does the measurement have to be to place an order?
Framed enclosures - within 1/4" accuracy
Frameless enclosures - within 1/16" accuracy
Note: To receive a free estimate this level of accuracy is not required.
What measurements are needed?
Using a tape measure and level take complete and thorough measurements no matter how insignificant they seem. It is better to provide more information, rather than miss a measurement.
- Opening width of the door access
- Total height of door opening
- Desired height of the door (line up with a grout or tile accent line if it is to be a custom enclosure)
- Width and height of any adjacent panels? (If appropriate)
- If the opening is level and plumb, the dimensions at each side as well as the top and bottom dimensions should be equal to one another. If otherwise indicate which sides are out and by what dimension.
- Make sure the math adds up Double check the accuracy of both the measurements and outages.
- Door Opening Bottom 27"
- Left Wall is Plumb
- Right Wall is out of plumb 1/4"
- Therefore: Width Measurement at Top must be 27¼"
Other Things To Consider
- Is the curb, sill, floor, ceiling or tub "out of level" on a horizontal plane? How much?
- Is the curb pitched inward a couple of degrees for proper water drainage?
- Are any of the walls, step-ups or buttresses "out of plumb" in the vertical plane? How much?
- Is the wall on which the door will hang, straight? Does a straight edge or level touch consistently when placed against the wall?
- Is the shower stall an angled enclosure? How many degrees?
- Is the neo-anged enclosure truly 135 degrees?