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Old 02-12-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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Looking at doors for my new bathtub. Lowes & Home Depot have kind of the same in stock. I was just wondering which is the better brand, Kohler or Sterling? Checked both of them out and it seemed that Kohler was a bit more expensive, but the doors seemed to move easier and the quality seemed a whole lot better.

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Both are good--Sterling has builders grade and higher quality lines--

So watch out for their less expensive ones---

Kohler does not have a builders grade--just the better quality line--

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Sterling IS Kohler's budget line. Either is fine quality. But I wouldn't do a tub door. A shower door, sure. Tub doors are a big PIA. A shower curtain is more functional and more decorative.
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Yep I'd avoid a tub door. I think Live_Oak meant a tub curtain is more functional and more decorative. Getting in and out of a tub to take a shower is bad enough, but making it even higher with a door is a terrible idea imo. Not to mention taking an actual bath or washing a pet/child in a tub with doors is worse.
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Yep I'd avoid a tub door. I think Live_Oak meant a tub curtain is more functional and more decorative. Getting in and out of a tub to take a shower is bad enough, but making it even higher with a door is a terrible idea imo. Not to mention taking an actual bath or washing a pet/child in a tub with doors is worse.
same here, when we bought this house, wife insisted I take down the tub doors and put up a shower curtain.

Ever try to give a small child a bath in a tub with doors? plus if you're over 6ft, its like crawling in and out of the tub to take a shower.
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I just picked up a brand new Bathtub shower door from reStore. Its a fleurco door retails 1200$ paid 75 bucks... I'd check out to see what they have. My set was missing a hinge which I ordered off ebay...

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