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Old 08-22-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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We are in the middle of our bathroom remodel. New tile floor, new paint, new sink base and top (actually had it installed last year), same toilet (it fits just right so I didnt want to change it), new wall heater and new faucet.

The problem is the shower stall. We want to change it. We talked about tile but have never done a shower before. We looked at new surrounds for the area but its a strange size.

So here is my question. The shower measures:
46.5 inches wide (front opening of the shower where you step in)
34.5 inches deep
74 inches high

Is it truly 46.5 wide? Or is it really 48inches wide? I dont want to rip it out to see what the studs measure until we are ready to do it in a few months. So the size is what will determine how we decide to do the new one.
Odd/hard to find size=tiling job
48 inches is a more common size so we would get a new fiberglass surround. There is no tub only a shower.

Any suggestions on how to find out the actual width of the stall?

Thanks so much,


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Old 08-23-2013, 04:13 AM   #2
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I'm betting it's 48 wide----What is covering the wall now?

Tile? Plaster?


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If you used a 3 piece enclosure most are able to work over a wider range of sizes.
I'd strongly suggest using a nail on not a glued on enclosure.
There far thicker and just look better.
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I'd bet with Mike. If the floor is a fiberglass or manufactured pan, I'd put money on it being a standard 48" stud to stud.
On the other hand if the floor is tiled, that means it is a built in place shower pan so it is possible the measurements could be off.
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