Had a good experience with a 4' x 3' Vigo Glass rectangular shower. The enclosure is frameless matte finish outside (inside is always shiny for the water to drop off). I bought 48.125 in. x 36.125 in. x 74 in. Frameless Bypass Shower Enclosure in Stainless Steel and Frosted Glass with Left Base Feels very solidly built. Absolutely need to make sure that the walls are perfectly vertical and the shower base is perfectly horizontal. The installation of the shower base was over the sub-floor. Around the shower, if there are tiles, there is a layer of backer board over the sub-floor. The installation of the shower took barely a couple of hours after ensuring that the walls (I had new sheetrock) are perfectly vertical and the base is perfectly horizontal. The next day it took about 1 day to cut and mount quartz shower panels. The cost was $120 for a 3' x 7' panel for one side, $200 for a 3' x 7' panel for the other side. I had 8' height. So, the 1' x 7' left over piece was just about enough to fill the top. Quartz panels were mounted with liquid nails. One the 3rd day it took 3hrs to install the shower enclosure. Only thing I did not like were the allen screws. Installer also struggled a bit. It all looked good but I sent photos of the shower to Brian Luby Tech Support Manager www.vigoindustries.com He noted immediately that the glass was shiny outside and matte inside, apologized for the wrong shipping and right before his Christmas holidays, he shipped 3 glass panels. Since the order was through Home Depot, they agreed to compensate me $100 in store credit for the mistake. I passed on the money to the installer and they replaced the glass in 1hour. It is very important to use 100% Silicon caulk to prevent leaks. Checked after 24hrs for a leak and had to re-apply the caulk where there was a leak. The important lesson here is to check the materials immediately on receipt, be prepared to pack and take to Home Depot immediately if there is a problem. My glass enclosure was opened only on the day of the installation and the installer did not realize that the glass was flipped. Fantastic support by Vigo industries and particularly by Brian Luby. Hope this helps some one. For some reason I cannot add photo here. See the blog: http://hari-google-blog.blogspot.com/2015/01/had-good-experience-with-4-x-3-vigo.html
This is a lovely shower set, more than worth the money. I suspect the bargain price is due to the poor setup instructions, which prompted this less-than-five-star rating. In general it's easy to put together if you have basic plumbing skills. Unfortunately, the directions (and the technical support I emailed) indicate that you should attach it directly to a waterline. Since no waterlines fit the fittings on the back of the faucet, this is problematic. You will need to get a coupling from the hardware store. Too bad they don't explain that, because it caused us a great deal of angst, since I believe in following instructions.
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