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How to Measure an Opening for your In-line Glass Shower Door

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Taking the proper measurements for your in-line glass shower door is an important step when building your new Fleurco shower.

Simply follow these six easy steps and have your measurements on hand when placing your door order.

 

Tools needed

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Tape measure

blue icon of spirit level

Level*

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Pen & paper to mark your measurements

*It is recommended to use a level of at least 2' to get an accurate reading.

Step 1

To begin, draw your shower door opening on a piece of paper.

installer drawing image of shower opening
finished drawing of shower opening

Step 2

Measure the opening width along the curb and record it on your paper.

fleurco installer measuring the bottom opening of shower enclosurefleurco installer marking down the bottom measurement on their drawing

Measure the opening width at the middle of the shower opening and record it on your paper.

fleurco installer measuring the middle opening of shower enclosurefleurco installer marking down the middle measurement on their drawing

Measure the opening width at the top of the shower opening and record it on your paper.

fleurco installer measuring the top opening of shower enclosurefleurco installer marking down the middle measurement on their drawing

Finish the measuring process by measuring the height of your walls/tiles to ensure they are taller than the desired shower door.

Step 3

Place your level on the right wall, starting at the bottom.

fleurco installer putting the level on the right wall

If the wall is not plumb, adjust the level. Take and record the measurement between the edge of the level and the wall, if needed.

fleurco installer marking the out of plumb measurement for wall

Step 4

Move the level up the wall and record a second measurement at the top of the opening.

Step 5

Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the left wall and record any measurements, if the wall is not plumb.

Step 6

Place the level on the curb at the base of the shower opening.

fleurco installer placing a spirit level at the curb of the shower opening

If it is not plumb, adjust the level and record the measurement of the gap, from the base to the horizontal reference line.

fleurco installer measuring the gap from base to horizontal reference line
fleurco installer recording out of plumb measurment for bottom of opening

If you need assistance at any point during the measuring process, please contact Fleurco’s customer service team. We are always happy to help.

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