We're remodeling my inlaws bathroom, and are getting ready to install the
tub surround and shower door. Unfortunately, we've always installed tile
walls and shower curtains, so I'm not sure of the best order to do the
surround and doors.
My first thought would be to install the tub surround first, then install
the shower doors on top of that. Seems like it would make the most
watertight installation. But, it also seems like it would leave a little
sliver of the tub surround showing on the outside corners of the shower
doors? I'm thinking that would look kind of stupid, and it would be much
more difficult to replace the surround in the future if that was needed.
If I do the doors first, I could butt the surround up tight against the
inside corners of the door frame. Probably a better "look" but then the
only water protection would be the caulking running down the inside of the
door frame. Of course, it's probably no worse than it would be with a
The surround instructions make no mention of shower doors, and we haven't
purchased the doors yet.
So which normally goes in first, the doors or the surround?