When it comes to installing a new shower enclosure, getting the measurement is often the first step. However, it is crucial to get it right. Otherwise, you may end up spending too much time and money on returning and replacing it. For a seamless installation, you will need to consider various dimensions like height, width, and depth for the area. The process of getting this measurement may slightly differ depending on the shape of the enclosure. While measuring for a square or rectangular enclosure may seem straightforward, it is a bit tricky to do it for a quadrant shower enclosure.
In this blog, we are going to explain step by step process to take the measurement for a quadrant shower enclosure.
Things You Need to Consider Before Taking Quadrant Shower Enclosure Measurements
Before you start taking the measurements for a quadrant shower enclosure, there are the following that you will need to consider.
- Shower Tray. It is the base of your shower enclosure. Your shower cubicle stands around it. However, you have an option not to install it. Therefore, before you start taking measurements, you should know whether it will be an installation with or without it. You will need to measure it from where the curved edge finishes for the quadrant tray. It will result in the most accurate measurement for both length and width.
- Measure The Wall. To understand how much bigger the enclosure you want, it is important that you take measurements on the wall from multiple points to be accurate. If you want to fit a quadrant enclosure into the corner, then you need to get it from onside, mid-point, and other corners.
- Measure Existing Shower Enclosure. The easiest way to get the right enclosure measurement is to measure your existing cubicle. If you are planning to install the same shape, then you can simply measure its width, length, and height to order the new one. However, you may have to make some changes in measurements according to the change in shape. For this purpose, you should simply get the measurement of the enclosure area first and follow our instructions in the later part of the blog.
Things You Will Need to Measure Quadrant Shower Enclosure
You will need to arrange the following items to get the shower enclosure measurements.
- Measuring Tape
- A cardboard cutout
Step by Step Process to Measure Quadrant Shower Enclosure
Here is our step-by-step process to take quadrant shower cubicle measurements. It is important that you repeat each measurement three times to ensure it is the right width, height, or length for your enclosure.
Step 1. Decide Installation Method.
The first step will need t to decide whether you need a shower tray or not. If you have a plan to install it, then it is important to take a measurement accordingly. In case it is a new installation from scratch, then you will need to measure the ground area that will suppose to be for the enclosure. Simply place a cared board on the ground and draw a quadrant shape as per your size requirements. After that, cut it into the shape and take the measurement for the tray first. If you want to measure it without a tray, then you will need to take into account the external dimensions of the cubicle, from on edge, middle, and other edges. A quadrant shower tray is what you need and to take its measurement from the edge of the tile. You can also measure from the glass line from edge to edge on the tile.
Step 2. Specify The Front and Side Parts of The Shower Enclosure
After you have decided on the shower tray measurements, the next step is to specify the front and side parts of the quadrant shower enclosure. To do you will need to think about think where the front and sides will be projected on the ground. You can simply make a rough sketch in your mind and specify the point with a marker on the ground.
Step 3. Measure The Width of The Front Part of The Shower Enclosure (X)
Once you have specified the front and side parts, you can first make a sketch on the paper to make a good idea about it. It should be in quadrant shape. In order to get the front part width, you will need to take the measurement with measuring tape from the point where the curved edges bend. That means the middle circular area will not be included. In addition to that, to get the total depth from the wall to the front part, point out the mid-point on the wall and then measure that from there to the front.
Step 4. Measure The Width of The Side Part of The Shower Enclosure (Y)
In order to decide about the side parts' width, take the measuring tape. You can decide a one side point on the wall and then from that point measure it on the from the side. It should be in accordance with the available area that you want to convert into an enclosure.
How are Corner Shower Enclosure Measured?
To measure the corner shower enclosure, you will first need to measure the depth. Simply take a measuring tape and measure the distance between the front till back wall in the middle point. Similarly, take distance from each wall on both sides to the front.
What size do shower trays come in?
To cater the need of different shapes and sizes of shower enclosures, the shower trays are available in various sizes. Generally, the shower trays are available in 800mm to 1600mm sizes. You may find a quadrant shower tray, rectangular shower tray, and square shower tray in these sizes.
How Do I Know What Size Shower Base I Need?
There are various ways to know the size of shower base you need. The first is the easiest way that you can measure your existing shower tray from all of its sides, including depth. If it is the first installation, then simply sketch the design you want on cardboard by placing it on the floor and measuring both sides by getting the distance from the wall to one edge. Repeat the same from the other side. In addition, you should also measure the distance from the midpoint on the wall to the desired front side.
Are all quadrant shower trays the same?
All quadrant shower trays will appear the same but maybe different in terms of size and material. That means it will have a curved front with a square backside. You will first need to decide about the size of the tray based on your shower area measurements.