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Essence Sliding Shower Door is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Modern Design; Disappointing Material Quality Really like the brushed nickel frameless design. However, the materials and sturdiness of doors is disappointing. The bottom track brackets are made of plastic. The vertical frames utilize a flimsy vinyl strip to keep water splash in. The doors squeak when opening and closing. The towel bars are made of hollow aluminum and not a solid bar and the finish shows smudges.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don’t shy away from this product The delivery proved to be efficient and the product intact. All components were labeled and corresponded with the enclosed inventory list provided in the instructions. As a builder for over 40 years I found the instructions intuitive and complete. The import for installing this product plumb and aligned with specs can’t be stressed enough. Having done so the operation of the doors is first class. I would only recommend this installation to be performed by an accomplished professional or a seasoned DIY who has a strong grasp on how to lay-out measurements. The step by step instructions will provide a thorough and linear progression towards a clean and efficiently operating product.
Date published: 2020-11-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from beautiful but flawed This door is gorgeous and just what we wanted. However, there is a HUGE gap between the panes that allows water to escape if water stream hits doors. Even worse the low profile metal strip at the bottom... terrible design. The tolerance of the receiver is extremely small, with no adjustment so if they are off even 1/16" the doors will hit the receivers and have to flex to close. But the worst part is the tiny metal strip on the bottom has NO weatherstrip which allows water to literally splash out right under the door. And if the stream of water hits the door the water just flows up and over the sill. Its ironic that they provide very effective weatherstrip for the sides, but none for the bottom.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Shower Doors We just recently needed new shower doors for our Master Bathroom and I was recommended by a friend to check our Dreamline and I am very happy that I did. I actually had someone come out and install my shower doors and they had no issue with the instructions as some have stated. The gentleman that installed our doors however insured us that he does this quite often so I think this is why he was able to install with ease. Reading other reviews I was nervous of the finish and the plastic pieces that everyone was mentioning prior to me purchasing the doors, but once installed and seeing them up I think the shower doors are perfect! They do not look plastic to me nor feel cheap at all, I am very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2019-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I have had this shower door installed for about a month, and I really like it. The width of mine is between 56" and 60" - formerly a standard tub. The overall look is sleek, the materials have a very high quality appearance and the doors work well for me so far, and I feel that it will last well. I had a contractor install the door, which was definitely the right thing to do for me. After he was finished I got excellent help from the technical support people at Dreamline on a follow-up that I needed. I felt the price was very reasonable. Overall, very thumbs up.
Date published: 2019-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and awesome door I ordered this door and let me say i am extremely happy with the quality, look and finish. I get many compliments about how good it looks. Make sure that you read and understand the instructions before you start your installation if you are doing it yourself. This model requires you to drill into the shower base so if you have a metal shower base like i have you need to use an alternative installation method that want void your warranty. My shower base manufacture recommended that i use silicon adhesive.The results are beautiful.
Date published: 2021-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice , but instructions are off [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Its everything they say , very nice , but the instructions are off a little , but its not a big deal , example -- they tell you to measure from the threshold 71 1/8 , but they say that after you put in the bottom bracket , so then you have to do a angled measurement . Also the top rail , they say to measure opening and take off 1/4 inch , i had to take off a least 3/8 in. , and other people stated the same in the reviews. But its all good anyway.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great improvement to our bathroom I bought this Essence shower door set from Home Depot and am extremely pleased with how the project turned out. I read the manual several times before installing the doors myself. I made sure all my measurements were precise (a must) and that my walls were plumb. My shower base was slightly off-level and I thought that might cause a problem, but the guide blocks do their job and hold the doors in place. Since I had studs behind the wall brackets I didn't have to use the wall anchors, so I am confident that the brackets will hold the weight of the doors, which are over 100 lbs. I would prefer that the door adjustment discs allowed for larger adjustments than they do, to accommodate slight irregularities in wall construction, but all in all this was a great project with a very successful outcome.
Date published: 2021-02-15
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How many inches should the gap be between the top of the door and ceiling.

Asked by: msadiku
DreamLine shower doors are not designed or intended for steam showers, so you will want to leave a gap at the top that is at least as wide as what your local building codes require. Please double check with your local code office to find out what the requirement is - usually it is between 4" and 6". If you have any other questions, we invite you to contact our DreamLine PreSales Consultants at 866-282-8413. We can also be reached by sending an email to support@dreamline.com. Our hours of operation are 9am-6pm EST, Monday through Friday. Thank you for your interest in DreamLine.
Answered by: DreamLine
Date published: 2022-05-02

The video shows both doors moving simultaneously.  Do you ever get a full panel opening? Since this door requires a 2.75 threshold, does the Dreamline base have a slope or is it flat?

Asked by: Lisa53
For the Essence, both doors move independently. You can slide the outer door all the way to the left or right and you can do the same with the inner door. Both doors can be pushed all the way to one side so that you have a full opening and this is typically what people will do when they enter the shower. You are correct - this shower door requires 2-3/4" threshold space to be able to install the bottom rail and guide blocks. DreamLine shower bases, like most bases on the market, have a gentle slope (approximately 5-degrees) on the curb so that any water that lands on the curb will run back in towards the drain. If you have any other questions, we invite you to contact our DreamLine PreSales Consultants at 866-282-8413. We can also be reached by sending an email to support@dreamline.com. Our hours of operation are 9am-6pm EST, Monday through Friday. Thank you for your interest in DreamLine.
Answered by: DreamLine
Date published: 2022-03-03

Is Essence H 56" to 60" W x 76" H frameless sliding brushless nickel door available in 3/8" thick clear glass?

Asked by: Bud K
Unfortunately, none of DreamLine's bypass-style sliding shower doors (such as the Essence-H) have an option for 3/8" thick glass. This product is only available in 5/16" thick glass. If you have any other questions, we invite you to contact our DreamLine PreSales Consultants at 866-282-8413. We can also be reached by sending an email to support@dreamline.com. Our hours of operation are 9am-6pm EST, Monday through Friday. Thank you for your interest in DreamLine.
Answered by: DreamLine
Date published: 2022-02-28

75.5 inches door not 76?

Asked by: Pat k
Thank you for reaching out to DreamLine. The height measurement is measured from the top of the finished threshold to the top of the door. This measurement is provided to us by our Engineering team. If you have any other questions, please contact a DreamLine PreSales Consultant at 866-282-8413. We are available 9am-6pm EST, Monday through Friday and will be happy to help you choose the perfect shower door for your space. You may also send an email to support@dreamline.com. Thank you for considering DreamLine!
Answered by: DreamLine Support
Date published: 2022-01-24

what is the best type of door that  would be most appropriate for 401/2 x 70-72 opening .I am mostly looking at Bifold or sliding.Thanks.

Asked by: Cece
Thank you for reaching out to DreamLine. Unfortunately, DreamLine does not offer any sliding doors for an opening in your size. Our sliding door products start at 44-48" in width. The Aqua Fold is the only bi-fold door that we offer that would work in your opening. The design of this model is to only partially cover the opening, so either the 29-1/2" or the 33-1/2" size would work for your 40-1/2" opening. All of the other styles of doors we offer that would fit this opening are going to be swinging doors (hinge or pivot style). If you have any other questions, we invite you to contact our DreamLine PreSales Consultants at 866-282-8413. We can also be reached by sending an email to support@dreamline.com. Our hours of operation are 9am-6pm EST, Monday through Friday. Thank you for your interest in DreamLine.
Answered by: DreamLine
Date published: 2021-11-05

My bottom threshold is only 2-1/2''. Can I let it overhang 1/4'' ?

Asked by: JAXHOG
Thank you for reaching out to DreamLine. No - you must have the minimum threshold requirement for the Essence shower door of 2-3/4". If you try to install this onto a narrower threshold, the guide block will hang into the shower and this is very dangerous. It will compromise the product, could dislodge the block, and could cause the glass doors to fall from the rail. You will also completely and immediately void the warranty on the DreamLine product. For safety reasons, we strongly recommend you consider a different product that will properly fit your threshold and we do not recommend that you attempt to install the Essence onto your threshold which does not meet the requirements for installation. If you have any other questions, we invite you to contact our DreamLine PreSales Consultants at 866-282-8413. We can also be reached by sending an email to support@dreamline.com. Our hours of operation are 9am-6pm EST, Monday through Friday. Thank you for your interest in DreamLine.
Answered by: DreamLine
Date published: 2021-10-25

I just purchased this door and it’s great. The only thing is that I enter & exit from one side because of the layout of my bathroom. Is there a replacement handle that can be purchased to replace the bar & have access to the outside and inside to slide?

Asked by: Katyoung23
Thank you for reaching out to DreamLine. There are no alternative hardware options for the DreamLine Essence shower door. If you have any other questions, we invite you to contact our DreamLine PreSales Consultants at 866-282-8413. We can also be reached by sending an email to support@dreamline.com. Our hours of operation are 9am-6pm EST, Monday through Friday. Thank you for your interest in DreamLine.
Answered by: DreamLine
Date published: 2021-10-20

Is there accessory to allow for greater out of plum walls, 1/2 to 3/8 of inch?

Asked by: Setg
Thank you for reaching out to DreamLine. The Elegance shower door has a maximum out-of-plumb allowance of 1/4" per wall. There are no alternative hardware pieces that can be added to this unit to allow for greater out-of-plumb allowance and modifying the product or the installation in any way will completely and immediately void the warranty and could compromise the product itself. We recommend selecting a different shower door if your walls are too out-of-plumb for a DreamLine Essence bypass door. If you have any other questions, we invite you to contact our DreamLine PreSales Consultants at 866-282-8413. We can also be reached by sending an email to support@dreamline.com. Our hours of operation are 9am-6pm EST, Monday through Friday. Thank you for your interest in DreamLine.
Answered by: DreamLine
Date published: 2021-09-21
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