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All Shower Walls Are Not Created Equal

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I was reading a Fleurco acrylic shower wall installation manual the other day. Ok, I know, it sounds like a pretty lame read, but I was actually impressed by this one. I had sold a shower door, base and walls to a nice couple and I gave their contractor the installation manuals in advance of the delivery.

I was impressed by two things, actually. First, their contractor actually read and followed the manual to the letter. I really should get his number. What really impressed me though was how Fleurco wanted the corner shower put together. It goes without saying that corner showers need to be built as level, plumb and square as possible for the door to fit, function and retain water.

I was surprised to see that Fleurco wanted you to level and fit everything and then bolt the walls to each other and then both walls to the base. They are the only manufacturer I’ve seen so far to do it this way. By the time it gets installed, it’s been turned into a one-piece unit. It’s a great idea! And it solves a bunch of issues related to joints and calking.

If you’re shopping for a corner shower, have a look: At Kitchens and Bathrooms First we distribute and include Fleurco showers in our bathroom design and renovations in Ottawa. Contact us for more information on our design services and Fleurco products in stock at our showroom.

Kitchens and Bathrooms First in Ottawa


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The design team at Kitchens & Bathrooms First is excited to share their design tips and trends with the Ottawa community. We hope to answer your questions and assist you in making choices for your next kitchen and bathroom design or renovation.

The Design Team

Cassandra Blais

Cassandra is a certified Interior Decorator and Kitchen & Bath Designer, having completed a 3 year program at Algonquin College. Cassandra is focused and has a passion for designing/decorating. She loves colours and believes you should be brave and live creatively… She has a keen eye for detail and keeps up to date on the latest design trends. Cassandra always thrives to bring a smile to her clients.

Taniya Lawrence

She is a passionate interior designer! Since the age of 9 she grew up in the kitchen and bath industry. Back then she helped her step father in the construction of cabinets and assisted on client meetings. She went on to study interior design at La cite Collegial in Ottawa and has developed a passion for creating new spaces, a deep knowledge and understanding of functionality and product availability on the market . Her style always revolves around function first and a mix of different textures that she finds key to help achieve a personal look, one that clients can really see their personality shine true. Having an eclectic flare and an outside the box point of view really opened her mind on different possibilities even with the trickiest layout.


Adam Newton

After breaking into the industry in 2009, Adam found his passion in guiding clients to completing their dream bathrooms. From small vanity replacements to full bathroom renovations and additions, Adam has seen it all. There is nothing more satisfying than having a happy and satisfied customer refer me to their friends, family and coworkers.


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