We purchased a shower base from Costco, and acrylic walls from another company. Shower base installation instructions said: Wall tile to go behind base. Acrylic Walls to go out over base. So we installed base! The acrylic walls show up, and there is no groove/notch at bottom to "accept" the overlap at base. Now the walls do not hit the wall at the bottom and do not fit in the track at the corner. Is there a way to fix this without having to tear everything down??
Typically these showers are purchased and installed in a set. Different manufacturers have different sizes. If you purchase the ame brand of wall for the base then this project can be saved... Otherwise you will be tearing it out and starting over.
I agree with Justin, we need a picture to see what's going on.
I can tell you, the shower bases almost always have to have the wall material come down to the top of the base and then the finishing material (tiles or acrylic wall) comes down to inside lip and gets caulked.
It doesn't make sense to tile the wall and then install the base. It will be too difficult to get a good seal at that joint.
To be honest, I'd rather install tile than the acrylic wall. I have done a few and they are always a headache to install. Make sure you use the proper adhesive for shower walls.
Will try to give you more information if you can post a picture or 2.
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