Gap between tile and shower doors


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Because our old shower doors were broken, we purchased new ones and had someone take out the old ones and install the new ones.

After installation we realised that the tile ‘backsplash’ of the shower had been put in after the shower doors. (I.e they installed the tiles only inside the confines of the shower, not on the whole wall.)

We now have a gap between the new shower doors and the tiles that are present. The gap is about 1,5cm or 0,59inches wide, deeper on one side than the other.

An amateur handy man came and told us to get tiles that are 1cm/0.39inches wide and that he could fill up the gap with that, but that seems unlikely to us. We were also told concrete is too porous and would probably still let water go through. Filling the whole gap with silicone seems like A LOT of silicone.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how best to fill that gap? We currently can’t use the shower as the floor below is an old wood one and we’ve been in this situation for a few weeks. (Luckily there’s another show but with 4 people in the house, it’s a puzzle.) Thanks in advance!
 
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Hi and welcome


Get some white PVC trim, double glazing suppliers use a lot of it in all different sizes. Get the nearest size to fit the gap and glue it in. You might be lucky and find exactly the right size. Then fill any tiny gap that's left between either the tiles or the shower frame with silicone.
 
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