Shower controls centered with drain or with wall?

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  1. cjldad

    cjldad New Member

    Nov 11, 2010
    Richmond, Va
    So I'm redoing a shower and have got my durock up and when I look at it, the control valve and shower head look out of place. They are centered with the linear drain, which will be the center of the curb to the wall. I'm wondering if I should center with where the shower door will land on the curb instead?

    I know I can just make it whatever I want, but what's the general practice?


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  2. dj2

    dj2 In the Trades

    Aug 13, 2013
    Most plumbers will align the valve with the drain. But like you mentioned, it's your choice.
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  4. Tiger Mountain Tile Inc

    Tiger Mountain Tile Inc DIYTileGuy

    Jul 12, 2012
    Bathroom remodeling specialist
    Issaquah, WA
  5. Tuttles Revenge

    Tuttles Revenge In the Trades

    Oct 15, 2014
    It totally depends on how your tile grout lines will appear, what type of shower door, the threshold and a bunch of other factors. Do what will look best or what will catch your eye.. or not catch your eye and draw attention where you don't want it. Whatever the plan, make sure its done level and plumb as tile will most certainly be installed level and plumb.
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