The MUST-HAVE Shower Storage Fixture that Might Surprise You

by | Jan 25, 2018 | Bathroom fixtures, Shower Niche

Is a Shower niche a fixture?

Not normally, but Redblock has created one that will surprise you

When most people are looking forward to picking new fixtures for their upcoming shower remodel, they usually don’t consider the shower niche, but why not? It’s probably because up to now, there hasn’t been any pre-manufactured shower storage fixtures available that are as functional and beautiful as a custom built tiled shower niche. Up to now, there also has never been a “no-risk” shower storage option that eliminates the risk of leaks in the shower wall (tiled niche) and damage to the ceiling and shower deck (standing shower caddy). You might be surprised to find out that there is an exciting new shower storage fixture option that eliminates these risks, solves all your storage problems, and looks beautiful and stylish as well. The Redblock shower niche is the perfect new shower storage fixture solution. Below, you can appreciate some of the elements of impeccable design and engineering that were incorporated into the Redblock Shower Niche.

M-BLOCK™ WATERPROOFING FLANGE

The integrated M-Block Waterproofing Flange of the Redblock Shower Niche allows this shower storage fixture to be easily and safely installed into any shower surround. Only a couple of horizontal supports need to be inserted between the studs to provide solid backing for the flange. (see installation video or installation instruction sheet). The flange is a full 1″ wide (2.5cm) which allows plenty of room to attach the mounting screws (through 8 pre-drilled holes). This width also allows enough room to securely apply any and all waterproofing membrane systems (sheet or liquid). This means that even before the tiles are installed, the shower wall containing this shower fixture will be entirely waterproof.

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INTEGRATED SS TILE BORDER FLANGE

The Redblock niche’s integrated Tile Border Flange is the stainless steel rim that extends out from the wall surface and borders the wall tiles that surround the fixture. This flange is totally unique compared with most other manufactured and tiled niche products because it is integrated into a single seamless and waterproof unibody structure. With other tiled niche products, the tiling contractor must install a separate finished tile border piece to cover the cut edge of the tiles around the perimeter of the niche opening. This border piece is often installed poorly, due to the complex miter cuts involved and the significant skill required. If this piece is installed incorrectly, it will significantly reduce the attractiveness of the entire niche install. The Tile Border Flange is also designed with the correct depth, to properly accommodate the membrane and tile that will be installed over it. The Tile Border Flange is also 1/2″ wide, creating a bold and attractive stainless steel transition between the surface of the wall tile, and the interior of this beautiful shower storage fixture.

AMPLE & EFFICIENT STORAGE

SHELF STORAGE:

The Redblock shower niche provides ample storage in it’s upper and lower sections. The slotted upper shelf of this shower storage fixture has a huge 4″x 10″ surface area, with a full 3 1/4″ of height (clearance above the top shelf). This is enough area for all your smaller shower/ bathing items, or items that you want to dry between bathing or showering. These items can include soaps, razors, washcloths, puffs, or any kind of cleansing agent that requires a small container. If you are a washcloth user, there is a handy hanger bar integrated into the front of the shelf. If you prefer to use a sponge or puff, they can rest on the ventilated top shelf or hang from the front bar as well. Either way, this beautiful shower storage fixture has enough room for all your stuff.

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BOTTLE STORAGE:

Bottle and tub storage is provided by the lower shelf of this shower storage fixture. The lower shelf has the same area as the top shelf, but also has a full 10 1/2 inches of vertical space. This allows you to store several shampoo/ conditioner/ body wash bottles, and even stack several small tubs. The large vertical space is even high enough for many above average height bottles (Be aware that some of the larger pump bottles may not fit).

SLOTTED UPPER SHELF

In addition to it’s large storage capacity, the Redblock shower niche is the only shower storage fixture with a slotted upper shelf. This shelf is made from super rigid 2.5mm sheet stainless steel, which gives it unprecedented strength and rigidity. There is nothing in the bathroom fixture industries that compares. It is beautifully and seamlessly welded into the outer frame at two 3/8″ attachment points on each side of the shelf. Between these points is a 2 1/4″ wide opening designed to promote air flow around the shelf. There is also a 1/2″ wide gap behind the shelf and several large slots, all designed to promote air flow and allow water to easily drain away. This allows the items stored on the upper shelf to avoid getting water logged and also allows them to dry promptly after showering.

SOLID WATERPROOF STRUCTURE

To say that the Redblock stainless steel shower niche is a solid shower storage fixture is an understatement to be sure. It has a solid, one-piece unibody design, constructed from 1.03mm, T304 stainless steel sheets, carefully bent and welded by skilled craftsmen. This unique construction makes this shower fixture entirely waterproof. This shower storage fixture contains no moving parts to wear out, or get lost. There are also no shelf mounting holes or other weak points to compromise the structural integrity of our niche. It’s solid structure will withstand decades of regular use and abuse imposed on it within any bath or shower.

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EASY INSTALLATION

The Redblock shower niche is a one piece shower storage fixture, making it much easier to install than any conventional tiled storage niche. When the studs are exposed during your shower remodel, you simply choose a position for your niche and attach a horizontal framing piece above and below this position. After you attach your tile backer board to the shower wall, you cut your niche hole and screw it in. Done! You then proceed with the membrane application as you would in any other shower installation (making sure to properly attach the membrane to the M-Block flange). In contrast, even the simplest of tiled shower niche installations involve numerous steps, many of them requiring a high skill level and as such, highly susceptible to human error. Errors in the installation of a tiled niche can cause leaks and mold growth in the shower wall as well as structural damage to your home.

COMPLIMENTS ANY DESIGN

The Redblock shower niche is a shower storage fixture that can compliment almost any bathroom or shower design. It has a lightly brushed stainless steel finish that is compatible with almost any fixture finish. It looks great with the standard chrome finishes and matches almost perfectly with most brushed nickel shower trims and tub spouts. It’s brilliant grey finish also provides a very attractive compliment to a matte black finish which is currently very popular on fixture trims and shower doors.

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SUMMARY

The Redblock shower niche is a shower storage fixture with a few new surprises when compared to the boring shower storage alternatives of the past. Here is a summary of it’s benefits:

 

M-BLOCK™ WATERPROOFING FLANGE

INTEGRATED SS TILE BORDER FLANGE

AMPLE & EFFICIENT STORAGE

SLOTTED UPPER SHELF

SOLID WATERPROOF STRUCTURE

EASY INSTALLATION

COMPLIMENTS ANY DESIGN

 

The Redblock shower niche is a premium shower storage fixture designed and engineered for the homeowner that appreciates quality & craftsmanship in the products they buy for their bathroom. A superior alternative to the standard tiled shower niche and the dreaded shower caddy. A no-compromise shower fixture created to provide an exceptional compliment to almost any bathroom style and almost any fixture finish. From design, to construction, to finishing, the Redblock shower niche was built with the goal of creating a one of a kind product of the highest quality. Consider the Redblock shower niche as your next shower storage fixture.

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