Maax Madono Clear 25-27-in x 67-in Chrome Shower Door is rated
Rated 5 out of
nice looking - but some holes don't line up
As others have said, the assembly instructions could be better. It takes a bit of thinking to assemble correctly. The worst part was that the holes in the pivot bracket did NOT line up with the corresponding holes in the pivot wall channel. You can't re-drill the hole in the pivot wall channel as it is a threaded hole (unless you have a very small hole threader). You end up enlarging the hole in the pivot bracket. This action messes with the chrome surface and will likely rust down the road. Also, there are parts never mentioned and are left over at the end. Makes you wonder if you did something wrong. Most likely, the parts kit is for several different doors, which require different screws and bolts.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 4 out of
Why isn't wider widths available?
Happy with the product and price, but I wanted a door two inches wider. I bought this door, expecting to fill in the opening to make it fit. In reading the instructions there are three additional widths available from MAAX, the manufacturer. Really bummed out that Lowe's doesn't offer it as it is a special order anyway. The price and quality are good. The other wider doors Lowe's offer are much more expensive. Frustrated.
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 5 out of
Perfect for small opening
Nice product. Well made and very easy to adjust. The only problem were the directions. They were poorly written and some of the illustrations had printing problems which made them almost impossible to read.
Having said that, I think the actual product is outstanding. Delivery to the local Lowes store was much faster than expected.
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 1 out of
The mounting braket is defective
Purchased this door, March '16. The door fell off the mounting bracket, broke! Only had this for 10 months. This requires a redesign. Very inconvenient. Now with a door and trying to obtain warranty information to replace this door or the mechanism.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 3 out of
Warning; some issues with this door and install
It's a good door, but there are some issues with installing it. I installed mine in a tiled shower.
First, the instructions are extremely poor. They do not give you any idea about the orientation of the door. The poor drawings will not illustrate where to install or what direction to install the door hinge frames, so you are left to guess. By the way, this door only opens out, since installing it with the door opening in will prevent drainage back into the shower. Wouldn't it be nice if the door opened into the shower so it doesn't drip all over the floor? But no. The instructions don't even mention that, nor do they mention how to orient the hinge frames. They also don't detail the direction of seals, so you're left to guess. If you do get this door, lay everything out on the floor if you possibly can to try to determine which way it swings from what side and in what direction to install the hinge frames, since you will be drilling holes and if you guess wrong, you've got some extra holes in your tile or frame that you can't use! The second critical issue is that the "panel" is a narrow little pane of glass that takes up the gap of the swinging door, and it's "sealed" to the shower opening wall by a very poor little strip of black foam weatherstrip, with adhesive on it. When you peel the backing, the adhesive and foam tears up, and it's useless. I stripped mine completely off, soaked it in lacquer thinner, and cleaned it thoroughly, so that I could use actual, permanent 30 year silicone rubber to make this seal. Really, black foam weatherstrip? Really? On the good side, it seems like a fair door, but it would have been nicer if the rough surface could face out since hard water will eventually leave it stained and hard to clean. For the price, this could have been designed so much better...
Date published: 2016-01-01