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sannitig 01-28-2013 02:51 PM

What to put between the wood and tile?
 
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Hey Guys,

I forgot to add a metal edge when tiling so now there is no straight egde...

What would you place between the wood transition piece and the tiles here?

Caulk (dap alex plus), silicone, buy some pre-made grout?? I feel that dirt and dust will get caught if I put nothing...

I'm going to secure it using silicone instead of the nails provided as I don't have to fill the nail holes and stain them.

47_47 01-28-2013 03:14 PM

I'd put in a matching color caulk.

joecaption 01-28-2013 03:59 PM

Prestain and seal it before installing, use this to glue in place.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/12/...n-Adhesive.htm
Use caulking at the seam.

pwgsx 01-28-2013 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1104230)
Prestain and seal it before installing, use this to glue in place.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/12/...n-Adhesive.htm
Use caulking at the seam.


Yepp what he said ^^^^

joecaption 01-28-2013 05:19 PM

Should be able to get caulking the same color as the grout.
Look in the tile area not the painting area.

sannitig 01-29-2013 04:14 PM

Awesome thanks!!!

I was going to PL but that is crazy permanent...that's why I was thinking of silicone in case I want/need to take it up in the future. You guys think Silicone won't hold?

DannyT 01-29-2013 04:30 PM

color matched caulk and finish nails for the strip and use a putty stick for the holes.

princelake 01-29-2013 06:17 PM

get flexible grout the same color

oh'mike 01-29-2013 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by sannitig (Post 1105052)
Awesome thanks!!!

I was going to PL but that is crazy permanent...that's why I was thinking of silicone in case I want/need to take it up in the future. You guys think Silicone won't hold?

Silicone will hold that quite nicely if you wish to use it----

Maintenance 6 01-30-2013 08:05 AM

And don't get it on your socks. You'll track it onto your new flooring. :laughing:

NewHomeDIYGuy 01-30-2013 01:10 PM

If it's just a piece of T molding I'd just use clear silicone. I wouldn't worry about dirty and crud really getting stuck underneath. I did pretty much the exact same thing and just use silicone to attach my strip of T molding and it holds fine. Personally I don't like caulking the edge of the T molding because it's not as clean a look imo, unless you have a big gap you're trying to hide.

sannitig 02-01-2013 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by princelake (Post 1105129)
get flexible grout the same color

Flexible grout exists?

sannitig 02-01-2013 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by NewHomeDIYGuy (Post 1105692)
If it's just a piece of T molding I'd just use clear silicone. I wouldn't worry about dirty and crud really getting stuck underneath. I did pretty much the exact same thing and just use silicone to attach my strip of T molding and it holds fine. Personally I don't like caulking the edge of the T molding because it's not as clean a look imo, unless you have a big gap you're trying to hide.

Excellent.

When you say gap, do you mean the gap between the molding and floor? because this is't a T molding, it's more of a wedge (reducer). Eitherway the only gap I have is along the "not so straight edge" of the tile.

I wish I told my tiler to place a finished metal edge there. :(

NewHomeDIYGuy 02-01-2013 12:22 PM

Ah ic.. Hard to tell by the picture it looked like the tile and HW floors are on the same height plane. Honestly it all comes down to aesthetics and what looks best imo. I laboured over worrying about the transition and it really wasn't a big deal after I did it. It's really hard to tell how big the gap is in between the tile/transition.. Is it sitting flush or is it not flat? If the transition isn't sitting flat then you'd need to cut the back of it w/ a table saw and very carefully rip it down slightly. If the transition sits very loosely in its spot you might need a couple nails as others suggested, but you could always try just siliconing it down in place and see how it looks. If the gap by the tile is too large caulk it afterwards. I've learned that basically you do whatever you gotta do to make it fit/look nice.

Edit: Looking at the pictures again if you caulk the transition/tile gap, I'm sure it'll look fine as long as you color match the caulk to the grout you have. Whether you need/want to caulk that gap is personal preference.

Also as others said.. if you want to stain it.. make sure you do it BEFORE installing the transition piece.

sannitig 02-01-2013 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by NewHomeDIYGuy (Post 1107175)
Ah ic.. Hard to tell by the picture it looked like the tile and HW floors are on the same height plane. Honestly it all comes down to aesthetics and what looks best imo. I laboured over worrying about the transition and it really wasn't a big deal after I did it. It's really hard to tell how big the gap is in between the tile/transition.. Is it sitting flush or is it not flat? If the transition isn't sitting flat then you'd need to cut the back of it w/ a table saw and very carefully rip it down slightly. If the transition sits very loosely in its spot you might need a couple nails as others suggested, but you could always try just siliconing it down in place and see how it looks. If the gap by the tile is too large caulk it afterwards. I've learned that basically you do whatever you gotta do to make it fit/look nice.

It is flush now...after planing and sanding for like 2 hours...I didn't have a table saw.

I'm just going to silicone...put some dumbbells on it and leave it for 2 days. It's now stained and urethaned so I don't want to put any nails in it now, i assume.

I am going to look for flexible grout or matching caulk (whichever is cheaper)

Thanks for the help everyone.


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