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Old 04-21-2011, 08:22 AM   #1
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Can someone offer ideas, please? I am installing a ceramic floor over an existing floor separated by Ditra. The floor extends to my back door. The new ceramic will raise the height by 3/8 or so, and I'm trying to figure out how to transition this height difference when I arrive at the rear door threshold. Any ideas, anyone?
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How about a picture?

Is there actually a threshold there now? If so why is this a problem?
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How about a picture?

Is there actually a threshold there now? If so why is this a problem?
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The existing threshold in a half round type frost king. If I leave that in place, by the time I lay the Ditra and then the ceramic tile, the height is higher than the threshold.
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OK gotcha!

Now...is the threshold removable? AND, is it taller than the tile will be at some point?

I'm asking because if it is removable you can determine where it would meet the top of the tile and have it cut at that elevation. If it is an aluminum threshold once it is cut and re-installed it can be filled with foam in the underside to keep it firm and the joint where it meets the tile can be caulked.

If it is a wood threshold, it's no big deal.

The key here is "removable".
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A picture would be really good.
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I guess I should ask if this is an interior door with a threshold (for some reason) or an exterior door?
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I guess I should ask if this is an interior door with a threshold (for some reason) or an exterior door?
It is an exterior, back door.
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OK gotcha!

Now...is the threshold removable? AND, is it taller than the tile will be at some point?

I'm asking because if it is removable you can determine where it would meet the top of the tile and have it cut at that elevation. If it is an aluminum threshold once it is cut and re-installed it can be filled with foam in the underside to keep it firm and the joint where it meets the tile can be caulked.

If it is a wood threshold, it's no big deal.

The key here is "removable".
Yes, it is removable, but it is below the level of the tile by a good 3/8 inch. In fact, I'll need to trim the bottom of the door as well.
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Sometimes the entire door unit can also be raised assuming the threshold is attached to the unit.

Raising a door isn't always a big deal.

Something to investigate and think about.
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Sometimes the entire door unit can also be raised assuming the threshold is attached to the unit.

Raising a door isn't always a big deal.

Something to investigate and think about.
That's not an option, Bud.
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Okay. Why not?

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