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Kennjan2012 09-30-2012 10:45 AM

Floor tile under door jam?
 
Our contractor did not seem to leave enough space underneath the do
Sill to put floor tiles and a subfloor. . He wants to butt tiles up to it but I think it is not a good idea to have a grout seam at the doorway. Is there a right or wrong way?

JetSwet 09-30-2012 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kennjan2012
Our contractor did not seem to leave enough space underneath the do
Sill to put floor tiles and a subfloor. . He wants to butt tiles up to it but I think it is not a good idea to have a grout seam at the doorway. Is there a right or wrong way?

Can you post picture?

joecaption 09-30-2012 03:08 PM

Tile always goes up to it not under it. And caulking is used, never grout anytime tile meets a differant material or makes a turn, (inside corner, outside corner) you use caulking.

cleveman 09-30-2012 08:46 PM

I wouldn't mind setting a door on tilebacker, especially if it were some waterproof tilebacker. Then tile up to it, and caulk the joint.

oh'mike 09-30-2012 08:56 PM

Door jambs are 'under cut' using a 'jamb saw' or 'Under cutting' saw----

Tile goes under the door jambs----often the toe kick (riser) on a stair case is under cut----

The idea is to create the appearance of the floor under every thing -----Is this what you are talking about?

Installers without real flooring experience often 'tile in' the jambs---looks amateur and the wood will move--cracking that grout joint---

Then you have ugly,amateur work.

JetSwet 09-30-2012 09:10 PM

If there is a door saddle then the tile can meet at the door casing then trim molding will hide the cut end but if there is no door saddle then yes tile should be under the casing.

oh'mike 09-30-2012 09:13 PM

Let's hope the OP comes back an gives us more information---

JetSwet 09-30-2012 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike
Let's hope the OP comes back an gives us more information---

Yeah like a pic that I asked from the start lol

zakany 10-01-2012 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Kennjan2012 (Post 1020443)
Is there a right or wrong way?

I'm no expert, but I think you already know the answer to your question. The right way would be to undercut the jamb and install tile under it. The wrong way would be what your contractor wants to do, instead.

What joecaption said wasn't wrong, though, either. If you encounter something that can't be undercut you can use a caulk that is color matched to your grout.

If that joint gets hidden under trim, like JetSwet said, it doesn't matter.


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