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navychief39 03-03-2009 10:20 AM

hardwood to tile transition
I am trying to transition from Brazilian Cherry to ceramic tile. The problem is that the tile along the leading edge has a metal transition lip that extends from under the tile to about 1/4 inch above it so a common transition piece will not work unless I cut a rabbit in the back of a "T" transition piece. Any ideas??

jerryh3 03-03-2009 10:46 AM

Something like this?

Floorwizard 03-03-2009 12:38 PM

Or the rabbit idea sounds interesting.
Sometimes there isn't a molding to fit every situation.

navychief39 03-03-2009 02:02 PM

I get the feeling I am going to have to "manufacture" a moulding for this application

jerryh3 03-03-2009 03:20 PM

Can you grind down the metal lip?

Floorwizard 03-03-2009 06:40 PM

You could, because if you ding up the tile, then it should get covered up by the t-mold anyway.
However in the future if you remove the wood (for some odd reason) you will still have the nice schluter metal edge just in case if you don't touch it.

jerryh3 03-03-2009 07:00 PM

Is there a height difference between the tile and the hardwood?

SDC 03-03-2009 07:09 PM

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It sounds as though the SCHLUTER piece used is too tall?
Did you make sure your underlayment was properly sized for the thickness of tile?

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navychief39 03-04-2009 07:32 AM

The tile was pre-existing and the hardwood floor went down over a slab. The issue is that the Schluter does not run perfectly straight along the edge of the tile, it has a nice snaking affect making butting a piece of flooring up to it almost impossible

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