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Old 03-03-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
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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??

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:46 AM   #2
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Something like this?
http://www.mdteam.com/products.php?category=789

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Old 03-03-2009, 11:38 AM   #3
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Or the rabbit idea sounds interesting.
Sometimes there isn't a molding to fit every situation.
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I get the feeling I am going to have to "manufacture" a moulding for this application
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Can you grind down the metal lip?
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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.
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Is there a height difference between the tile and the hardwood?
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It sounds as though the SCHLUTER piece used is too tall?
http://www.schluter.com/137.aspx
Did you make sure your underlayment was properly sized for the thickness of tile?

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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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