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Old 03-05-2006, 03:55 PM   #1
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I have a new question...this time about tiling my entryway. It's a small area, so I put the bathroom project on hold for the weekend (again).

I have the cementboard in place, but I don't know what to do with the tile at the door. Will I need to lift up the edging (not sure what it's called) and put the tile underneath it? If I don't, the tile will not match up with the ones right next it in the same row (next to the door), know what I mean? I just want to make sure that I don't totally mess this up. I included some pictures.

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For one thing, if that piece of trim stays, hammer it straight and tile up to it, leaving a 1/8" gap and caulk it, no grout there.

As for them lining up, if you start with full tiles on that wall, you cut the ones that go into this doorway trim, so they do line up.

If you can get them under there, that's fine too, don't know how that trim is applied and if it can be removed or not.

Oh and don't forget to sponge that Hardie board before applying the thinset and tile.

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It looks like that threshold is the type with the central rubber piece. If so, you can lever the rubber out with a screwdriver and underneath you will find screws fastening the aluminum to the floor.
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From what it sounds like, the rubber/metal part is the threshold, correct? Could I just remove the one that is there and put in a new one once the tiling is done? (Eventually I will get a new entry door, but I have to tell myself, "one thing at a time, lady!")

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"Could I just remove the one that is there and put in a new one once the tiling is done?"

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Next question...!

Working on tiling the landing still (I am really slow): When I lay the tile, it will be higher than what was there before because of the backerboard. Now it doesn't match up with the wood piece at the top of the stairs. I have included a picture of what the area looks like so you can see that there's carpet and such.

I don't imagine a new wood piece (what ARE they called?) would be any higher, and I am not sure what would happen with the carpet if I removed the piece of wood.

How do I deal with this transition? :o

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Only thing that comes to mind is making your own transition strip by getting material of choice and run it through the table saw so you get proper height then stain and install. Might even entail glueing/pinning a couple 1x's together then ripping to proper thickness to make it come out like you've never done anything...nother project where creativity will be your guide.

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