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Old 10-08-2009, 12:23 AM   #1
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T-molding - surfaces aren't quite level

OK- new problem. I need to transition from my new wood floor to the tile floor in the bathroom. Only 28". The tile floor is barely higher than the wood (I'd say ~1/8"), so I knew the t-molding would be slightly angled, but so little that I didn't think it would be a problem. However, now that I've cut the t-molding, and tested it out, I see that the tile floor has a slight slope. So, the t-molding would be fine on one side, but would have a gap on the other (again, about 1/8").

So, here's my dilemma. Is there something I could use to "level" the slope (similar to a shim)? Or would it be better to use threshold instead of t-molding. The only problems are that the edge of the tile will look rough, and I'm not sure I have quite enough threshold (although I probably would have just barely enough). I'd really rather use the t-molding, since the edge of the tile is really not pretty, but I'll defer to the experts if you tell me it wouldn't work well.


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Old 10-10-2009, 12:58 AM   #2
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Wow- I can't believe I stumped you guys

Well, here's what I've decided to do, I think I'll build up the side of the tile that's lower with some caulk or something to make the tile floor level, then lay the t-molding as normal. If anyone disagrees with me, let me know

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Old 10-10-2009, 11:19 AM   #3
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Plane the bottom part of the "T" so you can install it at a slight angle to match both sides.

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