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Old 07-18-2007, 09:32 AM   #1
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I have laid 20" porcelain tile and it butts up to berber carpet in the hallway. When we pulled the carpet up to lay the tile we left the carpet in hallway but it tore at a seam so it doesn't quite reach to the new tile. The berber is about a good 1/2 to 3/4 inch higher than the tile. There is a gap of about 2 inches between the tile and where the carpet tore. I do not know what kind of threshold or fix is needed to pretty this up. Everything is on top of concrete. I am not in a position to lay new carpet, maybe in a couple of years. Any idea would be appreciated.

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I have laid 20" porcelain tile and it butts up to berber carpet in the hallway. When we pulled the carpet up to lay the tile we left the carpet in hallway but it tore at a seam so it doesn't quite reach to the new tile. The berber is about a good 1/2 to 3/4 inch higher than the tile. There is a gap of about 2 inches between the tile and where the carpet tore. I do not know what kind of threshold or fix is needed to pretty this up. Everything is on top of concrete. I am not in a position to lay new carpet, maybe in a couple of years. Any idea would be appreciated.
I could sit here and try to explain the type of "Transition Strip or Molding" that you may need, but, it is pretty hard to be able to help you understand that over the internet.

Your best bet is to go to a FLOORING supply store. One that sells tile and flooring. (If you can take some pics of the area, and bring them, even better)
Go there and explain to them what you want to do. They should be able to "hook you up" with several different transition molding strips to pick from - which may be just what you need...

Good Luck...

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I will do that, but I live in a somewhat small town and choice of flooring stores is limited. If I can, I will post a picture. Any other ideas?
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Been busy putting down more tile, but here is a picture of the problem threshold. The gap is quite wide and I tried to get a measurement. The carpet sits up a 1/2 inch higher than the tile. Any suggestions?
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I think a marble threshold would look nice.
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Agreed. A marble threshold isn't that expensive and would fill that gap nicely.
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I don't know much about marble thresholds. Do you have to custom order them? Will the height differential be OK?
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You can custom order them from a flooring store that specializes in tile, or you can buy a piece of marble threshold at H. Depot (they come in various lengths and widths)and cut it to length with a wet tile saw. They might even cut it for you. Then you just thinset it down to the concrete floor with a white thinset mortar. You will need a piece of carpet gripper to keep the carpet edge in place. This is hammered down with concrete nails into the floor. For a nice clean look, a grout line between the tile and the marble would be needed. All in all a pretty straight forward job for a pro, but a little challenging for a DIY. Definetely doable though.
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Got a home depot and got a wet saw. So does the marble threshold butt up against the carpet after I get the carpet gripped down or does it sit on top of the carpet. Do I roll the carpet under to make an edge and then butt the marble up next to it. I have grout and thinset left over so I am good to go. Just not sure of how to place it. Any pictures of a similar placement anyone?
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I would just make sure to get a nice straight edge on the carpet and but it up to the marble. It would be nice if you could kick the carpet tight (with a kicker) at the threshold. Here's a picture of my bathroom that was done in '95
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