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Old 06-26-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to install floor tile in my bathroom. I used self-leveler on the floor. I did this before I cut out the bottom plate for the doorway, so I could use the bottom plate as a dam. However, now there is about a 1/4" drop from the bathroom floor to the existing floor.

Should I run the tile to the point under the door so under the closed door is tile? How do I make up for that drop--thinset OK for that small area? Or should I title to where the self-leveler ends and use a threshold for under the door?

btw, the door is not installed yet, so I can cut the jambs as needed.

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Sorry for the horrible explanation. Haha. I'm not at home right now and don't have a picture, but I drew a picture to help visualize the issue. I can take a picture this evening. Thanks.
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By your description it doesn't sound like bull nose tiles (my first thought) will work, so a threshold is probably going to be needed.


I assume that 1/4" height difference is before you lay the tile?
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By your description it doesn't sound like bull nose tiles (my first thought) will work, so a threshold is probably going to be needed.


I assume that 1/4" height difference is before you lay the tile?
Yes, the 1/4" height difference is before I lay the tile. How do I secure a threshold to the concrete floor?--construction adhesive? I would like to use wood, but since this is a basement, maybe I shouldn't use wood directly on the concrete....
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What is going to be on the floor outside the bathroom?
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What is going to be on the floor outside the bathroom?
Right now it is going to remain concrete for the foreseeable future, eventually in the distant future I would like to do tile (it is a basement).
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Here are the pictures to give a better idea of my issue. I'm guessing some type of threshold will be best, but I'm not sure what kind to get and how to secure it to the floor.

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I would tile to the edge of your floor leveler and attach a threshold using Tapcons counter sunk and finished with plugs.
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I would tile to the edge of your floor leveler and attach a threshold using Tapcons counter sunk and finished with plugs.
Yes, that is what I was thinking about doing. Thanks
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