Transition From Tile To Laminate Without T-bar - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-07-2014, 08:48 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Transition from tile to laminate without t-bar


Hello,

I am planning on replacing this ugly click cork flooring in my kitchen with ceramic tile. I have recently re-done my main floor with linage flooring.

The two floors will have the same height so my question is what can I use for a transition other than a t-bar?

I used the t-bar for the transition to the bathroom and I don't mind it too much there because there is a door, my kitchen has two wide openings and I don't like the look of the t-bar for that application.

Some thoughts I had are below, wondering if anyone has done it another way and could let me know the results over time:

- use a metal edge piece that is usually used when you tile a wall?

- use a 2" or 3" tile strip in between tile an laminate, but how would leave the space where the tile meets the laminate?

Attachment 82305Transition from tile to laminate without t-bar-imageuploadedbytapatalk1394200066.696957.jpgTransition from tile to laminate without t-bar-imageuploadedbytapatalk1394200076.866580.jpgTransition from tile to laminate without t-bar-imageuploadedbytapatalk1394200084.275157.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Advertisement

projectpete19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 09:22 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,798
Rewards Points: 712
Default

Transition from tile to laminate without t-bar


Laminate needs room for expansion and contraction, if not it's going to buckle or pull apart. One of those metal strips will hold it down to tight.
Sure looks like you did not leave any room where it meets that wall.

Advertisement

__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 09:28 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Transition from tile to laminate without t-bar


It doesn't show well in the pic but there is between 1/8" - 1/4" space.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
projectpete19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 12:55 PM   #4
Pro Flooring Installer
 
rusty baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 4,025
Rewards Points: 2,320
Default

Transition from tile to laminate without t-bar


Picture ads cover too much of your post for me to read it.
__________________
The ads in my post are there without my permission. I do not endorse any of the products.
Semi-Retired Installer
Installing since 1973
rusty baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 01:13 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Transition from tile to laminate without t-bar


hi rusty,

the gist of the post is that i have a<br>
transition from laminate to ceramic<br>
tile that i will be putting in and i <br>
dont want to use a t-bar for <br>
aesthetic purposes and i dont want<br>
anything raised. i was looking<br>
for suggestions for other options<br>
for transitions.<br>

hope you can read this one
projectpete19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 09:48 AM   #6
Doer of Many Things
 
poppameth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Staunton, VA
Posts: 1,181
Rewards Points: 530
Default

Transition from tile to laminate without t-bar


Are you sure they will be the same height? In the photos it looks like you have a plywood subfloor. You need to add an uncoupling membrane like Ditra to this before tiling. That adds an 1/8 of an inch. You also have the thinset to consider. Putting Ditra down with a loose mix and the tile on top with a heavier mix will probably add at least 3/16. A lot of tile now is anywhere from 1/4 to 3/8 thickness. Unless you are planning to make a big mistake by setting tile directly to the plywood then I think your ceramic is going to come out higher than you think. Which might be a good thing. Schluter makes a few different offset reducers in various metal finishes that may work just fine for your application. The Reno-V for example is meant for tile to carpet transition. It has a moveable leg on one side that adjusts to the carpet or in your case the laminate height that abuts the tile. If it does come out exactly even you could use the Reno-T. This is still a T-molding but at least it's metal and comes in a couple different finishes.
__________________
Darkling Designs

Last edited by poppameth; 03-08-2014 at 09:51 AM.
poppameth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 11:27 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Transition from tile to laminate without t-bar


Thanks poppameth, I was planning on using wire mesh and thunder the same way my bathroom was done about 6 years ago (I did not lay the tile in the bathroom but I can see where the floor vent is they used wire). The laminate is perfectly even with that.

My subfloor is the original 1x3 strips with a 1/2" plywood on top of that.

The photo I have included is my subfloor under the linage but it is the same in the kitchen

Transition from tile to laminate without t-bar-imageuploadedbytapatalk1394296029.621592.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
projectpete19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 01:06 PM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Transition from tile to laminate without t-bar


Also since I already have a pretty sturdy subfloor if wire mesh and thinset isn't advisable is this fiberock sufficient?
Transition from tile to laminate without t-bar-imageuploadedbytapatalk1394302007.781703.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
projectpete19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 10:17 AM   #9
Doer of Many Things
 
poppameth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Staunton, VA
Posts: 1,181
Rewards Points: 530
Default

Transition from tile to laminate without t-bar


You can use the fiberock. It's cheaper. The ditra is a better system and easier to work with.

Advertisement

__________________
Darkling Designs
poppameth is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wall tile to baseboard transition? wraiththe Remodeling 11 01-10-2012 08:29 PM
Tile to Hardwood Transition politronics Flooring 7 11-29-2011 05:55 PM
Tile Height versus Laminate doedoe Flooring 2 07-30-2011 01:02 PM
Do I need waterproof barrier OVER tile in basement before laminate? Mary T Flooring 1 06-19-2011 11:51 AM
Transition from hardwood to ceramic tile. tmbrink Flooring 1 03-09-2009 01:04 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts