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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-16-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 19
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Where tile meets carpet


My wife and I are installing carpet and tile where hardwood once was. It is on a concrete slab addition. We had planned on installing carpet over the hardwood - no problem.

We now would like to place tile in a 4' x 8' area in front of the patio door for obvious reasons.

Given the entire room is currently hardwood, what is the best way to handle the tile?

I know that I need to remove the hardwood in the area where the tile will go, but at what elevation should I strive to get the final tile? Level with the hardwood (which will be covered with carpet. Or just above the hardwood so that the tack strip height and tile height line up?

In a new construction scenario how is the transition from tile to carpet handled with respect to elevation???

Please advise! Sorry to ramble.

FirstAndTen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 10:44 PM   #2
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,243
Rewards Points: 2,136
Default

Where tile meets carpet


In new construction if it is a spec house the builder usually doesn't give a damn and the tile goes directly on the concrete making the carpet higher than the tile.

With contract builds these elevation issues are usually discussed with the home owner. There are many variables.

There is a product named Schluter DITRA. DITRA is basically an isolation product that separates the concrete from the tile installation and allows the concrete and tile to move at different rates without issue. DITRA comes in two thicknesses: 1/8" and 5/16".

Most regular tile is about 5/16" or thicker so it depends on what tile you choose but the 5/16" DITRA should work in your case.

Schluter also makes a metal tile edging for use when transitioning between tile and other floor coverings. The tile edging must be installed when installing the tile.

__________________
XXX
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2011, 06:20 AM   #3
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,860
Rewards Points: 2,368
Default

Where tile meets carpet


Before you make any decision--check the clearance at the patio door---If hardwood has already been installed,You may not have the option of raising the tile to more closely match the carpet height--

---Mike----
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
carpet center of a room with a tile border? cindyb861 Flooring 18 01-09-2011 09:46 PM
can you put ceramic tile over old indoor/outdoor carpet mikeb62 Flooring 8 08-27-2010 12:01 AM
Joining carpet and ceramic tile rooms TedT Flooring 10 05-21-2008 08:25 PM
Underlayment height for tile / carpet.... scheenstra Flooring 2 04-23-2008 12:12 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.