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Old 07-02-2014, 05:59 PM   #1
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I am almost to the floor portion of my bathroom reno (many thanks to this forum, will post pictures) and i need to decide what to do with the edge of my tile in my doorway. I am using ditra xl because i have a bit of a height issue to deal with as far as the toilet flange goes so i am worried that the metal edge i had bought will not work now. Are these peices meant to be set in the mortar under the ditra, or above it? If under it, do they make one tall enough to cover the 5/16 + 1/4 tile? If it is installed only under the tile, wont the orange from the ditra show underneath? Especially being the thicker xl.... we are going to ut carpet in the hallway so that will hide

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*it for now, but i need to be prepared for down the road when carpet is eventuallly ripped out. Would a bead of caulk look right to cover the exposed orange?

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Old 07-02-2014, 10:28 PM   #3
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The metal "L" edging is for the tile, not what's under it.

If the Ditra XL shows, you can install a shoe molding until new carpeting is installed and shimmed as necessary. Got a pic of the threshold situation?

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Need to get some pics up....the plywood that i am putt ok ng ditra ontop of is at the same height as the hardwood floor, so yeah im sure the orange will show
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Wouldnt most shoe molding be taller than the metal edging?
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the plywood that i am (putting) ditra (xl) on top of is at the same height as the hardwood floor, so yeah im sure the orange will show
If that's true then the difference is the thickness of Ditra XL plus the tiles and thinset. So, the thickness of the shoe shouldn't be an issue.

Shoe is about 1/2" x 3/4", so flip it as needed.

There may be other ways to handle this so pics may help. Is the hardwood the finished flooring, or being covered?

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Will get some pics today.... the hardwood is going to be carpeted soon, but i want the edge to look good when the time comes to rip out the carpet. I sure hope my new tile floor lasts longer then my new carpet!
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If done right a ceramic tile floor should be a lifetime deal. The only reason to change it is to upgrade to the "current" look. You'll be tired of it long before it needs replacing.

Anxious to see how the threshold ends and how you plan to finish it.

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I think i am going to forget the metal strip and instead buy a marble threshhold that will match the vanity and leave a clean look from the hallway
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There you go, that's the traditional way to finish a threshold in this area and if the slab looks good with the tiles, it'll look great.

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There is the threshhold in question.. ill put up a pic of the vanity....our tiles are a gray that shud look nice all together i think
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And that is my tub surround.... im a little disapointed in my finished product, but what can ya do....1st bathroom and did it by myself (thanks to this forum and youtube!)

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