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Old 09-02-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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I am redoing my powder bathroom and the previous owner put in a pedestal sink which I took out. But when taking it out the tile broke. Instead of looking for one to match I have some left over tile that a friend gave me that i was considering using to retile the powder, but it is thicker than the tile that is already there.

Existing tile is 5/16" and the new tile is 1/2". So there would be a 3/16" difference going in to the bathroom. Do you guys have any suggestions on how i can make that transition if I were to use the new tile?

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Old 09-02-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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I did not see that there was a tile section. Please move this if necessary

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Old 09-02-2013, 04:56 PM   #3
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I can not think of anyway to do it.
Time to look for a new tile.
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I agree---is this a wall tile or floor tile that broke?
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Its a floor tile that will be under a floating vanity. So the main question now is can I use the tile my friend gave me and how can I make that transition from 5/16 to a 1/2 tile

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What is the underlayment made of?You must dig a hole so the tile is flush with the existing after it is installed---

That is a lot of work--is this tile an exact match or something special?

What is the substrate?
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Just go look at wooden transitions that change level.
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Under the tile is concrete. this is on the first floor

The new tile is different from the existing

I think I might go see if i can find a transition strip that could work..... or make one

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