Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring > Tiling, ceramics, marble

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-28-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

tile butting to threshold


putting tile floor in entryway, the tile will butt right up to threshold with no problems. question is do i leave a small gap between threshold and tile then caulk it or fill with grout. my worries are the use of the door in the future and the impact of opening and clsing it. have kids that slam door occasionally. will this cause tiles to loosen or pop.

autumn2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 26,321
Default

tile butting to threshold


Use caulking not grout.
You should be able to get caulk that matches the grout.
Depending on the spacing if it's wide you can even get sanded caulk.

joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 09:41 AM   #3
Member
 
funfool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Albuquerque NM
Posts: 700
Default

tile butting to threshold


Leave a small line and use tile caulk.
I have seen others and am guilty myself of grouting that joint. After a few years grout line will crack from movement in the threshold. While the caulk will not.

You want at least a 1/8" joint to caulk, ideal you want to match the spacing of the rest of the tile, but a 1/4" caulk joint would not look that good. Use your own judgment here.
__________________
If it was easy, we would not call it work!
funfool 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
"Temporary" tile job? M3 Pete Tiling, ceramics, marble 5 02-27-2012 03:01 PM
Tile over Tile ?? Piney Flooring 17 02-06-2012 09:59 PM
Bathroom tile installation demolition Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 4 04-10-2011 07:48 PM
Threshold between carpet and new bathroom tile. Baldy246 Tiling, ceramics, marble 1 03-28-2011 06:31 PM
Trimming installed tile with tile blade in normal circular saw? jdraughn Tools 5 12-13-2009 09:07 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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