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Old 04-15-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm gutting a bathroom and completely removed the door and jamb. Should I put in a new door and jamb before I tile or after? Does this even matter?

I also will need a carpet to tile transition. Before or after the door?

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Put the door back in first. Then do the transition.

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Typically your threshold will be centered on the door slab so when the door is closed you can see only tile from the inside of the bathroom and only carpet from outside of the bathroom.

+1 for putting in the door before tiling. I think you'd have to cut down your frame and jambs if you tiled first.
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it is easier to put the tile down first. Theo0nl problem with that is where do you stop the tile.

either way the door frame will most likely have to be cut down.
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Put the door in first if you're worried about having the tile stop under the door. You can probably sit your door on top of the underlayment and have the carpet and pad cover the half of the jamb where the carpet is going to go. You could always notch your jamb to slip the tile under it with a vibrating multi tool. I normally use a 4" wide marble threshold at the doorways. Personal preference.
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I normally use a 4" wide marble threshold at the doorways. Personal preference.
Personal preference always wins. Have to say though - that's gigantic and a bit odd :-)
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Personal preference always wins. Have to say though - that's gigantic and a bit odd :-)
Around here in Ohio its done all the time. Probably more so than the narrow thresholds. The wider ones fit very nicely into the width of the jamb. They have a nice bevel on each side to transition into the tile. Eh, different strokes...
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It does fit the jamb very nicely. I think that actually looks good with the door open.

It just seems odd with the door closed - you see a big chunk of transition on both sides of the door. But I think that could grow on me....

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