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Old 01-19-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
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Transition in doorway from tile to flat surface


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I am currently reno a small bathroom in my basement. We are installing tile onto a concrete floor. The problem is that the rest of the basement has linoleum. What do I need for a transition piece from the tile to the flat floor? This is of course the doorway.

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Marble or wood threshold, available at homes stores, tiles stores, lumberyards.

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Metal tile edging can also be used.
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What exactly do you mean from tile to flat surface?

All your basement is concrete and one portion has linoleum on it and the bathroom floor has no floor coverings? And now you want to add tile which will make the bathroom floor a touch higher than the linoleum floor?

If that is the case- then you have many options from wood , marble, granite - if you use these materials I suggest a bevelled edge to make for a smoother transition.

You can also go with a metal of plastic profile. Type in Schluter-reno-u to get an image to what is being described.

Be sure to look over your concrete floor, if it has one or many cracks, I would be careful how I install the tiles over them. You need to isolate the cracks. One good way is to install a floor membrane. You can look that up on the same site and if you do find cracks on the floor, you can ask me for more details. Personally, I would always use such a membrane on a small concrete floor prior to installation.
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what kind of tile?
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