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Old 10-08-2015, 04:18 AM   #1
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Help needed: Carpet/tile transition


My daughter's bathroom has porcelain tile which butts up against carpet in her bedroom. The problem is the tile floor is about 3/4" inch higher than the carpet. What do you recommend for the transition where they meet?

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A transition is what you need. It is just up to you if you want to use either Wood stained & poly'd or a Metal one. Menard's has them in the aisle with all of the wood & tile products.



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Thanks. She says the metal ones look terrible. Do you have a link to what type of wood one would work best? Something from Home Depot or Menards?
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Jim,

You need to decide how the doorway will be finished before any tiles are installed. Assuming it's too late now, we need some pics and description of your situation. Chances are the normal ways will not work this time. Shoot us some pics.

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You need to decide how the doorway will be finished before any tiles are installed. Assuming it's too late now, we need some pics and description of your situation. Chances are the normal ways will not work this time. Shoot us some pics.

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Thanks Jaz. Yes, it's too late. Hopefully she can figure out how to post a pic here.

Not including the carpet, the tile floor is about 3/4" higher than the subfloor under carpet.
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Thanks Jaz. Yes, it's too late. Hopefully she can figure out how to post a pic here.

Not including the carpet, the tile floor is about 3/4" higher than the subfloor under carpet.
That is always common, unless the house was built with different flooring products in mind. Take a picture, with someone holding the tape measure for the height difference (make sure to push down some on the carpet, because the transition needs to hold the carpet down from being pulled out and frayed.

If you cannot find one wide enough. If you have a table saw, you can cut some oak to what you need, but would need to sand it smooth after cutting. If one of the high schools has a shop class. See if the instructor can do it for you. Also it is good for the students when they get these types of projects, especially furniture type projects. It gives them a sense of pride of seeing what they can do with their hands.



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Aside from height, we need to see/know where the transition happens. Often just a simple round or shoe molding will work. Where does the tile end? Under the door when it's closed, or at the outer edge of the jamb nearest to the bedroom? What was there before?

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Aside from height, we need to see/know where the transition happens. Often just a simple round or shoe molding will work. Where does the tile end? Under the door when it's closed, or at the outer edge of the jamb nearest to the bedroom? What was there before?

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The only thing I see wrong with that, is that the carpet that is on the tack strip, may start getting pulled and fraying from people going in and out, along with the vacuum.

I would go with a little longer one that butts up to the tile, but leave at least a 1/4" to 3/8's" gap, to allow for the use of the rubberized type of Tile Caulk, to keep any dirt from getting between the transition, along with if water overflows, that it does not get underneath and start causing issues.



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