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Old 03-24-2014, 11:47 PM   #1
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Sliding closet door rail on top of tile?


i am tiling a 100sqft bedroom that prev had carpet. i tore up the carpet and found that the bottom bracket for the sliding door was screwed into a block of wood under the carpet that is glued to the concrete.

Any ideas of the best way to keep use of the sliding doors and also not have the doors swing in and out?

possibly remove the wood block, tile over it and then glue the bracket to the tile?

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Old 03-25-2014, 09:16 AM   #2
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Replace the bracket on top of the tile using screws.You will have to predrill the tile.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:51 AM   #3
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I'd be taking a look at how to lower that top rail so you could get rid of that spacer block and installed it directly on top of the tile.
The bracket may break trying to get it off since it was glued but no big deal there a couple bucks at the box store.
Just set the bracket on a piece of tile and see if it still catches the doors, if not the top rail can be shimmed down and the gap covered with a piece of shoe cove or 1/4 round.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:17 PM   #4
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Along with what Joe said, I would try to install the bracket so both screws fall in a mortar joint. Then pre drill mortar joint and use small tapcons. As long as the mortar joint is a hair wider than the holes needed to be drilled, it will be easy. Then if you ever wanted to get rid of the brackets, just patch the couple of holes with some saved grout.
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