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Old 04-26-2015, 12:20 PM   #1
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Tile to Wood Transition and Door Frame


Thanks for all your responses to my previous question. A second related question.

I tiled my bathroom and placed a marble transition strip between the ceramic tiles (in the bathroom) and the wooden tiles (in the corridor leading to the bathroom). There is a small gap (about 1/2 inch between the ceramic and the wooden tile. I filled this gap with grout, but it is still evident (see picture 1 with the yellow outline). What kind I do to improve the look of this transition? One idea was to remove the grout, and then a horizontal piece of thin wooden transition along the marble ... but I am not sure.

Secondly, in preparation to lay the tile, I cut the door frame too high, leading to an ugly gap (about 3 inch) between the door frame and the tile (see picture 2). What can i do to close this gap?

thanks again in anticipation for your advice and ideas .

thanks _ Oyiwaa.
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Old 04-26-2015, 01:52 PM   #2
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Once the grout ages and blends it may be fine. It surely does not look that bad in the image.

Casing is cheap enough to replace and that is probably what I would do there.
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:17 PM   #3
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You've got a " gap cuz your marble threshold is only 4" instead of 4.5" as it should be. Why on earth the big boxes import the 4" is beyond explanation. Modern houses walls are 4.5" older homes are 5.25". There are no 4" walls.

You should remove that marble and get the right thing. The threshold should also be set higher than the bathroom floor, " or so will do.

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The right thresholds look like these.
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Thanks for all your responses. I will look for some casing as a replacement.

Jazman: where do you recommend I get the correct 4.5" marble transition strip? My supplier - Avalon Tiles - only carries 4".

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Okay..... am I supposed to use my E.S.P. powers to determine where you are? Ok, I see you're in the PA, DE, NJ area.

Just kiddin'...... cuz I'm not sure which store would have them anyway. However, if a large distributor near you would like a container or two, tell them to contact me. Shower curbs too.

Back to you....... If none of the real tile shops have it, go to a marble/granite fabricator and they will cut you one. It'l probably be 2cm though, which should work out good since it needs to be higher than the bathroom.

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