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  1. Laminate / Tile: changing threshold location

    Flooring
    I've replaced the laminate flooring in my house, and now notice that some threshold locations between laminate and tile flooring seems to be wrong. I uploaded images A, B, and C. It looks like I'll have to cut back some tile and replace some laminate planks with longer sections. I will also...
  2. bathroom remodel pony wall threshold thickness

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hey, I'm in the middle of a bathroom remodel and am converting my bathtub to a walk in shower. I've done all of the framing, laid my first layer of cement in the shower, and I'm about to put in my shower liner and pour the mortar for my shower threshold but as I prepared to do this I began to...
  3. Garage door threshold puzzle? I'm eager for advice.

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    When it rains, the rain comes in through underneath my garage door. Time to fix that! :-) I cut off the bottom of the garage door. I installed the weatherstripping. I cut the rubber threshold to size. In theory, it's all good, but... The sidewalk cement outside the garage is higher than...
  4. Threshold Extention for Security door

    General DIY Discussions
    Maybe someone can help this newbie? I just put up a security door in the front, I would like to have a door sweep on the security door and need a threshold do achieve this. Could someone tell me by my photos if my current threshold is the kind that has a hook at the end to attache a threshold...
  5. Exterior Door Sill Removal

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi everyone, I've taken a lot of great advice from here, but I can't find the info I need for this so I thought I would make my first post. We bought a house that needs a ton of work, among which is replacing our kitchen floor. A friend and I ripped it up down to the subfloor (vinyl over...
  6. Contractor install done right?

    Windows and Doors
    Hi all, Had a contractor via Lowes's (yeah, I know...) install a sliding door and I noticed a decent gap at the interior bottom moulding over the existing tile (see pic). I am not sure if/what they should have done (caulk look ok over the tile?) since it may be due to the irregular tile and...
  7. Concrete or cement door sill elevation problem

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm unsure of what kind of cement or concrete or cement-all to use to create a new door sill. Here's the problem. After I re-graded and leveled my paver patio the pavers are slightly above the existing door sill allowing water to go under the wood threshold and leak into the enclosed porch...
  8. Rotten sill/support - no subfloor, raised frame

    Carpentry
    I inherited a house last fall, and I am finally able to start fixing things. I have a background in contracting & subcontracting, so suffice to say this won't be my first rodeo, but i'm running into an enormous problem, every time i walk through the front door. the threshold, sill, and front...
  9. waterproofing under threshold

    Windows and Doors
    Hi all, We are installing a front door threshold (metal to replace old wooden one) and need to know what to put beneath it (on sill) to ensure the doorway is sealed and won't leak. (attached photos). When subfloor was removed before we retiled entry, we noticed some old water intrusion stains...
  10. hardwood door thresholds

    Flooring
    I'm going to be laying 5/8" hardwood (bamboo) and ceramic tile on the main floor of my home. From what I have read, I should lay the hardwood perpendicular to the floor joists. This works well in one room because then I can use a piece of the flooring in the other direction for the door jam...
  11. unlevel flooring transition

    Flooring
    I am now working on tiling an add on room with a concrete floor that adjoins the kitchen with an 8 ft wide opening. I have already removed the carpeting and cleaned all the glue from the cement floor, making the wood kitchen floor with CBU and ceramic tile approximately one inch higher than the...
  12. laminate transition

    Flooring
    I put down laminate in the family room. When I got to the door to the garage I unscrewed the heavy metal threshold intending to put it back down later. Turns out the laminate raises the edge too much and the door won't close. It also tilts slightly, so planing the door won't fix it. I tried to...
  13. Porch design

    Building & Construction
    I am preparing to build a mahogany front porch on my house and I have a question about the entryway. The elevation from the door's threshold down to the walkway my steps will sit on is 22.5" I am trying to decide if I want to run the flooring to sit just below the threshold, or to have a step...
  14. Floors meeting under doors

    Flooring
    Two rooms with a connecting door have different floor coverings. There is a narrow threshold strip at the join. How should this strip be placed relative to the door? :confused1: It is clear that, with the door closed, the flooring of one room should not be visible from the other. My gut...
  15. Granite Threshold

    Flooring
    I had some ceramic flooring done and the person did not put a threshold down. I custom ordered a granite threshold but now I need to know how to install it. When the ceramic tile was installed, he used Duraloc on top of the plywood flooring. Needless to say, the saddle will be lower than the...
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