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Old 03-29-16, 04:57 PM
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threshold question

I've gutted the 2nd bathroom and am going to lay ceramic tiles down but have a question about how to account for the height difference: when I get done tiling/ grouting, the newly installed tile floor in the bathroom will be about 1/2" shorter than the carpet at the entry to that room. I'd like to install a stone or marble threshold piece but have never used one before & unsure how to correctly install one with this issue of the different heights. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 03-29-16, 05:14 PM
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Before doing anything are you sure that floor will support tile?
Post a picture of what your dealing with.
Threshold has to go in first and you tile up to it.
It should be sitting in the middle of the jambs.
 
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Old 03-29-16, 05:20 PM
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I'm with Joe - let's start at the basics:
What's the size, spacing and unsupported span of the floor joists and what's the composition of the current floor?
 
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Old 03-29-16, 05:26 PM
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no issues with subfloor.
hardie cement backerboard is already installed and I'm ready to tile; wasn't aware the threshold was supposed to be installed prior to laying down the ceramic tiles but even if I do that, I will have a discrepancy of about 1/2" that I'd like to correct or at least minimize. Do I use a transition strip between the stone/marble threshold piece and the carpet located outside of the bathroom? I couldn't find any videos, instruction or advice addressing this online.
 
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