Bathroom threshold

Old 12-27-16, 02:37 PM
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Replacing the subfloor in the hall outside my bathroom as we get ready to tile the hall. Later next year we'll gut and remodel the bathroom. Trying to plan for everything it occurred to me that I don't know how tile floors are transitioned to bathrooms nowadays. Currently, there is a marble threshold that looks out of date. We are using a contemporary 14" travertine kinda tile in the hall. The bathroom will be something different, but again large contemporary tiles of a different color.

Is there a more modern way than white marble? Is it standard for the threshold to be the full width of the door jamb and show like an inch and a half outside the bathroom w/the door closed?

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Old 12-27-16, 03:17 PM
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If the level of the two floors are matching, then a metal transition piece, available from the box stores will make a distinctive change without being gaudy. Schluter Schiene Aluminum 3/8 in. x 8 ft. 2-1/2 in. Metal L-Angle Tile Edging Trim-A100 - The Home Depot as an example.
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No one here can see what your seeing without a picture.
There's nothing "out of date" about a marble threshold.
And yes it's normal for the threshold to be installed the full width of the door jambs in this case.
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Good thought chandler. Unfortunately, though, no idea what tile we'll be using in the bathroom and how the thickness will match up.

How much leeway is there for different height floors with the aluminum strip?
Old 12-28-16, 05:39 AM
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They have white marble and beige marble thresholds in various thicknesses and widths. Install one now that is appropriate for the hall tile that transitions under the door. You can sacrifice this one when you do the bathroom and replace with either metal as mentioned or a new threshold that works with both. Visit a tile store/distributor for a better selection than found at the box stores.
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I also would agree that marble is out of date for the newer travertine look.

They also make travertine thresholds,this is what I used as door threshold and shower step over.

Much more modern look!

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