"Exterior" doors without thresholds

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Old 06-17-19, 08:21 AM
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"Exterior" doors without thresholds

We are going to update a breeze room which has three doors that, ideally, would have bottom seals without thresholds. These doors all open on flat concrete so having a threshold would make at least a bit of a trip hazard. I looked briefly at Home Depot and it appeared "complicated" to just remove the threshold and install without it. Are there any other options? Ideally, I'd want a style that is interior-like (top and side frame) without a threshold with enough clearance to install a sweep or door bottom seal.

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Old 06-17-19, 08:32 AM
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The threshold shouldn't be a trip hazard and without it the bottom seal won't seal well and if it did, it would wear out in short order.
 
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Doors that open onto concrete that is the same level inside and outside will have problems with water blowing in under the doors. The whole point of a threshold is so that the door can be cut high enough that it clears a rug and so that the door bottom or sweep weatherstripping on the door doesn't drag on the ground as you open and close it.
 
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Most likely you would also find out to late that "flat" concrete is not so flat when trying to open the door.
 
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