Ceramic tile threshold/transition. Need help!


Old 02-16-04, 09:00 PM
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Question Ceramic tile threshold/transition. Need help!

I just recently finished my first ever attempt at installing ceramic tile, which came out flawlessly I must say. I have run into a problem though. I stopped the tile when I recently had carpet installed and figured that it would be just as easy to leave the carpet tack piece (which looks like quarter round at the edge of the carpet - whatever the technical term is for that) and use a transition piece made of marble or hardwood to cover the transition area, which is approximately 1 1/4" wide and 109" long. Problem is I can't find a plain white marble double beveled transition piece anywhere!! Anybody have ideas. I got rid (well returned to Home Depot) my hammer drill so I have nothing strong enough to drill into the concrete foundation. Help! Thanks.
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Old 02-18-04, 04:13 AM
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transition from tile to carpet is always different and difficult to manage. if you want the white marble piece and it isent beveled on both sides just take a sander and sand a bevel on it. thats how most people do it anytime they have to cut a piece of marble that needs a bevel.
Old 02-18-04, 08:48 PM
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usually where tile ends and carpet meets most guys use what is called a schluter strip the bottom lays under the last tile and it has a finished front ....the carpet layer will tack strip in front of the schluter and tuck the carpet in.................since you mentioned a hardwood piece as an option sounds like a baby threshold would work here it may require some trimmming on the bottom but its an option
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