Tile to tile transition

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Tile to tile transition

We pulled out the old tiles from the hallway where the sinks are as they were installed directly to the wood floor. The bathroom has the same tiles. We are installing new tiles in the hallway but they are different color to the old tiles as they are no longer available. What we need help on is how do we transition the old and new tiles by the doorway? They are the same height.
 
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Old 01-01-09, 12:59 PM
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You can use a 'T' (transition) strip of molding used to transition 1 floor (and/or height) to another.
You could use a wood product or metal and glue in place where 1 tile floor meets the other.
Most big box stores have this material.
 
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Take a look at Schluter transition pieces at Profiles for Floors - Schluter-Systems
 
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Their 'Reno-T' seems like what you may need..! Similar items should be available locally.
 
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why not just put the new tile right up to the old. and groute it like it was all the same tile ?
 
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That certainly sounds do-able...but I guess it may come down to how the new tile meets the old..ie, 1 full tile or partial tile cut to fit the gap, meeting a full tile or a partial tile...
Esthetics will come into play..!!
 
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Use tile accent strips at the threshold where the tiles meet. You can use a premade one or you can make your own patterns. Pre-made is the way to go and there are tons of tile types, colors and patterns.

Something like this.
 
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Use a marble threshold. Done all the time. You can get one thats 4 1/2" to match the thickness of the wall and door jamb. The threshold will sit about 1/4" or so higher than the tile and will hide any minor height differences between the 2 floors and hide any tile size mismatches as well.
 
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