How to Remove a Marble Threshold

A marble threshold is the bottom part of the doorframe right below the door when it is closed. Its purpose is to separate and define the boundaries of the different types of floorings in different rooms. You may however, want to change this transition in flooring to another type, such as aluminum or wood.

Materials

  • Flat Pry Bar
  • Heavy-duty hammer
  • Stiff spackle knife
  • Utility knife
  • Piece of cloth
  • Safety goggles
  • Gloves

Step 1: Preparations

First of all, put on all necessary safety gear since you will be working with pretty solid and heavy stuff. Next, get the piece of cloth and lay it over the marble threshold. Make sure that it covers all of the marble and it actually exceeds the edges of the threshold.

Step 2: Breaking the Marble

Get your heavy-duty hammer or mallet and start pounding on the marble that is covered by the cloth. The cloth is there so the marble will not fly off and hit something or someone when you start breaking it. Start pounding on the surface until the marble breaks into smaller pieces.

Step 3: Loosening the Edges


Remove the cloth and you should see the marble threshold broken into pieces. Get the utility knife and scrape the perimeter edges of the threshold to remove the cement holding the edges.

Step 4: Removing the Marble

Get the flat pry bar and hammer it under the edges to totally separate the marble from the floor. Do this on the other portions as well, if necessary. Use the spackle knife to lift the pieces of marble threshold out.