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Unread 05-20-2005, 10:56 AM   #1
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Smile Transitions

I have the floor all ready for tile... now I just need to actually put the tile down, but I'll have two transitions - 1) From the tile to a marble foyer (tile will be about 1/4" higher), and 2) From the tile to a linoleum laundry room (tile will be about 3/4" - 1" higher).

Do I plan for transitions before I put the tile down, or is it best to worry about them after the tile is in place?

Also, any good suggestions on transition pieces to use for these two situations? (I know there's been other threads about transitions, but nothing particular like what I'm doing that I could find)

Thanks in advance for all the help - this board is amazing.

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Unread 05-20-2005, 11:46 AM   #2
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I'm looking for the same information. My kitchen tile will be about 1/4"-1/2" lower than my den tile.
The other entrance to my den will be around 1" higher than the hardwood floors in that hallway.
I was thinking about getting some unstained moulding or something of the like and making it into a transition, staining, and screwing down for the hallway, and perhaps a t-shaped transition in the kitchen doorway.
Another question would be: should i use a carbide drill bit and drill holes in the laid (and dried) tile, or try to screw in between the two room's (about 1/4" between them)?
Is wood a bad alternative than the ugly aluminum transitions you usually use for outside doors?
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You are both candidates for Schluter trims. Home Depot caries a limited number of styles and sizes. Everything is listed on the site. http://www.schluter.com

Schluter trims are installed under the tiled edge, so it has to be done during the tile setting session, not after the fact.
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Unread 05-27-2005, 10:36 PM   #4
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Question 1 inch transition?

Thanks for the help. For my 1/4" transition, i got a piece at HD that should work nicely.

Any thoughts about what I can do with a 3/4" or 7/8" transition? are there pieces to use for a transition this large? My tile will be about 1" higher than a linoleum laundry room.

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