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Unread 01-18-2004, 08:18 AM   #1
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First.......this is a GREAT site. I am doing a 180 sq. foot bath/walk-in closet project and I can't wait to get on to the next bath. This has been fun. My question........I will be transitioning from my newly tiled bathroom to a carpeted bedroom. Double pocket doors separate the two spaces. Looks like my new tile job will be about 3/8 higher than my carpet. Are there some NICE looking transition strips out there? Wood, brass...........other? Does Shaw make something? How to I prep for it? Do they have a cut sheet available? Where can I get it?

Second..................IMPORTANT........................I think I want to make the transition dead center under the pocket door. Right? This will cause me to have to take the door out and trim the bottom. This will be a little bit of a pain. Other options. Please know my wife will be grading my work. She is a school teacher!!!!!!!!!

I look forward to your advice. Thanks much. Mike L.-Ohio
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Unread 01-18-2004, 08:29 AM   #2
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Mike, a simple and effective way to do this is ude a piece of Scluter metal at the edge.you will see a 1/8" wide piece at the edge when it is installed. it protects the tile edge and your feet from sharp edges.Pull the carpet back and pad.Feather out the area with a cement based patching compound for about 30-36" out.after this dries replace your carpet tack strip on top of this feathered out area and restretch the carpet to the tile edge and trim with a sharp carpet knife.Thats it perfect transition.
For cutting off your door,Run Tape over bottom edge, mark where you want to cut it and score it several times with a good sharp utility knife.Set up a fence for your Circular saw and clamp it tight so the blade stays on the outside edge of the score mark.Be sure your blade is very sharp( a new carbide is reccomended here).
Now carefully cut the bottom,peel the tape and reset your door.
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Unread 01-18-2004, 10:42 AM   #3
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Basic Schluter trims are sold at Home Depot. You can explore the full line on the Schluter web site.

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Unread 01-18-2004, 06:56 PM   #4
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Transition Placement

Thanks for the great ideas. The feathering will work well.........I was just hoping for a magic strip to solve my problems. Should I place the joint UNDER the door so from one side it looks like carpet and the other tile? I think that's right........I just need the "go for it nod". Thanks again.

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Unread 01-18-2004, 07:08 PM   #5
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There's really no need for any sort of transition piece between tile and carpet if you don't want one, Mike. If you make a nice, straight tile edge, you can tuck carpet directly against it. I do (cause to be done) that routinely.

Yes, break the flooring under the door for the best look.

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