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Unread 01-05-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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Recommendation for a bathroom door saddle...

Hello,

I have a slate floor in my bathroom, and looking for recommendations as to the type of material I can use for the bathroom door saddle. I don't believe they make slate door saddles. If they do, please post a link to a manufacturer or distributor. So if I can't find slate as the material of choice, what other material, would people recommend that would match a multi-colored slate floor? Are there any hard and fast rules the more experienced folks would use to determine a solution to this problem?


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Unread 01-05-2009, 04:29 PM   #2
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Are you in a position to have the tile and hallway floor covering converge (preferably under the door when it's hovering in its closed position)?
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Unread 01-05-2009, 04:49 PM   #3
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Yes, that's way it's setup currently. Under the bathroom door, half the space is the bathroom floor, the other half is the hallway floor; they meet right in the middle....But the floor tile only goes up to the 'edge' or the jamb of the bathroom door.

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Unread 01-05-2009, 05:35 PM   #4
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Amado, what's the material of the hallway floor?
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Unread 01-05-2009, 06:44 PM   #5
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If the tile isn't installed yet, would any of the Schluter trims work for you? http://www.schluter.com/137.aspx

You could use a wooden strip as well. Or, depending on the relative height differences, sometimes just using a z-strip on the carpet will raise that edge enough. Another alternative is to install some tapered wooden shingles on the floor to ramp the floor up so the transition isn't bad and could cover the sharp edge. There's one company that sells some prefabricated ramp systems for this.
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Unread 01-06-2009, 09:01 AM   #6
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Unfortunately the tiles in the bathroom are already set. Since I was expecting some type of saddle between the slate tiles in the bathroom and the oak flooring in the hallway. Anybody else have recommendations?

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Make a matching saddle out of oak.
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Unread 01-07-2009, 01:18 AM   #9
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Unread 01-07-2009, 09:37 AM   #10
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Any stone working shop should be able to make a saddle to your specs. I had 2 made for my project, both were from scraps in their shop and they only charged me for machine work/Labor. $65 Cut, beveled, polished.
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You can go to one of the big boxes & in the wood floor aisle they have a variety of pre finished thresholds...if not the right stain color (match vanity)
lightly sand / stain / polyurethane.

caulk joint between wood & tile /slate.
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