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Unread 11-23-2020, 02:51 PM   #1
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Screwed up...transition suggestions

Got unpleasantly surprised with this transition. The wood threshold was already down and I knew ahead of time the tile would end up slightly higher by a strong 1/16” or so. My plan was to silicone the joint and strike it off at an angle.

But that was before I screeded out a dip in the bathroom floor due to the room perimeter being higher. It’s now flatter, but I had forgotten to keep track of the transition. The tile goes from 1/16” higher than the threshold on the right to almost 3/8” higher on the left side.

Any suggestions on how best to handle it? The threshold itself is relatively level, it’s the floor that’s out of level (but now flat).
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Unread 11-23-2020, 02:59 PM   #2
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Are you able to get the old threshold out, Lou?
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Most likely, I’m presuming it’s not glued down. I stopped the tile a grout joint width shy of the threshold so it’s not tiled in or anything.
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In that case I think I'd be inclined to remove the existing threshold and craft a new one. You might have to source a hardwood board thick enough, or glue some stock together, then use a table saw to size it and cut that bevel. Rough plan the top to approximate size then sand it to finish size.

Might take a while. Well, would take ME a while. LOL
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The threshold is a little unsightly, you could remove it and put a new one in level with tile.

Our you could find a small transition strip to just join the threshold to the tile.

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I’m gonna pile on with the other two and vote to swap out your wood threshold. If you make it match the existing hardwood, it will look quite nice.

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I’ll join the pile. Had much the same issue.
One caution: looks like you have stained red oak hardwood flooring. There will be the temptation to refinish the floors. This leads to not just the one room, but the whole level of the house. Ask me how I know...
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It’s amazing how much slower it is to work on old houses where you need to adjoin to existing surfaces that are out of whack in all three axis!
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