I have laid ceramic floor tiles in my bathroom and need a threshold
strip across the door into the carpeted hall. I have not seen ant
threshold strips designed for tile-carpet. How is this done, then??..any
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There are a couple of ways of handling it, I think.
I'm fairly certain you can buy wooden threshold bars that are straight
on both sides, and also ones with a rebate/lip on one side and a
straight side on the other. (The guys who installed a wood floor in
our front hall used one like this between the hall and the sitting-room
I don't think you'll find one one that has an "in-built" gripper for
the carpet -- the carpet side gets treated like a regular edge against
a wall -- with a nailed-down gripper strip -- either against a flat
side or with a rebate for the threshold bar to overlap the edge of the
In our case -- tile to carpet -- I did handled this by making up a
threshold out of a mahogany off-cut, with a rebate to go over the
(separately-gripped) carpet, and grouting up against the other side
towards the tile.
Hope this helps to give you ideas....
Assuming the tile finishes in the middle of the door leaf or on the bathroom
The work round now is:
a Gradus cliptop trim that will cover both the edge of the ceramic tiles and
the carpet (very important as the edges of the tiles are liable to break
The correct procedure is to lay a "L" shaped metal bar under the edge of the
tile and the same depth of the tile and adhesive. The carpet is then butted
straight to the bar.
We spent a while trying to figure how to threshold between a tiled
hall, and carpeted stairs going down. We ended up using a transition
bought from a local carpet shop. It was an open rectangle cross
section, side on, that was fixed to the floor (actually ply
preparation for the tiles) and had carpet gripper teeth in the
channel. The other side was a flat edge that we tiled and grouted up
to. It's given a very nice finish, with only a very narrow (maybe 1cm)
strip visible, although it was probably most suited to the order we
had to do things (carpet first, before tiling).
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