1) We recently had our bathroom floor replaced - the old floor was Pergo, and the new floor is tile. The Pergo floor was about a 1/2 inch thicker than the tile floor, so now there is about a 1/2 inch gap between the tile floor and the wooden door uprights (or whatever you call the trim around a door). I'm guessing this gap needs to filled in with (fill in the blank) before it's painted over?
2) Second, the tile design was done on a diagonal, so the edge, near the entrance is somewhat jagged. Our hallway floor is also Pergo, and we had a Pergo transition strip/lip placed between the hallway and bathroom floor, to cover up this jagged edge. This mostly worked... however, once the gaps, described in (1), are filled in, there will be a small (about 1 square millimeter) gap/hole between the end of the tile and the Pergo transition strip. I'm hoping this small hole can be filled in with come kind of hard compound that closely matches the color of the tile (off-white). We're talking about a really small hole, so as long as the color/brightness of the tile and compound are close, I think that would be good enough. What would be the best way fix this small hole?
Once this work is done, we plan on repainting the entire bathroom. Is this the type of fixup work a painter should be able to do? Or is it better to get someone else to do this minor work before hiring a painter?
Thanks for any advice