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Author: MIKE3260 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 4657  
Subject: Tile Question Date: 11/9/2011 8:07 AM
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I have a friend that had tile put in. The tile looks great, but I have a question regarding what or if there is a standard when it comes to the front door threshold. The front door swings out. What the tile guy did was cut back the tile about 2" from the front door and put a marble strip in. Well, the marble strip is not level with the rest of the tile. It sticks up maybe a 1/4 of an inch above the tile. The front door then butts up against the marble piece. This does not look right regarding the marble piece sticking up. I cannot find any video's or diagrams showing if this is a standard, or if it is just an installer preferred method. Can anybody shed some light on this?


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Mike
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Author: WyomingCowgirl Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 4633 of 4657
Subject: Re: Tile Question Date: 11/10/2011 1:17 AM
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It doesn't make sense why he would put a taller piece up, maybe to bridge the gap from the bottom of the door?? But why not attach a threshold on the tile, which should have been laid to the end? It's got to look ridiculous. He should redo it correctly.

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Author: MIKE3260 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 4634 of 4657
Subject: Re: Tile Question Date: 11/10/2011 12:13 PM
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It doesn't make sense why he would put a taller piece up, maybe to bridge the gap from the bottom of the door?? But why not attach a threshold on the tile, which should have been laid to the end? It's got to look ridiculous. He should redo it correctly.
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It does look ridiculous. When the front door opens, there is about a 2" drop from the tile to the concrete. My thoughts are the same in that there should be a threshold attached, but I cannot find any pictures showing what the correct way it should look like. I'm sure the installer didn't want to cut the door, so it was done that way. I don't understand why the installer didn't use the same tile for that filler strip instead of a strip of marble that doesn't match. I think the owner will want it done over, but I would like to have some pictures to show.


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Mike

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Author: LLRinCO Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 4635 of 4657
Subject: Re: Tile Question Date: 11/10/2011 11:37 PM
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Try these:

http://www.hadleyandsons.com/projectphotos/Flooring/Tile-Ent...

http://www.azhomefloors.com/pictures/album_7.htm

http://www.susanjablonmosaics.com/glass-tile/glass-mosaic-ti...

http://hegletile.com/projects_entryways.html

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Author: MIKE3260 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 4636 of 4657
Subject: Re: Tile Question Date: 11/11/2011 1:40 PM
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Try these:

http://www.hadleyandsons.com/projectphotos/Flooring/Tile-Ent......

http://www.azhomefloors.com/pictures/album_7.htm

http://www.susanjablonmosaics.com/glass-tile/glass-mosaic-ti......

http://hegletile.com/projects_entryways.html
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Thanks, but none of those links show any pictures of an entry door threshold where it meets a tile floor.

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Mike

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Author: LLRinCO Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 4637 of 4657
Subject: Re: Tile Question Date: 11/11/2011 5:01 PM
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Well crap, two didn't work, but the other two both show a tile floor in an entry way.

If there are model homes by you stop by and see if they have tile entry way, either by the front door or garage entry. I have tile and the tile goes to the edge then a wooden threshold is over the tile. I could take a picture but don't have a way to post it on a public site.

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Author: MIKE3260 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 4638 of 4657
Subject: Re: Tile Question Date: 11/11/2011 8:28 PM
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I have tile and the tile goes to the edge then a wooden threshold is over the tile.
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That is pretty much what I have seen. I wish I could post a picture also. I dought the installer will re-do the work, and on the other hand I might try to find somebody else who will do the job the right way.


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Mike

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