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Old 05-21-2019, 07:28 PM
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Has anyone had luck using a rubber carpet transition / joiner / threshold on tile? When we bought the house we tore out the waterlogged parquet and had half of the house tiled, now we're moving on to the living room and hallway and doing it ourselves. My wife is convinced we need a transition because the tiles are so different (plank style) but with the curves I don't know how to manage that. Here's half, it's basically a skinny S.


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Old 05-22-2019, 06:40 AM
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JMO but think the transition wouldn't look right. My preference would be for all of the tile to be the same.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
JMO but think the transition wouldn't look right. My preference would be for all of the tile to be the same.
She wants the living room to have a rustic look, between the fireplace and mounts we already have a good start. I don't have much of an opinion on the floor so if it makes her happy I'm OK with it.
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Any way to just cut that old tile in a straight line and put a piece of Schluter trim in between
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:51 AM
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Any way to just cut that old tile in a straight line and put a piece of Schluter trim in between
Not unless I get a new wife and I'm a one-and-done guy. I'm not even mad about having to cut the curves, I'm just worried that she'll try throwing down some mosaic tiles for a border.
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I bet if you get creative you could take a Schluter strip edge, cut slots in the bottom support and bend that curve.

Try a piece like this.
https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us...IENE/p/SCHIENE

just buy 4 of them so you have three to practice on.
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I would try the schluter trim. Go to the local tile supply and show them the picture they might have something that is already flexible.
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
I bet if you get creative you could take a Schluter strip edge, cut slots in the bottom support and bend that curve.

Try a piece like this.
https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us...IENE/p/SCHIENE

just buy 4 of them so you have three to practice on.
It already exists. Schluter flexible trim

https://www.lowes.com/pd/schluter-sy...SABEgJpZPD_BwE
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
I bet if you get creative you could take a Schluter strip edge, cut slots in the bottom support and bend that curve.

Try a piece like this.
https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us...IENE/p/SCHIENE

just buy 4 of them so you have three to practice on.
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I would try the schluter trim. Go to the local tile supply and show them the picture they might have something that is already flexible.
Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
It already exists. Schluter flexible trim

https://www.lowes.com/pd/schluter-sy...SABEgJpZPD_BwE
That's what's on the edge of the existing tile, but fortunately she's given up the idea of a thick transition. Unfortunately now that we've stripped the carpet there's a crack running across the room. It doesn't look like much to me but the class we sat though attended at HD stressed how important it is to coat any cracks or divides. Is it worth $50 a gallon or would you tile over it?

Stir stick for comparison of the size of the crack and the color of one of the walls in the living room. One project isn't enough, might as well paint while she doesn't need a drop cloth!


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Old 05-25-2019, 06:29 AM
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That's what's on the edge of the existing tile, but fortunately she's given up the idea of a thick transition. Unfortunately now that we've stripped the carpet there's a crack running across the room. It doesn't look like much to me but the class we sat though attended at HD stressed how important it is to coat any cracks or divides. Is it worth $50 a gallon or would you tile over it?

Stir stick for comparison of the size of the crack and the color of one of the walls in the living room. One project isn't enough, might as well paint while she doesn't need a drop cloth!

All concrete cracks because it shrinks as it cures, and it is always curing. New slabs are worse than older slabs. Tile and grout never shrink, and will come loose from the slab or even "tent" up from the slab movement. A "slip sheet" under the tile helps..the tile sticks to the sheet, and the slab moves under it.
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Old 05-25-2019, 02:59 PM
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RedGard the crack going out the length of a piece of tile on both sides of the crack.

No Schluter trim between old and new tile
Tile of choice to make a border or new cut to old tile
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All my basements I tile. New floors((6-12months old). They all get wiped down very well and two coats of RedGuard prior to tile.

That isnt much much of a crack. If it was very bad you could always use Ditra underneath the tile.
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