Transition from tile to carpet : need help fast!
I need help fast! Our foyer/hallway floor is being laid tomorrow in 12 x 12 marble tiles, laid diagonally. Edge is supposed to be split 12 x 12's, laid as a border parallel to the walls. Our GC suggested when he made the estimate that the edges of the tiles bordering on the carpet areas be beveled and polished, so they would serve as the thresholds. We agreed and thought that would look nicer than using wood thresholds: less busy than having 3 different materials going on. The GC said he would use a tile guy that had good polishing equipment to do the polishing and beveling on site.
The person who showed up to do the tiling this morning said he knows nothing about any beveling to make thresholds: and it would be too high anyway. Adding 1/4" Duroc plus the tile thickness of 3/8" would make the tile too high compared to the carpet no matter how the edge was beveled (the ceramic tile that was removed was about 1/4"). He said he will go see if he can find bullnose made in the same marble as our tile. I think he is unlikely to find any. If he can't find any then we will have to have the wood thresholds. If this is an item we/he can buy readymade, does it come with an adequate slope to accomodate the differences in height? One threshold is 9'4", one 6', and 3 others ~ 5 feet.
Does anyone have any pictures of thresholds or transitions between carpet and tile? Either the wood kind or the same-marble-as-floor beveled kind. I'd like to show the GC and tile guy what we want.