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Maximum tile height from hard wood threshold

Posted by BBSteele (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 9, 12 at 22:54

We have 3/4" hardwood floors throughout, and therefore have 3/4" allowed for tile in the bathroom if we want the floors to be a continuous height. My question has a few facets:

1) We would really like a terra-cotta (style) tile of 6" size or smaller, but have found only those that are nearly 7/8" in height. With backer board and/or other substrate material, a 3/8" terra-cotta would be much better... is there such a thing?
2) What is the maximum "slope" we can create with our hardwood threshold to go from hard wood to tiled floors..


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RE: Maximum tile height from hard wood threshold

If you haven't, you need to talk to your tile guy first. What's the substrate going to be?

Folks tend to step over thresholds, not on them.

I just installed a marble floor in a bathroom and had to beef up and level the floor first (ply, cement board, leveler, etc.). The difference in finished floor height was about 1". I had a 4" x 1 1/4" thick threshold custom made, with a bevel on both edges (larger bevel on one side). I installed it level - no slope. Looks and feels perfect, i.e no trip hazard or any of that.


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