Tile to Carpet Transition - A look at the best options for your home?
The other day I was showing some of my custom transitions to a client and nothing really spiked their interest. Typically we mill a custom hardwood transition and stain it or paint it depending on the room and the look of the home.
Sometimes we use a Schluter Profile.
Sometimes a metal cap.
What other options are there for this transition?
Last summer a client of mine took it upon himself to mill up a nice transition. He used oak and then a pickling stain I believe or some kind of white wash. Often we raise these floors when building barrier free showers. Here is a look at Roy's masterpiece....
Transitions for tile - Solid Fir Flooring
I have always wanted to do this but never have. One of my top setters will make a custom transition out of slab but I have only seen him do this twice in 12 years. It might be worth a visit to the stone yards and pick up some off cuts one day!
Originally Posted by LLigetfa
This is my best transition to date. I made it out of the flooring scraps . Not really a carpet to tile transition but you get the idea.
Carpet to Tile Transition - How to information
Jim I used some cedar shingles under my daughters carpet entering the kids bathroom. I would think cheating this elevation more than a 1/4" is hard.
I was wondering if any stone suppliers have figured this out. I would like to see some solid surface material that perhaps has a two step profile. Something that just is not in one plane.
Carpet to tile transition - How I design them
This is our latest barrier free bathroom and in designing the floor system we ended raising the bathroom tile a good inch and a quarter. We milled this transition out of solid fir and primed and painted it. The transition meets the tile at the center of the door location and has a silicone (colour match) and not grout between it and the tile.
Something like this is such a nice improvement over the ready made $7.00 metal strips that are so commonly sold at budget box store retailers.
Of course this shower is not fully accessible since the transition's grade or slope is far to steep. When the need arises down the road this transition could be swapped out with a little effort. Right now it looks great a suits the 30 year old couple nicely.
Standard Carpet to tile Transition - Metal Piece (Aluminum Brushed Finish)
These little transitions cost only about $8.00 for a 36" piece. I find that they look much better if you balance the screw hole locations in the doorway.
These means you need to make two cuts (one on each side) instead of just one - but the effort is worth it.
Surely there is a better supplier of this type of transition out there? Any ideas??? JW