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Avaire Archive 06-24-2009 09:39 AM

Author: Jill
Date: 11/14/2008 8:02 pm EDT
What do I do between the avaire tile and the threshold of a door? Do I grout that?

Avaire Archive 06-24-2009 09:40 AM

Author: Jill
Date: 11/14/2008 11:13 pm EDT
Maybe I should clarify - the threshold of exterior doors.

Avaire Archive 06-24-2009 09:40 AM

Author: Journeyman
Date: 11/15/2008 11:17 am EDT
Jill the rule of thumb in tile installation is to never grout a change in plane or when adjacent-to dissimilar materials. Colored caulks are available that will closely (if not perfectly) match any grout that is made.

Home Centers sell the colored caulks in the most popular colors and other colors can be special ordered.:)

Avaire Archive 06-24-2009 09:41 AM

Author: Jill
Date: 11/15/2008 1:52 pm EDT
So, I should caulk between an exterior door threshold and the tile? Or, is there a transition that I could use, or maybe a quarter-round toe-kick?

Avaire Archive 06-24-2009 09:41 AM

Author: Chris
Date: 11/16/2008 12:21 am EDT
All three may work.

If you have the type of threshold that will allow enough height to place a piece of quarter round thats a great option.

Using a color matched caulk like Journeyman described is the most common method I use.

There are different types of transition profiles available but they can look clumsy,are usually special order and can pricey.

Hope this helps.

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