Installing next to a threshold
Author: Mr. Bill
Date: 4/13/2008 9:09 pm EDT
I am installing Avaire tile in a foyer and there is an entrance door there. The tiles will come within 1/8 of an inch to the top of the threshold. My question is will I be able to cut the tiles an eighth of an inch short and grout up to the threshold? I do not have enough height to install a moulding.
Date: 4/14/2008 10:15 am EDT
Installing avaire tile up to an exterior threshold without a molding isn't a problem. leaving an 1/8" expansion space at the threshold is a good idea, but instead of grouting the space with Avaire grout use a quality sealant and caulk up to the threshold. The caulk will perform better than the grout because it's more flexible and a better choice with the movement associtated with a door opening and closing, also in many climates caulking may be a better choice because condensation may form at metal thresholds.
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