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Author: linda
Date: 5/7/2008 10:58 am EDT
the molding along the carpet is just one piece of approx. 3" regular molding it has nothing else. what if i just cut the molding on the bottom just cover the tile in that one place or do you have a better idea. thanks for your help
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:23 PM
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Author: Journeyman
Date: 5/7/2008 1:20 pm EDT
Linda,

There is no such thing as "regular molding", there are many ways this could have been done. To say "regular molding" really isn't enough information.

Are you saying your existing molding is three inches wide, and if so, what is it made of?

You can get several types of transition moldings for this purpose.

You may also want to continue your posts in your original thread so as to save confusion and keep from having several different questions all in different threads. One thread would make it much easier to follow your project.

Tell us more about your existing transition and we'll help you with an answer.
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Author: Chris
Date: 5/8/2008 7:04 am EDT
I'm sure your regular molding is wall base. depending what youre doing in the other tile areas where the tile meets the walls you may just want to install a matching quarter round molding. removing the base and installing it over areas that go from a higher hard surface to carpet sometimes doesn't transition very well.
These are great questions. let us know if were on the right track with our answers. Thanks
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Date: 5/8/2008 8:17 am EDT
Ah-h-h-h! I was thinking "transition molding" all this time, and you are obviously talking about "baseboard".

How about a few more details?
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Author: linda
Date: 5/8/2008 8:36 am EDT
yes it is baseboard molding. there would approx. 3' of tile then go into the carpet area. the baseboard starts at the door and continues down the wall (in one piece)comming into contact with the carpet and the tile. i had a feeling that it would not look very nice, but i would like to put tile in the foyer.

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Author: Journeyman
Date: 5/8/2008 11:47 am EDT
I can't seem to get my brain wrapped around this.

Most door openings have casings that terminate the baseboard, but not in all cases. The tile (meeting other floor coverings) usually is addressed with trim only between the casings/door jambs and the tile also usually dives into the door opening. Either slightly or to the center of the door jamb or wall.

When transitioning from tile to another floor covering midspan of a baseboard you can sometimes remove the base to raise it (atop the tile) at the transition-point and install a decorative block at that location. This block is a means of ecusing the change in elevation of the baseboard.

Or, install the tile and then add shoe mold only on top of the tile leaving the baseboard in tact everywhere.
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Author: linda
Date: 5/8/2008 12:55 am EDT
i really didn't want to put anyother molding along the baseboard if i did that it would throw baseboard off for the entire dining room. the foyer is ajacent to the carpet in the dining room without any dividers. once you come into the foyer it is just one big room in front of you. the baseboard starts at the door jamb and goes down the wall on the same side of the door and the tile (approx 3'). there will be just a small amount of tile before the carpet starts.

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Author: Journeyman
Date: 5/8/2008 1:19 pm EDT
OK.

Neatly tile up to within 1/8" of the existing base board and caulk that small 1/8" gap. Don't use the grout there, use caulk instead.

In fact, you can buy colored caulks that will match standard portland cement grouts. Your grout is not a portland cement grout but you still may be able to match one of those tile caulks to your Avaire urethane grout.
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Author: linda
Date: 5/8/2008 2:00 pm EDT
thank you very much for the information. it sounds like that would do the trick and still look very good. i am doing my floor this week-end and hope i do a good job. i will let you know how it turns out.

thanks again
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Date: 5/8/2008 3:19 pm EDT
Glad to be of help (if we were). If anything else comes up please come back. I also know these guys would like to have email photos of finished projects if you get the chance. I think they must have a photo album in the works somewhere.
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