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Old 03-02-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever tiled around a trap door in the floor? If so did u get somekind of prefab trimkit or make it your self?
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:37 PM   #2
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Has anyone ever tiled around a trap door in the floor? If so did u get somekind of prefab trimkit or make it your self?
That's even assuming u could beef up the trap door enuf to tile it I guess!

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I have, it was an old house with a basement like enviroment below the trap door.

Laminate floor.

I made the trim out of some pine. Watch out for going too thin on the rabbit (with pine at least). Then I stained and sealed.

This house was very sad...I did what I could within the budget. He was well pleased but by no means was this a showroom.

I suppose you could try a carpet transition or other like that...keep in mind on the hinge side you will need bevels or clearance to allow for opening on the trap door (unless it is like a lift out).
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Never done a trap door in tile, but I did do an access panel. It was for a small addition that didn't have crawl access. Cut the plywood to the exact size of 4 tiles plus grout lines. Screwed it in with trim head screws where the plywood stuck past the tile (hard to explain). Screwed durock to it and stuck tile to it. Then used color matched caulk instead of grout for the perimeter of the four tiles.

I have done a trap door in a laminate floor. Wanted to do a pull out door, but the HO wanted it hinged. It's still working after a few years! Surprised the hell of out of me.
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Never done a trap door in tile, but I did do an access panel. It was for a small addition that didn't have crawl access. Cut the plywood to the exact size of 4 tiles plus grout lines. Screwed it in with trim head screws where the plywood stuck past the tile (hard to explain). Screwed durock to it and stuck tile to it. Then used color matched caulk instead of grout for the perimeter of the four tiles.

I have done a trap door in a laminate floor. Wanted to do a pull out door, but the HO wanted it hinged. It's still working after a few years! Surprised the hell of out of me.
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Looks great! Good idea recessed hinges from underneath!
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Never done a trap door in tile, but I did do an access panel. It was for a small addition that didn't have crawl access. Cut the plywood to the exact size of 4 tiles plus grout lines. Screwed it in with trim head screws where the plywood stuck past the tile (hard to explain). Screwed durock to it and stuck tile to it. Then used color matched caulk instead of grout for the perimeter of the four tiles.

I have done a trap door in a laminate floor. Wanted to do a pull out door, but the HO wanted it hinged. It's still working after a few years! Surprised the hell of out of me.
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Did the same thing on a hardwood flooring project a few years back.



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I have done a trap door in a laminate floor. Wanted to do a pull out door, but the HO wanted it hinged. It's still working after a few years! Surprised the hell of out of me.

Slowsol, how did you manage to get the trim on the hinge side to clear the flooring when opening the door? Your pic looks like you had to take the trim off the hinge side to open. Having a similar dilemma on a project....
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Slowsol Posted: "I have done a trap door in a laminate floor. Wanted to do a pull out door, but the HO wanted it hinged. It's still working after a few years! Surprised the hell of out of me."

Slowsol, how did you manage to get the trim on the hinge side to clear the flooring when opening the door? Your pic looks like you had to take the trim off the hinge side to open. Having a similar dilemma on a project....
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Slowsol Posted: "I have done a trap door in a laminate floor. Wanted to do a pull out door, but the HO wanted it hinged. It's still working after a few years! Surprised the hell of out of me."

Slowsol, how did you manage to get the trim on the hinge side to clear the flooring when opening the door? Your pic looks like you had to take the trim off the hinge side to open. Having a similar dilemma on a project....
The hinges I used were made for inset cabinet doors. They push the door up when it opens. Also, I back beveled that back piece of trim a little on the side close to wall. You couldn't see there was a little gap in the back unless you were laying on the ground.

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