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Old 05-29-2017, 09:48 AM   #1
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Setting Prehung Doors/Tile Sequence


I've set tile in baths, and set pre-hung doors, though not in bath areas.
Knocking my head for SOP -- in the past I have tiled "up to the jamb". It doesn't help that the mind is going!. And may have gone beneath at certain times...

I do want to avoid "notching" the base of the jamb, given different floor height transitions like for wood-to-vinyl.

But doing our own bath right now, having (2) doors; one on the inner tiled closet and the other, the entry, having inner tile & outer carpet.

When should door jambs be set on both these spots?
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You're supposed to undercut the jambs for tile, as a remodeling contractor you should know that. I don't know what you mean by "notching".

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You're supposed to undercut the jambs for tile, as a remodeling contractor you should know that. I don't know what you mean by "notching".
I think he's referring to splitting flooring of different materials/heights under the door slab so one side of the jamb is cut to one length and the other is cut to a different length. It ends up being a notch.
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I think he's referring to splitting flooring of different materials/heights under the door slab so one side of the jamb is cut to one length and the other is cut to a different length. It ends up being a notch.
That's it.

That'd be the advantage of keeping both (inner/outer jambs) lower at the same height.

It's a given that the installed jamb could be cut, but probably not cleanly if it's half the jamb.

With one side tile, the other side carpet, the carpet side can still end up being lower so if the jamb is undercut the gap would show on the carpet side. I see tile carried up to the wood of jamb all the time - that doesn't mean it is right.
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Both carpet and tile go under the jamb and casing. If it has to cut at different heights so be it I do all the time cut cleanly. I install the doors before the flooring and space it above the subfloor.
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