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Old 06-14-2011, 01:01 AM   #1
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The question is about installing tile in a bathroom floor. The COF rating is .40 wet and .60 dry. Was wondering if this was ok to install in the bathroom floor?

Also the other question is concerning the transition from carpet to tile. I'll be using wonderboard for the underlayment for my tile. What is the best plan of action to make the transition from carpet to tile as smooth as possible? Should I use shims? If so where do I get them? The wonderboard is going to be 1/4" thick and tile is 3/8" and may end up with cut tiles where the carpet meets tile. Thanks for your help and suggestions in advance.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:45 AM   #2
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TJ--I am not clear about the term COF wet or dry---What is that?

Most people use a transition of some sort where carpet meets the tile --a marble,wood or metal transition is the most common.

A floor must be flat in order to set tile without lippage.
Shimming tiles is not an option--shimming carpet just looks bad.--Mike--

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TJ--I am not clear about the term COF wet or dry---What is that?

Most people use a transition of some sort where carpet meets the tile --a marble,wood or metal transition is the most common.

A floor must be flat in order to set tile without lippage.
Shimming tiles is not an option--shimming carpet just looks bad.--Mike--
It's a friction rating for tile.
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Coefficient of friction----Duh--I just use my hand--Gee this sucker will be slippery!

Now I'm going to have to add that fancy term to my sales spiel!
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The best transitions from ceramic or stone to carpet wood or vinyl are made by Shluter.

http://www.schluter.com/137.aspx
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I've been watching some YouTube videos of people in the final phase installing the carpet next to tile. No transition pieces were used in video but the tile was also laid on concrete floor so there wasn't the extra 1/4" in height in tile. Just wondering what the trick is to make this transition as smooth as possible? Should I use extra padding under carpet? I saw where they use extra long shims for the carpet so it raises up the height of the carpet so the transition looks smoother. The home owner doesn't want the bulky transition pieces. They say it feels rough on the feet.
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you could always dry lay the tile from the door back to the far wall. Mark the last full tile. Use that as your starting point . You'll finish with a full tile at the carpet. Depending on if the carpet is install or will be installed, wood or metal thresehold from the big box store, manufactured shims can be bought at a carpet supplier, on-line or cedar shims from the lumber yard or a ramp of jiffset can be floated for the carpet. lots of choices.
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http://www.carpetshims.com/
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If u need to shim Bengaurd makes a 3/8 inch premade rubber shim that spans out either a 12 or 14 inches to make up for capet levels....then use yer schluter.
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You could start with a full tile at the door and work your way in to the tub or shower and jump across when your finished..Or round the edge of the tile at the door.. I always tuck the carpet to tile..The carpet should be higher than the tile so a vacuum won't bang into the tile..How would you do it in your home?? Transition stips are ugly..
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I usually tuck carpet to tile, too, but be aware that it violates installation standards. And if there is a problem, you can be made to buy it.
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I usually tuck carpet to tile, too, but be aware that it violates installation standards. And if there is a problem, you can be made to buy it.
They gotta catch me first..
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Just ease the edge of your tile and tuck the carpet to it. You could double the tackstrip or use shims to get the proper level. Johnsonite makes a black rubber one, some guys use shingles or strips of cardboard.
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I eneded up using a Schaluter transition piece and turned out pretty nice.
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The final look turned out like this.
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The bathroom itself got a good facelift too. A before and after shot.
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