position of marble threshold

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by sailiff, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. sailiff

    sailiff New Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    I'm removing carpet from the spare bath and replacing it with marble tile. Bath entrance butts up to hallway (which has carpet) i'm going to put a marble threshold piece down but have had conflicting advice on where the threshold should be placed. Place it in the door step where you can't see once the door is closed or place it to the outer door jamb where u can see half of it when the door is closed. :confused:
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    The only correct answer will be proclaimed by the Mrs. of the house.
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    A lot of people like the transition undeneath the door...in the bathroom, you see tile and threshold, in the hall, you see carpet. But, whatever you prefer is 'right'.
  5. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

    Jan 5, 2009
    Used to be in IT
    South of Boston, MA
    My bathroom tile is blue
    My hallway tile is beige
    Beige marble threshold

    So with the door closed in the bathroom you do not see the threshold
  6. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

    Jul 24, 2007
    Robber, with some DIY on the side.
    Unlike Dave I am a half/half man myself. My threshold can be seen in both the hallway and the bathroom where I transition from beige tile to dark hardwood floor.

    But like Dave, I too have a beige marble threshold. It was a bugger to find (most places only have pink) and very expensive for what it is. That's why I like to see it.

    It would also depend on what implications it might have for your tiling inside the bathroom. I would not want unevenly cut tiles just to accomodate the threshold. Better to keep it in line with the wall.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  7. SeattleSoxFan

    SeattleSoxFan In the Trades

    Apr 1, 2005
    Thresholds go in the doorway... thus the definition of the word :)

    I'd tend to agree with jimbo, though the "correct" answer is that it goes under the door. You naturally step over a threshold in the middle of a door and if you locate it elsewhere you're more likely to trip over it.

    I'm also unsure what the profile of this thing looks like. Is it just a small transition strip with a roundover or chamfer? I have marble thresholds @ all tile/wood transitions, but they are the full width of the jambs, so there's little question as to where they go.
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