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2018-01-09 1:52 PM

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We replaced flooring in our master bath. It had thick tile and we went with a much thinner flooring material. As a result, the areas around the base of the door frames have a nice gap. Other than caulking, any ideas on filling that gap? I can caulk with the best of them, I just don't think it will provide the finish I'm looking for. Any ideas?


2018-01-10 10:37 AM
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I had something similar but we went with a thicker tile, so I had to transfer down to the attached hard wood. Check out these to see if something like that would work.

https://www.homedepot.com/b/Flooring-Flooring-Tools-Materials-Transi...
2018-01-10 12:44 PM
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It's the door casing that is undercut, leaving a big gap. https://www.casingkickers.com - I found this solution and might go with it.
2018-01-10 3:10 PM
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Sight unseen it sounds like shoe base trim is what you are looking for. Quarter round is an example but you can find something nicer depending on the look you desire. Never mind , just realized you were talking about only the door

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2018-01-10 7:22 PM
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Those look great for what you need to do, if the style matches well enough.
2018-01-12 8:44 AM
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I've been in construction for almost 15 years. Please ignore the above responses. Obvious these people don't know what they are talking about.

First, you need to contact 3 demolition contractors and get prices to tear down your house. Unfortunately, your going to have to start over but I think you already secretly knew that. With demolition complete and a new house being built, be sure not to pick the wrong flooring again when you rebuild. You won't face this issue again.

Problem solved. Glad I could help.



2018-01-12 6:19 PM
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Originally posted by TheCrownsOwn

I've been in construction for almost 15 years. Please ignore the above responses. Obvious these people don't know what they are talking about.

First, you need to contact 3 demolition contractors and get prices to tear down your house. Unfortunately, your going to have to start over but I think you already secretly knew that. With demolition complete and a new house being built, be sure not to pick the wrong flooring again when you rebuild. You won't face this issue again.

Problem solved. Glad I could help.




We've decided to brace up the house and cut it in half at the point where the door casing is too high; we'll then remove the excess material above the floor line.Then we have the slab raised to meet the point where we cut out the excess and then remove bracing. Gravity will close the gap and some caulking will cover any remaining imperfections.
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