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Old 07-04-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Help! Replacing carpet with flooring transition problem between ceramic tile

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I'm new to this forum but wanted to see if anyone in the Monaco community has replaced their carpet? We have a 2004 Monaco Diplomat with ceramic tile and just pulled out the carpet. We are wanting to put Allure vinyl flooring where carpet was but having a problem with the transition between the ceramic tile that is 1" higher then the subfloor where we want to lay vinyl. The ceramic tile curves so is there any transition piece that is flexible that would work between the tile and vinyl? Please let me know if you have any ideas or other suggestions on type of flooring to use other then carpet.

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Old 07-04-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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Could you add to existing sub floor where carpet was to minimize difference in profiles?
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:43 PM   #3
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yes but the problem is we need a piece to hide the seam between the ceramic floor and vinyl and we don't know of anything that is flexible to bend around the curve of how the ceramic tile is laid.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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You may be able to use something like a 1" x 6" oak and cut it in the curve shape you need. You may need more than one piece to make the piece you need. You could also bevel it. It wouldn't be flexible but it could certainly me made to look nice.
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I know that Armstrong makes some transition strips made of vinyl that can be bent quit a bit. With vinyl you could use a heat gun and warm it up a little and see how much it would bend.
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I am assuming that the radius isn't that great.

If this will work for you buy an metal reducer and snip slots in the part that fastens to the floor to help it conform to the radius that you need.

There is also a person by the name of Ed? On here Who specializes in all types of flooring installs for rv's.
Maybe some one will know how to contact him
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:36 PM   #7
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I am assuming that the radius isn't that great.

If this will work for you buy an metal reducer and snip slots in the part that fastens to the floor to help it conform to the radius that you need.

There is also a person by the name of Ed? On here Who specializes in all types of flooring installs for rv's.
Maybe some one will know how to contact him
I think you may be referring to Ernie Ekberg.
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I'm a little confused over what your problem is .... the vertical mismatch ?... the curve of the tile ?... or both ?

The curve may not have an easy or suitable solution ... one option is to turn the curve into straight lines by either cutting the tile or removing some. For instance, an "S" can be made into a "Z" shape.
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Thanks

Thank you for all the ideas. This has helped! I will keep you posted on our progress .

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I had to remove the curves (3). At the entrance area the tile was on masonite and glued down so we removed all of the tile. In the Kitchen I had to remove 3 tiles. However, I found four tiles under the bed (extras?) and replaced the 3 tiles (one whole tile and two partials. In the bedroom I removed two rows so the tile ended at the bedroom entrance.

I have done several DIY tile projects so I was comfortable with it. I have an osciating tool (Mighty Max) that has a grout saw blade. I removed the grout where the old/new line would be. I have a 1" hammer drill with a 2" blade that I carefully removed the tiles. What ever adhesive HR used was good. Took several hours to remove and scrape down to the subfloor.

I only had a transition from Allure to tile/tile adhesive so it was only 1/4". I bought pewter transition strips and stair edge strips from Lowes.

Kitchen Before:



Three tiles added to remove kitchen curve:



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2 rows to be removed in bedroom:
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When we replaced the carpet in the front of the coach with tile we had the same problems curves and level. What we did was replaced the curve tile with on of the spares that came with the coach. For the level we put a 3 inch mosaic tile strip between the existing tile and new tile. It is on a slope and because of the small mosaic you can't see the height change.
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