Author Topic: Help for a missing ceramic tile threshold to my condo door  (Read 169 times)

MoolahLula

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Help for a missing ceramic tile threshold to my condo door
« on: July 15, 2020, 06:43:06 AM »
This threshold is a nonstandard size.  Do you have any idea where I can get a replacement ceramic tile piece and how to adhere it to the concrete?  My neighbors are also missing theirs, so I suspect it's all due to an older shifting building.  THANKS!!!  (I tried attaching a photo but no dice.)

Greystache

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Re: Help for a missing ceramic tile threshold to my condo door
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2020, 09:09:31 AM »
There are a couple ways to attack the problem. If you can't get an exact replacement, get a larger piece and cut it down to fit. You will need to rent or borrow a tile saw.  Or you could build a threshold out of several pieces of tile. You would adhere the tile to the concrete with thin set mortar. Before you do that, it would be good to understand why the thresholds are failing in the first place. Were they installed incorrectly? is the underlying concrete cracking? Is there any kind of HOA restriction that says you must use ceramic? Maybe a metal or wood threshold would perform better?