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Old 2011-08-04, 10:47 PM
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Lightbulb Marble Threshold Or Metal Strip

We're Getting Polished Porcelain For Our Main Floor, Greenpark Wants Us To Choose A Marble Threshold, Which I Think Would Look Ugly Because It Wont Match The Porcelain. Or We Have A Choice Of Metal Strip, Would The Metal Strip Look Cheap.

Or Should I Get Marble Threshold, Then Remove It When Doing HW, Is That Even Doable, Would The Tiles Crack When Being Removed

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Are you getting your hardwood from the builder or after closing?

You can't just remove a marble/metal threshold. There is always a possibility of damaging the tiles &
your threshold line may be set back too far into the tiled room. I would go for metal threshold, it's not
very visible once hardwood is installed & IMO looks much better.

Here is a pic of a marble threshold & metal threshold:
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Getting HW After Closing
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Are you getting your hardwood from the builder or after closing?

You can't just remove a marble/metal threshold. I would go for
metal threshold, it's not very visible once hardwood is installed & IMO looks much better.

Here is a pic of a marble threshold & metal threshold:
I think the metal threshold looks much better. IMO with the marble, it almost looks like there are two thresholds which would look weird.

However I would consider which direction the HW will be layed in... in the pictures, the planks lay parrallel to the archway, so that the HW is giving the visual look of a threshold. If the HW was layed perpendicular to the archway, it might look like something's missing between the tile and the HW?
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I think the metal threshold looks much better. IMO with the marble, it almost looks like there are two thresholds which would look weird.

However I would consider which direction the HW will be layed in... in the pictures, the planks lay parrallel to the archway, so that the HW is giving the visual look of a threshold. If the HW was layed perpendicular to the archway, it might look like something's missing between the tile and the HW?
You can't pick your own direction of the hardwood due to warranty. Very often joist direction changes throughout the house so will the direction of flooring. You may have floor running parallel & perpendicular to the tile threshold on one level. So for any direction of flooring, metal edging looks cleaner.
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You can't pick your own direction of the hardwood due to warranty. Very often joist direction changes throughout the house so will the direction of flooring. You may have floor running parallel & perpendicular to the tile threshold on one level. So for any direction of flooring, metal edging looks cleaner.
This is what I meant, with not having a choice in the direction of the flooring.
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I'd Mostly Go W/ Metal Then.
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