While I was out shopping for tile I noticed a pile of thresholds (I’d been calling them sills) at Home Depot.
Home Depot just calls them “tile” or “marble tile” but the measurements are definitely the size necessary for a doorway. The sections can be 2″, 4″, 5″ or 6″ wide in lengths of 24″, 30″, 36″ and longer.
The Tile Shop also had thresholds but fewer choices of size.
Some of the thresholds had beveled edges that might be convenient if trying to match floors of different heights.
What I never noticed before we started talking about tiling the new bathroom floors was that we have a marble threshold into our vintage pink tile bathroom.
It’s cracked in the middle and sits well above the floor on either side. I just never noticed it.
The tile salesman at the Tile Shop told us that these thresholds are meant to be a little higher than the plane of the floor just in case a sink or toilet overflows.
It will hold back the seepage to a degree before it spills onto your other floors.
I’ll keep that in mind.
Do you know where your water turn-off valve is in case you spring a leak?