A Little Late Coming | The Bathroom Threshold

Sometimes, you just lose your mojo on a project. You have the best intentions of dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s, but then you shrug your shoulders and say, meh, good enough. That was the fate of our upstairs bath, where a few details were left, well, unfinished. Case A: the threshold.

Removing Bathroom Threshold
Bathroom Threshold

An especially troublesome spot. Top left corner. Whoops – not enough tile … Jay thought I wouldn’t catch it, snicker. This area actually became a little bit of a conundrum for us, since Jay’s plan was to just have the threshold pop up and cover the gap. Yep, didn’t work. Too much of an angle. I finally gave into his solution, which was to just add some extra grout to help cover the gap. Not the best solution, but hey, it’ll do.

How to install a bathroom threshold
Bathroom Threshold

Since our first threshold popped off during the renovation project and split a bit, we were unable to put humpty dumpty back together, and had to break out the wallet and buy a new one. Since they are all of $7 at the store, no harm done.

How to install a threshold
Cutting the Trim

After measuring our location, and using the old threshold as a general guideline, we took the new guy out to the garage and started slicing and dicing. It’s always nice when you have a template to use (i.e. old item) since you can hack off the wood with a bit more confidence that your new piece is actually going to fit. Always good.

How to installed threshold
New Threshold

And here is the new guy, sans paint. That’ll do pig, that’ll do. Always good to do a dry fit in before you pull out the paint brush and commit to your final sizing.

White Painted bathroom threshold
Painted Threshold

After we painted the threshold, and screwed it in, things were looking a whole lot more polished in this little bath of ours. Much better than the bare floor we had chilling there for a month or so. I think it could benefit from one more quick coat of paint, but for know, I’m saying done.

Tile Close Up
Tile Close Up

We tried to get the threshold to perfectly cover the janky tile in the back, but alas, there was still some area that was unable to be covered on it. Since the grout dries quite light, it is pretty difficult to tell that the area is missing something. Not ideal, but hey, it’s for reallz. Sometimes the home reno projects leave a few small details to be desired. Live and learn, my friend.

White painted threshold
Threshold with Door Closed

And with the door shut, this joint is looking mighty fine. No more 2″ gap between the door and the floor. I call that a success!