Bathroom Threshold or Saddle Materials

During bathroom remodeling, its exciting to select your favorite bathroom flooring from the huge variety available, but have you thought about how the bathroom floor will connect to the adjacent room? Most often, a bathroom floor is tile, while the connecting room is either wood or carpet. For a beautiful transition, a bathroom saddle (also known as a bathroom threshold or even an interior threshold) is necessary.

During bathroom remodeling, its exciting to select your favorite bathroom flooring from the huge variety available, but have you thought about how the bathroom floor will connect to the adjacent room? Most often, a bathroom floor is tile, while the connecting room is either wood or carpet. For a beautiful transition, a bathroom saddle (also known as a bathroom threshold or even an interior threshold) is necessary.

Bathroom saddles are often designed to match either the bathroom floor, or the floor of the adjacent room. In addition to making both floors look elegant, interior thresholds protect the edges of the flooring, or even provide a transition from two floors of varying heights. See below to determine which saddle material will best suit your bathroom.

Tile Bathroom Threshold

Tile is easy to clean and can withstand the moist atmosphere of the bathroom. If the bathroom floor is tile, those same tiles can be used to create a smooth border transition between rooms. Alternatively, consider using the accent tiles from your bathroom’s shower, wainscoting, or sink backsplash to create a unique accent threshold.

Marble Bathroom Threshold

Marble is a very popular threshold to use in bathroom doorways because marble is beautiful, durable, and can increase the market value of your home. Often marble, or other stone thresholds, will be based off of other accents in the bathroom, such as the vanity counter. Marble looks best when the color either softly blends with the shade of your bathroom floor, or is in the same strong accent color as another feature in the bathroom.

Wood Bathroom Threshold

Transitioning from the bathroom onto a hardwood floor? A wooden threshold may be perfect for you. Wood can be selected to match the style of the adjacent floor to create a smooth transition. Alternatively, a wooden threshold could match other wooden accents in the bathroom, such as the cupboards.

Metal / Aluminum Bathroom Thresholds

Metal bathroom thresholds are less common, but are a great option for protecting carpet edges. Most often, this is accomplished with a T-molding, which extends slightly over the tops of each of the two floors to provide a seamless transition.

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