acid staining concrete and tapering tile

Mace

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I have a tile floor with a carpet inset (think of it as a carpet island in a mostly tile room). The carpet section is getting older and I am looking at replacing it with either tile or what I really want to do is some stain. The proble with staining the concrete is getting a good transition from the tile to the concrete.

Anyone have any good ideas on how to get at least a reasonably seamless transition from tile to concrete???
 

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How about doing a concrete overlay where your carpet was to bring it up to the level of the tile, and then acid stain.
 

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Thats a possibility I guess..

but I would rather leave it the same height in case I end up figuring a good version of tile to replace it.
 

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I have to think that the dogs feet (labs) would be hard on hardwood floors...

But it is something to think about.

I'll take a pic of the area that needs to be replaced..
 

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probably 3/8" it will be hard to transiton that from the tile to the exist concrete, I like danimal's suggestion the new pergo type floorings are not real wood they would hold up to the dogs wear and tear...
 

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We have the fake hardwood flooring in half of our house. The pack of Beagles and the Basset have no problem with the hardwood.


I have to think that the dogs feet (labs) would be hard on hardwood floors....
I think birfield would get used to slowing down on the wood real fast. Watching the first time the dogs try to do a high speed turn on hardwood is priceless.
 
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