02:37AM | 12/18/06
Member Since: 12/17/06
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I am putting in a new hardwood floor that connects three rooms. One has hardwood flooring already (foyer) the other is a laminated floor (kitchen) and the third is a tile floor (half bathroom) I'm trying to figure out the best way of "connecting the tile floor with the hardwood flooring through a reducer strip, T-strip, etc. The tile floor sits a little higher than the hardwood floor and is slightly rounded. Previously there was carpeting in the room (dining room) where I'm putting the hardwood floor. Only need it at the doorway into the bathroom. Help!


05:06AM | 12/19/06
Member Since: 10/28/05
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well you have a few choices.

you could go with a marble sill between the two, or even a hardwood sill.

If marble, you might have to use cement backer board and a latex modified thinset mortar to get the height slightly above or equal to the highest flooring surface.

Going a hardwood sill route, you would have to measure for height and cut a sill the appropriate dimensions to get equal ot slightly higher height on opposing sides.

Alternately, you could raise the hardwood area with plywood to make the finish transition meet with the ceramic. THis is the most time consuming and expensive option.

I recommend a nice 4" wide marble sill. It adds a rich beautiful look with contrast to the opposing flooring surfaces.


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