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Old 03-28-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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1/4 inch gap at the transition?

Hi all, I have a question here about adding wood "T" saddles to transition from our wood floors (in the den) to our newly tiled kitchen. I had someone come in to "mud" the kitchen before I installed porcelain tile. The "mud" guy did a great job and the tile went down very nicely. Here is the problem, he ran the mud right up to my 3/4 inch wood flooring that's right next to our kitchen.
Shouldnt there be a 1/4 inch gap at the transition? I guess I could "rip" the T saddle flat. However, will no gap cause a future problem since the wood flooring that's running parallel to the tile has no gaps to expand? The transition opening with the wood strips (running parallel) is 4 feet wide. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks


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Old 03-29-2010, 09:15 AM   #2
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1/4 inch gap at the transition?

You're right, there should be an expansion space between the wood and tiles. The "T" is usually close to 1/2" wide, so you need to start with about 1" gap. The T is nailed to the floor, leaving space on both sides.



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