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Old 09-13-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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I'm working on an addition to my kitchen, the problem is that there is a 1/4 inch difference in height between the new floor (low) and the old (high). My first thought was to simply get 1/4 ply and lay that down over the new floor to match the heights, but that will throw off the the height of the floor where it hits the transition to the pantry and the exterior door.
The next thought was to sand down the the plywood of the old (high) floor to ramp to the level, but I don't know that I'd be able to get it smooth- plus there are cabinets that have to bridge the 2 floors.

Any help or ideas are greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #2
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You can not realistically sand the plywood in that fashion and that amout.

What will be your final floor covering?

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The final covering will be 8 1/2 wide tongue & groove hardwood.
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My first thought was to simply get 1/4 ply and lay that down over the new floor to match the heights, but that will throw off the the height of the floor where it hits the transition to the pantry and the exterior door.
Why will it?
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The transition to the outside door is raise 3/4 inch above the sub floor- that's the thickness of the new flooring. When laid flat on the sub floor now it slides under the transition perfectly. With the 1/4 ply it butt the transition piece instead. The pantry transition is a single piece of marble ( the pantry floor is tiled) that 1 inch high and beveled on the edges to 3/4 so it would meet the original floor level. Now if I put down the 1/4 plywood the bevel would be sunk under the overall level of the floor.

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Well then I would say you are faced with a dilemma.

I suppose replacing the marble and raising the door are out of the question?
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I don't think so.

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