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Old 12-28-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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Do I need a custom threshold?


I had someone install a ceramic tile floor in the kitchen. The floor adjacent to the kitchen is oak flooring. Needless to say the ceramic floor is about 3/4 in higher than the oak floor. The threshold opening measures about 30"W X6"L. What type of threshold do I need? Can I have an oak threshold? Dose it have to be custom made? I appreciate any help.

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Old 12-28-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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You should be able to get a 3/4" oak reducer at a flooring supply store. Probably wont have much luck at the box stores.

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Old 12-29-2008, 09:03 AM   #3
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Jensen has a good idea, but the question is will it sit vertically and horizontally flush with the tile? If the tile is cut straight that part will look fine. Being 3/4" higher poses some problems. Without seeing a picture I would say a wider transition (saddle) may be an option. Places like Lumber Liquidators (if one is near you) can obtain much wider types of transitions that can be retrofitted with the use of a table saw. You'll be buying a seven foot piece as I doubt they'll sell you shorter. And it will be unfinished.
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This is what i would do...
considering you have access to a table saw

1. Go to a hardwood supply company and get 1" stock oak as long as you need it. They should sell it by the board foot. These are usually sold rough but they can usually surface plan them for a small charge. I wouldn't get it less than 1 inch thick though!

2. Use table saw to make a 3/4 in notch out of one side to meet the tile

3. Set table saw to a slight angle (maybe 15 degrees) and run piece through to chamfer top edges the length of board

4. pre-drill, sand, stain, and walah ur a custom carpenter
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:35 PM   #5
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Thank you all so much for your suggestions. They are all very helpful. I'm new on here, hopefully I'll post pictures soon.
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