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Old 12-19-2007, 08:31 PM   #1
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Engineered Flooring Doorway Transitions?

I am laying 4 1/2" x 3/4" engineered hardwood plank flooring (Capella) on 3/4" T&G plywood and I am confused about doorway transitions. I have a hallway with two bedrooms off one side and a single master bedroom off the other and a tiled bathroom. The master bedroom is 18' x 13'. The other bedrooms are on the order of 11'x13' It is clear to me that I need reducer or T molding for the transition from the tile to the wood, but it is not clear whether I can avoid using T molding between the bedrooms and hallway. Avoiding the T molding would make the hall and bedroom areas look less fragmented and possibly reduce trip hazards. The planks in all rooms will run the same direction down the length of the hallway (perpendicular to the joists) and parallel to the door openings. Can I get away with not putting in T molding in the doorways or am I asking for trouble? What are the pros and cons? Thanks.


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Old 12-21-2007, 05:06 PM   #2
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Only a nailed floor can be installed without transitions.
if you float it, then it needs the expansion spaces.
It is recommended to use t molding in doorways that will have the same wood.
if the bedrooms have carpet, then you will need an end cap.


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