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Old 11-01-2009, 12:00 PM   #1
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Hey Guys - I have this problem between the multiple floors installed in the kitchen and the hard wood floor in the living room. I have yet to be able to find the proper threshold that will solve the step up/down.

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cut a piece of matching oak to be installed flush with the tile. Leave about a 1/4" gap and fill with caulking that matches the grout color. Taper the oak on the wood floor side.

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cut a piece of matching oak to be installed flush with the tile. Leave about a 1/4" gap and fill with caulking that matches the grout color. Taper the oak on the wood floor side.
Thanks - but that doesn't sound like a DIY project does it? of course I suppose if you have the right tools anything is possible. but I'm working with the basics here

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Have you looked yet to see if there is hard wood flooring underneath the layers in the kitchen? I've heard of people finding a beautiful hardwood floor under some... uh... questionable stuff. Just a thought.
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Have you looked yet to see if there is hard wood flooring underneath the layers in the kitchen? I've heard of people finding a beautiful hardwood floor under some... uh... questionable stuff. Just a thought.
yes I've looked an no dice - and I'm not about to rip up all the layers of flooring to make it even until we redo the entire kitchen.
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when our engineered hardwood floors were installed, they put wood trim similar to the other poster's suggestion in the threshold... it works perfectly. It's sort of like an uneven speedbump profile. Higher on one side than the other. I bet you might be able to find similar trim that matches a hardwood floor in some home improvement center and merely trim it to size....

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