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thiggins18 05-07-2012 05:37 PM

Flooring transitions help (w/ pics)
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I finished the hardwood flooring inlay and the remaining hardwood. Now the finishers are coming over this Wednesday to finish the floor. The only thing is I am kind of stumped how to handle the thresholds. One meets up against onyx tile (pic1) and the other meets up against a marble threshold, in a bathroom (pic2). Whatís the best way to finish these?

For (pic1) I was just going to put some T molding down, but Iím worried that it will look odd because the there is a door almost directly over it. Is this standard practice to do so in this situation? The hardwood and the tile are almost exactly even with each other

For (pic2) I was going lay down hardwood threshold. Again in this case Iím worried about having both a marble threshold and a maple threshold. Any ideas here would help. Again the hardwood and the threshold is almost perfectly level.

Thanks guys/gals.

NewHomeDIYGuy 05-08-2012 02:35 PM

Your first pictures is a little confusing (hard to tell by the picture also). Is that a long gap next to the wall wider than the doorway? I'm assuming the flooring isn't finished and you're going to rip a piece of wood to fill this space, correct? Regarding your question about the T molding, I wouldn't worry where exactly the T molding falls, it should look fine being under a door or anywhere in the threshold.

Your second picture is a tough one, and I'm not sure what's "best" to do. What's easier is surely to just put a T moulding over the marble and hardwood, but probably the "best" thing (cosmetically at least) would've been to tear out the marble threshold, install the wood flooring closer to the doorway, and reinstall some kind of threshold? Hard to say..

Ralph III 05-09-2012 12:08 AM

I always try to have thresholds fall directly under the door which includes t-molding on hardwood flooring. That is what it is for and they look just fine.

I agree with NewHomeDIYguy(long name) in the other regards as well. You should pull up the marble threshold and finish your subflooring. Then allow space for some t-molding for the threshold.

NewHomeDIYGuy 05-09-2012 07:51 AM

One other thing worth mentioning.. Maybe you know this already, but undercut the door casings and slip the flooring material underneath. It looks a lot cleaner/more professional.

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