||11-28-2010 11:20 AM
hardwood to ceramic no transition strip
I wanted to butt my hardwood up to the ceramic without a transition stip and had the installer put the metal edging on the ceramic. I was going to butt the grooved edge of the hardwood up to the metal and fill the small gap with coloured caulk. 3/4" hardwood. No problem he tells me and then installs the tile with a thickness 3/16" lower than the hardwood. We went with a smooth finish and you will be able to see the unfinished edge.
I used a shim to simulate the slight angle of the first board (difference in thickness) and the seam between the 1st and 2nd boards will be satisfactory. My question is what is the best way to bevel the bottom of the first piece? I layed 1/4 inch sub floor over the 1 inch planks (old house) to get a nice smooth surface. Would I be better off using a belt sander and sanding away the sub floor to get the slight angle or sanding /cutting the first hardwood plank. Any ideas. I don't want to use a transition piece it will look awful