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Old 04-29-2009, 03:34 PM   #16
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With a little convincing........ the tile is staying. Now I owe her new countertops and twice as much hardwood flooring. Oh well, it will look alot better this way and she is happy.

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A couple more questions for you guys...........

Kitchen floor is subfloor, 1/2" cement backer, with tile on top. New floor will be subfloor, red felt, and 5/16" Bruce hardwood. Question is, do you lay 1/2" (luan, osb, ect.) to end up flush with existing tile, or use transition pieces from wood to tile? If raising the floor is the best option, what should I use for the 600 or so sqft that I have to do?

Now that I am doing the hallways too, will I need transition pieces to the bedrooms (getting new carpet) or let the carpet guys make the joint look good?
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A couple more questions for you guys...........

Kitchen floor is subfloor, 1/2" cement backer, with tile on top. New floor will be subfloor, red felt, and 5/16" Bruce hardwood. Question is, do you lay 1/2" (luan, osb, ect.) to end up flush with existing tile, or use transition pieces from wood to tile? If raising the floor is the best option, what should I use for the 600 or so sqft that I have to do?

Now that I am doing the hallways too, will I need transition pieces to the bedrooms (getting new carpet) or let the carpet guys make the joint look good?
I would use transition pieces, you will need them regardless of a height difference or not. Let the carpet guys worry about that transition. Its often just carpet butted tight unless its a floating floor. Make sure you end your floor under the middle of the door so you don't see carpet when its closed or see hardwood from inside when its closed.
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A couple more questions for you guys...........

Kitchen floor is subfloor, 1/2" cement backer, with tile on top. New floor will be subfloor, red felt, and 5/16" Bruce hardwood. Question is, do you lay 1/2" (luan, osb, ect.) to end up flush with existing tile, or use transition pieces from wood to tile? If raising the floor is the best option, what should I use for the 600 or so sqft that I have to do?

Now that I am doing the hallways too, will I need transition pieces to the bedrooms (getting new carpet) or let the carpet guys make the joint look good?

Hey Quick6r, If it was me, I would put 1/2 plywood under your hardwood so the floor is flush with the existing tile. The extra cost isn't excessive and it would be nice not to have a height difference between the two floors. Depending on what your subfloor is now, it may be beneficial from a structural standpoint too. Remember that raising the floor may require you to under cut doorways etc.

The bedrooms, well, that is your call.

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