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Old 08-13-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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Suggestions for transition between old hardwood and new hardwood


Hello,

I've been installing some hardwood floors and need some advice about transitioning for one bedroom. There is existing wood floor in the hallway and I am installing a different/darker hardwood in the bedroom. The hallway has pieces that are parallel to the walls and one piece at the bedroom doorway that is perpendicular to that. I have been installing the hardwood in the room the same direction as the hallway (parallel to hallway walls). I have some T-molding that I was planning on using, but don't like the look with the old flooring perpendicular piece installed with another transition piece on top. The flooring in the hall and bedroom are two slightly different heights.

Any options/suggestions?
My thoughts were to:
1. Just use the T-molding (don't really like the look though).
2. Remove the hallway perpendicular piece (not preferred because it extends into the hallway and transition wouldn't be under the door).
3. Possibly use a router or something to bevel/chamfer the hallway piece to the height of the bedroom and continue the bedroom flush against hallway? (not sure exactly how to do this, but sounds like a good idea)

Any help is appreciated. Hopefully that was understandable as I don't have a picture at the moment.

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Old 08-14-2012, 10:43 AM   #2
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Suggestions for transition between old hardwood and new hardwood


Since the hight of the 2 types of flooring differs a bit, your options are to make or use a pre made reducer molding, or use the T-molding.

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Old 08-14-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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Hello,

I've been installing some hardwood floors and need some advice about transitioning for one bedroom. There is existing wood floor in the hallway and I am installing a different/darker hardwood in the bedroom. The hallway has pieces that are parallel to the walls and one piece at the bedroom doorway that is perpendicular to that. I have been installing the hardwood in the room the same direction as the hallway (parallel to hallway walls). I have some T-molding that I was planning on using, but don't like the look with the old flooring perpendicular piece installed with another transition piece on top. The flooring in the hall and bedroom are two slightly different heights.

Any options/suggestions?
My thoughts were to:
1. Just use the T-molding (don't really like the look though).
2. Remove the hallway perpendicular piece (not preferred because it extends into the hallway and transition wouldn't be under the door).
3. Possibly use a router or something to bevel/chamfer the hallway piece to the height of the bedroom and continue the bedroom flush against hallway? (not sure exactly how to do this, but sounds like a good idea)

Any help is appreciated. Hopefully that was understandable as I don't have a picture at the moment.

Sure would help if you had a pic,but you don't have to use the moulding you have,make whatever you want if you have the tools, don't quite understand the perpendicular piece when all the rest runs parallel.
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