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Old 02-17-2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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Tile to wood floor transition


I know this has been discussed ad nauseum...

I'm planning on doing porcelain tile and bamboo hardwood flooring. The wood run horizontal to the tile. I'd prefer not to use a wood t molding for aesthetics. I will adjust the height difference with the schluter ditra on the tile so I should be able to make the height even. I looked at http://www.schluter.com/2171.aspx and http://www.schluter.com/1_3_reno_t.aspx and both could be an option. My question is about the wood's expansion and contraction. How close can I put the wood to the transition? Should I use flexible caulk between the wood and the transition or the transition and the tile or on both side? I live in the desert so we probably have less weather changes so more even humidity.

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Chris

Forgot to mention. substrate is concrete so wood will be glued down....


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You have to use a transition between the two materials, or use a silicone based caulk colored the same color as your grout, but it will end up looking real bad if you do not do it perfect.

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" My question is about the wood's expansion and contraction. How close can I put the wood to the transition"


The expansion and contraction rate for bamboo is 50% of wood,so half of 3/4" is 3/8" and being in the desert maybe a little less.
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