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Old 10-14-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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transistion from hardwood to ceramic tile


I am a novice and I need your expert advise. I am installing hardwood in the family room which opens one side to the foyer entrance hallway and the other side to the kitchen. The entrance from the foyer to the family room entrance already has a 3" marble slab(transition) horizontally laid. My question is do I need a transition of 3" hardwood which needs to be vertically laid or I don't need a transition to the ceramic tiles at all into the kitchen. Just have the hardwood and tiles meet without any transition.

I am confused and need yr suggestion. thanks

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If the hardwood is the same height as the tile --simply butt a strip of hardwood along the tile and work the wood from there.

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Old 10-15-2011, 02:21 AM   #3
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Do your boards run with or at an angle to the tile border? If they but up to the border then I would just add a wood transition strip. Mostly because it's easy to run your saw through all the end pieces at the end of the job to slip the wood border in and you can also mill your strip down on one side if it's higher than the tile. Don't forget to keep a 3/8 expansion space between the wood and tile. You can fill it with a caulk to match your grout
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