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Old 11-16-2009, 08:01 AM   #1
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Transition from Hardwood to Marble Tile (1/4" lip)???


I am looking for some suggestions to transition from already installed engineered hardwood flooring to marble tile. It is a floating floor that butts up to tile with about a 1/4" gap and height difference of about 1/4".


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Old 11-16-2009, 05:53 PM   #2
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So where's your transition-trim? Whater ya trying to do?

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I assume you want a wooden transition piece. I have a very similar situation at my house, where I transition from 3/4 inch oak hardwood up about 3/8 inch to stone tile. I made my transition pieces from 3/4 inch thick oak stock, about 3-1/2 inches wide. I cut a 3/8 inch thick rabbet about 1 inch wide, and cut a 45 degree bevel on the hardwood side. Then I finish nailed the transition piece in place, filled the nail holes, oiled and varnished. Looks fine.

You can buy prefinished transition pieces with varying rabbets at a decent lumber supply place if you don't feel like cutting them yourself. If you can't get exactly the rabbet you need, you can always adjust the size using a straight router bit, a dado on a table saw, or even a chisel if you are really good with one.
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I guess you forgot to plan for this? Should have been done like this: http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/i/..._threshold.jpg

Can you cut some of the wood back? Or just use this: http://www.ezflooring.com/images/reducer.gif Glue it over the wood then caulk the small gap between this reducer and the marble.

OR you can use something like this: http://www.woodchucks.ca/main/magick...ducer%20-C.jpg

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Jaz didn't mention the "T" mouldings that are available for such an application. Keep in mind a laminate floor is a "floating floor" so...........you have to accomodate the "float".
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Thanks for the replies. No, I never plan accordingly which is why all of my projects are 98% finished.

It looks like I need to cut back the wood floor which isnt a big deal. Any reason this cant be done with a circular set to the right depth?

I already have Walnut T-moldings but I think I like the style Jazman suggested in the first link of the previous post.

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