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Old 10-28-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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We have 3" engineered hardwood floors downstairs. My has picked out a 5" style for upstairs. Where do I make the change? Anyone have a trick for a smooth transition? it seems like the two styles have to meet somewhere and it might look a bit strange. still in the planning stage.

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One is upstairs and one is down stairs....so what's the question? They will never meet

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Do it on the stairs....

Take the 5" and rip it down to 3" to match the bottom floor then progressively rip it wider as you go up the stairs so that it's 5". No one will ever notice the change.
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Your joking, right?
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Your joking, right?


I would love to say no....but you know be better than that.....sorry..couldn't resist.....

But, you have to admit, it would be kind of neat to see....
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I was planning on using actual planks on the stairs, not the runners. So I would need to decide which to use on the stairs. This was a serious question...thanks for making me feel stupid.
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Are the two sizes the same type of wood and same color?

Assuming the staircase is located in your foyer where visitors get their first impression, I recommend doing the stairs in the same wood as the main level and making the change starting with the stair nosing on the second level.

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Why not just use actual trends and finish them in the color of what you have selected. Using treds will be the more practical and safer option. You will not have to worry about 1 piece coming loose.

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