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Old 10-17-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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I will be attempting my first hardwood floor install soon and have some questions for the pros. Lets start with the subfloor. I have a 20x30 carpeted great room with 23/32 T&G osb with a plywood overlay. Not sure of the overlay thicknees just yet. 2x10 joists 16oc. The floor I have ordered is 3/4 x 3 1/4 prefinished red oak, rift and quartered.

Will I need an expansion joint due to the room size or does rift and quartered not require it ?

I have a tiled entry at the front door and at the sliders in the rear. They are trimmed with a radius thats not 100% perfect but the line where tile meets carpet looks good. I would like to butt my new hardwood up to the tile and trim out with a custom made quarter round, hoping I can make it thin enough to make the curve.

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Tell me if I am on the right track here. I plan to lay a sheet of 1/4 luan over the tile and trim the radius with my router. I can then layout the planks under the luan and scribe the radius for the proper cuts to the planks.

Again, another concern is expansion. Do yo think there will be a problem butting flush with the tile?

Lets hope the pic was inserted correctly. Thanks.
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My planks will be running parallel with the door.
Joists perpendicular to door.

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They are too proud of that stuff. $155 for a seven foot piece is just wrong.
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Can anyone chime in about the expansion joint?
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I see JazMan responded to a post with a situation similar to mine. He suggested using sanded grout for tile to hardwood transitions. Thanks JazMan, this might work for my problem. If my hardwood will end up 3/8nch higher than the tile, will I still need some sort of custom trim to cover the exposed tongue and groove?
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They are too proud of that stuff. $155 for a seven foot piece is just wrong.
Can't disagree with you there. That is one of those take it or leave deals.

If you make your cuts properly the caulk should work for you.
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