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Old 04-17-2003, 04:19 PM   #1
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how much space to leave at floor transition?

I posted this a while ago - but didn't get much response.

what I'd like to know is how much space should be left between our ceramic tile flooring (that we're in the process of laying now), and the existing wood floors in the dining room and tile floor in the bathroom? I assume we will need some sort of threshold there, since the heights will vary by 1/4"-1/2". I'd like the transition into these 2 adjacent rooms to be as smooth as possible.

also, where can I buy a threshold for this type of transistion and how is it installed?

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As long as you have a quarter-inch gap or thereabouts, you're fine. Wood transition pieces can be bought at flooring stores. Most of them glue onto the hardwood side. Use a bead of caulking under it on the tile side.
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Are you buying your hardwood flooringor having it custum milled and installed/ A hardwood installer should take care of any transitions for you.If you purchased wood flooring,the manufacturers have matching trim pieces many of which are T slot mouldings.1/4" can be a bit tight but generally will work.
if you err, err on the larger side up to 3/8".
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the hardwood floor is already there, as is the tile in the bathroom. we are laying new tile in the kitchen ourselves.

the bathroom tile will be about 1/4" higher than the kitchen tile. the wood floor in the dining room will be about 1/4" lower than the kitchen floor. I will leave about 3/4" at the 2 transisitions and look at some local flooring stores for thresholds that I can install.

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