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Transition between tile and hardwood

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Posted by: from Hamilton
5/29/2016 at 7:48:26 AM

I have a one and a half inch height difference between a new tile floor and hardwood. What is the best way to handle this so it is safe and as smooth as possible?

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Date/Time5/29/2016 at 10:55:42 AM

Use your transition pieces that came with your hardwood and customize it to fit.

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Date/Time5/29/2016 at 11:13:53 AM

If the tile is the lower part then overlay materials can be used to feather out the transition over a length of 3 or 4 or more ft. And then tile on that.

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Vincent from Do My Floors in Vancouver
Date/Time5/29/2016 at 11:23:47 AM

If all the floors are done (tile & hardwood) already then you will need the maximum height reducer you can find and build it up to height. Or put in an overlap nosing.

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Vincent from James Renovations in Toronto
Date/Time5/29/2016 at 12:43:19 PM

Best way is to install a transition reducer strip, it has natural curve to it down towards the lower side of the flooring. They are available at home depot or lowes.

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Date/Time5/29/2016 at 8:36:24 PM

You can install a transition reducer at these joints.

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Date/Time5/30/2016 at 10:50:34 AM

Hi Chris,

This sounds like a real toe jammer!

My recommendation would be to try and find a 3" x 1 1/2" piece of solid hardwood the same species as your floor, (oak, maple, etc) mill it down, stain it to match and nail/glue it down.

This would be best done with a table saw with a high quality and sharp blade. Ripping hardwood like that can be dangerous if not done with the proper jigs so please be careful or contact a skill carpenter that can help you out.

Hope this helps, Best of luck!

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