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?
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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