Transistion from tile to wood flooring
From the attached pictures I hope you can see that I have a one inch question.
What is the best way to transistion from the tile floor to the hard wood now that the carpeting has been pulled out and I am going to refinish the floor? With the wall to wall there the one inch was nothing but now it seems like I am walking into the Grand Canyon.
I would be going to Lacasse Fine Wood Produsts (my local hardwood supplier) to pick up one of their custom made transition strips. Yoou can ge the thickness you want with a bevel down to the wood. At a couple bucks a foot you can't get much easier.
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Thanks for that idea. Where is your local shop at? Please tell me Chicago....I can only hope. But I'll try to find some who can do something like this if your someone else.
Thanks again for being so quick.
Sorry , I'm in Canada, but you should be able to find the piece locally.
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Just an update- I was able to get the transitions made but was wonderign if there is a standard spacing for the screws to mount them in position? From the 45 degree angle where they meet --how close do allow a screw hole to get and how far apart after that.
I wouldn't bother with the screws.
PL leaves no srew holes.
I would nail it with a finish nailer or hand nail with finish nails and a nail set if you don't have a nail gun.Screws would be unsightly.
PL Premium and a few small finish nails to hold it in place till the PL sets..
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>> PL Premium and a few small finish nails to hold it in place till the PL sets..
Or replace "a few small finish nails" with "an old car battery at each end" :-)
PL is pretty sticky stuff..I've done several transition strips using PL including several where CC slab was underneath, unless your strip has a warp in it. I've never had the need for nails or even weights. simply apply Pl press and don't touch till it sets.
years later still looks great . If you do have any kinda warp then weigh it done as you suggest. You'll know when you set it down if it needs weights or tacks.
This is not an unusual problem. Like Cliffy said a beveled transition piece will solve the problem.
If you are having the floors professionally refinished, the refinishing company should be able to supply and install the transition piece. If you are planning to refinish the floors yourself, you will have to make the piece yourself. For some reason I think Bruce Hardwood flooring makes such a piece (check with the flooring department at the local big box store). It looks like you only need about 3' or so - it will be relatively cheap. Match species and stain and you will be good to go. Even if the Bruce piece is the wrong stain you could strip and sand before installation. If the stock piece is too thick - plane the bottom side, too thin - shim it up a bit.
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