Changing directions of hardwood flooring
We are laying 3/4 Acacia hardwood, and have already completed the kitchen. Now to transition into the dining room we are having a bit of a challenge. We really would like to change the direction of the flooring in the dining room because of the French doors to the right and the sunken family room to the left.
One hand we feel that it's much busier looking making this transition, but, it flows in the dining room better if the flooring runs parallel with the doors. We are concerned with the transition area and how to take the flooring into the dining room. We tried to rip some darker planks and router the grove on one and slip tongue on the other hoping to give the wide plank look in the doorway, but we werenÃ¯Â¿Â½t very successful. Any ideas? Should the dining room plank come into the doorway or like in the photos links, or should we definitely make continue trying the wide plank idea?
The hardwood is 3 Ã¯Â¿Â½ inch wide, by various lengths.
Oh, and now rush on the replies, we are only going to try to start laying the floor late this afternoon, lol! Nothing like waiting till the last minute.
Here is a link that might be useful: Photobucket