Flooring Remodel Problem

jmnorseJuly 31, 2011

I'm rehabing a portion of my house and could use some advice. I either need to find a good way to transition hardwood to ceramic tile -or- find a way to match some new hardwood to my existing hardwood.

First, how difficult is it to match new hardwood to old? The existing is 50 year old oak. I've already refinished my living room and didn't use any stain. If I can't match, how bad would it look to have my kitchen or both kitchen and dining room be off color from the rest of the house? Does anyone else have this situation in their house?

Second, I've seen people mention making sure a tile floor is level with hardwood, and then using caulk to fill the gap between. Does anyone have a large transition done this way and does it look good? In my design, there will be chairs at my island that, when pushed back so a person can get out, will cross the transition. Is that safe or will the caulk and edges catch the chair leg?

Thanks

Justin

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
barbcollins

If this was my project, I would extend the tile to the dining room and make the transition in the living room/hallway.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 7:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
woodfloorpro

You should be able to have a perfect match assuming it is done by a competent professional.
It is what we do every day.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 2:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jmnorse

woodfloorpro,
Yes, I expected that would be the case. But I have a limited budget and was looking for solutions I could do myself. Matching new to old hardwood would involving finding a stain for the new, right? Wouldn't the wood change colors differently though as they age?

Barb,
That's not a bad idea. It still leaves me with my safety concern between the kitchen and living room...

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 8:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
clg7067

Yes, a professional should be able to match the new and old floors.

And here is a photo of a transition.

Here is a link that might be useful: transition

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 4:27PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Experiences with vinyl flooring
Hello, I was wondering individuals experiences with...
einajr
Matte or shiny hardwood floors...what's your preference?
We are going to sand and refinish our floors. What...
jtaime2
Chinese Hardwood Flooring - After Lumber Liquidators & 60 Minutes
Wondering how folks are now feeling about buying imported...
Ken Fisher
Jasper wood flooring
Has anyone in here used BuildDirect.com to buy flooring?...
S MacDougall
Carpet on concrete..what is proper installation?
Want to install carpeting on cement slab foundation,...
slc2053
Sponsored Products
Modern Standard Floor Lamps Lantern with White Pendant Shade
ParrotUncle
Textured Lines Rug 8' x 10' - BEIGE
$2,599.00 | Horchow
Gold Lisa Sheer Curtain Panel - Set of Two
$19.99 | zulily
Mendota Off-White Linen Paint Shaker Kitchen Cabinet Sample
CliqStudios Cabinets
Couristan Izmir Floral Isfahan Area Rug - 70881000020311T
$39.00 | Hayneedle
Harlow Swivel Bar Height Bar Stool (30"H seat) - Smooth Black , Quick Ship
$499.00 | FRONTGATE
Secret Garden Lido Floor Lamp
Lamps Plus
Distressed Jewelry Floor Post
$89.99 | Dot & Bo
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™