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To Transition or Not?

Posted by Glittergirl_Tx (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 30, 11 at 21:38

We are installing bamboo hardwood tile in the dining room which is to the left as you enter our house (ie: first room you see). Should we just do tile to tile or provide a stone type transition in the doorway? Thank you for any and all suggestions.

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RE: To Transition or Not?

I like it better w/o a transition piece. I think it would give your space a cleaner look. IMHO if you add a big transition piece it just sticks out to people and announces "hey, I'm changing my flooring here" That is just my opinion though. I always tend to go more clean and less decorative.

RE: To Transition or Not?

Do the installation instructions for the tile recommend an expansion gap at the area's edges? If so, you'll need to either provide a transition to cover the expansion gap or caulk the seam.

RE: To Transition or Not?

I prefer a clean flush look when transitioning flooring products. To me a transition strip looks like a cover-up of a mistake or an installer that was to lazy to do it right. Be aware of height considerations of each finish surface, and prepare as needed to acheive a flush transition.

RE: To Transition or Not?

Thank you everyone! We are going without a transition. Floor is being put down tomorrow so I'll post a pic when it is done.

RE: To Transition or Not?

I can't wait to about 3 wks we'll have some wood floor put down next to tile. Good luck!

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