I'm preparing to install Bruce 3/4" pre-finished nail down Hickory hardwood flooring in my dining, and living rooms. Currently there is a wood transition piece between the dining room and kitchen, and another similar transition between the living room and the hall. I'd really like to keep these transitions, but to do so I'd have to not have an expansion gap where the flooring meets the transition.
Once the flooring is installed, the transition will be about level with the flooring. I can't raise the transition up, because it would be a tripping hazard going from the kitchen into the dining room.
Is there a way to do this, or am I out of luck?
- The transition pictured is a solid piece of wood 37 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 3/4"
- The tile butts up against this piece of wood, there is a grout line between the last tile and the transition piece.
- The top of the transition is ~3/8" above the top of the tile floor.