We have an old house were the previous owners installed tile in our kitchen and left the original wood floors in the dining room. He finished the tile with a tile edge trim, but the there is still a gap between the wood floor and this trim as well as some discoloration on the wood. The gap is too small for a transition T-molding I believe, so any ideas of how we clean this up?enter image description here

  • I'm not sure this is answerable; you may get several opinions but we don't know what you would like to see. Do you want a molding "bump"? Do you just want to clean up the ends of the wood and fill the space?
    – spuck
    Jul 21, 2023 at 16:14
  • Ideally I'd like to get rid of the gap where the wood doesn't meet the metal trim and if we could cover where the wood ends that would be great
    – Lauren
    Jul 21, 2023 at 17:40
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    You are asking 2 questions. Discoloration and Gap. This site works better with one question per post. Jul 21, 2023 at 21:06

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I think here I would be tempted to use an oscillating saw to trim the ends of the boards, creating a small gap into which a T-molding can be inserted.

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