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Transition between tile in bathroom and engineered hardwood with small height diffference

we are in the middle of installing tile in our bathroom. We have laid the membrane down. At this point we are trying to decide how to do the transition to the hallway. Based on the assumption that the ...
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In my bathroom, should I install sheet vinyl on hardiebacker board or plywood?

I don't want to deal with seams or grout, so I'm going with vinyl sheet flooring in my bathroom. The bathroom floor is low at the transition to the hallway, and also at the toilet flange, so I'd like ...
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Water from peaked roof does not go into the gutter below. How do I fix this? [closed]

I purchased a custom built home that has gutters, but there is a spot where the water from the peaked roof doesn't get into the gutter. It drips where the peaked roof hits the part with the gutter. ...
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Had to shim out my tub surround walls. How to transition from tile to the drywall?

I had to shim the studs for the cement board (to install the cement board over the tub lip). Now I am left with a gap between the cement board and the drywall. On the right hand wall, The gap from the ...
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Cutting baseboard around lots of weird angles and floor transition

I live in a 115 year old house where none of the walls are straight and corners aren't 90 degrees. After putting in new flooring in my kitchen, I'm trying to reinstall baseboard, but there's a weird ...
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What to do with gap between stair transition and carpet?

We installed luxury vinyl tile in our kitchen and landing, which replaced 25 year old laminate. The landing was the only place that didn't have quarter inch plywood under the laminate. Our handyman ...
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How to transition drywall to cabinet at pony wall?

I am drywalling the end of a pony wall that meets a kitchen cabinet. What is the best way to make this transition? The cabinet is ~1/4" recessed from the stud face, and currently has a piece of ...
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1/2" OSB underlayment + Durock VS 3/4" + Durock

I am planning my subfloor from the I-Joists up for a new build in my kitchen and living room. My thought, to minimize the transition between rooms was to lay 3/4" OSB for the living areas, and I ...
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Transition from shingles on mansard to roof - Please help

I recently had the shingles replaced on the mansard around my house, as well as the gutters replaced. The contractors used a ton of caulking to seal the transition. It doesn't look good, and you can ...
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How should stucco/waterproofing be addressed around balcony sides at building corners?

I'm waterproofing my new ADU build and I'm stumped at the stucco/balcony transition on the outer edges, which happens to be the corners of the building. The siding will be 3 coat stucco over 0.4" ...
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How can I reduce trip hazard with a high exterior door threshold?

My sliding glass door frame sticks up 3-3/4" from the finished floor in my living room and 2" above the entryway deck outside. I'm looking for creative ways to make this transition less ...
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What kind of product is on the market for flooring transitions with large height differences?

The bathroom floor of my house is more than 2 inches higher than the hallway floor to which it is adjoined. A normal transition piece will not work. How could I make something in the shape of a ...
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How can I handle this sloped laminate flooring transition? [duplicate]

We have recently converted our garage into a room and have a slope between the hallway and the new room (previously garage) because the new floor is higher due to insulation and screed depth. We opted ...
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How can I transition between tile and slightly higher wood flooring? [duplicate]

My living room used to have laminate flooring and I'm switching to 5/8" engineered hardwood. There is a transition from the tiles to this floor. The tile will be a little lower than the new floor....
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How to get drywall to match up with backerboard when remodelling a tub surround when backerboard is proud of the drywall? [duplicate]

Hey all and thanks for your potential help for myself and others that come across this issue. I've been getting a lot of good info from this site and wanted to initiate a topic that I feel needs to ...
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What clamp to use to transition from 1950s-era fabric-jacket NM?

Our doorbell transformer is powered via an original 1950s-era fabric jacketed 2-conductor NM (internal conductors are plastic-jacketed). Photo below shows that NM leaving electrical box; doorbell ...
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How can I create a transition piece for my custom penny floor to hardwood?

My fiancé and I did a project of turning our kitchen floor into a penny floor. Whether we should have or not, we put the floor on top of the previous laminate floor. This meant a layer of floor ...
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Transition between rooms for floating engineered wood flooring [closed]

I am currently looking to install 20mm thick oak lacquered engineered wood flooring using "floating method". The flooring has tongue and grove so I will use glue into the grove. I will put ...
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Best way to install T moulding

I am installing hardwood T moulding between my new hardwood floor and a tile floor. I tried just nailing down a test piece but I found the slight flex in the moulding causes squeaks with the nails. ...
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Is 12mm too much of a transition on flooring?

Debating tearing up tile that is 1/4” high or just leaving and putting vinyl floor over it. Is a 12mm transition down to the hardwood floor too much? What would I use for transition strip that would ...
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Butt joint transition from drywall to wood with joint compound or other material to prevent future cracks from wood movement

I'm having countertops installed and the top cap of pony wall is two stacked 2x4s with the wood outer edge flush with the drywall. My first thought was just to prime the wood and use joint compound ...
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Best way to reattach transition strip?

I have this wooden transition strip between a laminated "wood" floor and a ceramic/"stone" tile floor. It recently came unglued with wear and I want to put it back on. It looks ...
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Transition from NM-B to THHN/THWN-2 for an attached garage subpanel

This question is similar to others, however similar questions suggested are over 5 years old. The work has not yet begun, but here is what I am thinking. I am running a 50A 240V circuit from my main ...
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What transition should I use between a room and a stairway with a door?

I have two rooms plus a bathroom above my garage. There is a stairway in the back of the garage that leads to it. There is a door at the top of the stairway that leads to this space. I installed ...
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Where pipes and wires are usually placed under door frames?

After putting laminate flooring in the apartment, I need to install floor transitions under the doors/room connections. Since in a couple of places, there is ~2mm difference in height, I decided to ...
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Transitioning from cement board to drywall on a corner -what options do I have?

In the diagram below I need to transition from cement board to drywall (on the edge marked with red) Do I need anything special for this? That outside corner will be covered in tiles as the ...
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Transitioning box and electrical wire

I am planning to install some convenience receptacles in the deck area. I will use a PVC conduit, and it will run at the bottom/side of the joist and beams. I am not sure if I will use THHN or Romex ...
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Filling gap between Schluter transition strip and drywall

I did a noob mistake in my first major DIY project of bathroom remodeling When I installed the cement backer board I left some gap between the cement board and the drywall. On top of that when I ...
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Are transition strips necessary in doorway for same level tile to tile?

I removed the carpet in a room and now I am installing wood like ceramic tile. There is existing 12" by 12" ceramic tile in the hallway. Both Tiles are the same level. The wood-like is light ...
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Help with awkward transition strip between tile and carpet

I would like to replace carpet in a hallway with tile. The carpet extends into multiple living spaces. I can do all the transition strips except for one that has me flummoxed. The transition strip ...
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Alternative to T Transitions for floating laminate floor

I have a floating floor on concrete slab that joins to tile in a number of common, high traffic walk ways in our home: The standard way of joining a floating floor to a fixed one (or two floating ...
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Tile to tongue & groove paneling transition and window casings

As part of my complete master bedroom remodel I'm completely redoing the "jacuzzi room". The current jacuzzi has a wood surround and is completely not water proof as water gets in between ...
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How to deal with Densheild to drywall transition disparity

I'm in the process of tiling now (porcelain tile). I noticed that the seam between the Densheild and the drywall is slightly not even. Do I need to use the all purpose compound (used for dry wall) to ...
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Top of stairs wood tread to carpet transition level issue

I'm doing a DIY project converting my carpeted stairs to stained 1" think red oak treads and painted poplar risers. My issue is at the top of the stairs where I'm placing a narrow stair tread, this ...
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How can I repair a rotted door threshold?

Recently the wood transition strip at the door from my garage to the backyard came loose. When I pulled the transition strip it appears the underlying wood is rotted, how would I go about repairing ...
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Are transition strips necessary in doorway for laminate?

I all installing laminate flooring in my basement. The basement is a simple layout. The stairs lead down to a 6'x6' landing. Turn left into a rectangular room, no door but the entrance is 5' or so. I ...
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How to cut the correct angle on transition strips

I just relaid my kitchen flooring using floating laminate. I am trying to figure out the best way to get these angles correct for a flush cut on the transition. If all else fails I'll cut to make it ...
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Flooring multiple rooms

The photo attached shows both vinyl/ laminate flooring and carpet. My plan is to rip out carpet and install new vinyl flooring right on top of existing hardwood floors. Once I rip out carpet the ...
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How to install wood laminate flooring against existing hardwood transition in doorway?

We are getting ready to sell our home and are planning to replace carpet in three bedrooms with laminate wood flooring. We have hardwood in the rest of the hallways, kitchen, dining, etc. In each of ...
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Hardwood to Tile Different Height Transition

We've just installed some large format tile in our home which required a good chunk of mortar and thinset due to its weight, and as a result we now have a large height difference in this door frame ...
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Closing gap around floor transition strip and door trim

Having finished major renovations, I'm focusing now on the fit and finish work in a 1964 U.S.A. ranch-style home. As you can see in these pictures, the slap-dash flooring transition is shoddily done ...
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Trim for floor transition where tile is LOWER than adjacent hardwood [duplicate]

I have yet to find a product or a question addressing this. The issue is quite simple. I am installing a tile floor in the bathroom, and the finished tile floor at the doorway will sit significantly ...
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Laminate Floor, existing is 8mm, installing 12 mm next to it, How should I transition?

So the current laminate floor is 8mm, we are removing the carpet and installing 12mm right next to it. Currently there is standard T molding with the blunt edge adapter strip on one side. I would ...
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I am unable to find such t moldings or reducer where it fits my laminate to tile transition

I got this picture from another post and since I am new to this community I dont know much on how i can ask questions to existing posts or comments also it did not allow me to do so. Below is a ...
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What are the typical height differences between carpet and hard floor?

I'm raising an 80's style dropdown livingroom to be even with the rest of the floor. The dropdown area I'm raising will be carpet and the adjoining floors will be laminate (hard floor). The goal is ...
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How can I non-destructively remove hardwood transition strips?

I'm trying to replace some tiles, but the transition between the hardwood floor and tiles has caused me some trouble. The hardwood floor was installed sometime after the tiles, so the transition ...
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Uneven gap between two different floors

We recently had our bathroom renovated, subfloor replaced and vinyl flooring installed, but now there's a gap underneath the door. It measures 3 3/4" x 23" and I'm not sure of any products that ...
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Transition piece first or baseboard first?

I installed new floor so the transition height has changed from one room to the next. I took off the baseboards first before installing the floor. The problem is I am not sure what's the cleaner, ...
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Are transitions strips necessary from room to room if installing luxury vinyl planks throughout house?

I would like to replace our carpet and tile with the locking/floating luxury vinyl planks throughout most of the house. Our house runs long and think it would look so much nicer without transition ...
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How do I lay hardwood over a transition in a room that is not level?

We are going to be laying hardwood in our entire upper floor. The subfloor between two of the rooms is on a bit of a slope. What's the best way to lay the hardwood over this transition. We are going ...
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