Q: Should I be able to see nail holes in my new wood floor?
Also they tell me there is no good way to transition to my existing tile entryway because it sits slightly lower. Is this true?
A: I have worked hard to eliminate “face nails” that are visible. Should you be able to see them? It depends where they are and why they are there. There are colour match fillers that do a good job of hiding any nail holes if they must be present.
You mention that transition between the wood floor and tile is slight. I don’t see that being a problem. There is a wood strip called a dome cap or flat cap that would likely cover both floor surfaces nicely. Also, if the difference in height is slight, a modification could be made with the last board to make it higher or lower. It takes a bit extra time to do.