Best way to transition from the floor to the front or back door?

Q: I’m going to begin to install tongue and groove bamboo flooring in my house. What is the best way to transition from the floor to the front or back door? Currently both doors have an aluminum base beneath the door. Do I butt the flooring up to the aluminum door jam, or do I leave a space and use a transition? Continue reading Best way to transition from the floor to the front or back door?

Wood flooring within ceramic border

Q: We have a living room which is completely bordered with 3+ feet of 12X12″ ceramic tile. The center (about 220 sq. ft.) of the room has been covered with carpet insert. We want to replace the carpet with solid oak parquet wood tiles. Continue reading Wood flooring within ceramic border

Transition strips for hardwood to floating floor

Q: We installed a floating floor over marble tile in a bar. Now there is about a 1 5/8 transition from this new floating floor to another part of the bar which was hardwood. Who could we consult about the transition? Continue reading Transition strips for hardwood to floating floor

Fixed transition with a tongue and groove joint, and glue?

Q: If I am installing a floating floor (engineered), and at my transition, using a fixed transition with a tongue and groove joint: is it ever acceptable to glue the flooring into the tongue and groove and allow the floor to grow the opposite direction of the fixed transition? Continue reading Fixed transition with a tongue and groove joint, and glue?

Gap in floor height versus stair height

Q: I am planning to install hardwood floors in my second floor. Currently it is carpeted. The stairs are oak with a carpet runner. The subfloor upstairs is plywood and the height matches the height of the stair nose at the top of the stairs. Once installed, the new hardwood floor would sit 3/4″ – 1″ above the existing stair nose at the top of the stairs. Continue reading Gap in floor height versus stair height