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?
Q: What kind of transitional strip do you use to join carpet and laminated flooring on concrete? Continue reading Transitional strip to join carpet and laminate on concrete
Q: After installing laminate flooring in a living room and bedroom, we realized the standard transition materials are not fitting in the oversized gap. What can we do to fix this problem? Continue reading Standard transition materials are not fitting
Q: We are knocking down walls between our living room, dining room and kitchen. The living room and kitchen are oak. The kitchen is Douglas Fir. Should we keep all and refinish them? How do we transition them? Continue reading Knocking down walls
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
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
Q: What is the best way to lay hardwood on a floor next to a carpeted floor? Continue reading Transition strips for wood to carpet
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?
Q: I have tile floors and I put hardwoods in a room next to the tile. The tile is a bit higher than the wood, they’re not even. Is there anything I can do to make the floor look even? Continue reading Floor height difference between rooms
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