Horizontal hardwood transition

Q: I want to put hardwood flooring in my dining room and living room. The flooring will run horizontal to the opening between the 2 rooms. I was wondering how you go from one room to the other, and if there were any tricks to making the transition?

A: The floor should in most cases run across the floor joists, which more often than not means from front to back. There are numerous transition strips for different occasions. Your local hardwood flooring retailer should have something.