Planks up against a transition piece

Q: When butting 5″ planks up against a transition piece do you just butt them up or do you cut a groove in the transition piece and cut tongues on the ends of each plank for a stronger fit? Is the stronger fit necessary if you use construction glue under the plank?

A: I generally like to have the tongue on the end of the plank insert into the groove edge of the transition strip AND glue both the transition strip and the ends of the planks. Doorways are high traffic areas and I just like to be sure it all stays together and nothing moves, or if there is movement, it all moves together.

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