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James
Adding new hardwood flooring...
James

I own a house built in the days in which they used hardwood floors throughout except in bathrooms and kitchens. My wife wants me to remove the ceramic tile and lay down new hardwood flooring. How should I treat the straight line cut between the family room and the kitchen? This cut is across the gain or an end grain cut. I will have the same problem between the dinning room and the kitchen. This cut is with the grain and will be much easier to mate.

jkirk
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jkirk

id make a flush transition. even if you can stain it so its a complentary tone to break up the change over

Jack
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Jack

As jkirk suggested a transition strip between the floors would probably be the easiest. If you are installing the same type of hardwood the traditional way would be to split and remove random lengths of the existing flooring and slid the new flooring into place so the is no straight line cut.
Jack

Sombreuil_mongrel
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Sombreuil_mongrel

Probably they had door saddles originally; a 5/8" thick threshold fitted neatly between the jambs with profiled edges so as to not have a sharp corner. Not much used these days, but the HD still has them on the shelves. Every old house had these so the doors could be fitted very tight at the bottom but still swing over the carpet.
S_M

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