Can someone help me solve this problem before I stumble again and break
something serious? Here's the situation: I have 1 large open room
originally with a concrete floor (old factory building). The kitchen
end of the room was floored in 1/4" thick ceramic tile. Now, earlier
this week, the living-room end was floored in real wood, i.e., 3/4"
maple prefinished strip flooring over 3/4" thick plywood underlayment.
The 1-1/4" difference between the two areas is a safety hazard. The
wood flooring was edged with a "reducer", a strip of wood that tapers
down across its width (2-1/2"), and it slightly overlaps the tile.
When I walk from tile to wood, my foot glides up over the taper. But
when I walk down from wood to tile, and if I'm not thinking about the
floor at the time, I stumble as my next step takes my foot out into
space, about 1-1/4" above the actual tile surface.
Should I put down ugly safety tape? I don't want to break up the
space with a railing. Should I have the flooring contractor re-do the
last 12" of the wood floor so that it slightly ramps down to meet the
C.C., twisted ankle