edge issue where different wood flooring meets

I'm redoing my closet and I want to put a contrasting floor in around the edges, under where clothes hang. The floor in there now is oak. If I go with some other material (say maple) then will I have issues with different expansion rates where the different woods meet? Causing a step in the floor later.
I wanted a cedar floor but the only boards I found were thin closet liner things that were RED and very aromatic. Not what I'm going for.
-frank
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go for it. it will be fine!
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Should be OK. Seems like a lot of work for inside of a closet though. I don't spend enough time in my closets to make a fancy floor.
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I saw one like this and it looked great. They probably put the floor in that way from day 1 though. I, OTOH, will have to rip out the existing floor around the sides. I think the biggest issue will be cutting the existing boards exactly at the right spot, since I won't be able to lay down new edging strips since I won't be able to stain it to match without redoing the whole floor. It has to be exact because there will be vertical boards that come all the way down to the floor. I guess the vertical boards can be shimmed in the back or otherwise adjusted if the floor is off a little.
geez, this might be too much work.
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Should be OK. Seems like a lot of work for inside of a closet though. I don't spend enough time in my closets to make a fancy floor.
We used the "culls" when we put in our maple plank flooring. Not that they were bad, just some had a little ding or were not as pretty as the rest. Since so many had to be top nailed and then the holes filled it made sense. No one but our family ever sees them and actually no one should be the wiser.
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