what to put where the tarkett laminate meets the granite in the kitchen?


Here is our dilemma: we are redoing the floor of our loft. The sub-floor is the building's original concrete floor and we were told that on a concrete sub-flooring you can only use 3/8' hard wood. So after long deliberations we gave up on the hard wood and decided on the Urban Luxury Majestic Maple for the living room and for the kitchen on the black granite tile.
Our original design for the floor was to have and S-line type shape divider around the kitchen island (imagine a rectangle, on side is the kitchen, the other the living room, the island is relatively in the middle, and the S line is winding around the island dividing the two spaces). Knowing that the Tarkett will be a floating type floor, we will have to leave a little space between the tile and the laminate, because I was told that if they were to be butting against one another the Tarkett will eventually buckle. So now we're looking for some kind of a flexible... something... that can follow the curvy shape of ourdesign to cover this space between the two.
Any suggestions?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I dont know for sure what it is called but I believe it is a "transition strip" If Im understanding you correctly. This it a "T" shaped ridiged of flexable strip that is inserted inot the gap between 2 materials such as yours. I would go to a local carpet store and ask them if you may by some.
Oannie wrote:

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Has anyone else encountered this problem and/or used this T-shaped ridge? Thanks for your reply Italian.
Italian wrote:

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Site Timeline

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.