Of all the transitions from 5/16" flooring to vinyl my house has, two
of them will require joining the strips perpendicular to the reducer
strips (http://www.bruce.com/resflram/na/home/en/us/popup23760.html ).
How can I do this with excellent finish?
I was thinking about laying the strips 1/2" longer than they'll need to
be than get a power saw to trim them to length, even as between the
door jambs I'll need to trim the last bits manually. Is this a good
We had hardwood put in a couple of years ago. We didn't need reducers
because we went with ceramic tile at the transitions.
I'm sure this must be a common thing. In our house, one transition was
at a 45 degree angle (even worse than perpendicular!). The tile hadn't
been laid at this point. The installers had a tool to cut away the
trim around doors,etc. to the correct height. I didn't see them do it,
but I imagine they used a similar tool at the 45 degree transition;
they certainly didn't pre-cut the boards to fit. I don't think they
had room to use a circular saw in the area, so probably a smaller tool
To finish off, they cut a strip about 1/2" wide and tacked it into
place. I was very impressed with the end result...we had given no
direction to the installers, but the transition looked as though it
were factory made. This was all done with a dark stained oak.
Probably doesn't help you much...I guess I should have paid more
attention to what the installers were doing! At least you know that
the 'professionals' are quite capable of getting it done the way you
would like it!
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