Planks running perpendicular to reducer

Old 03-02-03, 02:47 PM
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Planks running perpendicular to reducer

This is my first time trying to install a wood floor.
I am planning to install 3/4" pre-finished planks that will require me to run a reducer of some type perpendicular to the lay of the planks. The reducers seem to be grooved.
1. Is it a problem if I just butt the ends of the boards up against the reducer?
2. If the reducer is 3/4 inch thick and I am reducing to a floor that sits 1/2 inch lower, won't that make the reducer sit too high?
3. Should the reducer be put in first so that I can cut the planks to fit snug against it?
4. Should I maybe be using some kind of "threshold" transition piece?
Old 03-03-03, 06:16 AM
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#1+#3-Reducer goes in first and flooring tongue goes into reducer groove.
#2 use 1/2" reducer under 3/4" reducer.
#4 You can make a custom transition threshold but you will have to stain and finish it to match prefinished.
Old 03-03-03, 05:08 PM
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Planks running perpendicular to reducer

Thanks for the reply.
I think I know what you meant by your answer to #2
What I was saying is that where the wood floor ends, it meets a vinyl floor that will be about 1/2" lower than the 3/4" wood floor. So If I put a reducer to bridge the gap (and cover the edge of the vinyl), the reducer will sit about 1/4" above the planks it is supposed to be flush with.
I know the unfinished 3/4' wood planks have tongues and grooves at the ends but do the prefinished ones? (Mine hasnt been delivered yet).
Thaks again

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