tiles in hardwood floor

Old 08-11-06, 05:26 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 19
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
tiles in hardwood floor

I am thinking of placing some tiles within my hardwood floor(new build, so floor is not already in place).

First, maybe place small single tiles either at the entrance and/or dinning room. And, second, place several tiles in front of the kitchen sink.

We are going with a natural grade birch flooring, and was thinking that a light beige tile would go nicely with the wood colour.

Will this cause any problems, and should we do anything special before?
Old 08-11-06, 06:38 AM
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 1,126
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Nice idea!

I guess you'll use a router for this, after the floor is finished as usual.

I would not use grout here, but caulk rather. A grouty-looking polyurethane caulk. Wood movement won't open a caulked joint.
Old 08-15-06, 12:29 AM
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 15,047
Upvotes: 0
Received 2 Upvotes on 2 Posts
Wood floor and tile floor should be of same height. Expansion gap will need to be left between the two floor coverings because wood expands and contracts. A T-mold can be dropped into the expansion gap.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: