hardwood to hardwood transition question


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Old 07-24-08, 01:11 PM
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hardwood to hardwood transition question

I need advice how to make the transition from hardwood floor in home addition to hardwood floor in living room. There is a height defference approx 2.5 inches. My ideas: small step, 5 inches wide ramp or custom made reducer.
What would be the best compromise between good look and safety?

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Old 07-24-08, 01:56 PM
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No matter how you do it, a 2-1/2 transition in a 5 inch run between two rooms is going to be a bit of a trip hazard.

My suggestion would be that - especially if the floors in the two rooms have similar colors and textures - the transition include a piece of wood of contrasting color to produce a visual warning of the transition, and that if you are going to use a step, you incorporate lighting into the step to make the demarcation between the two levels even more apparent.
 
 

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