To transition or not transition.

Old 10-22-08, 10:31 PM
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To transition or not transition.

New to the forums on DIY. I am trying to figure out if I should transition from the living room to the kitchen or one straight shot. First off I I would like to make it one straight shot because I think it would make it look a lot cleaner. The floor calls for anything narrower than 4 feet should have a transition strip but I think it might look a little silly. The distance is 37 inches. I think it would be a lot eaiser to transition since I am a rookie but again I think it would look silly. I have attached the pictures of the house. Sorry for the mess. What do you think?

Old 10-23-08, 05:17 AM
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That there is trickyand the way it all comes together it really is one big room with an island in the middle.

It is required at doorways but you have a wrap around which is 100 times more stable then a single doorway, like that hallway to the left in your first picture(or what I think is a hall)

If it were my home, I'd skip the T moldings there as it wraps around.
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First off, I am not an expert nor claim to be. Listen to carpets done right, he knows what he talking about and he gave me some advice on another topic. However I just wanted to point out that it appears you have particleboard as the surface you are about to install on top of. I would highly reccommend against this if you plan to nail or glue your floor, but if the floor is floating, I thing it would be okay.

EDIT: With all that being said, I just re-examined the pics and it appears you have OSB, which is suitable as far as I know. When I mentioned particleboard, I am referring to the "glue and sawdust type".

I am in a similar situation, pulled the carpets, and had particleboard underneath, now I have to replace before installing the nail-down hardwoods.


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