1/8" underlayment?

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Old 02-23-09, 05:53 PM
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1/8" underlayment?

Doing a project with 5/8" bamboo that will abut 3/4" oak in two large open doorways.

Considering using a 1/8" underlayment to get them finished at the same level.

Any suggestions or pros/cons of 1/8" underlayment?

Alternative could be to just feather the material with long shims.

Thoughts?

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Old 02-24-09, 04:38 AM
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The 1/8 underlayment may work, but may be unnecessary, since you will need to transition from one to the other. Make all your cuts as precise as possible in the doorway and taper the highest piece to meet the other. That way you won't have to make a separate transition piece. If you are running your flooring in the same direction, a 90 degree transition piece will be necessary to make it look better. If you are running them at 90 degrees, use two transition pieces (one of each style) so the long edges meet and taper one of them.
 
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Thanks. I was considering the 1/8" underlayment under just the bamboo, so that the finished height is 3/4" like the oak.

If so, would your advice still apply? Thanks.
 
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Yes, I was just trying to save you a little money and time. Adding the underlayment will keep you from having to make special cuts in the doorways.
 
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Gotcha. Thanks very much.
 
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