new hardwood/brick interface ?


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Old 06-11-11, 05:50 AM
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new hardwood/brick interface ?

a guy at work is having new wood floor put in. he has a regular red brick fireplace. the installer says he does not know how he is going to install around the fireplace = me =

i am thinking he is going to 1/4 round and thats it. but that seems cheap and easy way out.

is there a better way ?
 
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Old 06-11-11, 05:52 AM
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Shoe mold or quarter round versus scribing the wood to fit. The 1st option is quick and easy, the 2nd takes more skill and work.
 
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Old 06-11-11, 06:19 AM
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yeah, thats what i figured.

he was thinking about undercutting the brick and putting the wood up under it.
a lot of work and mess. but would look nice if/when done properly.

i told him i would bust out the base of the fireplace. do the floor. and put in a new rock or brick base.
 
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Old 06-11-11, 06:24 AM
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just thought. he could run the wood to the brick. then reface the base. that would look good. and not a lot of work.
 
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I usually start my flooring across the front line of the fireplace, equidistant from the walls behind the fireplace. If the brick layer was good, that line should be fairly parallel to the wall. If not, you can scribe the wood and make it fit as a first piece. Continue your flooring across the room and finish it out. Turn around on either side of the fireplace and install transition splines and floor backwards to the walls behind you. Just a suggestion for your floor layer.
 
 

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