Reducer installed between ceramic and engineered wood but not working

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Old 06-24-13, 06:59 PM
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Reducer installed between ceramic and engineered wood but not working

I have a contractor installing my engineered floor on a concrete Slab.
For the area where the wood floor meets the ceramic , a reducer was placed. Yesterday I went to check the work and I noticed that a gap between the reducer and the wood floor. one of the planks look higher than the reducer. (and it seems that it is not glued properly to the concrete) and also horizontally there is a gap.

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1- How can I fix the problem?
2- if it can't be fixed what kind of material can I use in the gap (silicon) to avoid dirt and dust going there
 
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Old 06-25-13, 03:13 AM
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What can you do? Call your contractor back and show him the shoddy finish work. I'm sure he's waiting on payment for his work. No silicone! It needs to be done right.
 
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Old 06-25-13, 04:49 AM
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Oh yeah I am not paying until fixed

but the problem is I don't know if he knows how to fix it!!

Aslo Do I have to buy more wood and remove the 2 rows of planks around the problem area?
should I pay him less because I have to pay for more wood? is this common practice if the contractor screws up the work?
 
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Old 06-25-13, 02:23 PM
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I see the end of your flooring. What is that piece that is falling below the edge of the flooring next to the tile??
 
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Old 06-25-13, 05:40 PM
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are you talking about the transition bar? this is what they sold me in the wood store as the reducer.
 
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Old 06-26-13, 03:08 AM
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I should think there would be one more run (ripped if necessary)of flooring to bring the threshold closer to the tile, THEN the reducer, or another color matched threshold transition piece installed. IMO, there is too much space between the end of the flooring and the start of the tile to incorporate any kind of reducer/transition.
 
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