End Board Perpendicular / Border - Is it Needed?

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Old 03-26-19, 09:03 AM
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End Board Perpendicular / Border - Is it Needed?

(FYI the pics are of boards just laid down and not nailed yet)

I'm working with a friend and he said we suggested we put a board perpendicular at the end of flooring. There is another room adjacent to the floor current being installed. I am either going to put carpet in the next room but I am leaning more towards the same hard wood floor instead.

It seems to running the board perpendicular would serve no purpose either way because I'm going to need a transition strip which would give the same effect.

Is there any purpose in going with a board running perpendicular at the end? I actually don't like the look. If it's only for looks then I'll probably go without it.
 
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Old 03-26-19, 09:19 AM
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It's usually best to put the board perpendicular and angle it as needed to use it as your transition as it keeps all the ends aligned in a tongue and groove.

Not absolutely necessary, no. It does give you the option of doing hardwood on the other side later without having to tooth it in.
 
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Old 03-26-19, 10:24 AM
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I am 80% sure I'm going with hard wood on the adjacent room but likely not for another year or two. I'm trying to keep it simple because I'm not a good carpenter.

So it sounds like a perpendicular board is the way to go?
 
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Old 03-26-19, 10:37 AM
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If you are doing wood on the other side? Definitely. You can have the tongue on one side and the groove on the other and use it on both sides. If you don't mind looking at it like that for a while.
 
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Old 03-26-19, 12:39 PM
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Thanks XSleeper,

That's the way I'll do it.
 
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