Can hardwood floor height be adjusted to make flush


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Old 09-23-20, 07:18 PM
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Can hardwood floor height be adjusted to make flush

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I'm having my ceramic tile installed tomorrow and when the tile is done I'm having HW installed in the adjoining room. I have the hardwood planks and the tile guy said they'd do there best to line up a piece of hardwood with the tile so that when the hardwood s installed in a few weeks they'll end up flush after they've both been installed.

It seems impossible to get it dead on so I assume the hardwood install person will need to adjust a little, maybe 1\8 to 1\4 inch. Is it possible to adjust a hardwood install a bit so it will be perfectly flush with the installed tile? Or if it's off by a little bit will I have a small lip?

If it matters the tile will go to the beginning of the threshold and the hardwood guy said he'll put 2 strips of hardwood across the threshold when he meets the tile.
 
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Old 09-23-20, 07:34 PM
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My tile and 3/4" hardwood is 1/8 or less of a difference in height. I have had zero issues with that small of a lip.

That said, I'm sure the hardwood guy can adjust the height of the wood to make it as close as possible.
 
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Old 09-23-20, 10:56 PM
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Nice great Idea! Thank you for sharing your idea. glad i found this forum!
 
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Old 09-24-20, 12:15 AM
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If the offset is minimal, you can soften the edge of of the hardwood by routering a radius to the edge of the wood,

My transition between wood and tile is 3/16" (tile higher) and nobody has said anything about that.

Anything greater and a transition piece would be needed!
 
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I would be in the same boat, more than likely my tile would be higher than the hard wood. I was hoping that if that's the case, you can tilt or raise the hardwood a bit to meet the tile but I don't know if that's something installers do.
 
 

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