Hardwood install questions - transitions

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Hardwood install questions - transitions

I am installing about 1000 sq ft of flooring on the main floor of my house. I have a few general install questions, it's been a long time since I've done hardwood flooring. (15 years and it wasn't a big project).

Most of the end of the flooring will go underneath baseboard... not much of a problem. There is a metal transition on one end where it meets a tile floor. (see picture)

There is a part (see picture with two yellow arrows) where it will start in a stair nose piece, and end butted up against a tile transition. I was trying to keep the sleek look by using the tile transition pictured (see blue arrow). After install I realized this may make the hardwood flooring a bit trickier because I won't be able to "hide" the end under anything.

This must be a fairly common setup, but I can't find any good info on it. Currently my hardwood that is coming out has a perpendicular piece running at the transition with the blue arrow. What is this called? Also, I have to cut the pieces on this end, so they won't have a grove (right?) ... so in this setup, those pieces aren't inserted in to the perpendicular piece?

Also, I am going to switch one room to carpet. Do I use a perpendicular piece to end the hardwood? Can I transition straight from that piece to carpet? I like that look as opposed to using a transition piece.

This is 3/4 inch hardwood, 5 inch wide.

Thank you


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