edging or transition moldings

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Old 10-12-07, 02:17 PM
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edging or transition moldings

I am doing a project of a small area of mosaic tile at the bottom of a staircase. It will be a half circle shape and I need to know what kind of molding or trim I would use to transition the mosaic to the hardwood floor. I've look and looked and cannot find anything that would work and wonder would I even have to put anything down since the mosaic will be on top of the wood floor? Thanks in advance.
 
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You can't put tile on hardwood flooring. Is that what you're saying?

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No....I want to know what type, if any, transition material would I use? Basically something that will make a smooth transition from the hardwood floor to the tiled area...so that there's no stubbed toes from the slightly increased height of the tiled area. And by the way, Can I put tile over the hardwood or do I need to apply some sort of underlayment first?
 
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As Jaz said, don't put tile over top of the hardwood floor. If you are doing an inlay effect, you could cut out the wood in the circle pattern and lay the tile in the space, but you can't go tight up against the wood. There is a sand/silicone filler you can put between them which is supposed to stay flexible so when the wood expands it doesn't smash into the tile.
 
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Old 11-11-07, 10:06 AM
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... or I believe Ive seen a flexible, heavy vinyl type material transition (in a few different colours) that will bend to any given arc/degree. You might check the big box stores..or a flooring outlet.
 
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