Combining two wood floors that have a threshold


Floors aren’t just surfaces to walk on. That is, of course, their main function, but they also contribute to the larger picture that is the decoration of the space they are in.

There is a lot to consider when choosing a floor, even if you’re just looking at it from a practical perspective. It might need to be sturdy and reliable if you’re using it in the yard or easy to clean if it is to go in the bathroom or kitchen.

Bedroom and living room floors are to be sophisticated while matching the overall decoration perfectly, but you might prefer something long-lasting rather than overly elegant for your porch or hallway.

In short, different rooms need different types of floors, and that is why we’ve put this article together.

Please scroll down if you’d like to look at these awesome flooring ideas for every room.

Desert Haze Color Floor For White Living Room

This distressed, sandy colored floor provides great grounding contrast to...

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In keeping with our effort to Keep It Simple, we have compiled a one page summary of all things related to molding for laminates, luxury vinyl tile and hardwood flooring. This is not meant to be a complete read, but more like a guide to help you make some fundamental decisions and focus more on the look and feel that you are after.


Understanding which molding or transition pieces are required to complete a flooring project can be confusing. We hope to clear this up on this page. Some molding is required to cover required gaps in an installation and some is just for cosmetic purposes. Floors expand and contract with the environmental temperature. Proper installation requires placement of gaps in the floor at the edges and between rooms to accommodate expansions. Some of the modeling below elegantly covers these gaps.

General Molding & Trim Information

Wood moldings differ from laminate moldings. And to make things more complicated modeling...

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Having a new wood floor installed in your home (or tackling DIY flooring installation yourself) is an exciting opportunity to customize a special room or area of the house that could use a “makeover.” Both sturdy and beautiful, wood is one of nature’s best materials. When you’re considering adding a gorgeous wood floor to one or more of your rooms, ponder the following points. Then you’ll be ready to make an informed final decision about the wood type and composition of your new floor(s).

Wood Species: Domestic and Imported

One of the most important aspects to think about when choosing your floor is the tree species from which the wood is harvested; each will have differences in color, texture, grade (that is, quality of the wood), and overall hardness. Some popular domestic species used in wood flooring include:

While imported hardwoods are uniquely attractive, their higher cost may be a significant limiting factor for some homeowners.


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Glanced over the title here and had to add my 2c in...

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My '27 bungalow, and almost all the vintage houses here in Chicago (even the floors under layers of linoleum & subflooring)
happen to be made with oak throughout the house/apt. and an abrupt interuption of maple in the kitchen with usually a continuation into a pantry, closet, bathroom hall, back hall, or any area that sees heavy traffic and liquid usage. Back in the day, oak wasn't sealed that well
with the varnishes, shellacs, waxes etc. so food, coffee, ovaltine, anything you could imagine that would get stuck in the open grain would be a bad combination for Oak. Maple being closed grain and bullet-proof for the most part, was a much better form+function material.

I'm in the process of weaving and replacing old maple board in my kitchen and as I'm trying to salvage old board in critical places where the
eye will always be drawn (in front of the fridge door - I...

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Moth-eaten: Because of the boredom of insects in wood, the surface of the floor can often see a bunch of piles of powder, annoying. The reason, and the selection of the floor. To prevent moth-eaten, one is to buy through the drying kiln steaming process to produce the floor, although the price is more expensive, but all the eggs in the wood have been killed; the second is to carefully select the keel, who are insects or bark , Will not be used.Grilled seams: Some floors shop for a few days, there will be a larger gap between the slats. This is mostly related to the water content before the laying of the floor is too high, due to indoor heat or shrinkage. Note that the moisture content of the floor before laying should be within the range of 8% - 13%, and after the oil shop in time.Sounded: As the quality of the floor is not high, people will make a squeaky noise when walking around, and it will be very uncomfortable to hear. To this end, pay attention to the keel and the...

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The idea to just use basic pine 1x4s for the floors in our Dining Room/Entry and Dakota’s Room came about when I found out I could buy what they call “furring strips” from a local lumber yard for less then $1 a board. Note: Furring strips are generally made of very rough material, its not pretty wood, it is the roughest pine that you can buy and its usually only used on something where it will be covered up. However, I have a very old farm house and only about 500 square feet to cover and an extraordinarily limited budget. During the renovation, when we finally got to putting in our new floors my local lumber yard was completely out of the furring strips I wanted to buy so, after many calls, we ended up buying 1x4s (of the cheapest pine available) somewhere else for $1.80 a board. Not as cheap as I had thought we would get however, it is much higher quality then it would have been had we went with the furring strips. So this floor cost us less then $300 for 500 square feet and that...

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While using the same flooring throughout your home creates a sense of space, it's not necessarily the way to make the most of each individual room. Dark wood floors, such as Brazilian walnut or mahogany, work well in both south-facing rooms and large rooms; smaller rooms benefit from lighter tones such as ash, maple or white oak. Not only can you combine different woods for the flooring in your home, but you can also mix and match woods elsewhere, such as the furniture and cabinets.


Ensure the different woods in one area are distinctly different, as combining woods that are too similar in color can appear as if you have simply made a mistake. In the hallway, for example, combine a dark wood on the stairs, stair rails and doors with a much lighter color on the hallway floor. If you are going to lay a darker wood floor in a room off the hallway -- such as the kitchen -- aim to match the color of the floor with the darker wood in the hallway. In the same way,...

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In 1863, at the age of 13, Jack Daniel owned his first whiskey still. In 1866, the Lynchburg, Tenn., distillery became the first to be licensed in the U.S. Despite the fact that the county has been dry since prohibition, that same distillery—with a “few” additions and enhancements—is the same site where Jack Daniel’s whiskeys are still made today.

With few food safety concerns involved in the distilling of whiskey, Jack Daniel’s can prioritize quality. Quality is a focus that originated with Jack himself, who stated, “Every day we make it, we’ll make it the best we can,” and through it, Jack Daniel’s has become the top-selling whiskey in the U.S.

So is it as good today as it was when Jack made it?

According to Master Distiller Jeff Arnett, “It’s better. We make the whiskey that speaks to what Jack would have wanted.”

With advancements in fermentation science, testing procedures, and electronic quality systems, Jack Daniel’s has continually updated its...

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Located on the historic Bund of Shanghai, Capo is a modern Italian restaurant in the attic of a building dating back to 1911. Designed by Neri&Hu, the intent was to embody the spirit of the Basilica, an architectural typology of a bygone era which was a bustling public space serving a multitude of functions.

Neri&Hu chose to divide the restaurant into a series of distinct rooms, capturing spaces as vignettes, whilst maintaining a consistent vision through materiality and spatial sequencing. The central spine of the restaurant is a long and linear main dining hall with tables and chairs aligned in a pew-like formation, with the Crudo Bar and pizza oven as bookends to the space. Wood and bronze accents bring hints of warmth and refinement to the rustic grey brick backdrop, while hand-blown glass lights and leather strap details on the chairs suggest craft and intimacy. Above head, relief moulded plaster ceiling tiles, evoking traditional ceiling frescos, brighten the space and...

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