Obviously we had new hardwood flooring installed in the new areas of the house but we also wanted seamless transitions between the old and new. About 15 years ago we had a small area in the front of the house repaired with new flooring which at the time didn’t connect to any other floor.
A small portion of flooring in the powder room and front hall had been previously replaced.
When our floor was installed they removed the old new floor from the front hall but not from the powder room. The new hall flooring exactly matches up with the powder room floor.
The transition between the powder room and the front hall will disappear when the new floor is finished because there is no level disparity.
However the floor in the front hall was about 3/4 inch higher than the mudroom floor.
The newish floor in the front hall had been installed on top of old flooring and therefore was at a little higher than the other floors in the house.
The old subfloor was thick diagonal boards which also created some flooring issues.
Originally the flooring guys put in a standard threshold to accommodate the difference in levels.
The standard threshold was almost invisible.
A standard threshold is about 3 inches wide.
The same photo as above with the threshold “enhanced”.
I thought the transition would be better with a threshold that was as wide as the doorway (the thickness of the wall). My contractor agreed it would look better and be a better transition but the floor man told him there wasn’t such a thing as a wider threshold with a reducer for a small change in height from one floor to another. Hmmm.
The specially milled, wider threshold with a reducer element makes an easier and better-looking transition.
Not a man to be deterred by “it can’t be done” he called the local lumber yard and they said they could mill a custom threshold.
From the front hall entering the mudroom the transition is less than an eighth inch and the incline is very gradual which would easily accommodate a wheelchair.
Seriously this man could work in theatre (where nothing is impossible).
How do you handle the impossible?