How do I create a beautiful transition from wood to kitchen flooring?

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We have maple engineered wood floors from front room entrance to and through our kitchen. Due to a water damage in kitchen, we want to replace kitchen with a tile or alternate surface. The maple wood is beautifully laid in a diangle. How and what do I do to make a beautiful seamless transition from living floor to the kitchen. It’s a wide opening approximately 4 feet.
Also the site line of the flooring from living space dining to kitchen is a straight line when you enter front door.
Your insites appreciated.

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  • Deanna Maidwell Deanna Maidwell on Jul 04, 2018
    I have this question too...

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Jul 04, 2018
    They sell many different types of transition strips from wood, to white, in different styles and sizes. For something less traditional than this, check out this pinterest link that shows some tile design ideas and other ideas:

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 04, 2018
    They make great transition pieces now days from wood, and I even had one ordered from my slate kitchen floor to living room carpet that perfectly matches in design and colors. When ordering your new flooring ask about what they have in transition pieces.

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    • Sharon Sharon on Jul 06, 2018

      I have brought several wooden ones and a few bamboo ones from Lumber Liquidators for clients who got their flooring there, and I ordered mine at Home Depot to match the flooring I chose (don't remember brand) but when you are purchasing the flooring just ask if they have matching threshold trim - they may have to order it.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jul 04, 2018

    If you're redoing your kitchen and are using granite counters, have a transition piece of that cut and ground down so it isn't to thick. I've done that for a bunch of bathrooms that I've done. They hold up well to the traffic. I do that with shower transitions and shower seats as well. I have a picture of one of them right after it was installed. Because our hardwood flooring wasn't cut exactly straight, we put in a very tiny quarter round stained the color of the hardwood to fill the gap. Then there's a picture of it finished.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 04, 2018
    Insure colors are compatible. No competing patterns. Use a maple threshold where flooring connects.

    • Ellen Tarantino Ellen Tarantino on Jul 05, 2018
      Thanks for the ideas. is the maple threshold flush with floor and tile. I’m concerned of having a trip hazard in a high traffic area. Is there a way to bridge something flush to the floor?