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Can you do hardwood floors and tile floors in same home?

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2011-07-03 23:52:50
2011-07-03 23:52:50

Yes. I have done it. First have the hardwood floor installed. After the hardwood floor is installed have the tile installer install the tile. The reason for this is that the hardwood is very firm and has little room for adjustment. An excellent tile installer can adjust the height of the tile to be flush and level with the hardwood floor with little or no seem. When its done it looks beautiful.

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