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how do I find real wood flooring to lay in my kitchen, that doesn’t sit up higher than my carpet?

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all the wood flooring I have found is thick. do they make real wood floors that are thinner like laminate ones are? thank you :)

No they don t make a true hard wood any thinner than the 3/4". It s the turn and take of a carpet that is what is important. There are several ways to do a carpet to wood that makes it turn out ok. But only an installer can say when he/she arrives on the job and sees the type of carpet and pad you have
Tiling your floor the proper way can give you the same thickness or even higher. GL

3 Responses to “how do I find real wood flooring to lay in my kitchen, that doesn’t sit up higher than my carpet?”

  1. MasterGardner Says:

    Wood flooring is thick by nature, thin wood flooring wouldn’t hold up to the wear and tear of a kitchen. I would think about a bamboo or cork floor – both are popular and apparently wear well. Consider tilling your floor also.
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  2. rob s Says:

    No they don t make a true hard wood any thinner than the 3/4". It s the turn and take of a carpet that is what is important. There are several ways to do a carpet to wood that makes it turn out ok. But only an installer can say when he/she arrives on the job and sees the type of carpet and pad you have
    Tiling your floor the proper way can give you the same thickness or even higher. GL
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    20 years in flooring as a store owner/installer

  3. heart o' gold Says:

    They do, but the thinner the floor, the lower quality it is considered.

    Go to your local flooring store and explain to them what you need, they’ll guide you on products.

    Generally with a thicker wood the carpet is "underlaid" with an additional sheet of material like particle board to bring it up to the same level as the wood. A good quality wood floor should last a lifetime if properly cared for, while carpet typically needs to be replaced every 5-15 years depending on quality and how it is used.

    Do a web search for Flooring America stores in your area and talk to the flooring professionals there.
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