Can you lay laminate wood flooring next to ceramic tile?
I’ve never seen it done in person and I’m worried it won’t look right. I have ceramic tile in the kitchen and am remodeling the living room. I want to put in laminate wood. Will the transition look ok from one surface to the next? Does anyone know where I can view pictures of transitions like this?
You can put laminate flooring next to ceramic tile, hardwood, carpet, stone, sheet vinyl, or any type of flooring.
But you must take into account that the laminate floor is a floating floor and must maintain a gap around its perimeter to allow for expansion and contraction. So to allow for dissimilar materials, and differing heights, a transition strip is installed where these materials adjoin. You will also need base shoe (quarter round) around the perimeter and nosing at any change of elevation.
here is a site that explains these various mouldings and their applications.