Kitchen Tile to Wood Floor Transition Ideas

November 5, 2022

It can sometimes feel odd to have two distinct types of flooring within the same area of your home. To avoid drawing too much attention to the fact that one floor is made of wood planks and the other is made of tile, you'll want to create a seamless appearance.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to combine these two surfaces without creating an eyesore. In this post, we’ll show you some of the best ways to transition your tile kitchen floor to your wood floor in another room. Read on for more information!

Metal Flooring Transition Strips

If you have tile flooring in your kitchen and want to transition to wood flooring in another room, consider using metal transition strips. These are long strips of metal that are placed vertically between your two flooring surfaces.

They can be customized in terms of width, height, and material. Some of the most common materials used for these strips include stainless steel, brass, aluminum, and nickel-plated metals. They can be used in a variety of ways, including as a border between two different flooring types, a wall-to-wall transition between two walls, or a ceiling-to-wall transition.

These strips are easy to install and very durable. They also come in a variety of colors, so you can match the color of your existing flooring.

Tile Inlay

Tile inlay is a great way to add decorative elements to a tile design while also creating a seamless transition between two surfaces. It is commonly used as a way to transition between tile and hardwood flooring, but it can also be used to transition between any two types of flooring.

The best way to ensure your inlay blends with your existing flooring is to make sure your materials are the same size, shape, and color as the surface they will be transitioning to. If you have ceramic tiles in your kitchen and want to transition them to wood in another room, then inlay will be a great option.

To install an inlay, measure the width, length, and depth of the area you want to install it and make sure you have the same measurements for your inlay piece.

Flooring By Sammer can help you put it in so that the transition is smooth and it looks like it belongs with your other flooring. 

Use Contrasting Colors

If you want to transition from tile to wood but want to avoid the metal transition strips, you can do so by using contrasting colors. This is another great option if you want a seamless transition between the floors but don’t want to spend a lot of money on transition strips.

Since tile and wood are different colors, you can use the tile as a transition between the two floors by painting the wood. When choosing a paint color, you’ll want to select a color that is different from both the tile and wood flooring.

This way, you’ll be able to create a seamless transition between the two surfaces without using anything additional.

Tile or Stone Threshold

A threshold is a great way to transition from tile to wood. They are specifically designed to be installed between tiles and wood flooring.

Thresholds come in a variety of styles and can be customized for your space. They can make a big difference in the way your space feels because they break up the transition from tile to wood and make it feel much more seamless.

They also come in a variety of materials, including tile, stone, and wood, so you can choose the one that best fits your style.

You can use a short length of tile or stone to create a threshold between your tile and hardwood flooring, allowing for easy walking between the two surfaces.

Tips for a Successful Transition

If you’re considering installing something to transition from tile to wood, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. First, you’ll want to make sure that the two surfaces are level. If one floor is higher than the other, it is likely that there will be a large gap between the two. This can cause a trip hazard and be quite dangerous.

Next, you’ll want to make sure that both surfaces are clean. Since the two will be touching each other, you need to make sure they are clean so that they don’t get stained.

Finally, you’ll want to make sure that you choose the right transition. There are many options available, but it is important to pick the one that works best for your space.

Contact Flooring By Sammer to Update Your Tile to Wood Transition

If you’re wanting to find the perfect method for your space and would like an experts opinion and installation, contact Flooring By Sammer. Our experts can help you find the perfect transition piece for your tile-to-wood transition.

Flooring by Sammer was founded to satisfy the increasing need for expert flooring installation services. Our primary objective is to expertly install all kinds of flooring to the best industry standards. We go above and beyond to give our happy customers excellent service and a safe place to be.

We have an excellent reputation in the industry for creating high-quality work and have expanded our clientele via word-of-mouth. Flooring by Sammer is committed to helping its customers and the community by making all of its decisions and actions based on its core values of honesty and integrity.

We carry an extensive selection of transition pieces and can help you find something that works for your space. Once you’ve decided to work with us, don’t hesitate to Contact Us for your appointment. If you have any questions or inquiries, contact us at (214) 650-8030 or email us at


When you have a home with two different types of flooring in the same space, it can draw negative attention. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to combine these two surfaces without creating an eyesore. 

We recommend using ceramic tile transition strips, tile inlays, contrasting colors, or a tile or stone threshold to transition your tile kitchen floor to your wood floor in another room.

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