Hi! I'm new here and will probably be around quite a bit, as we've purchased a dilapidated old home.
This weekend, we'll be refinishing the wood floors in the living room and hallway. At the end of the hallway, there's a right turn to the kitchen. The kitchen is part of an extension done about 20 years ago, and does not have the same kind of floor boards. It uses those "yellow tongue" sub-flooring sheets of some particle board stuff. As a consequence, there will be a different floor in the kitchen area, most likely Karndean vinyl planks (there is currently a cheap and nasty old sheet vinyl on masonite). Anything thicker than that would sit above the sills of the floor-to-ceiling windows in the dining area, so we're pretty well stuck with vinyl in some form or other.
Anyway... I'm sure I recall seeing things called, "door saddles" in interior doorways of old houses, years ago when I was a child in NY. However, I've never seen one in Australia (where I now live), so don't know if it's an American thing... One of those in the doorway into the kitchen would be perfect as a means of going from one type of flooring to the other, without having to use those ugly metal strips that are normally used to edge vinyl. Otherwise, I have no idea how to transition from a real wood floor, to a vinyl wood-look floor (no matter how realistic it may look, it will suffer by comparison if butted right up to the real wood floor, and it'll sit higher). A metal strip would kill the effect.
Now if these saddles are used the way I'm describing, how would one go about constructing one? And I'm guessing they'd go in every interior doorway, or at least where the floor heights change to accommodate tiles and such?
Sorry for the long-windedness, but I'm trying to explain it as best I can.
Thank you for your consideration.