How to cover doorstep with wall bricks underneath and floorboards on both sides?

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  1. Xzam

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    Hi all,

    we are currently renovating an Edwardian flat with suspended timber floors. The living room and part of the hallway have a suspended timber floor. The doorstep between the two rooms was covered with brittle cement/mortar (and carpets on top).

    I have removed the brittle cement and replaced floorboards in the living room. But I am wondering what I should cover the doorstep with.

    - cement as before? Don't think that'll look good with exposed floorboards plus probably will become brittle quickly again (as it is a thin layer only with some overhangs over the bricks)
    - a floorboard? Guess in this case I would have to put some sort of rubber underlay onto the bricks and than fix the floorboards with anchor/screws

    Would the floorboard work? Would I need to leave some gaps to let the wood expand?

    Other small problem is that there is a 2-3 mm height difference between the floorboards in living room and hallway.

    Below is an image showing the situation, one with another loose piece of cement next to the tiles lifted. IMG_20211113_215349.jpg IMG_20211113_215414.jpg
     
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    Hi,

    This possibly doesn't help, but originally there could have been a continuation of the tiling into the threshold. Something like:

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    Maybe something to think about? :)
     
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  4. Mr Chibs

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    Will you be leaving the floorboards as final or covering with carpet/wood?
     
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    We will leave the floorboards exposed.
     
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    A floorboard/plank at 90° To the other, with a chamfer/bevel applied at the high side to disguise the run out.

    I’d just glue it down, to the brick (although could do with dpm first, but this won’t stick to the glue.)

    if you remove the door stop will be easier to fit, and once down reattach the stop to keep the plank in place.

    The door stop is that bit of beading in your door frame.
     
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