Hi all, new here, nice to meet you, So here is the story, I am in the process of buying a new build flat. The lounge is 6m by 5m roughly of laminated wood floorboard and in the corner there is a 2m x 2m tiled section. Please see the attached picture for reference. The developer added this tiled area as they were going to turn it into a "winter garden" sort of like an indoor balcony but stopped halfway through (didn't install the glass walls etc) so I am left with this random 2mx2m of tiled area. Now it doesn't look too bad, however it's the silver trimming between the floorboard and tiles that is a bit ugly. I am planning on having a dining table going across the two and having that trimming is just a bit ugly. Now I have two choices: 1) Completely take up the tiling and refit it with floorboard so it will be seamless 2) Remove the trimming and try to make it flush I have spoken to the supplier over phone today about this and he reckons the for option 1 may cost about c. £500 overall to do For option two, he says that I cannot have the two materials flush against each other as there needs to be a gap for when the floorboard expands (temperature etc). I then asked if we could fill the gap with something that is soft like silicone and he says that it is doable however the issue with that is that the end of the floorboard is not exactly straight in that the builders at the time would have done a poor job of the finishing since it was being covered by the silver trimming anyways. This means that when silicone is filled in the gap, it will be jagged. I didn't really understand this explanation as in my mind the jagged stuff is at the bottom, so when you fill it with silicone, I thought it would fill in the gaps no matter how jagged and be nice and smooth, but he says this is not the case. He tried to explain it, but me being not a much of a DIYer cannot picture it and have just taken his word for it. He did mention that a way around this would be to cut the jagged edges so that it will be straight but then the gap would be bigger. Or the other method would be to use new floorboards. ANYWAYS, my questions are: A) Which of the two methods above (or any other methods I should try?) should I do? B) Any idea how much this would cost builders to do all inclusive? C) Any other recommendations and advice? Thanks!