Flooring meets exterior door trim

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Old 09-23-20, 06:06 AM
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Flooring meets exterior door trim

I've been installing flooring and left a 1/2" gap by the exterior door. However, after I thought maybe the metal trim was supposed to cover it.
is there something I can do to cover this or just wood baseboard trim?
Doorway trim https://imgur.com/gallery/eCi342T
 
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Old 09-23-20, 06:36 AM
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Why did you leave the gap? What is the height difference between the flooring and the bottom of the door? maybe fashion an oak threshold to cover the gap.
 
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Old 09-23-20, 07:04 AM
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For something like that I would have put a piece parallel to the door frame leaving a 3/16" gap which I would caulk, then all the other pieces would fit to that (assume that is tongue and groove).

Too late, as noted some type of custom trim threshold piece!
 
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Old 09-23-20, 07:28 AM
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I thought everything needed a half inch gap!
i could just cut a straight line parallel to the door and put a piece of wood parallel with the door?
Height difference is not much 1/2 maybe 1/4
 
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I thought everything needed a half inch gap!
That is what you install with but in reality wood will never swell that much, if it did your entire house would tear itself apart with the changing of the seasons.
 
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Old 09-23-20, 08:21 AM
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Fill the gap with any sort of shim and lay a 1/4" thick piece of maple (or similar) over it. Round the edge.
 
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Old 09-23-20, 11:29 AM
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What are you actually supposed to do? Remove the metal threshold and continue the flooring under it?
 
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Old 09-23-20, 11:32 AM
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You'd either lay a strip of flooring along side the threshold and run the flooring into that T&G strip or butt them up against the threshold and either caulk or install shoe mold.
 
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