Installing transition molding track on concrete subfloor


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Old 10-24-05, 01:13 PM
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Installing transition molding track on concrete subfloor

Hi,

I'm removing the carpet and installing laminates. Under the carpet, there are vinyl tiles glued to conrete subfloor.

My question is how to install those metal tracks for transition moldings on concrete.

1) By hunch, it doesn't feel easy to nail/screw the track down through those vinyl tiles into conrete floor. Or is it easier than I think ? If so, how ? What tool should I use ?

2) Or, is it ok to glue the track to the vinyl tiles ? Is it going to last for years ? What is a good glue to use for metal ?

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Ramesh
 
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Don't try to glue them to the vinyl. They will just come loose later.

Drill and a masonry drill bit. A hammer drill is even better.

Mark your holes. Drill them out. Use a cut off dowl rod or a plastic wall anchor, in the hole drilled. Then screw it down.
 
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Old 10-24-05, 05:14 PM
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Thanks

Ok. Thanks. Now I undertstand that it's just same as screwing into wood/drywall with plastic plugs to fill those holes first.

I guess my brain just blocked away the idea of drilling into concrete.
I've a hammer drill. Just need a masonry bit.

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