Laminated flooring at door threshold and closet doors


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Old 02-26-06, 07:45 PM
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Laminated flooring at door threshold and closet doors

I am installing laminate flooring in an front foyer and have a couple questions. I have seen the suggestion for using an endcap at the front door threshold. I like that idea, but mine is metal and in the winter months condensation collects on it. Will that be a problem in the future? Also, there are folding closet doors that mount on hardware in the corners of the closet opening. As it turns out, the laminate flooring would be the perfect height to mount the the hardware on. I could just remove the small piece of wood that is there now and mount the hardware when I finish. Somehow I'm not sure if that's the right thing to do with what is supposed to be a 'floating floor'. The only alternative I can think of is to leave the wood that is there and have a gap between the floor and the small pieces of wood currently there. Thanks in advance. I read through the posts and you guys are great.

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Old 02-26-06, 08:19 PM
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Use an end cap, be sure to use a good silicone to seal it from your metal frame. As for the closet door pivots, remove the door, wood pieces, and metal pivots, and mark the height of the laminate with the pad at the metal corners. Use a metal cut off blade, or a dremel with a metal blade and cut along the line, cutting deep enough to cut through the metal end cap. Remove the end cap, with the drywall, that will allow you to slide the laminate under, instead of around, a better install.

Screw the bi-fold door metal plates to the wall only, they should have 2 holes. That will allow expansion to occur.
 
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Old 02-27-06, 06:24 AM
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Thanks Rotty, good tips! I'm a little concerned that any movement of the floor or the metal pivot could mar the flooring so I'm looking for a thin plastic spacer to protect it.
 
 

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