how do i do the boundary between laminate and parquet?

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Old 03-30-06, 07:50 PM
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Question how do i do the boundary between laminate and parquet?

hi, everyone --

this is a terrific forum. thanks to all who so generously contribute from their experience.

after much hemming and hawing, and reading a lot on this forum and others, i've decided to put laminate where i now have carpet. here is my Q, tho. there is parquet in my entrance hall, which leads to the living room, where the carpet is now. what should i do at the juncture of the parquet and the laminate so it doesn't look weird when the floor changes from one to the other?

thanks for any suggestions.

-- susie margaret
 
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A T-mold transition should work work fine there. T-molds are made for transitioning floors of fairly equal heights.
 
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Old 03-31-06, 07:35 AM
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i highly recommend taking up all your parquet and using only the laminate in all those areas. it'll make your space look larger & much better. mixing laminate with parquet will look bad (ie: clash), and will scream 'remodel'.
 
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where the parquet and laminate join

hi, jerry and annette --

thank you both for your quick responses.

jerry, i have recently seen some of these T-things, and they look like a good solution to the problem of joinder.

my real worry is how weird it will look with the parquet (squares) and the laminate boards (rectangles) next to each other, and annette caught on to that. i'm afraid she is right, but i've been resisting the idea of taking up the parquet. i guess i will have to think more about it, tho (my realtor said not long ago, when we were discussing the laminate Q, that parquet is no longer "in," anyway!).

-- susie margaret
 
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I prefer to take it up, but I also get paid to do it too .

Your Realtor is right.
 
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It will look like doggy doo!

Bust the parquet up, or go with carpet!
 
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Old 04-03-06, 08:56 AM
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yes, parquet is out. even though it's real wood, i'd rather have fake laminate in plank form.

it looks very bad - i've seen it - to use 2 or more different kinds of wood floor together. the real wood makes the fake stuff look that much more fake by comparison. when by itself, the fake stuff looks pretty okay. and using parquet with planks just clashes.

do it right - take up the parquet now!
 
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