half of floor is tile, how do I transition lam.?

Old 01-23-07, 07:04 AM
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half of floor is tile, how do I transition lam.?

Hello...I am going to install laminate flooring in a greatroom(living/dining combo). The dining room part is tile and the living is carpet. after removing carpet I will have an uneven floor height where tile starts. How can I transition from the tiled area to the slab(where carpet was)? note: The laminate will be running paralle with the tile. Thanks in advance.
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Your laminate supplier should have transitions available. I've used two methods for this kind of termination. I'll use the termination made to go between laminate and vinyl, only I turn it around so the laminate is where the vinyl would be and the tile is where the laminate would be. A shim has to be used under the transition track to raise it up the thickness of the laminate or the transition can't reach the track. I've also used a rubber transition to do the same thing. A track goes on the floor next to the tile and the rubber is shaped like a "T" with the leg snapping into the track and the top overlapping both sides. These transitions come in all sorts of configurations and one of them will do the job. The rubber doesn't tend to leave a hump to trip over and the laminate transition tends to blend better visually.

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