Laminate to Tile Transition under Doorway


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Old 01-23-08, 08:56 AM
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Laminate to Tile Transition under Doorway

I have a bit of a challenge. I need to know how the transition piece will work between the laundry and the kitchen. Laundry is tile (with 1/4 inch backer board) and the kitchen will be laminate - rooms separated by a door.

The place where we're getting all this stuff said to use a square nose transition piece. They said to put the tile in the middle of where the door will shut. Then the square nose will butt right up next to the tile and then overlap the laminate.

Does that sound right to you? What if the tile is too high? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 01-23-08, 09:01 AM
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If your transition is "clean" - a square nose finish can work - but is susceptible to grout cracking at the transition over time. I prefer a "T" strip that overlaps both tile and laminate - and allows for some expansion/contraction of the wood floor without the cracking.
 
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Old 01-23-08, 02:14 PM
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How will a "T" work if the tile is higher than the laminate?
 
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Old 01-23-08, 02:39 PM
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Hmmm... I see your problem...

Depends on how much of a difference there is and how solid your "T" is... I've taken some meat out of one side of the T to allow for minor differences with a good table saw.... But if the difference is more than just a tiny bit - you're gonna have to get creative.... Maybe someone with a bit more experience in laminates (I've done only 5 or so applications) will have a better idea...
 
 

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