Attaching Laminate Flooring to the Door Bottom


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Question Attaching Laminate Flooring to the Door Bottom

Hey guys. I'm trying to figure out how should I attach my new Laminate Flooring to a few door bottoms that are brown plastic. Are those things removable? so I can slide the Laminate underneath or I need to use some kind of transition/threshold? Please advice.

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Old 04-18-11, 09:10 AM
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Use a piece of shoe molding and tack it to the door molding itself, and not to the flooring as it has to float. You may be successful in removing the trim, but it may not cover the flooring completely, if what you have is shown in the pix. The shoe molding may be the only out.
 
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Yeah that what I thought too unless that thing can be removed and placed above the floor - I think that would look much better then with shoe molding.

Which glue would you recommend to attach a wood shoe molding to that plastic door trim?
 
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PL Advanced is a good one.
 
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And an air nailer will shoot into the plastic...been there, done that. Adhesive will never let it be removed or replaced. If the door needs replacing later, you'll need to put in more shoe.
 
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The transisiton strips nowadays have 3 different ways to use them. One way is to cap the end such as in your case. they sell a 5 in 1 at home depot.


Cherry Potomac 1.77 In. W x 47 In. L Laminate FasTrim 5-in-1 Molding - FT125365 at The Home Depot
 
 

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