After Engineered Flooring Down How to Cut For T-Molding?


Old 11-03-12, 07:43 PM
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After Engineered Flooring Down How to Cut For T-Molding?

I've just had an engineered floor installed with T-moldings and the dining area has engineered flooring installed and after seeing the T-molding on the new floor believe both floors should look the same-and better with T-molding-especially since the two floors are six feet apart.

I need to know what kind of saw I need to cut the plywood engineered flooring in order to glue down the T-moldings. I could us a box saw after I scribe/cut a line with a box blade knife and tape the top so it won't spinter. Or, I could use a small wood saw blade on a Dremel which would be time consuming. I hesitate to use the miter saw due to ruining the saw on the concrete slab under the flooring. However, I could use the miter saw cutting near the final layer of ply and then take a wood chisel and finish it off.
What is your opinion? The flooring guy said $350.00 and it's only a 9x9 area (walls on two sides). I can do it myself for the cost of a tube of glue and the T-moldings which would be around $100.00. Total cost about $110.00.
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Old 11-04-12, 02:32 AM
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Re-read your post. Are you only installing transition molding across two ends of engineered flooring? Why do you need to cut the flooring in order to install the moldings? Could you post a couple of pictures so we can see what you see?
Old 11-04-12, 05:50 AM
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I need to cut a 3/4-1" slot for the T-moldings. I have gout in the space now and want the T-mlding since it'll look better. I hope that explains a little better what my intent is and I'll try to post pictures after I get home from church.
Old 11-04-12, 06:03 AM
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I would use a circular saw set just shy of the depth of the flooring, or right at it if you have some sort of underlayment/cushion beneath the flooring. Then, depending on your skill set, you have several options - Reciprocating saw (most difficult to control) or Oscillating tool with wood blade on it.

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