Flooring transition


Old 11-03-12, 09:34 PM
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Flooring transition

I'm trying to think of something to cover up the metal plate that is show in the pictures below. Our patio door sits on a metal plate that helps protect the inside from rain damage. It's never had anything in front of it though, but we'd like to put something there to cover it up. We though about using quarterround, but the plate extends too high. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 11-04-12, 02:26 AM
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It may be best to scrape all the caulking off to get a smooth surface on the flooring and the metal plate and install a piece of 1 1/2" screen molding, gluing it to the metal plate only. Your floor must move so don't attach it there.
Old 11-04-12, 03:42 AM
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I think that if you get rid of all the caulking you can open up your choices as to what to do here. The caulking up against the drip pan is not necessary, and if necessary you can get by with a much smaller bead. Then you can use quarter round/shoe molding. The drip pan, being a straight edge will blend into the threshold and work with the look. If the pan bothers you, paint it to match the color of the threshold.

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