Laminate against tile when tile has transition already

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Old 04-14-14, 03:02 PM
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Laminate against tile when tile has transition already

Forgive me if this has been discussed... My foyer is ceramic and my hallway is laminate. The ceramic already has a ceramic transition that is very much grouted down. There is a small 1/4 gap. Any ideas? I am thinking a t-mold there would just look stupid.
 
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Old 04-14-14, 03:34 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Would it be possible for you to post a picture or two of this flooring so we can see what you see? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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The laminate is floating so you can't fasten it down, but I would run a bead of elastomeric caulk and wipe it down with a wet rag or sponge to form a clean transition. I would not use a wooden transition strip since you already have a marble transition. Too busy.
 
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Thanks for the tip. I took your advice but wasn't happy with the results of my unsteady hand. For s&gs I took the back off of a t-mold and set it in place. It doesn't look anywhere near as bad as I thought it would. I'll post another pic once the glue dries.
 
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Looks smooth. How did you attach it? To the marble or to the flooring? Is there any angle to it and did you have to trim any of the wood back for a tee to sit down? Just curious. It looks innocuous.
 
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Old 04-16-14, 06:21 AM
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I shaved off the back to make it flat and glued it down to the laminate. I want to talk to the guy who laid the marble. It's two pieces at opposite angles but only slightly. Fortunately those laminate moldings are very flexible so I was able to follow the slight curve.
 
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Good. It should slide over the marble as it expands and contracts without binding.
 
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Old 04-16-14, 03:37 PM
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The other unfortunate is that the MDF molding without the "t" shape to it has little structural integrity. Will most likely snap on you if you catch a heel on it. Hopefully you don't have an issue. BTW, what type of glue did you use? Was it rated for flooring? If not, it may not hold in the long run.

Should you need to redo in the future, I would have purchased a solid oak reducer or "t" mold, stained it to match and shot it with nails through the area between the two floors.
 
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