how to remove t-molding attached to a concrete floor?


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Old 08-15-14, 09:42 AM
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how to remove t-molding attached to a concrete floor?

Hi all, I need to remove the t-molding attached to a concrete floor because the laminate I am trying to install is thicker than the t-molding would accommodate.
I am not sure whether the t-molding was glued on the concrete or nailed to the concrete. Can someone tell me how to figure out? Also appreciate suggestion on what tools is needed for removing it. Thanks!
 
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Old 08-15-14, 12:02 PM
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Without A picture where going to have to ask more questions.
Any screws showing?
Is it just a cheap laminate T moulding, wood, metal?
 
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Old 08-17-14, 11:14 AM
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Thanks for your reply!

I do not see any screws. Where should I look? The top or the side?

It does look cheap. But I am not sure whether it is laminate because my tack lifter easily made a scratch on it. (I heard laminate is scratch-resistant).

I forgot to mention that this t-molding is for connecting the kitchen and the living room.
Living room was carpet and kitchen is some kind of flooring other than laminate. It is consisting of square tiles which have a plastic-like feel.

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Old 08-17-14, 11:29 AM
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Those usually just pop into a track that is fastened down. I would try popping it out. If it's glued down, you most likely can't save it anyway.
 
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It was put down with some type of construction adhesive. You can see the bead of glue in the one pic. Use a very thin tipped pry bar or a painters 5-in-1 tool and hammer it as close to the concrete below the molding as possible. Work from one end to the other and it will pop out without breaking. You will have to use a blade or some other tool to remove the dried adhesive from the molding after its off the floor.
 
 

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