Wide transition advice for laminate/engineered floor installation


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Old 01-23-15, 11:06 AM
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Wide transition advice for laminate/engineered floor installation

Hi,

I am about to embark upon installation of some (as-yet unpurchase) laminate flooring in my home-office. A recent plumbing 'incident' (my 14-year old son simply punishes the plumbing in this poor house) resulted in damage to the flooring of my office which i

The house was built in '46, with the deck over the garage being enclosed and turned into a room in '52 or thereabouts. When they did the retrofit, they put plywood on sleepers over the cement garage ceiling and bricked in the deck. The plywood is level with what used to be the exterior edge of the door threshold (see picture).

So I have this 6" wide sloped piece of wood (the old threshold) transitioning about 1/2" down from the living room hardwood floor to my office floor that I need to do something with when I lay the new floor. I had thought of cutting the laminate at start of the lower slope, laying a T-transition strip there, laminate on the slope, then a transition piece at the top. But that sounds hokey.

My question is what to do?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

-darin
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Old 01-23-15, 04:33 PM
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Well that's confusing.
No such thing as laminate/ engineered flooring, two totally different floors.
"I am about to embark upon installation of some (as-yet unpurchase) laminate flooring in my home-office. A recent plumbing 'incident' (my 14-year old son simply punishes the plumbing in this poor house) resulted in damage to the flooring of my office which i "
Which I what?
Add another layer of 1/2"subflooring and have it all come out level.
Still going to have to have a transition strip in the middle of the door stop moulding.
 
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Old 01-23-15, 06:21 PM
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joecaption1, thanks for your reply, that sounds the easiest.

What I meant by "laminate/engineered floor" is that I haven't decided yet which I want, i.e. "laminate OR engineered flooring". I understand they are different products, with different lifetimes and price points. This is just a home office, if I get a good deal on the engineered flooring I'll buy that. Otherwise I'll pick up some of the thicker, better quality laminate.

Thanks for picking out my dangling sentence. What I meant to say was "which I subsequently removed down to the construction-paper." I was moving the linked image around and it looks like I smoked the last bit of the sentence too. Mea culpa.
 
 

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