Fixing where floor meets threshold


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Old 09-15-15, 11:34 AM
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Fixing where floor meets threshold

Hi. My husband did this...argh! I like woodworking and learning about stuff I have to fix in our 1959 house. Neither one of us is very good with knowing how to correctly install door sweeps or the metal things that go under the door. What can I buy or do to cover this uneven laminate and have an attractive threshold?

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Michele
 
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Old 09-15-15, 12:12 PM
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What's that light line going across on the hardwood flooring?

How much height difference is there between your new flooring and the light brown threshold of the door? Or how much space is under the door between it and the floor? There are many different profiles of threshold strips and you might be able to cut your flooring square and cover the gap with a piece of threshold molding.

 
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Old 09-15-15, 12:39 PM
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Yea, it will need to be cut back and a transition piece put in. It is too tight to the door as it sits now anyway. Sometimes with laminate, you can use pry bar and get the whole floor to slide down a little, but I doubt you will have enough room on the other side to do this. the transition piece is also not nailed to the laminate, and the laminate floats underneath.
 
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Old 09-16-15, 11:11 AM
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@czizzi that is a piece of copper tape to stop slugs from entering- lol. It worked great btw.

To you both, thank you. The floor is roughly 1/8 th " lower than the wood thingy that is screwed down. So I need to cut floor back and install wooden reducer hat is stained the same color? Hopefully it won't be a tripping hazard like the one we had to put in our hallway at the top of the stairs. The door as is meets the floor. There is a rubber piece on bottom of door. If the fit is too tight should I plane door or have my husband heighten it? I think the door is wooden and could be planed.
Thanks again, Michele
 
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Old 09-16-15, 12:33 PM
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Get unfinished oak transition piece, plane or sand that if it is too thick and stain to match your laminate. Don't make adjustments to the door, that will open a can of worms.
 
 

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