question on t-molding for pergo floor

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Old 01-30-16, 09:52 AM
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question on t-molding for pergo floor

i am adding to an existing pergo floor. i will need to use t-molding to marry up two different styles. both are 8mm thick;one is an older tongue and groove; the other the new clickable. i will need to make miter cuts to create a corner with the t-molding. does anybody have any thoughts as to whether i should use pergo's laminate t-molding, or should i use a hardwood t-molding?
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Old 01-30-16, 02:49 PM
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I haven't used a pergo or other fake molding in forever. They offer a piece of press board with a picture of wood grain on it, total crap. I first look at the selection of real wood moldings that are matched to other in stock flooring to see if I can get a close enough match. Otherwise, I get an unfinished oak molding and stain/poly myself to match.
 
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Old 01-30-16, 03:18 PM
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Like Z, I either make my own or use full hardwood ones. The only problem you will encounter with full size oak or other real wood transitions will be the tang on the bottom. It is made for 3/4" flooring and will be too tall for yours. You will need to trim it down to the size of flooring you have to prevent a trip hazard. You may even find some made for laminate flooring.
 
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Thanks Chandler and Z, Seems like hardwood is the better way to go... I hadn't thought about the issue of the too-long tang on the bottom of the hardwood T-molding... How would i take that down so I could use it? I've got 8mm laminate, so i'll have a ways to go. I guess i would use a planer. Any other thoughts?
John
 
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