how to work around bi-fold doors for laminate flooring

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Old 11-13-18, 08:34 AM
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how to work around bi-fold doors for laminate flooring

I am putting in a click-lock luxury vinyl tile floor (6"x48" planks). I have 2 closets I need to work through. They have bi-fold doors with a corner pin at each outside corner. That is, there is a metal plate that screws into the floor at the outside corner of each set of doors (left and right). There is a pin in the bottom corner of the door that acts as the pivot point and goes into a hole in the mounting plate. I know I am not supposed to screw through the planks so do I leave the mounting plate attached to the existing floor and cut a hole for it in the plank? How do I finish the edge of the hole in the plank or do I just leave it rough?

Is there another approach I am missing for this?

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I usually see that plate mounted on a 1x2 with the flooring going around it. How much height do you have to work with?
 
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Screwing through the planks will have no ill effect on the flooring since it's vinyl and will not have any expansion issues to deal with. I would pre-drill the holes if possible though.
 
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I have about 3/4" from floor to bottom of door. There was carpet previously. With the planks in place, it is probably another 1/2". The pivot plate is currently mount to the sub-floor.

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