Engineered Hardwood to back door transition


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Old 12-10-19, 01:02 PM
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Engineered Hardwood to back door transition

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I have engineered hardwood floor, floating, need to tackle this back door transition. Whats the best way to install to this door? Leave a gap and caulk, replace the metal transition? Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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Old 12-10-19, 01:31 PM
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Pretty sure that aluminum sill is part of the door, (screwed to the jambs from each side) so I dont think replacing it is an option. I would probably gap it 3/16" and caulk it. You could also create your own transition. Basically a piece of wood slightly thicker than your flooring (maybe 3/16" - 1/4" thicker) that would sit in front of the door sill... but notched on one half with a rabbet so that the floor can partially slip under it, and hide the expansion gap.
 
 

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