floor transition installation

Old 08-25-22, 08:09 AM
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floor transition installation

I need to install transition between tile and laminator floor. The seller told me that many DIY people now use glue instead screw to install. (1) Can I directly to glue T board with concrete and throw C cannel away (best for me) or I have to press T board into metal C channel at first then glue it with concrete by pressing? (2) How to maintain certain laminate floor expansion allowance when glue (because the glue may spread and can't see to control when press)? (3) How to prevent glue to laminate floor in accident, when I press T board/C to the concrete?


Old 08-25-22, 09:56 AM
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Don't use glue, install the way it was intended otherwise you will be revisiting in the future.

Cement floor? Small tap cons are pretty simple tp drill and install.
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Marq1 is absolutely right!! Don't glue it, screw it down like you're supposed to. Drill holes in cement where needed and use tapcons as he suggested or plastic plugs and screw the "C" channel down into the plugs. Either way, be careful when putting in the "T" moulding. Once you've got the "T" moulding set into the "C" channel it usually isn't very easy to get it out and try to reposition it. I've seen the vertical part of the "T" get completely ripped off the horizontal part of the "T" when trying to get the "T" moulding out of the channel. To put it simply, get it right the first time!!

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