Old 11-18-03, 08:29 PM
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I am laying tile & laminate, do I need to do anything special for the transition. IE do I lay Ceramic first or laminate.
Old 11-19-03, 05:14 AM
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I always do the tile install first on a multiple coverings job. Don't know that this rule is carved in stone anywhere, but that's how I was taught to do it, so I still do.
Old 11-20-03, 11:15 AM
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Usually, tile is the last floor covering to go in.

It makes sense because we have a lot of leeway when it comes to the preparations or the amount of mortar used when installing tiles. If we want to raise it a little, we can. If we want to raise it a lot, we can, too

Most of the nice-looking transitions are put down with the tile, in the event that it is higher or lower than the pre-installed flooring.

If you imagine you have your tile (which might be higher) installed first and have to butt linoleum up to it, you can see the benefits of having a good transition profile.

Do a dry run first. Put a piece of laminate down with paper and a tile against it. You'll have to add ~1/8" for the mortar, in addition to any subfloor/underlayment preparation. Then you'll see what has to be done to make them flush... or workable.

You'll then know your options before anything is too late to take up.


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