Flooring Level Nightmare!

Old 03-25-02, 09:33 AM
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Unhappy Flooring Level Nightmare!

I just finished installing a laminate floor at my house. Unfortunately, at the front of the house is a section of tile that is at a lower level than the combination of the wood floor and underlayment. I left a space in which to place the track for the wood floor reducer strip. The floor here is ever lower than the tile section. The track for the reducer strip is so low down that the reducer strip itself can't even get into the track. This strip won't work well anyway because of the difference in floor height. It will end up being raised at the front. I am think of filling up the track with cement and placing a metal strip over it that I can pound down onto the tile. This is a tough situation. Has anybody experienced anything similar? Does anyone have any ideas? I really need to help on this. It is a the front section of my home. I'm thinking about just wandering around Home Depot looking for anything that will work!

Old 03-25-02, 04:07 PM
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Maybe a marble threshold. They come 2" & 4" wide and are 1/2" or 3/4" thick. They are installed using thinset mortor. You can grout or caulk the joints. Home depot & Tile centers carry them.
Old 03-25-02, 07:35 PM
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You should be able to get a track extension for your reducer strip. It looks like the part that fits into the track, but has another track on top of it. It's used when the track is too low for the reducer strip.
Old 03-26-02, 06:36 PM
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