Installing T-Molding Transition Molding: Mistakes to Avoid

Installing a t-molding transition molding is typically an important part of finishing off a hardwood or laminate flooring installation. T-molds provide you with a professional looking job and helps you bridge two different floors of the same height. You could use this to attach wood to wood, wood to laminate or wood to ceramic tile. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid when installing t-molding transition molding.

Making a Bad Cut

One of the most common mistakes that people make in regards to installing a t-mold is that they make a bad cut. They either cut it short or they do not cut it straight. Sometimes, with laminate, people will not cut it cleanly and the layer of laminate on the top will peel off a little around the edge. Make sure that you measure correctly and cut cleanly. This will provide you with a much nicer-looking transition from one floor to another.

Not Adhering Correctly

When you are installing a t-molding, you want to make sure that you adhere it correctly to the floor. Use a strong adhesive, such as liquid nails, to stick the transition to the floor. Then weight it down with something heavy while the adhesive dries. Usually it is best to leave weight on it overnight.