Mounting Your Wood Floor Threshold Properly

If you are installing a wooden floor threshold there are a few steps you should take to be sure you are doing a professional looking job that will add to the beauty of your home and be durable and not a safety hazard.

You Will Need

  • Wood threshold
  • Wood screws
  • Saw
  • Shims
  • Carpenters adhesive
  • Electric screwdriver or drill with screwdriver bits
  • Carpenters level
  • Tape measure
  • Wood putty or filler

Step 1: Inspect and Measure

Check the area where the threshold is going to be installed. Measure it so you can cut the wood to the proper length to fit in the doorway. Use your carpenters level to be sure the floor where the threshold is going to be installed is level. Cut the threshold to the proper length to fit the doorway.

Step 2: Installation

There are a couple of ways to install your threshold. You can put it in place and secure it with carpenters adhesive that comes in a tube like caulking. Doing it this way and then weighting it until the adhesive dries will give you a smooth threshold with no screw heads or putty filled areas. Be sure the threshold is level before you apply the adhesive. You can use pieces of shims to level it.

If you wish to screw it into the subfloor, put it in place and then use the screwdriver to secure it. Countersink the heads of the screws a bit and fill with wood putty.