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moneymgmt 03-15-2010 09:15 AM

laminate transition at entry door
 
Yesterday we installed laminate flooring in a neighbor's house and only had one hang up: the old floor was level with the entry door to the garage and there is no threshold . We didn't take up the old flooring so by adding laminate we have raised the floor 1/2". I see our options as 1) run laminate under the door to the edge of the step and cut the door down (its wood, not steel) or 2) use a bull-nose transition piece at the door. HO doesn't want to do the bull-nose because he thinks a 1/2" step up inside the door is going to look bad. I think cutting the door down is more odd. Thoughts? How is this typically done?

Thanks !

rjniles 03-15-2010 09:31 AM

The best solution is to raise the door. This involves removing the door and frame. You may have to increase the height of the header. This will also alow you to install a threshold.

moneymgmt 03-15-2010 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by rjniles (Post 414771)
The best solution is to raise the door. This will also allow you to install a threshold.

LOL.... in my house, maybe. In his house, lets just say I had to bring all the tools to do what we did. The BEST solution would have been to remove the 30 years and 2" of flooring and subfloors, but he didn't want anything to do with that......

tpolk 03-15-2010 09:55 AM

I would tell him he needs threshold since garage and house shouldnt be on same level anyway. that way there is some seperation

moneymgmt 03-16-2010 10:59 AM

moving to flooring room... oops!


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