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Old 11-23-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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Carpeting AND Laminate Flooring over Tile???


OK, you may or not have read some of my other posts, I was going to gut my living room of 8 layers wallpaper over lathe and plaster. Decided to just strip the wallpaper, which is going surprisingly well. On the floor is tile, NOT ceramic, I want to as ashpalt but I know that isn't it. Around 1950's very brittle, heated in oven to soften to install, etc. They had been carpeted over, I have removed the carpet and DEFINETLY need to get more carpet back over them QUICKLY cause they are UGLY! Now the question, I want to put a 5X5 or 6x6 wood laminite floor in front of the door. But I have now clue how to stard that wood flooring or EVEN MORE so the problem how to end it. I will carpet the rest of the room but can not figure out how to start or terminate the wood flooring at the front door. Would I build some type of frame around it? Is there a transitation between carpet and wood?

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Old 11-23-2009, 03:38 PM   #2
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your laminate supplier will sell you the correct transitions to the carpet. Leave an 1/8" gap inside the transition and a 1/4" gap along the walls or doorway. This is needed to allow the flooring to expand and contract without buckling. You will have no issues with going over the tile. Use the padding or underlayment specified for your selected flooring.

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