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Old 08-23-2008, 01:30 PM   #1
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Drill into concrete slab?


Hello everybody,

I have recently installed a floating laminate floor over a concrete slab. I need to put in a transition between the laminate and tile flooring, so I purchased a product that requires drilling into the subfloor during installation. I'm not sure this is a great idea because I'm afraid that moisture will come through the holes. Is this a problem? Are there any alternatives to this product? Thanks!

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Old 08-23-2008, 02:15 PM   #2
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Use a glue or epoxy and put something heavy on it till it cures

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Old 08-23-2008, 03:10 PM   #3
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No more moisture will come through the holes than will rise through the concrete anyway. Is moisture an issue.
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I've never seen such a thing happen. For transitions to tile, I just use a nice aluminum edging that gets glued down with the tile.

I'd look at using epoxy as an alternative.
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Moisture hasn't been an issue so far, so I don't think it's lurking just out of sight. The transition piece I bought is aluminum with a concave channel underneath, and would take very well to epoxy. Thanks for all the helpful comments!
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Will liquid nails hold the transition strip (t-molding) between concrete slab for a tile to laminate transition?
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Liquid nails doesn't hold very well. Use PL400.

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