Flooring Transition To Patio Door - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-07-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Flooring transition to patio door


Hi.

First off, thanks for reading my post.

We have this 12x20 family room that has two exterior walls (one brick wall with fireplace and one with this huge old fashioned sliding patio door). It is on slab therefore the room is extremely cold in the winter. The fireplace is pretty much for look; we loose warm air just to go in and out the patio door getting woods so we quit using the fireplace. We want to raise the floor but we can't afford to do that right now. We finally decide to use Dricore tiles then add laminate floating floor on top of that. It seem like a good choice but here we face a dilemma which we need your advise: what should we do about the transition to patio door since the new floor is going to be two inches higher than the initial floor which exposes the interior of the new floor to the weather?

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Molly

Advertisement

Molly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 10:11 PM   #2
Renovations contractor
 
Bonzai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Squamish, BC - Canada
Posts: 324
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Flooring transition to patio door


Would have used a good quality underpad (about 1/8" thick) with built in vapour barrier and kept using the fireplace ... A bit of a draft while you bring wood indoors is a lot less heat loss than no fire at all.

Advertisement

__________________
Home Renovations & Repairs
ADVENT HOME SOLUTIONS INC
Vancouver to Whistler & beyond
Bonzai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 06:28 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Flooring transition to patio door


@Bonzai. Thanks for your comment. Using a good moisture barrier to protect the inside of the new floor. I still have a bit trouble visualizing it because here we're talking about the side of the floor where it meets the patio door. But what you said made sense. Thank You.
Molly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,301
Rewards Points: 3,242
Default

Flooring transition to patio door


One common solution for that---add a two foot wide ceramic tile entry pad in front of the door---then make a nice wood transition to the new,higher floor.
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 09:38 AM   #5
Renovations contractor
 
Bonzai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Squamish, BC - Canada
Posts: 324
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Flooring transition to patio door


Quote:
Originally Posted by Molly2
@Bonzai. Thanks for your comment. Using a good moisture barrier to protect the inside of the new floor. I still have a bit trouble visualizing it because here we're talking about the side of the floor where it meets the patio door. But what you said made sense. Thank You.
I was meaning to use the conventional laminate underpad instead of the Dricore so that you don't have the same height issue ... Or have you already done it? IfI it's already done then what Mike suggests is really the only way. This is quite common in commercial spaces where the bottom of the entry door is at the same height as the slab so they may even just have an epoxy coating as you enter and then a wood or metal transition to go from the lower elevation to the height of the finished floor.
__________________
Home Renovations & Repairs
ADVENT HOME SOLUTIONS INC
Vancouver to Whistler & beyond
Bonzai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Flooring transition to patio door


@oh'mike: Thanks for the comment. I could visualize adding a two foot tile to the entry pad as you suggested. Your idea makes lots of sense. Thanks!!!

@bonzai: Thanks for your feedback. We've already purchased all materials for this job but we haven't started yet.

Thanks gentlemen for your wonderful ideas.

Good Day!

Advertisement

Molly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Molly2 For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (07-08-2012)
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Patio door: direction.............. Rivertender Building & Construction 12 10-03-2011 10:59 AM
Need to replace front door, existing door non-standard size uncle Windows and Doors 1 07-25-2011 07:50 AM
cutting out foundation wall for patio door lfunk11 Building & Construction 9 03-27-2011 10:55 PM
laminate flooring - transition suncowiam Flooring 4 09-11-2009 11:37 AM
Entry Door---My Story----Advice Please rossmoor Building & Construction 3 02-29-2008 10:13 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts