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Old 04-12-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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Hardwood threshold molding height


Hi all,

I am installing 3/4" asian walnut hardwood floors in my house. Where the hardwood meets my exterior door, I planned to install threshold molding. I purchased some stainable threshold molding from lowes; however, when I got home and placed the lip of the molding on the hardwood, the molding did not sit flush on the floor. Is this how it is supposed to work?

The specs on it say that it is 5/8" high/thick meaning it is probably meant for 1/2" hardwood (the link is below). I have been searching the internet far and wide for stainable threshold molding that was for 3/4" hardwood and can't seem to find anything about it. (I even used the "chat with an expert/idiot robot who can only look up item numbers" at lumber liquidators)

So all of this makes me think that it is either normal for the threshold molding to not sit flush on the ground OR i need to shim it up so that it does sit flush. Any input would be much appreciated.

THANKS!

Lowes product:
http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...llow&cId=PDIO1

prefinished product (too expensive):
http://www.carpet-wholesale.com/item...dge/Toffee.php

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Old 04-12-2011, 06:37 PM   #2
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Can you take a picture of the area that needs molding? That picture in the link does not look like what you want.

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Here you go Mike:

doorway pics:
http://img97.imageshack.us/i/img3152j.jpg/

http://img35.imageshack.us/i/img3154t.jpg/

carpet pics:
http://img638.imageshack.us/i/img3155j.jpg/

i was going to use T mold for the carpet until i read on this forum that it would probably crack since there was nothing to support it on the carpet side...
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Hello again, At the entry door ,I think a simple 1/4 round should do the job.

Do you have a router? Rolling the edge of a piece of the flooring and restaining the routed edge might be the best look---A T-molding on top of the carpet and new floor will look like a 'fixer' not the clean look that tucking the carpet right up to the flooring.---Mike---
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Mike,

I don't have a router. I was planning on doing threshold molding at the carpet as well since it is fairly high.

As for the door, the quarter round would only cover 1/4" max and i am supposed to have 1/2" gap for expansion. Also, I dont like the look of quarter round and am trying to avoid using it entirely.

So i planned on using threshold molding at the door to provide for that expansion gap.

This all leads back to my original questions concerning the height/thickness of the threshold molding....
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