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Old 01-30-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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How do I secure T-Moulding and thresholds


Hello everyone, I am new to the board. I just finished installing around 700 s.f. of Brazilian Teak flooring in the house and was wondering about how to secure some of the t-moulding and thresholds I had bought from Lumber Liquidators to finish up the minor details.

I want to install the T-Moulding around the fireplace hearth wher the 3/4 inch hardwood will transition to the new til I have laid. The T-Moulding did not come with a bottom to it like the laminate t-mouldings do. I want to try to secore it without having to face nail it and compromise the moulding.

I have also installed 3 threshold to transition between the 3/4 inch hardwood and the carpet in the three bedrooms. I was wondering what the best way was to secure the thresholds without having to face nail them.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-30-2009, 01:52 PM   #2
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No mounting plate? no nails.. leaves one option.. glue it down. PL400 will work , place weights to keep it down until glue sets.

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Old 01-30-2009, 02:36 PM   #3
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Do not glue to wood. Glue the foot of the transition to the floor.
Just in case you didn't know.
Liquid nails works too.
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What we are saying here is do not glue the tile and the wood to the transition. They move with different tolerances.
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That is what I assumed would be the best option, but just wanted to confirm.

Any advice on the thresholds?

I will post some pictures of my finished product this weekend
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You could glue this, but I would use trim nails and colored putty
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:55 PM   #7
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You can glue it as mentioned being careful the T molding and threshold are independent of the ceramic.

Then when/if the glue comes loose, pre-drill a small hole for the finishing nails add a dot of matching wood putty to fill the small hole and it'll look like a pro did it. Study the shape and function of the moldings so you'll know where the nails go and into what.

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