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Old 07-09-2010, 10:06 AM   #31
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How do you install laminate flooring under door casings?


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You won't see it for sure when it starts getting wet... but it will let everyone know soon after... when it starts warping and buckling ... and the dishwasher looks lopsided.
Note the statement, IF, it gets wet. If your dishwasher is leaking, don't use it. And if your dishwasher gets lopsided, at least you will know that you have a problem and the floor is warping. With nothing there, your dishwasher can leak for years before you notice anything. Don't glue the planks, and it will not be hard to replace. This also saves you back breaking labor putting in the machine and taking it out. Depending on the appliance, it might have a decorative skirt. So you will pull that peice out, adjust legs, put back in, then lift it, and adjust legs again. Yea you know I would rather get it done right, make it easy to service, and make sure I don't have any IF it leaks situations.

If it does leak, don't glue the laminate under it, and replacement will be easy.

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Old 07-10-2010, 02:54 AM   #32
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TxMojo, that's exactly what my original question was asking. I'm guessing that when installing the flooring parallel to the door and only going halfway into the doorway (because of carpet in the next room), that you have to undercut the door a little further in order to slide the piece back away from the previous row, and allowing room to slide the two together (last row in a hallway). And then hopefully that gap is covered by the transition. Does that make sense?

btw, what branch of the military are you in?
Ah, was thinking perpendicular going fully under, but yeah as you put it, or float in the middle piece, between the advancing next to last row, and the final piece in place under the undercut door casing...if that's possible with the setup you have going...I've done it both ways. Otherwise measure what gap will be left and see where the transition piece will put you.

Oh, and I'm in the Air Force...I'm in Iraq now, and eagerly waiting to get back to my family and get some projects done that I wasn't able to get to...good luck with yours!
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Thanks, I'm looking forward to finally having this project done (and all the other projects that have domino'd from it.

My cousins (Major in the Army & Captain -Pilot- in the Marines) have been in both Afghanistan & Iraq. One of them is heading back in a month or so for another tour. I know each of you is just doing what you've been called upon to do (or elected to do), and are not looking for recognition...but I certainly appreciate your time and sacrifice. Being away from your family, aside from the other sacrifices and risks, is a lot to ask. Thank you!
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:13 AM   #34
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How do you install laminate flooring under door casings?


On a different note, I've removed the carpet in the hallway so I can place laminate there. Some of the rooms off of the hallway still have carpet so I'm having to install a tack strip at each doorway. Where exactly should the tack strip be placed to ensure that the transition fits well. Just under the carpet or back a bit?
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Just curious if the carpet (in an adjoining room) goes under the transition piece at all?

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