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Old 09-19-2013, 09:37 AM   #1
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I have wood laminate flooring in the living room which switches to regular flooring in the kitchen. The threshold between the 2 matches the wood but has broken down the entire length. How do you replace this?

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Old 09-19-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
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Just pry it up.
Are those floors two different heights?
They may have used the wrong transition strip or left out the filler strip so the transition was not full supported.

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Old 09-19-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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I think the kitchen may be a tad lower probably because of the thickness of the wood vs the kitchen. It had been cracked for a while but finally broke off.
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my son and I had the very same problem @ his house. what we had to do was measure the offset and cut the trim so it would sit flat on both floors. we cut it on a table saw but be very careful because you are working with thin material. another thing I did (almost forgot) was take a board the length on the saw table to have full support of the trim board, be sure to clamp the board and raise the blade to desired height and use the fence. we used liquid nail and put weights overnight, this was done about a year ago and still on strong.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:07 PM   #5
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I wish I had a table saw. I just planed to cut it to length with a miter saw. I'll have to see the height difference when j get the old piece off and go from there. I was hoping to find some thinner threshold material.
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we could never find a trim the size we needed, that's why I had to trim it.
I hope you can find what you need and good luck!
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #7
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Took the broken piece off and this is what I'm left with. Home depot only had pieces with a square notch going down the middle of the bottom and my old piece is just flat with finishing nails in it.
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Excuse all the dog hair under neath. I used the key to try to show the height difference.


Just measured and its a 1 centimeter difference.

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Gap looks pretty wide.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Pergo-Gun...1#.UjuEIBPD_IU
This one strip can be used three different ways.
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You need to get one of these.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-10-...2#.UjuFHxPD_IU
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If the poster is not familiar with table saws, this is not a beginner project. That can be a dangerous cut.
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when you go to a floor and tile place you might find something closer to what you need.
my son lives in San Antonio and they have a big store with nothing but flooring material, carpets....well anything to do with floors, that's where we found that trimming. when we installed the tile and the wood floor we installed them to where they were up against each other so there was not a gap but an offset between the two floors. so when I trimmed the transition it was flat on both floors. I know you will find a solution to your porject, hang in there you'll figure it out. have patience and it'll come out looking good.
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You might want to take a picture and some measurements and go down to Lockwoods across from where Wal-mart used to be.
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You might want to take a picture and some measurements and go down to Lockwoods across from where Wal-mart used to be.
Is that place still there?! Lol. I used to know the owners son back in the day. Maybe I'll go see what they have. I know the height difference is 10mm. What other measurements should I take?
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It always seems like things that I assume will be easy to fix turn into wild goose chases. I have 3 trim pieces all together like the one that broke so I'm assuming when I find a solution is better replace all of them.

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