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flyingmachine 09-11-2006 07:36 PM

Joining laminate floors of different height.
My hallways have been floored a few years back w/ 8mm laminate flooring. Over the weekend, I was doing the kids room, but didn't realize the new floor there are 12mm thick. A trip to HD and lowe found nothing that are made to bridge a 4mm gap in height. The T molding that came w/ the 12mm would leave a gap at either the 12mm or the 8mm end. Any ideas? I was thinking either to fill the gap at the 8mm side or shave the 12mm end at an angle to avoid any gaps, but both ways seems a bit 1/2 assed. I did found some trasition moldings for other floors but they where made to brige flooring height differences of much greater than 4mm (more like 8 mm). Thanks!

expl0it 09-11-2006 07:49 PM

Have you tried a reducer? Its the same principle as a t-mold w/ the snaptrack but instead its a reducer. The "T" part can be easily modified with a table saw to get you to the height you need to be at if its not a good fit out of the box.

flyingmachine 09-11-2006 08:06 PM

thanks for the reply! I saw some of the reducers you mentioned, but the height difference between the 2 sides is too much for my needs. Is there a good way to take down the reducer height? tks!

Floorwizard 09-12-2006 11:19 PM

Plane it down?

flyingmachine 09-13-2006 05:38 PM

yeah, it may have to come to that. Are you referring to planeing down the T-molding or the flooring? What would be a good tool to use for that? I'm thinking about my sander, but that wouldn't be very level/even of a plane though.

Floorwizard 09-13-2006 08:59 PM

could you post pics?

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