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Old 12-21-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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Laminate to Tile Transition

I tried to put down a transition piece down but as you can see the tile that was laid down is uneven. This does not allow me to use a t-mold because the middle piece that touches the subfloor does not touch the floor.

Any ideas?

I have tried a jig saw and a small hand saw to cut off the middle piece off but its difficult to hold.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:55 PM   #2
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Should this have been titled "laminate to tile transition"? Or does carpet factor in somewhere?

At the point you're at, all I can think of is to buy the threshold that matches the laminate, cut off the bottom to result in a flat threshold and bridge the two. You'll need several thresholds depending on the length of the transition.


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Old 12-21-2008, 04:32 PM   #3
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Yes, it should have been titled laminate to tile transition. Carpet was fresh on my mind as I was reading another thread about carpet right before posting this.

As mentioned before, I tried cutting it off but I found it difficult to hold the threshold while cutting. Actually, two thresholds broke in half while I was attempting to cut the bottom. Any ideas of how to prevent break?
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:32 PM   #4
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If you have an angle grinder you can cut the tile even with a diamond blade. When you say the "bottom" of the threshold are you talking about the tee that snaps into the metal/plastic piece that you screw to the floor? If this is what your talking about i would try using a sharp chisel.
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