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yesicamiranda 12-04-2008 08:35 PM

Laminate floor direction in an L shaped space
 
I want to install laminate floor (tongue and groove) in my new home...here is my dilemma...I have a hallways which leads into the main living area which is L shaped...I want to change directions at the intersection...is that possible with a floating floor?

jerryh3 12-05-2008 03:19 AM

You could run a T-moulding from the inside corner to the outside corner of L. Why do you want to change directions?

T-Molding

http://www.fastfloors.com/media/general/t-mold.gif
“T-molding" is another common transition molding. T-molding is used to transition from one floor to another when both are at the same finished height. For example, if you installed laminate flooring in your living room and hallway, and later decided to install it in the bedrooms, then T-molding would be used to join the new laminate flooring with the previous installation. Another example would be where a new laminate or wood floor joined a ceramic tile floor at the same finished height. As you can see from the illustration, T-molding gets its name from its shape. Also note that the lip on each side of the T-molding is supported by the flooring. That is why it is important that both floors are at the same finished height. Any height variation between the two could cause the lips could snap off. Additionally, it is important to make sure there is adequate expansion space between flooring edges joined by the T-molding. The purpose of the extended lips is to cover the expansion space without interfering with the function of the space.

RiverOaks 03-17-2011 10:57 PM

yes it can be done.. and I have done it and seen it.. how good are you with a router?

suncowiam 07-16-2011 07:53 PM

I have the same question. I understand jerryh3's suggestion.

Riveroaks, could you elaborate on yours?

Thanks


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