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Old 09-09-2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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I just put in laminate flooring in my living room. I have moldings to transition to the kitchen and bathroom which are tiles, but I don't know how to transition to the front door and the screen door. I have base boards which will hide the little gap in between the walls but I don't know what to do with the front door and the screen door. How would I hide the gap for that?

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Quarter round or similar will usually work there. Laminates expand/contract much more than wood floors, so you still need that space, 1/4" more or less.

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Quarter round or similar will usually work there. Laminates expand/contract much more than wood floors, so you still need that space, 1/4" more or less.
I thought of using the quarter round, but several things:

* I would need to trim it in order to fit underneath front door base and the screen door base.

* And since this is a passageway, I'm concerned that people would step on it, therefore, breaking it off the wall.
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I thought of using the quarter round, but several things:

* I would need to trim it in order to fit underneath front door base and the screen door base.

* And since this is a passageway, I'm concerned that people would step on it, therefore, breaking it off the wall.

Silicone. Try to as closely as possible match color to either the flooring, or the bottom of the door. Silicone will still allow the laminate to expand & contract.

One thing I sometimes do when I've got a height issue on the door threshold is to cut a piece of wood about 1/4" thick & 3/4" wide. Lay it flat on the flooring, butted up against the threshold. Stain & finish it to match the flooring. You can use silicone to adhear it to the laminate.
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