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nathan.tran 07-28-2008 12:21 AM

LAMINATE: room/closet transition
In one of my bedroom, the carpet runs continously from the room into closet. There is only one small guide for the closet doort (see pic)

So now when I lay the laminate floor, I could

1. run the planks continously from the room into the closet, then making a hole in the plank for the door guide.

2. run the planks continously ..., then put the door guide on top of the plank. Strange (!) but would that work ?

3. get a new set of closet door with guiding rail track, turning the situation back to a normal room/closet configuration and proceed as usual.

4. keep the current closet door; run the planks to the edge the closet door; lay the planks inside closet as usual. That would leave a gap in between for the sliding closet doors to run. Dress up that gap in someway.

Does anyone have a similar situation like mine? What would be your solution ?


brian_ 07-28-2008 08:35 AM

Option 2 should work just fine.

1. remove door hardware and doors
2. install flooring as if it is all one continuous space
3. reinstall hardware for door
4. trim door at the bottom to fit if necessary

I had to plane several doors when I put tile in the bathrooms as the hardibacker plus tile increased the height of the floor and the doors would not close. With your floor going from carpet to laminate there may not be an issue as the carpet plus padding is probably higher than most laminates.

AtlanticWBConst. 07-28-2008 04:16 PM

Install the door guide to the flooring.

nathan.tran 07-29-2008 03:15 AM

Thank you for the tip. I was hesitant to put the guide on flooring before I got both of your suggestion.


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