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Old 09-15-2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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Laminate and sliding closet doors???


After installing the laminate flooring I'm trying to determine how to install the guide for the sliding closet doors...the one that was previously screwed to the floor that prevents the doors from swinging in our out. What's the best way to do this?

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Old 09-15-2010, 10:37 PM   #2
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I use a little vibrating saw and cut the hole so there is a gap at the bracket , Then glue some finely cut pieces of trim over it
If there is a gap around the whole perimater you could get away with just screwing it down on the laminate , That is not recomended , If it buckle then you will have to cut the hole around the bracket so it has a gap , probly won't buckle any way ,
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:00 PM   #3
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So you'r recommending to cut out a section of the laminate and screwing the bracket to the subfloor?

What do you mean by "If there is a gap around the whole perimater you could get away with just screwing it down on the laminate"?
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:08 PM   #4
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Close the door and put a pencil mark at the edge of the door. Just attach it to the laminate, drill a hole thru the laminate and screw the bracket down. I'm assuming it is fastened with a screw.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:47 PM   #5
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It is fastened with a screw. So I assume I would need to make sure I don't screw through the laminate into the substrate, correct? And the laminate will hold it strong?
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I'm guessing the substrate is wood? If so I'd screw thru the laminate into the substrate for more security. I know it's suppose to be a floating floor but I wouldn't worry about it. If the substate is concrete then just screw it to the laminate. What else can you do? Not many options here.
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Yeah, the substrate is wood. And yeah, it's a floating floor (do they really shift that much?).. I had thought of doing double sided tape. I just don't want to damage the laminate.
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On a couple of occasions I have used silicone caulk---no call backs! I did buy the flopper stopper with the largest bottom plate--to give it more surface to grip--

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