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Old 03-19-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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hey all, need a fresh perspective here. So, I purchased a laminate to tile transition strip from one of the big box stores. It's the style that has a track about 0.5" long. Problem is my tile guy left me a bit shy of the 0.5" needed. So, I'm trying to figure out how to widen this gap so that I can screw in the track and place the strip. Any ideas? I need to go through 1/4" of laminate and 0.5" of subfloor to get myself the 0.5" needed.

Here is the strip: Laminate to tile transition...-img_20130319_152246_866.jpg



Here is the gap: Laminate to tile transition...-img_20130319_152203_054.jpg

I tried to shave some of the laminate away with a dremel cutting disk, but it didn't work that well because the diameter of the disk is too small...

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Old 03-19-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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The laminate and tile both ended in the wrong place. The transition should go directly under the door so when it's closed, what is on the other side is not visible. You should call the tile guy and have him come back and fix it.

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You can sill make it work, just going to have to redo that last piece of laminite.
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The laminate and tile both ended in the wrong place. The transition should go directly under the door so when it's closed, what is on the other side is not visible. You should call the tile guy and have him come back and fix it.
We had a discussion about where it would end. The original HO had it end in the wrong spot. I was unable to find matching laminate floor so I told him to end it there and I'd just use the transition strip and call it good. Didn't expect it to be such a pain.
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Not 100% correct but I'd just use my ossilating saw and cut back the laminite, easyer then redoing the tile.
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Not 100% correct but I'd just use my ossilating saw and cut back the laminite, easyer then redoing the tile.
Thanks. Figured I just didn't have the right tools for the job. Might have to go pick one of those up.
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It looks like from your picture that your tile and laminant are the same height and that you have a reducer transition strip. If they are the same height, are you sure you wouldn't rather use T-molding instead? Agree with previous poster to cut laminant with oscillating saw. You may want a few extra blades, as the aluminum oxide layer eats up blades pretty fast.
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It looks like from your picture that your tile and laminant are the same height and that you have a reducer transition strip. If they are the same height, are you sure you wouldn't rather use T-molding instead? Agree with previous poster to cut laminant with oscillating saw. You may want a few extra blades, as the aluminum oxide layer eats up blades pretty fast.
Good to know re: the blades. Could you recommend a specific blade? BTW, tile is about 1/8" higher than the laminate.
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Good to know re: the blades. Could you recommend a specific blade? BTW, tile is about 1/8" higher than the laminate.
I'm sure other folks can recommend their favorites, here are the ones I have used:
saw-http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
blades-http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I'm sure other folks can recommend their favorites, here are the ones I have used:
saw-http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
blades-http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Can you resend the blade link? You sent the tool link twice. Thanks.
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Can you resend the blade link? You sent the tool link twice. Thanks.
Sorry.

blades-http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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