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jayrad313 01-11-2009 02:21 AM

Laying laminate flooring and need help
 
I'm laying laminate flooring and the end cuts that will butt up to existing carpet are slightly uneven. Is this a problem? how uneven can they be when using a molding strip how much does the threshold overhang to cover irregularities? if this is a problem what's the best way to fix it.
thanks in advance for your help....

LaHandyman 01-11-2009 02:30 AM

jayrad131 You can set a skill saw to the right depth and tape a straight edge to the floor and trimm them that way. But I think if you arn't out more than a 1/4 inch the trim will cover it.

bc0604@yahoo.com 01-11-2009 09:01 AM

It all depends on the transition strip that you use. If you use a T strip it should give you at least a quarter inch leway on either side. If you have more than that then see if you can find a bigger transition strip. The floor does not need to be as percise and when you install the final trim and moldings. Good trim work can hide alot of mistakes

jayrad313 01-11-2009 04:20 PM

any idea where to find wider molding then?

jayrad313 01-12-2009 01:28 AM

i'm also going to need a threshold that's 104" long. so far all i have seen is 94" any ideas where to get a longer one or how to make this work?

Chemist1961 01-12-2009 06:53 AM

I just laid some Cherry Pergo and didn't like the transition strips at HD because the only ones I saw stick up a 1/4" and look more like plastic than cherry. So I am going to make my own from Pergo and butt them at 90 degrees however this requires a very precise edge and maximim 48 " width / piece.
If you're not in too deep you should likely determine your edging now so you know how you will finish

Floorwizard 01-12-2009 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bc0604@yahoo.com (Post 210779)
It all depends on the transition strip that you use. If you use a T strip it should give you at least a quarter inch leway on either side. If you have more than that then see if you can find a bigger transition strip. The floor does not need to be as percise and when you install the final trim and moldings. Good trim work can hide alot of mistakes

Use an end cap or baby threshold NOT a T-mold. The end that goes over the carpet will move too much because carpet is resilient and it will snap in time.


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