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Old 01-11-2009, 01:21 AM   #1
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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.
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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.
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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
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any idea where to find wider molding then?
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:28 AM   #5
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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?
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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
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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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