||02-02-2011 12:20 PM
Need help installing a wood transition onto concrete!
Hey everyone. I recently renovated a condo that I own and I installed ceramic tiles in the kitchen, with individual plank laminate flooring everywhere else. The sub floor is all concrete. I'm trying to install some sort of transition between the ceramic tile in the kitchen and the start of the laminate but having issues. In my home, I usually use a piece of oak transition for hardwood, and then I just use finishing nails to nail it into the plywood subfloor under it. I can't do that onto concrete of course, so what do most people do? I've seen transitions where you screw a track into the floor then snap the wood transition into it but I haven't had any luck with those, the piece it snaps into is always too low, and as this was my first flooring project I also didn't plan ahead properly, so it's not an even line between the ceramic tile and the wood floor. The wood is closer to the tile in some places than others, as I guess I was thinking a transition would just go over top of it so it didn't matter about spacing of the gap. Is there any type of adhesive or something I can use instead? Thanks!