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joyceg 01-13-2012 04:07 PM

Threshhold problem with new hardwood floor.
New hard wood floor placed over existing floor raising the height of floor. Old thresh hold was removed. Installers slanted wood at thresh hold area down toward where the old threshhold was toward storm door. Shaved interior door slightly. Putting felt on the door botton will drag on interior floor and still nothing to but up against when door is closed. I can not put rug on inside floor by front door no clearance because floor was raised. This does not seem right to me. How should the thresh hold be corrected. The installers are coming by tomorrow I need to be able to state this needs to be corrected. Hope I explained my problem well enough.

titanoman 01-13-2012 04:52 PM

Original threshold should have been replaced after modifying jamb and cutting door down.
If door couldn't be cut down, the whole thing needed to be removed and replaced over floor.

joyceg 01-13-2012 10:51 PM

Thanks for the help, I will discuss this with the installer.

joecaption 01-13-2012 11:25 PM

What type floor did they put this over? I've never head of hard wood going over anything but 3/4" subflooring.
A picture would sure help.
Is this a real flooring company doing this for you?
What's the door made of?

joyceg 01-14-2012 08:00 AM

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The hard wood floor was placed over old hard wood flooring. The front door is wood so it could be adjusted. I believe the storm door could be adjusted also. The company has been around for a long time. GetAttachment.aspx.jpg
This is a picture of thresh hold. sorry picture is sideways.

joyceg 01-14-2012 08:29 AM

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This is a better picture of thresh hold problem.

titanoman 01-14-2012 08:36 AM


Originally Posted by joyceg
This is a better picture of thresh hold problem.

The installers should have known this was going to be a problem.
It's just wrong.

joyceg 01-14-2012 08:44 AM

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Any suggestion on how to correct this problem. They are coming at 10:30 to look at floor and my stated problem. I need to sound like I know what I am talking about.

titanoman 01-14-2012 09:05 AM

Ask them how they expected this to work.
You think it needs another threshold raised to the heigth of the floor, over a new piece of hardwood floor, and the fiberglass (it looks like) door cut down.
They will have to mate this new piece of floor to the existing floor to your satisfaction.

joyceg 01-14-2012 09:38 AM

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Thank you for your input. I feel more confident speaking with the installers. I have a better idea of what should of been done and what they need to do to fix the problem.

titanoman 01-14-2012 09:45 AM

Putting new flooring over the old is what caused this problem.
But they should have told you ahead of time that the door was going to be an issue, and they may have to charge a little extra to raise the door somehow.
You may have to reach a compromise of some sort.
Good luck.

joecaption 01-14-2012 11:02 AM

Find me one web site from one hardwood floor manufacturer that says it's ok to install hardwood over another hardwood floor. Not going to happen.
It would throw off the baseboards, all the other floors, and doorways as you found out. It's just wrong.
If the door is fiberglass or metal the door can not be cut.
The whole rough opening would have to be redone to get this to work out.
Any real floor installer would have know all this before they even started.

joyceg 01-14-2012 11:24 AM

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All this information has been so helpful. The thresh hold is going to be completely redone, and the wood door trimmed. I have learned a lot. Thanks again.

titanoman 01-14-2012 11:28 AM

You're welcome.

joecaption 01-14-2012 11:30 AM

There going to have to remove some of that flooring and install an adjustable threshold and add a sealing strip to the bottom of the door.
The way it is now there is no way to seal the bottom of the door and if you did add a sweep it would be dragging on the new floor.
An adjustable threshold will raise the height by at least 1-1/2" so the door would clear the floor.

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