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Old 10-15-2007, 09:02 AM   #1
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Wood to Tile transition?

I am laying Pergo wood floors and Columbia Slate laminate floors.

What is the best way to transition between this?


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Old 10-15-2007, 09:12 AM   #2
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If the finished floors are the same height, i'd put in a wood t-molding to match the wood floor.


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A T-Mold would be your best option considering both floors have to be able to expand and contract along with some shifting from time to time.

Make sure the T-Mold is not tight against either of the two floors, but yet covers up the edge of both floors.

The T-Mold should snap into a plastic channel that has to be screwed to the subfloor.
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:30 PM   #4
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If they aren't the same height you should be able to find something here:


These aren't real fancy, just basic metal transitions but they do the job cleanly and nicely. I've used them for laminate to tile and laminate to carpet transitions when the floors are on a different level.

In some cases I have screwed/nailed them to the subfloor, and in others I have actually drilled pilot holes and screwed them right to the laminate flooring and let the other edge "float" over the tile/carpet. This still allows both floors to expand/contract as needed.

But, if you're willing to spend the money, the matching reducer transition for your laminate floor would be ideal.

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