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Old 10-02-2014, 10:07 AM   #1
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Laminate cut on wrong side of door opening


What can I do to make it look decent.
Someone else installed the laminate. They cut it even with the wall instead of going in the 41/2" to have it under the door, then they stuck in a 4.5" strip and it looks bad. This is in a hall the ohter side in Lino in the bathroom.
There is no extra laminate and can not get a match.

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There are several ways to handle this and make it look good but pictures would help.
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Wide wooden threshold is one way.
Another way is to remove the 1/4 rd., remove the last row installed and slide the whole floor over. Add the missing piece and slid it back in place.
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What can I do to make it look decent.
Someone else installed the laminate. They cut it even with the wall instead of going in the 41/2" to have it under the door, then they stuck in a 4.5" strip and it looks bad. This is in a hall the ohter side in Lino in the bathroom.
There is no extra laminate and can not get a match.

Thanks for any help.
It would be better if the laminate stopped under the center of the door of course, this is the way it is usually done. A typical interior door's center would be 11/16 from the drywall's surface on the door's side of the wall. However any transition-width should also be considered in the math. Your only option is to install a transition or reducer molding, the required piece would be about 3-3/4" in width. You may have to have one made. Any cabinet shop or carpenter can do so.
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And it would need a dado so the flooring could still expand and contract by not touching the flooring.
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Thanks guys, custom transition strip with dado on back it is.
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The piece of oak to make the custom transition will need to be 4" wide, how thin can I go? 3/8 would loo OK but 1/4" would look better. 1/2" or more is going to look bulky even with sloped edges.
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You can do 1/4"
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