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Old 06-18-2016, 04:58 PM   #1
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Laminate transition by entry door


I've done a few laminate floors in living rooms that have an entry door. I've just used a standard T transition for laminate but it never really looks good, kind of looks out of place since the ends aren't really finished. At each end is just a square cut transition sticking up and it just looks out of place to me. Is there a better way or is this the standard for entry door transitions?
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Are you talking about where it meets the back side of the threshold?
If so what I've done right or wrong is left a small gap and used color matching caulking instead of the strip.
Looked far better and has not failed yet after a few years.
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Are you talking about where it meets the back side of the threshold?
If so what I've done right or wrong is left a small gap and used color matching caulking instead of the strip.
Looked far better and has not failed yet after a few years.
Yep the threshold sticks up above the floor. The T molding they say to use is too wide and looks out of place. On each end it just stops and doesn't look good. I was thinking about this a little more and wonder if making your own would be the best option. Make an L trim out of a matching wood. It would only have to be about 3/4" to 1" wide and you could even angle or round the corners on each end of it to give it a more finished look. Shouldn't be too hard with a router and table saw.
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Shoe mold or 1\4 round glued to the threshold.
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