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Old 12-26-2018, 07:05 PM   #1
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New laminate flooring question (regarding termination at sliding door)


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Iím thinking about putting a floating laminate wood floor in my sun room (turned kids play room) and was wondering how to best terminate the flooring at the sliding door. Right now the top of the door track sits flush with the tile floor. If I simply put the floating floor on top of the tile then it wonít sit flush. Does it matter? Is there a better way to deal with this transition that doesnít involve ripping out the existing floor?

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Just put a transition there.
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Just put a transition there.
The transition would make my problem worse. In your picture, the wood floor sits below the door tracks and the transition helps build up the floor. In my situation, the new floor would sit higher than the tracks and this type of transition board will only make it worse. Or so I think.
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I guess this type of threshold will work in that it would cover the exposed end of the new flooring. The door tracks would still sit below the level of the new floor but I guess Iíll just have to live with that.
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The transition would make my problem worse. In your picture, the wood floor sits below the door tracks and the transition helps build up the floor. In my situation, the new floor would sit higher than the tracks and this type of transition board will only make it worse. Or so I think.
We set windows like that on a 2x4 to help people like you but then everyone has to step over something. As every exterior door has a threshold most people are used to that and step over it.
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