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Old 11-01-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
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Reattach laminate reducer to tile?


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The house I bought came with some floor laminate already installed so I don't know what they used in the first place. But the problem is that the reducer has broken free from the tile and I was wondering what type of adhesive would be appropriate to reattach it.

Here is a picture of the reducer and the tile edge it broke off from.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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It appears that the reducer probably should have been a "T" moulding instead. 2 ways I can think of now. The first would be silicone, or a more permanent but in case it comes off will be messier, contractors adhesive, more commonly referred to as Liquid nails.

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Done right there should have been a gap between the tile and the laminate, a metal U shaped strip gets attached to the floor with screws, then the Tee strip snaps in to the metal track.
Not going to work just trying to glue it down.
Some reasons are the laminate expands and contract, tile does not, laminate flexes, tile does not.
http://www.laminate-flooring-install...ansitions.html
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What did you end up doing?
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
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Ah sorry for the delay in reply, I had to take a unscheduled trip for work. Experience was not pleasant.


Thanks for all the help in identifying how to attach the laminate correctly with a t moulding. Took a bit of work, and a new drill bit, but the website joe posted and my neighbor really helped to complete the process. My thanks to both brucem609 and joecaption for helping me out.
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