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My house build project with a slab floor is not too far away from floors. I plan to use Tile in some rooms and Pergo laminate in others. I want to put marble thresholds under doors where tile meets Pergo. What is the best way to do this? Would bringing the Pergo to within a constant 1/4 inch to the marble then filling the gap with silicone chalking be the best way? On the floors where both rooms are Pergo is it better to leave off the marble threshold and just run into the second room? Even if changing Pergo colors from room A into Room B I could establish a straight intersection line at the door.

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Am I correct to assume that the Tile will be higher than the Pergo? Is it too difficult to level both floors? That way you could use some grout or caulking to fill the gap, no need for marble thresholds. Unless you really want to use them?

I believe 1/4 inch is way too big of a difference for the thresholds to look leveled/good, they may even be a trip hazard.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I have been looking at the Pergo trim kits at lowes and it looks like I may be able to modify a T-strip on table saw to butt up against the marble threshold. Then on the tile side just grout like normal.
 

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Hey Jim, I made a T strip out of cherry where my laminate floor meets the tile and let the T strip over lap each.
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That's a good idea and I have plenty of tools to do it right. I bought a new ripping fence for my older Delta contractor saw and it is outstanding. It was expensive about $325 but well worth the money. I practically stole the saw around 1979 from a neighbor while in Dental school in Milwaukee for $175.

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That's a good idea and I have plenty of tools to do it right. I bought a new ripping fence for my older Delta contractor saw and it is outstanding. It was expensive about $325 but well worth the money. I practically stole the saw around 1979 from a neighbor while in Dental school in Milwaukee for $175.

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Did you buy the Biesemyer fence? You did get a good deal on that saw even for 1979, that fence makes it a dream to use, I am sure.

Can you get F-26 construction adhesive over your way? If you can, that is the strongest construction adhesive I have ever seen, it puts any other to shame. You can glue wood to concrete, let it set for a day or two and you will have to chisel the wood off the floor it is so tough. I used it all the time in West Tennessee, I was thinking about you setting your T strips.

http://www.leechadhesives.com/F26products.htm
 

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I bought a Vega fence. The F26 sounds like a good product. I will check if available locally. The Vega fence went on easily and to my surprise the fence measuring system was within 1/32 of an inch without any adjustment.

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I bought a Vega fence. The F26 sounds like a good product. I will check if available locally. The Vega fence went on easily and to my surprise the fence measuring system was within 1/32 of an inch without any adjustment.

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The Vega is a really good fence also, I would for sure be happy with one. I wanted to sell my unisaw and get a small saw but if I can find a short set of rails for the fence I will just keep it, my shop is so small now it takes up way too much room.
 
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