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Hello experts,

I need your help to finish my flooring project.
The vinyl planks are 4 mm and are on concrete floor
I have 3 use cases to address:
1. vinyl to existing hardwood; 4mm to 10.9mm



2. vinyl to tile; 4mm to 7.3mm


3. vinyl to patio door frame


What molding to use for each my case? t or reducer?
With or without the installation track? Normal metal track is about 3-6 mm and as result too high for my 4mm vinyl.
What adhesive or glue to use for each my case?

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Using underlayment , under the vinyl will change the dimensions.

I would be building a custom fit HARDWOOD transition piece in all of those situations.

This can be done with a table saw, or a jointer/ shaper/ planer.

Or have the custom fit pieces made at a shop somewhere.

High School, Commercial Cabinet shop, or a friend / relative with the proper tools.


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Thanks for the reply
I ordered from HD Vinyl-Multi-Purpose-Reducer-Molding
That I plan to cut to fit 4mm on one side and another side on another end.

Should I overlap tile? Or end to it?
I'm not sure I can use metal track as 4mm is so low - how to install in this case?
Adhesive / glue to concrete? and what kind of glue?
As I'm not sure I should nail molding to concrete as it'll look ugly - IMHO.

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My ideal transition piece would be a solid wood cut to be butted against the tile on one side and the vinyl on the other. You are talking MM, which is small indeed.

Tapered to be exact height of each on the respective side. and use , P L construction adhesive to hold it down.

Spread the adhesive thin with a stiff plastic like an ice scraper.

That way it is not too thick, and spreads out over the area needed to hold the transition piece in place.

I don't see a way to use those HD items in a way to transition smoothly from one material to the other. , ideally you don't want any bump there to be a trip hazard, or to be felt in any wheeled device. ( wheelchair, furniture dolly, baby stroller, etc.)


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I prefer the PL-PREMIUM because it can be used for many things.

You will have some left over, so seal the tube up and save it for something else later.

Remember to spread this sparingly, a little holds very well, and do not overfill the cavity, you want it to hold, not fill up the gap.

Another point, if you get it on your fingers you will get stuck to your tools, floor, walls, whatever you touch, so be careful.

Been there done that, annoying.


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