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    Laminate flooring under the front door

    Hi, I'm laying laminate in the hall, I've undercut around the architraves and just about to start laying the floor. However, I've noticed a problem!

    Under the wooden front door there is a concrete block that covers the full length of the threshold/door, it extends into the hall by about half a foot, and then the floorboards start butted up to it. Under the door/on the conrete theres the metal threshold, which is fixed in place with 2 screws either side into the door frame seeing as the threshold cant be screwed down into the concrete.

    Now, my dilemma!

    Should I cut the laminate up to the metal threshold and glue a small type of beading/scotia onto the threshold to keep the laminate down and in place

    OR

    Take off the door, remove the threshold, lay the laminate, put the threshold back on top of the laminate, plane quarter inch off of the door then put the door back on?

    I thought the latter would be the best way until I realised if upping the threshold by a cm then theres going to be a tiny gap on the outside of the door that rain and wind can get in. Is it safe to fill this in with some kind of filler, or will the damp pose a threat to the laminate being so close to outside?

    12 Comments

    have a look ]here, quite a helpfull forum :thumbsup:

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    most steel thresholds are concreted into the step, difficult to take out without damage to the concrete, you could always fit a new front door with an aluminium threshold to keep out the weather or is this too much?

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    goldmax;5726851

    most steel thresholds are concreted into the step, difficult to take out … most steel thresholds are concreted into the step, difficult to take out without damage to the concrete, you could always fit a new front door with an aluminium threshold to keep out the weather or is this too much?



    I've taken the threshold up, it was only screwed into the sides of the door frame... the door and everything is about 30 years old so nothing new. It wasn't attatched to the concrete though. Don't think I could afford a new door! lol With this info do you know which is best to do? fit the laminate under, or up to the threshold

    Original Poster

    richp;5726778

    have a look ]here, quite a helpfull forum :thumbsup:



    Thanks! Shall have a look =]

    Original Poster

    http://i22.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/34/2c/76d3_1.JPG
    Looking at it I think its one of these, albeit a bit bigger it says "stormguard" its on top of the conrete

    you can try just going up to the threshold plate and putting a lenth of quardrant moulding along and seeing how it looks for you i did that and was very happy with the effect
    if you dont like the look you can try the other way and run silicone along the gap

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    ninegt;5726969

    you can try just going up to the threshold plate and putting a lenth of … you can try just going up to the threshold plate and putting a lenth of quardrant moulding along and seeing how it looks for you i did that and was very happy with the effect if you dont like the look you can try the other way and run silicone along the gap



    Yeah thats one of my options, however I don't know if the quardrant moulding would stick well to the stormguard/threshold? The concrete "step" is a little higher (half a cm) than the floorboards, so I've had to make a smooth gradient by layering underlay up to the concrete which makes it pretty much level, however the concrete is lay at an ever so slight slope so the floor for about 4cm up to the threshold is a little bouncey, I'd need the quadrant moulding to put a bit of pressure on the laminate to keep it down and not bounce... maybe I'm doing a bit of a botched job? lol

    Original Poster

    I've just rang my aunt who had laminate lay a while back, she said they put it up to the threshold and put a small beading along it.. she doesn't know how its fixed though. Would be a much easier option if I can get it glued!

    krato;5727020

    Yeah thats one of my options, however I don't know if the quardrant … Yeah thats one of my options, however I don't know if the quardrant moulding would stick well to the stormguard/threshold? The concrete "step" is a little higher (half a cm) than the floorboards, so I've had to make a smooth gradient by layering underlay up to the concrete which makes it pretty much level, however the concrete is lay at an ever so slight slope so the floor for about 4cm up to the threshold is a little bouncey, I'd need the quadrant moulding to put a bit of pressure on the laminate to keep it down and not bounce... maybe I'm doing a bit of a botched job? lol


    you could always drill and countersink a few screw holes in the quardrant and plug the concret if it makes the job better

    Dont forget that you should not fix laminate round the edges as it moves. Cut it a bit short of the edge and then glue the quadrant to the step

    Original Poster

    http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/7231/door1l.jpg

    http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/6977/door2x.jpg

    Don't think theres enough room for a strip at the threshold =/

    Original Poster

    mosskeeto;5727204

    Dont forget that you should not fix laminate round the edges as it moves. … Dont forget that you should not fix laminate round the edges as it moves. Cut it a bit short of the edge and then glue the quadrant to the step



    I'll keep that in mind! I think the only thing I'm going to be able to do is take the laminate up to the concrete, then have a wooden plank of some sort to cover the concrete and go over the laminate? =[
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