This flooring can be installed over old wood flooring or over a plywood sub-floor. A minimum 3/4-inch-thick sub-floor is required. If you are working atop a single plywood layer, we recommend adding a second layer of 1/4- to 1/2-inch plywood or commercial floor substrate material.
Also, exterior side of threshold will be tile over the slab, interior side of threshold will be engineered hardwood (over slab and moisture barrier). Are these floor coverings usually installled after the threshold and then butted up against it.
In this case today, you have the bamboo wood floor and tile interface at the entrance to the kitchen. Here we solve the problem of how to transition the wood floor of the living room when the tile floor in the kitchen is a lot higher than the wood floor.
Fabricating and installing a custom DIY stone interior door threshold is a possible solution for you! In my case, I definitely hit the problem more than planned… The original floor was subfloor, plywood, and then laminate.
3. Test-fit new threshold in doorway. 4. Build up toekick and subfloor with pressure-treated lumber; re-install toekick. 5. Apply bead of tri-polymer caulk to joint between finished floor and new threshold. 6. Install new threshold, then tap shims underneath. 7. Close door and check for even gap along threshold. 8.
If the wooden flooring changes between two rooms or if the level of one of the floors is slightly different than another -- such as a thicker wood used in the living room than in the kitchen -- a wooden transition strip can even out the two areas. Wooden thresholds are installed at the same time as one of the two floors.
The threshold should be fixed to the floor by brass screws. Even distribution, say, one every 6 inches is pleasing to the eye. Drill pilot holes for each screw to make the job easier, and to prevent splitting either the threshold or a floor board.
I am trying to install the following door threshold on a concrete slab. The door leads outside and the old threshold was rotted from water penetration. The following pictures show the concrete subfloor and the rotten threshold.
Remove Old Threshold: Remove the rubber strip on the existing entry door threshold, unscrew the screws holding the threshold in place, and remove the old threshold. Cut New Threshold to Size: Remove the rubber seal from the top of the new threshold, and cut the threshold to fit with a hacksaw using the old threshold as a pattern.
Since we replaced old 3/8" engineered floor with 3/4" solid, the clearance between door and floor is limited at just over 1/4" inch. I found a piece of overlap threshold where the overlap is slightly over 1/4".
Once your floors are installed in two rooms, the next step is to create transition between them. For this you will need to install door bar in the expansion gap area between two floors. In This blog we will describe how to install T-bar door threshold.
Installation: Lay threshold molding in place to determine a proper fit. The threshold molding should overlap the flooring by 1/2" to 3/4" leaving the balance for expansion. To attach the threshold, nail into the subfloor behind the lip of the molding. Be sure when nailing not to obstruct the floors expansion space.
PL Premium polyurethyne construction adhesive is the best glue on the face of the earth, IMO and will practically weld your wood threshold to the concrete.