Transition between hardwood and laminate flooring


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Transition between hardwood and laminate flooring

Had hardwood floor installed and there is a laundry closet with existing linoleum floor. Can't use matching wood transition because the gap between the wood floor and laundry door bottom is too narrow. Looking for advice to find the right metal transition with slope toward linoleum in the closet.

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Maybe I misunderstand the application but I'd run the the piece thru a table saw so the height is correct.
 
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Old 01-01-17, 08:12 AM
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Can't use matching wood transition because the gap between the wood floor and laundry door bottom is too narrow.
Need some more detail to understand your statement. Are you saying that the height between the wood and vinyl is too great that the existing transition pieces wont fit?

Like the transition piece is for tile which would be taller?
 
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What is the difference in height between the two floors? Doors commonly need to be cut higher when the floor thickness increases.
 
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Please accept my apologies for lack of clarity. I don't have a transition at this time because the overlap reducer didn't fit. The height of this floated wooden floor on concrete is 1/2" (plus maybe 1/16"-1/8" underlayment). The gap at the bottom of the door is about 1/8" and is too small to fit a wooden transition. I could cut the bottom of the door except for two reasons; first, I'd prefer a transition sloped toward the inside of the cabinet and secondly, I think it won't look nice. If I sawed the overlap part, it would be too narrow.
I was hoping to find a brushed metal transition that slopes about 1-1/2"-2" so the machines could be pulled out easier if needed.
 
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Old 01-01-17, 12:14 PM
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https://www.lowes.com/pd/Schluter-Sy...9-770266fe17b9

This threshold ramp is for use with tile, but with some modification you could probably make it work. You would been to countersink holes for fasteners since you will need to anchor to concrete.
 
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Thank you for the link. It would be ideal if it had an upper lip to cover the edge of the wood floor.
 
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It is standard practice to cut the door bottom to accommodate the needs for new floor heights. A hardwood reducer that sits on top of your hardwood floor and transitions to the lower level floor is pretty common.

Please supply a picture if there are extenuous circumstances that we can not see here. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 01-05-17, 12:22 AM
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Sorry for the delay. Hopefully the pictures explain the situation better than my words. As you can see the installers didn't do a clean straight edge at the end.
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Old 01-05-17, 12:42 AM
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Here is an example of a reducer that will work in your situation. It rides on top of the wood to cover the not perfect finish. Search for it in a natural unfinished variety and stain it to match your flooring

Home Legend Distressed Alvarado Hickory 3/8 in. Thick x 2-1/8 in. Wide x 78 in. Length Hardwood Carpet Reducer Molding-HL154CRH - The Home Depot
 
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Old 01-05-17, 08:29 AM
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Thank you. This is what we started with. As I described earlier, it would require cutting the bottom of the door to make room for it and won't provide a slope on the inside. Ideally, I would want something like this, with brushed metal finish.
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