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        I was just through a bathroom renovation and put back the old threshold. The level is fine but the gap is just little larger than the threshold's width itself now. So you can see there is a tiny gap like 1/8 or maybe even 1/16. I was thinking about filling this gap with some Liquid Nail because it has somewhat similar color..LOL It is a hack. But do you have any better suggestion?

         
        Posts: 279 | Location: United States | Registered: Dec 26, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I was thinking about filling this gap with some Liquid Nail because it has somewhat similar color..LOL It is a hack.


        You're kidding of course, right?

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        The level is fine but the gap is just little larger than the threshold's width itself now.


        How did that happen? Never mind. You're gonna have to either find a wider one or make one.

        Jaz

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        Tile 4 You llc - Troy, MI
        Kerdi shower specialist - Ditra installs - Product-Method suitability consultation. I have NEVER made a mistake, I thought I did once...........but I was wrong!
         
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        Originally posted by JazMan:


        You're kidding of course, right?


        Jaz



        Big Grin Took the words right out of my mouth (or finger tips as the case may be)

        Unless you can relocate that existing threshold so that it covers both flooring edges, looks like you'll be looking for a new, wider threshold.


        Jaybee
         
        Posts: 10428 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I was kidding about Liquid Nail but serious about using "something" to fill in. Well, it's just a tiny gap right in the middle and you can see the wood floor not being cut straight from previous job. That was the PROBLEM. I mean if there is something to fill in and looks similar in color, I am good to go. Any suggestion? Of course if not, I have to get a new threshold which could be hard to match exact same wood color/pattern.
         
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        The problem is that you have materials that are going to expand and contract over time and temperature changes. So anything you use to fill the gap will either be stretched out, compressed or cracked. You can make it look good with a matching caulk but it will soon get very dirty and then eventually fail.

        Really, your only choice is to get a larger threshold.


        Jaybee
         
        Posts: 10428 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        You got a point there
         
        Posts: 279 | Location: United States | Registered: Dec 26, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        One of three things are wrong.
        Transition strip is not in the middle of the opening.
        Flooring was cut to short.
        Or the strip is not in the middle between the tile and the laminate.
        An easy fix may be to remove the transition strip and
        reverse and relocate the metal strip that holds the strip down.
        By reversing the metal strip it should off set the screw holes enough to hit new undrilled wood.
        If not it will do no harm to cut off 1/2" off the metal strip so you have more room to move it to one side.


        joecaption
         
        Posts: 18032 | Location: Hartfield VA | Registered: Jan 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        On second thought........that's the wrong molding for that situation. Since you're trying to cover both edges, you need a "T" molding not a threshold molding. http://www.google.com/search?q...ies.html%3B150%3B150

        Jaz


        Tile 4 You llc - Troy, MI
        Kerdi shower specialist - Ditra installs - Product-Method suitability consultation. I have NEVER made a mistake, I thought I did once...........but I was wrong!
         
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        @JazMan Yes exactly. That is what I had. So I just need to find new one that is wider. Current one is 1.5". I need probably 2" wide and same color.
         
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        So I bought this one at Home Depot

        http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/1...00661535&R=100661535

        It fit nicely. Thanks for the suggestion

         
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