I have installed the laminate floor, and I have the reducer pieces to transition to the vinyl floor. The problem I am having is the height difference between the top of the laminate and the top of the vinyl; it is too much for the reducer piece. If I place the reducer with the “T” side flush on the laminate the reducer side will leave a huge gap above the vinyl. If I angle the reducer, I still get a smaller gap, and the laminate side is no longer flush. A possible solution we have been kicking around is sliding shims under the gap, cutting those off, and filling the rest of the gap with wood putty. Any other ideas would be very helpful.
If its an actual "T" piece, maybe you could run it by a table saw and cut off a little of the part that touches the floor. I'm thinking there is a little gap between the two floors, and part of that "T" is hitting the subfloor.
Or maybe the manufacturer, or the big box store where you got the supplies, might have another transition piece that would be better suited. Different manufacturers make different pieces for their different floors for when it makes a difference.
Never seen a static problem with laminate floors, new carpet yes, it can be annoying.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Re-mdlr,
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There are only certain pre-made sizes available. If what you have doesn't fit, then you need to make a custom threshold or modify an existing one. Simple enough with a little skill and a table saw but if you don't have access to a table saw then this will be hard to do.
Possible that you could find a thin strip of wood or composite that could fit under your threshold, otherwise, you need to find a table saw to use.