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 Post subject: What should I do about this threshold?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:20 pm 
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Hi,

I just tore up the carpet and am replacing with the same wood I have in my kitchen. There is a wood threshold between the carpet and the kitchen wood. Should I remove it or leave it there?

If I remove it, will it damage the piece of wood it's attached to? I don't see any nail holes so I assume it's glued down? Any special tricks to removing it if that's what is recommended?

Here is a link to some photos of what I'm referring to:
https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/F6 ... TboBWgwykl

Also, do those little holes in the cement need to be filled? The space I'm putting the wood is in a very low traffic hallway that is only 20 sq. ft.

Thanks in advance,

Tim


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 Post subject: Re: What should I do about this threshold?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:41 pm 
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I would take the threshold out before the new floor. There may be a shinier strip under the edge of the threshold. If the edge is ragged you could always cover the joint with a T-molding. If both areas will be sanded then you should be OK without a bump in the doorway. Where ever there is a spot of moulding not even with the surface there will be an area that wears first. A thick putty knife and tapered flat bar will slide under the edge and would pull it up. I always sharpen the edge of my flat bars so I can work it under more easily. A chisel will help if it needs to be broken up into little pieces if it won't just pop out.
Small uneven areas will be bridged by the stiff flooring that you are installing. Linoleum would show a low spot, eventually.


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 Post subject: Re: What should I do about this threshold?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:51 pm 
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Thanks for your reply.

The wood is finished so I won't be able to sand it. My worry is that if I damage the piece of wood the threshold is attached to, I'll have a huge problem. Based on that, would you still try to remove it?

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Tim


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 Post subject: Re: What should I do about this threshold?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:08 pm 
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I was able to remove the threshold. It was connected with a type of straight staples.

Here's what I'm left with now:
https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/xx ... gOdap1Ow0c

Since there is no groove to attach my next piece of wood into, I assume I take a flat side and butt it up against that piece and glue it down?

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Tim


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 Post subject: Re: What should I do about this threshold?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:49 pm 
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Just butt the edges together should be OK. If you use too much glue it may squish out since there is no T&G.


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 Post subject: Re: What should I do about this threshold?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:19 pm 
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Thanks Pete


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