07-17-2011 12:50 PM
I am getting ready to install 1600 sq. ft. of laminate flooring in my new home. I have been reading and viewing videos on the installation. I understand the basics and have already made plans on purchasing quarter round molding and reducers between the laminate and the vinyl in my kitchen. The one part that I am not sure about is: do I have to install T-molding in all dorways? This flooring is going to go from the living room and and to all bedrooms through the hallway. Does each doorway need T-molding or can I skip it because it is going to be the same flooring from hallway to room? I am going to be installing Dream Home 7mm laminate.
07-17-2011 03:19 PM
Welcome to the community.
In general, if the floors are even height then all you do is install the new flooring right up to the edge. If however, they are of differing height then use a transition piece to "bridge" the two.
I hope this clarifies it for you.
07-18-2011 09:07 AM
I just wanted to add to the information that PaintPro has already given.
Since you are going to install most of the same flooring in the house, it really is up to you whether you need T-moulding between the rooms or not, it's at this point an aesthetic preference.
T-mouldings by definition are transitions that work if you have two different types of flooring meeting where the two rooms meet at the doorway. So in this instance, as long as the subfloor underneath are level, you can skip out on using T-mouldings between those rooms. However....lots of people install T-moulding not just for the look going between certain rooms, but areas where you want the bottom of the door to have as little of a gap as possible to the top of the floor, therefore you would put a T-moulding strip there.
But again, it's really up to you to put or not put T-moulding transitions in those areas, my rule of thumb is, if it doesn't have a door leading to the other room, don't put one down.
Remember to also use reducers just like PaintPro suggested for uneven heights, like going into the bathrooms.
Hope this helps you out,
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