01-15-2012 10:33 AM
I'm preparing to install Allure plank flooring in my bathroom. There is already a carpet transition strip at the doorway. All the advice I have found about transitions appears to be for new installations. Can I install my Allure flooring up to the existing transition without removing it? If so how to I hold the edges down at the transition.
01-16-2012 12:57 PM
Thanks for your question and welcome to the community!
Using Allure resilent vinyl flooring is a great choice when it comes to installing a new floor in a bathroom. You really 'hit a home run' when it comes to that.
Getting a proper transition is a common question I see here on the Community and in my store. Luckily, you have lots of options when it comes to finishing off where the Allure ends and the other flooring at the doorway begins.
For any transition to work where two surfaces meet, the best rule is to have the transition covering the hard surface on its edge. If you plan on not removing the existing transition and butt the planks up as close as possible, you aren't securing the Allure planks in that area (a high-traffic one at that), and it can lead to moisture coming in through that gap, along with possible perfomance failure (it lifting up since it's not secured down by the transition).
Even if it is sealed with a waterproof sealant, like silicone, it looks and lasts better to have a transition strip covering and locking the plank edges in place. While there are many transitions you can use, below is one of many types that you can use...
Hope this has helped you out and please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
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