Laminate flooring - Thresholds and stairs

18 Aug 2008
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Hello , new here so apologies if this is already covered,

I am planning to lay flooring in my front room and hall way.

Problem 1: The house is quite old and has nice chunky wooden thresholds - what should I do as I cant see an easy way to finish the floor around them? Is it just better to find some nice new thresholds that I can lay on top of the floor on either side so there is a gap?
Ive not had to take these up before and I guess I may have to take the door frame apart!?

Problem 2: Flooring around the bottom of the stairs, the bottom stair is rounded and I dont know how the flooring should be done here - cant see how I could use beading unless you can get it shaped to go round the stairs?

Appreciate any advice!
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Problem 1: The house is quite old and has nice chunky wooden thresholds
Solution 1: leave your old thresholds in situ, install towards them and leave a normal expansion gap in front of them (10mm). Then install (double-sided tape on Melamine Laminate, little pins on wood/wood-engineered floors) solid flat beading - see here
Thanks for the reply. I will look at that, in another room I tried to glue a gap bridging thing like that to the side of the threshold but it was never going to stay. I guess sticking it to the floor itself would be much better.

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