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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:37 am 
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How can I neatly connect the flooring to the upvc door?

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The white strip looks remove-able but I cant get it off with flathead screwdriver.

I am putting in a DPM, underlay (5mm), underfloor heating mat (2mm), then laminate flooring (8mm).

I can put in a second underlay to raise the floor another 5mm which will bring it closer to the top of the white strip but still not flush.

Do you think I can simply cut off the laminate flooring tongue and lay it flush against this white strip?
Or should I try more to remove the white strip and fit some other threshold strip type product to connect neatly?


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The strip is likely a trim piece that is glued on. Takes a bit of effort but using a thin scraper you can usually pop them off without damage. Fit your floor leaving an expansion gap and then replace the trim piece. If you break it , don't worry trim like that is very cheap.



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Thanks. So basically take it off, fit the floor with expansion gap, then put this strip/scotia back on top with adhesive to stick to the door frame.

Where would you buy this kind of scotia and do you know what it is called so i can google it?


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Any supplier of PVC will have a large selection of these kinds of mouldings. Check your local industrial parks, bound to be a place in your area, give them a call to check that they allow general public and actually let you look you around We have a few here that are just a warehouse with a desk which is annoying when you don't know exactly what you want. I prefer to go to a smaller supplier who has an open warehouse and is very happy for you to poke around to find what you need.



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OK thanks, hopefully I can remove and reuse the existing piece. Most likely it is attached by adhesive rather than screwe/clipped in, right? I dont see any screws/bolts anywhere on it so will use more force tonight.


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Do not use a screwdriver more likely a paint scraper ... something sharp, wide, and stiff. Good probability is that it is "glued" with silicone so you may have to take your time going through the two pieces to cut the silicone.


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mameha wrote:

Where would you buy this kind of scotia and do you know what it is called so i can google it?


Scotia is the name of the shape of the moulding, in appearance it's virtually the opposite of a quadrant moulding. Not sure if it's available in upvc but definitely in timber.

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