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Removing old carpet resulted in about 1 inch gap between doors and the floor. What are common solutions to cover such gap? Any "easy to handle" materials (other than wood planks) to extend doors?

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I think the easiest thing to do would be to install some weather stripping to cover the gap. I realize it's indoors but this will be easy to install and work with, and will accomplish your goal. Something like this:

Weather Stripping

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It's hard to see from the picture, is this a foam based? How it is attached? OK, I guess I'd have to search for "weather stripping" at Home Depot.. Thanks! – sasha Jul 17 '12 at 20:26
It has rubber at the bottom. It attaches with a couple screws into the door – Steven Jul 17 '12 at 20:32

The most common solution is to add "wood planks" to the floor, not the door. These are called saddles. They are specialized moldings, usually about 3 to 6 inches wide with tapered edges. The usually are 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick. They are centered under the door and reduce airflow and noise.

These are most commonly available in unfinished oak or pine:


They also can be found in other woods, prefinished, or matched to a floor system:

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