I recently replaced 1200 square feet of floors in my home with Pergo Outlast laminate flooring. The floors are done and everything is installed, but I was not sure if I am supposed to screw down the thresholds. I have two exterior doors and on both of them I put the floors under the threshold. Before we had engineered hardwood and the thresholds were screwed into them. I'm just nervous to screw them down because I haven't been able to find anything saying its ok to screw through it. I would hate to see it crack/split when I screw it down. I would think I could drill holes into the floors before screwing into them and that would prevent any issues. Any thoughts on this?

The thresholds are both in place (not moving) with the doors opening and closing multiple times throughout the day for the last month.

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    Doesn't Pergo have directions for how to secure these thresholds? – Jim Stewart Jul 31 '17 at 12:42
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    Are you saying you put the flooring through the thresholds with no gap? If so, why do you need a threshold at all? – The Evil Greebo Jul 31 '17 at 15:15
  • If they've been in place for the last month without any problems, why worry? – mmathis Jul 31 '17 at 15:17
  • No, there were no directions about what to do at the threshold. – Kris Jul 31 '17 at 15:25
  • The threshold is necessary, we cant just take it out or there would be a huge gap under the door. – Kris Jul 31 '17 at 15:26

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