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Transition from wood laminate to concrete 3/8" down

Your run-of-the-mill reducer should do the job. This type usually comes with a steel channel that you'd anchor to the concrete, then you simply tap the piece in place.
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How can I create an "invisible" transition between different flooring types?

I had the exact same issue after I took a wall out: tile to hardwood. I cut one side with a rip saw and the other side with a wet tile hand-held saw (to keep the dust down). I used an 8 inch wide ...
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Transition piece first or baseboard first?

I would imagine it's a matter of preference, but IMO the transition is part of the floor and the baseboard is part of the wall. Given that the transition will blend in with the floor, I'd be inclined ...
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How can I create an "invisible" transition between different flooring types?

In some homes, I have seen marble transitions used, even on elevation changes between flooring types. It embraces the functionality of the transition piece, instead of trying to hide it.
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Where pipes and wires are usually placed under door frames?

I note that you asked for the Netherlands. Usually wires run vertical in the walls, but sometimes they can run under an angle too. Same thing for ceilings, they run parallel to the wall, but not ...
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Best way to reattach transition strip?

I doubt that's just wood carpenter's glue. It looks more like construction adhesive and that makes more sense for this location. Gluing is like painting: the quality of the result depends greatly on ...
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What parts needed to finish exterior door?

If this was an interior door I would say just live with it but since it is an exterior door I think you need to have it reinstalled. Issues: The biggest is that the threshold should be at most a ...
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How can I install T molding on concrete subflooring?

I know this is an old question, but here's what I did: (1) drill holes in the concrete. Yes, this is a PITA, but with the right bit it is not too bad. The holes do not need to be huge, nor do they ...
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Hardwood flooring: transitions and expansion gaps

The metal edge you see is a Schluter trim that installs under the tile. The expansion rate changes radically based on the climate you're in--drier climates tend to shrink more. Regardless of where ...
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How to cut the correct angle on transition strips

Firstly, note that the cuts on two adjoining pieces should have the same angle, but in the opposite direction. Failure to do this will result in something like you've shown us here, with points ...
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Are transition strips necessary in doorway for same level tile to tile?

There is no right or wrong answer to this as it depends on personal preference. If it were me I would strongly consider not using a transition strip, to remove an additional element which would ...
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Transition from NM-B to THHN/THWN-2 for an attached garage subpanel

With an attached garage you can use NMB all the way to the panel. You need a 4 wire feed and the neutral must be isolated from ground. No additional ground rods are required since the garage is ...
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Best way to reattach transition strip?

If the floor is solid and doesn't move, you clean it up and sand it a bit and use flooring glue and weigh it down while it dries, that ought to do it. If there's any movement ie if the floorboard ...
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How can I adjust for an uneven exterior door threshold?

One way to address this problem is to acquire a lower door threshold seal unit that slides onto the bottom of the door and is adjustable by sliding up and down to the threshold. They are then fixed ...
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How do I transition from a wood floor to tile that has a 1-1/4" height difference?

Find a custom wood molding shop in your area (there will be one) and have them custom bevel a piece of 1 1/4" oak in a width that suits your fancy, then stain and varnish it. It will be more easily ...
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How can I transition from baseboard to a flat bathtub?

I created mockups of a few different configurations and decided that I liked the look of the following the best. I created a 45°(an opposite cut of my original example cut; sorry I don't know the ...
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Help with transition between rooms using hardwood and laminate flooring

I’d try keeping them flush, you’ll have expansion allowance on both floors anyway. Just think of it as one floor with expansion gap around the perimeter. Which it will be effectively
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Uneven gap between two different floors

As noted above you should be able to find a wooden transition piece that would be large enough. The box stores may not carry such a large piece in stock but I'd be surprised if you couldn't find one ...
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How do I replace this tile/marble transition in a tiled bathroom?

Option 1: Replace with another marble transition Marble transitions are still sold. Replacing a broken one with another would preserve the original look of your floor. However, marble isn't the ...
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Closing gap around floor transition strip and door trim

The better way is to extend the door side casing trim to the floor surface. Ideally that would involve removing the old paint covered trim and replacing with a new longer piece. The alternative, as ...
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Closing gap around floor transition strip and door trim

I would still do a takeoff on Michael Karas's answer about extending the door jamb and trim to the floor. I had the same situation where a new floor was installed with a much thinner material than ...
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How can I repair a rotted door threshold?

To do it properly you're going to have to pull up that aluminum door sill to see what's going on underneath. It appears that water has been seeping under the door sill from the outside and has rotted ...
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Top of stairs wood tread to carpet transition level issue

If you happen to have a double-layer subfloor, remove the top layer and build back up under the tread using material of appropriate thickness. Otherwise I would make the top tread thinner where it ...
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Top of stairs wood tread to carpet transition level issue

In all the stairs that I finished, which are a good number of them, I have never used a full tread at the top of set of stairs (sorry Ecnerwal...) where a landing nosing has always been used in the ...
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Alternative to T Transitions for floating laminate floor

Schluter makes a number of transition metal pieces that work seamlessly and permanently but some need to be embedded under the last row of tile in the thinset. Some examples: Schluter Reno-T is metal,...
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Transitioning box and electrical wire

If I decide to use the THHN wire, once the PVC conduit reaches the inside of the house, can I transition to Romex, or do I need to continue to use PVC up to the breaker box? And how will I be doing ...
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Butt joint transition from drywall to wood with joint compound or other material to prevent future cracks from wood movement

Your drywall guy is correct, from a "guaranteed not to crack" perspective. If the timber is old, you might get away with it, but from a professional installers point of view "might"...
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How can I non-destructively remove hardwood transition strips?

Aloysius is right about the T&G. The border piece looks to be the same width as the rest of the floor. I think the installer took the time to groove the angled ends to allow the tongue of the ...
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How can I non-destructively remove hardwood transition strips?

It's really hard to see but it looks like your moulding is a peice of your hardwood flooring with a relief cut to fit the tlie under it. If the flooring guy put that peice down before the rest of the ...
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Are transitions strips necessary from room to room if installing luxury vinyl planks throughout house?

Transitions strips are generally to provide a transition from one flooring surface to another; oftentimes because of a height difference. Sometimes they provide a threshold from one room to another ...
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