T-Mold for Laminate – Product and Installation – Superseded Profile

This article is for a T-mold profile that has been superseded by an updated part. This article applies to T-mold with model numbers that do NOT end with an “R” suffix. To see the article for the updated T-mold with model numbers that DO end in “R”, follow this link.

T-Mold is commonly used in doorways to join two laminate floors in adjoining rooms. Also recommended when making a transition from laminate floor to another floor that is approximately the same height.

Product Features

  • Used to fill the gap between two floors of equal height.
  • Surface material: High wear resistant aluminum oxide laminate
  • Core material: Moisture resistant MDF

Materials and Tools:

  • Track: metal track (for 9-12 mm floors) (not included)*
  • 1/8″ MDF or wood shim (for 12-15 mm floors) (not included)**
  • #6 x 5/8″ wood screws (when using track)
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Saw
  • Screwdriver
  • Urethane construction adhesive
  • Color coordinated filler
  • Damp cloth

Installation Procedures

FOR 8 MM FLOORS:

Fasten the T Mold to the subfloor. Do NOT fasten it to the floorcovering.

Step 1: Install the flooring planks and underlayment, while leaving a 1″ (25 mm) wide gap for the installation of the T Mold.

Step 2: Run a bead of urethane construction adhesive between the laminate planks.

Step 3: Gently press the molding straight into the adhesive and adjust to make sure it is straight.

FOR 9-12 MM FLOORS:

Step 1: Install the flooring planks and underlayment, while leaving a 1″ (25 mm) wide gap for the installation of the T Mold.

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Step 2: Center the track between the two laminate planks and screw it to the subfloor using #6 x 5/8″ wood screws.

Step 3: Gently press the molding into the track, starting from one end and progressing toward the other. DO NOT TRY TO PUSH THE ENTIRE MOLDING IN ALL AT ONCE.

FOR 12-15 MM FLOORS:

Step 1: Install the flooring planks and underlayment, while leaving a 1″ (25 mm) wide gap for the installation of the T Mold.

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Step 2: Center the track and shim between the two laminate planks and screw them to the subfloor using #6 x 5/8″ wood screws.

Step 3: Gently press the molding into the track, starting from one end and progressing toward the other. DO NOT TRY TO PUSH THE ENTIRE MOLDING IN ALL AT ONCE.

Product Dimensions

Length: 94″ (238.76 cm)

Track Dimensions*

*Track not included. Order model number LAM-TRACK.

Length: 94″ (238.76 cm)

Shim Dimensions**

**Shims not included. Order model number LAM-SHIM.

Length: 94″ (238.76 cm)

Updated on June 16, 2022