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I'm thinking aabout replacing the carpet in the hallways with laminate
floors or tile to handle high traffic.
Without the carepet and pad, I can tell the the bathroom and and bedroom
doors will have a large gap underneath.
Is there something made to fill this gap other than replacing all the doors?

I was also considering getting a commerical-type carpet for the
halls, but I thought having more than one kind of carpet in house would look
odd since I still want super plush and soft capets in the living room and
bedrooms.
Has anyone tried multiple carpets in a single home?



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"I'm thinking aabout replacing the carpet in the hallways with laminate

floors or tile to handle high traffic.
Without the carepet and pad, I can tell the the bathroom and and
bedroom
doors will have a large gap underneath.
Is there something made to fill this gap other than replacing all the
doors? "

Some of this depends on what type of floor you have, ie joist
construction with plywood, or slab. If you go to put tile down on a
typical plywood floor, the floor needs to be stiffened by adding
another layer of plywood first. That will take care of your gap. It's
more likely you would have a gap with laminate flooring. However, the
solution to that is the same. You can lay down plywood first to make
up the difference.

In any case, the solution is simple and I wouldn't let that be a big
issue in making a choice. As for which to use, for entrance ways and
high visiblity areas, I would go with the tile. IMO, it adds value to
the house as it looks good and it's the real thing. I would only use
laminate eg Pergo in areas like a basement home office or other less
visible areas. It serves a purpose, but if you look at it, you can
tell before long that it's not real wood.

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Without the carepet and pad, I can tell the the bathroom and and bedroom
doors will have a large gap underneath.
Is there something made to fill this gap other than replacing all the doors?


Take the door off and screw a piece of wood to the bottom of the door,
then sand/plane flush. Paint door to hide the join. If the doors are
natural wood, use a brass or aluminium kick plate at the bottom of the
door.

If it's only a small gap them brush draught excluder might do well
enough.

Owain

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On 19 Jun 2005 12:35:41 -0700, someone wrote:


Take the door off and screw a piece of wood to the bottom of the door,
then sand/plane flush. Paint door to hide the join....

That might be do it the hard way. Put a threshold on the floor.

People do sometimes put different carpets in different rooms. Just
like they sometimes paint different rooms different colors. How they
look where they meet is something to be considered but not an obvious
stopper. Just don't have multiple colors meet at one small
hallway....


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