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To fix a carpet that rebels to the right of a door or to create an aesthetic junction between a vinyl floor and a tile, there is an extensive choice of accessories. From the simplest to the most decorative, their installation is fast and requires no skill.

Set threshold bars

Practical advice

Unlike other systems, adhesive door sills are hardly suitable for joints between two resilient coatings because they can not properly block them.
● Use large screws (to hit or not) in case of thick coatings: it is in the load bearing floor that must be anchored.

While the traditional brass door sill is still in use, other newer systems are competing with it. They are not lacking assets: invisible fixtures and a wide variety of decorations to harmonize with different soils. Of course, the manufacturers' offer does not only concern flexible floors, such as the examples developed here, but also tiling, solid or floating floors, laminates, etc.
● The bars are always available in different minimum and maximum lengths of about 70 cm and 165 cm. The most common dimensions are from 80 to 100 cm, for widths of 3 to 6 cm. However, they can be made to order in more than 350 cm, for junctions at double doors, in the middle of a room...

The self-adhesive bar

The self-adhesive bar is by far the simplest solution, but without offering the strength of mechanical fasteners. Made of anodized aluminum, brass or stainless steel, it has two adhesive threads on the underside. To put it down: cross it to the dimensions noted. Dust the substrate, degrease it if necessary and allow to dry. Remove the protective film of the adhesives, present the bar by one end then plate it gradually over all its length. Press a few seconds. Precaution of use: avoid the errors of placement, often irreversible because the adhesive is powerful.

The threshold pierced. In polished brass or shiny stainless steel, retains visible screw heads. Unlike the previous one, this system blocks the coatings and dismounts. Start by positioning it to locate its screw pins. Drill the soil at the diameter of the dowels. Dust off, insert these and screw.

Cutting a self-adhesive bar

Cutting a self-adhesive bar

For this aluminum bar decorated by plaxing, a hacksaw is enough. Operate gently to avoid any heating of the metal. When starting cutter cutting, the precision of the primer will make it easier to guide the saw. In addition, the incision of the plaxage will be clear.

Thresholds with invisible fixation.

Invisible fixing thresholds are available in brass, stainless steel and aluminum (anodised or decorated). In the last case, the aspects are varied: wood, metals, stone... The principle of fixation is as follows: the threshold includes a central slide on the underside, in which screws to strike (provided with the dowels). The threading of these hybrid tips offers excellent resistance to tearing: space them on average 25 cm. After having postponed their positions on the ground, pierce it, dust and peg. Then introduce the threshold, engage his points then, with the mallet and with a wedge martyr, plate it.

Adhesive splice bar

Adhesive splice bar

Time saving solution: the adhesive bar. After sizing, carefully degrease the support with a detergent and allow to dry all the time necessary.

Setting up

Setting up

Take precise landmarks and, with the protective tape removed, place it at once. But do not put it all the way down, operate from side to side. Press lightly for ten seconds.

Brass pierced door sill

Brass pierced door sill

Classical and robust: the pierced door sill made of brass. Once intersected, center it between tiling and carpet, which it bites on both. Locate on the ground the axes of the screws and drill.

To screw

To screw

Using a small hammer, insert all the dowels into their slots. Position the bar, then screw gradually. Caution advises to alternate often.

Insert the dowels

Insert the dowels

Slip the heads of the knocking screws (sometimes called screw nails) into the groove underneath the profile. Remove the plugs, drill their slots in the holder and, after dusting, insert them.

Press and push

Press and push

Engage the points in the ankles. In order to exert a homogeneous pressure over the entire length of the door sill, insert a martyr board. Push the assembly into the mallet.

Threshold bar to make up for differences in levels

Threshold bar to make up for differences in levels

This threshold bar makes it possible to make up for differences in levels: its two "wings" do not have the same width. It has in the center a slide, which receives the screws to hit.

Drill, peel and plate

Drill, peel and plate

Here, we must make up a difference in level between floating floors and vinyl: the shortest wing will come on it. After drilling and pegging, place the threshold in force on the mallet.


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