The threshold bar ensures a flawless finish at doorways. It can be installed by simple screwing, sticking or by fitting on a profile which is fixed first. Whatever the model, installation is quick and easy, as long as you know what to do.
Difficulty level: Easy
Tools and materials needed:
A tabbed box,
A backpack saw,
A sweet lime,
A metal drill,
A screwdriver or a screwdriver,
A threshold bar,
A wooden block,
Step 1: Preparation of the threshold bars.
Begin by measuring the size of the passage to be covered, and then refer to the pencil the measurements on the bar.
If necessary, cross the bar by making the cut in the miter box using a wood or metal saw. Attention, during this step it is necessary to gently cut the bar to avoid damaging it.
Put the bar down and check that it fits well with the passage. If it is not, correct the shot by filing it lightly.
Step 2: Lay a pre-drilled bar.
Put the bar in place then locate the location of the attachment points and mark them with a pencil through holes.
Then drill the ground at the location of the landmarks using a drill adapted to the nature of your flooring (forest wood or concrete). If the floor is tiled, do not use the percussion mode of your drill and cover the piercing points with two pieces of transparent adhesive placed crosswise.
Vacuum the dust before pushing the anchors of the bar, hammer or mallet. Put the bar in place, matching its holes with the dowels, and screw it.
If you use a screwdriver, screw in gradually so as not to damage the screw heads and the milling of the holes at the end of the stroke. Once the bar is installed, lift a corner of the protective film and remove it by pulling.
Step 3: Lay a catch-up bar.
This bar model is ideal for connecting a floating floor with a coating of the same or different thickness. In 90% of the cases, it serves indifferently as threshold of junction or equalization.
This bar may be self-adhesive or pegged.
Attention to fix the bar with dowels, it is necessary to have a space of 10 mm minimum between the two grounds with which the ankles can pass.
Draw an axis centered between the two floors, mark the piercing points 5 cm from the ends, then every 20 cm approximately.
Drill the soil and dust it, then turn the bar over and put the anchors on the cylindrical slide.
Adjust the position of the dowels by sliding them in line with the holes in the floor, then push the dowels into the holes and gradually fit them by striking the mallet on a wooden block placed above the bar.
Between a tile and a parquet, it is advisable to put a seal of silicone putty under the bar, on each side, to prevent it slips and deforms by walking on it.