I am installing laminate flooring in our kitchen, main hallway and front
entrance (where the closet is)... The closet has mirror sliding doors, with
the track on both the top and bottom... my questions:
Can I drill holes in the laminate for the bottom sliding track? I plan on
making the holes 1/2" in diameter so the flooring can still move (float)
underneath. The bottom sliding track would cover these larger holes.
Am I thinking the right way? What kind of screw/hardware would I use for the
bottom sliding track into the sub floor?
Any suggestions / tips / comments / advice?
I don't think you have to go through the trouble of drilling 1/2" holes
to make the floor float. It's just closet doors. If you ever want to
change something in the future you'll have those holes exposed and have
to fill them in. I would drill a pilot hole and then use regular #6 or
#8 wood screws.You should be fine. Just take into account the height
difference you'll have now with the mirror doors now that you put
laminate flooring down. It should not make a difference anyway if you
can adjust the rollers on the doors.
Should be fine. Good that you are thinking about allowing the required
'float'. It may not be needed if the closet faces a narrow strip of
flooring such as a hallway as there should be enought room on the other
side to allow for expansion. As for screws, the same type you pulled
only a bit longer will be fine.
The front entrance directly in front of the closet is only 4 feet in
length... so i might not have to worry about expansion/contraction in
the closet/front entrance along that short distance?
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