View Full Version : Oak threshold on concrete floor

JohnT Fitzgerald
10-12-2010, 4:33 PM
I need to separate 2 rooms in my basement - one will have carpet, the other one rubber floor mats (for an exercise room). We are thinking of an oak threshold across the opening (no door - just a 7' wide cased opening between the rooms). I am thinking of using liquid nails so I don't have to deal with tapcons or anything.

Any suggestions or alternatives to the liquid nails? How about the door trim - should that go up after (i.e. on toip of) the threshold, or before the threshold (and then cut the threshold to fit)?

glenn bradley
10-12-2010, 4:37 PM
A door-guy will know better than I but I have things stuck to the floor in my shop with construction adhesive and they haven't budged in years of abuse. Trim after the threshold IMHO.

Neal Clayton
10-12-2010, 5:51 PM
if the concrete has any moisture at all, being a basement, black tar would be the way to go. 2 in 1 adhesive + moisture barrier that way.

the threshold should go first, then the trim/frame on top of it. that way when any adhesive fails, it'll still have gravity holding it in place.