If your threshold is damaged, you could be wasting valuable energy.
Thresholds cover floorboard edges that end at a door, and serve as a transition element to other flooring materials such as carpet, vinyl and ceramic tile. Most thresholds are wood, although you also can buy plastic solid-surface versions, similar to solid-surface counter tops.
No matter what the material is, thresholds serve a decorative as well as a functional purpose in smoothing the way from room to room. Here's how to replace one.
|There are 4 steps to completing this project:|
|Step 1 Remove Nails|
|Step 2 Saw Threshold|
|Step 3 Undercut Doorstops|
|Step 4 Position the Threshold|
1 Remove Nails
If the door stops (but not the jambs) are undercut, use a hammer and pry bar to remove the nails from the threshold and hammer it out from under the stops.
2 Saw Threshold
If the doorjambs were undercut to accommodate the threshold, saw it into two pieces and remove each piece separately.
3 Undercut Doorstops
Before installing a new wood threshold, undercut the doorstops then measure carefully and cut the threshold to length.
4 Position the Threshold
Predrill pilot holes and nail the threshold to the floor with flooring, or counterbore the threshold and fasten it with countersunk wood screws