Protect floor coverings: Mount transition profile under door frame

Floor coverings sources and shrink. In order to protect your floor from damage from this different behavior, a strain joint must be installed between two rooms. This joint is both optical and hygienically problematic. That's why the fugue must be covered, while the edges of the floor coverings are also spared. For this purpose one uses transitional profiles. How to attach such profiles under the door frame, you will learn in our guidebook.

Assemble transition profile under door frame

Transition profiles can either be screwed or glued. Mounting with screws is safer and more durable. If the floor covering must not be damaged by a screw or if underfloor heating has been installed, you can also attach profiles with adhesive.

  • Suitable base rail and cover rail incl. Screws
  • Installation glue
  • Folding rule
  • Cordless screwdriver or screwdriver
  • pencil
  • Hacksaw
  • Drill (€ 48.00 at Amazon *) (for screwed profiles)
  • Masonry drill (for screwed profiles)
  • Cartridge syringe (for glued profiles)

1. Position the base rail

The base rail is attached before the floor covering is laid. To do this, determine the exact position. When the door is closed, the profile should sit exactly in the middle under the door leaf. The transition profile is attached to the rubber seal of the frame and should be flush with the rebate cladding of the frame.

In order to mount the transition profile invisibly under the door frame, you can shorten the door frame a little and slide the ends of the profile under the door frame.

If the profile is too long, use the hacksaw and shorten the base rail and the cover profile accordingly.

2a. Mount the screwed transition profile

Place the base rail again at the specified position and transfer the pre-drilled holes to the substrate. Use a pencil to do this.

Pre-drill the marked holes in the substrate with the drill and a suitable drill bit. Clean the area of dirt and dust and insert suitable wall plugs. Screws and dowels are usually included with the transition profile. Now screw the base rail to the subsurface.

2 B. Glue the transition profile

To glue the transition profile, proceed a little differently than when screwing. Use the pencil to draw a thin line on the floor where you can place the rail later. The parting line in the subsurface can be used for orientation. Apply the mounting adhesive either on the rail itself or on the floor along the markings. Press the base rail firmly and wait until the adhesive is completely dry.

3. Attach the cover rail

After laying the floors in the appropriate rooms, you can attach the cover rail. The cover rail covers the expansion joint between the floor coverings. It is either clicked into place or attached to the base rail with screws.