Whether you are replacing a wooden door threshold on hardwood floors or installing a new one, you can follow the steps below to do so safely and effectively.
If you have extra pieces of wood leftover from the installation of your hardwood floor, then you can use one of these pieces to create your wood door threshold. If not, try to buy the same type of wood and purchase a stain and a sealant that closely matches the rest of your floor.
In addition to the wood threshold itself, you will also need a measuring tape, a few finishing nails, caulk, a hammer, wood dough, a nailset, a drill, some sandpaper, stain and sealant as well as a brush to apply them.
Install a Wood Door Threshold Step 1: Measure
From the doorway to the wood threshold piece, you want to make sure that your measurements are exact and specific, down to the millimeter. Double and triple check your measurements. When you’re sure you’ve got it matched up correctly, cut your new wooden threshold to fit exactly in the door frame, then notch it as needed to fit around the door stops.
Install a Wood Door Threshold Step 2: Clean & Caulk
Make sure to clean the doorway thoroughly before you install your wood door threshold. Next, spread caulk thickly on the doorway where the threshold will go. Using a hammer, you can gently tap your wooden threshold into place and get an airtight seal between the floor and the threshold.
Install a Wood Door Threshold Step 3: Drill & Nail
Next, drill a few holes at each end of the threshold that are slightly smaller in the diameter than your finishing nails then nail your threshold in place. Make sure that it is perfectly centered and right where you want it to be before nailing. Using a nailset, you can countersink the nails for safety and then fill the holes with some wood dough. When it dries, sand it lightly to get a smooth even finish.
Install a Wood Door Threshold Step 4: Stain & Seal
With the wooden threshold firmly in place and the nails smoothed off, you can turn your attention to the overall look and feel of your floor and doorway. Stain your wooden threshold to match your hardwood floors if you don’t have extra wood pieces leftover from the floor to use. Next, choose between a water repellant finish or a couple of coats of penetrating sealer to get a gloss or matte look.
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