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My Door Frame — Can I Cut It, By Law?

A shopkeeper was disturbed when a brand new business opened up next door and erected a huge sign which read BEST DEALS.

He was horrified when another competitor opened up on his right, and announced with an even larger sign, reading LOWEST PRICES.

The shopkeeper was panicked, until he got an idea. He put the biggest sign of all over his own shop — it read… Main Entrance.

Last week we had a customer in our warehouse(came in through our Main Entrance) bought laminate floor boards, underlay and trims. It was a diy job for his house, one question he asked us was, ‘Need the door frame be undercut, then fit the floor boards in?’ This is a frequently asked question from our customers when they are going to do flooring installation by themselves. The answer is ‘yes’ providing their door frame is wooden one, and in particular states.

Professional flooring installers normally undercut wooden door frame, to make job look beautiful. In this way, the floor boards can be fitted under the door frame, it creates a continuous path of the flooring which makes a stunning appearance. However, undercutting the door frames is considered as a licensed trade for carpenter in some states. Thus our advice is to check with the licensing requirements before undercutting your wooden door frame.

The best tool to do this job is a 250w professional multifunction saw.

How about metal one? Our advice is avoiding undercut a metal door frames. The reason being is that metal door frame is recognized as part of the structure which supports the surrounding wall and ceiling. Therefore, undercutting the metal door frame could cause significant consequence which involves in the movement of walls and the cracking of ceiling. The professional way to deal with metal door frame is cutting the floor boards in accordance with the door profile. Moreover an 8mm gap should be cut for expansion purpose. The gap can be filled with colour-matched filler after floor installation.

The gap-filler can be purchased from any hardware shop. Get your BEST DEALS!

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