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Pro Tip for Door Trimming

A simple tip for trimming the bottom of a door casing to accommodate new flooring

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Illustration by Narda Lebo
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Putting down a new ceramic-tile or wood floor? You'll probably have to trim the door casings so the tiles or floorboards fit beneath. Here's how professional remodelers do it:

Place a tile or floorboard upside down in front of the casing as a thickness gauge. Then lay a handsaw on top of the flooring material and trim off the bottom of the casing. Turning the flooring upside down keeps the saw teeth from scratching it.

Cut to the Quick
Illustration by Narda Lebo
Cut to the Quick

Putting down a new ceramic-tile or wood floor? You'll probably have to trim the door casings so the tiles or floorboards fit beneath. Here's how professional remodelers do it:

Place a tile or floorboard upside down in front of the casing as a thickness gauge. Then lay a handsaw on top of the flooring material and trim off the bottom of the casing. Turning the flooring upside down keeps the saw teeth from scratching it.

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