doors before floors?

Becky P
by Becky P
apparently so......I learned this today the hard way. Got laminate floors installed in July, and THEN decided I wanted new interior doors. I love my doors, which were installed today, BUT, since the floors were installed first, I now have a gap or two where the new frame doesn't cover the flooring. I am posting this for someone questioning which order to do this in. The funny thing is, my coworker and I just had this discussion this summer because she was doing both at the same time.
I now have to call back the flooring installer and hope he can do something for me that doesn't involve pulling up the floor and recutting. (which will not happen as far as I am concerned.) I did go purchase a new threshold and something called Pergo Sealant, which I may have to resort to to fill the gaps.
old luan doors.
new wood 6 panel doors.
gaps where frame doesn't cover new flooring.
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  • Datta Abhishek Datta Abhishek on Jun 22, 2018

    Actually we are going with upvc balcony door . Can you please suggest me whether that frame to be installed before flooring or after flooring ?

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  • Becky P Becky P on Dec 09, 2012
    and.....I am much happier than I was 2 weeks ago. They replaced the whole frame and it fits much better. I had a laundry over the door hanger that wouldn't fit on the first door, and now it fits. The frame must have just been totally defective!
  • Jude Jude on May 15, 2013
    It's a simple fix - we here have skirting boards -- so you either pull them off and take the floor to the wall then replace them or you add some beading to the gap to stop it being a gap - obviously things in the UK are very different than in the US.