Simply put, flooring transitions help one surface transition to another so there are no abrupt, unfinished or unprotected edges that could be tripped on. They give a nice coordinating finishing to a beautiful floor, like a frame around a picture.
Selecting Transition Molding
There are many different types of transition molding, but here are the five basic types to be aware of:
- Reducer: A reducer is when a hard surface meets up with surface that?s lower in height. For example: hardwood meeting up with vinyl.
- T-Molding: T-moldings are used to transition two floors of equal height. It can also be used when the flooring continues in through a doorway or passageway to another room.
- Baseboard/Quarter-Round: Baseboards/quarter-rounds are used in combination with each other to create a finishing touch around the perimeter of a room
- Stair Nose: A stair nose is to be used when flooring meets a step down or a landing. It can also be used on individual stairs.
- Threshold: Threshold molding can be used when a hard surface ends against a vertical surface. For example, it?s an ideal choice and fit against carpet.
So, to keep your brand-new floors looking beautiful for years to come, make sure you don?t forget the right transition molding. And if you?re not sure which is right for you, ask one of our flooring experts during your showroom visit.
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