Floor 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
Choosing Transition Molding
There are many different kinds 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. Additionally, some floating floors have length and / or width limitations with how far they can be run continuously. A T-molding can allow these floors to run longer distances by creating the necessary break in the floor.
- 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.