I haven't ever set foot in a home with only one type of flooring throughout. Have you? More than one type of flooring in a house is common, though bridging the gap between them isn't something we often think about. That is until you complete a home renovation. Transitions between floors are essential for safety, functionality, and appearance. Here's how these commonly overlooked elements work.
You almost certainly have them in your house. Take a look where your bathroom tile meets your hallway carpeting. Or where the wood floor in your dining room transitions to your carpeted den. Do you see that strip of material? That is a flooring transition. Imagine what your floors would look like without this. Frayed carpeting, rough tile edges or grout, and raw wood plank surfaces would abound.
Transitions, usually in thresholds, hide unsightly edges, keep you from tripping, and protect floors from damage.
Choosing a strip of material that functionally and aesthetically suits both flooring types is not as easy as you think. Here are a few tips.
If Your Floors Are Different Heights
Depending on your materials, the transition between your floors may be uneven. Usually, this occurs when going from plush carpet to tile. Aluminum strips are most expected with these transitions, though you can also find hardwood or vinyl. The nails in the gripper part of the strip help grip the carpet and offer a smooth crossing from one surface to another. Gentle slopes or a rounded shape account for the height difference.
If Your Floors Are Similar Heights
If your floors are nearly the same height, you have quite a few options; from planks that blend to bold accent strips.
Regardless of the types of flooring in your home, PT Flooring can help you create seamless functional, and beautiful spaces.