How to Transition Between Different Floor Types

When it comes to decorating your home, nothing makes more of an impact than the type of flooring you choose. There are several flooring options available, each with unique benefits, that can help you to create the look and feel you want for your home. Whether you want a traditional floor or something more modern, there is a solution available to bring your vision to life. 

Commonly, homeowners will use a selection of different flooring types throughout their homes to create a unique and beautiful interior. When doing so, you need to think about how you’re going to transition from one type of flooring to another, especially if you’re using two very different materials. To help you make the flooring throughout your home flow effortlessly, below we have covered some of the different ways to transition between floor types. 

Flat Profiles 

Most commonly, different types of flooring are used in different rooms and therefore, the transition is in a doorway. Profiles are designed to bridge the gap between two different types of flooring at a doorway. They are incredibly versatile and come in several materials, so you can choose a design that complements your flooring.  

Profiles can even be used when you have the same flooring in different rooms, but due to a doorway the flooring doesn’t quite line up. You can install a profile to cover any gaps in the flooring and create a seamless transition between rooms. 

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Transition Strip or Ramp

One of the easiest ways to transition between two different types of flooring in one room is by using a transition strip, also known as a ramp. This is a specially designed piece of wood or metal that is installed to bridge the gap between two different types of floors. Transition strips come in a variety of designs and finishes, so you can find one that fits in with your interior style. 

Using a transition strip will help two different floors join in a more aesthetically pleasing way and you simply cover the gap between the floor types with this strip. Once it’s in the right place, you just need to screw it into the floor to prevent it from moving around. 

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Similarly to transition strips, T-moldings are designed to bridge the gap between two different types of floors. They are usually made of wood or metal and they can be stained or painted to match your flooring. As the name suggests, a T-molding has a flat or slightly curved top and a stem that sits in between the two floor types. 

Typically, T-moldings are only used when the flooring types are very similar thicknesses, for example laminate flooring and engineered wood flooring. You can secure a T-molding with an adhesive, just make sure you allow it to completely dry before walking on it. 

Reducer Strip

When you’re transitioning between two floor types that have different thicknesses, such as hardwood flooring and vinyl flooring, you may require a reducer strip. This is designed to reduce the height of one floor so that it is even with the other, making the transition much smoother. 

If the two flooring types are dramatically different thicknesses, you may require an end molding or end cap instead. This is a neater way to finish one type of flooring and start another. End caps are often used when transitioning from flooring to exterior doors and fireplaces too. 

Visiting a Flooring Showroom in Dublin

If you want to replace the flooring in your home and you’re interested in using different floor types in different rooms, hopefully the information above has been beneficial. We invite you to visit our flooring showroom in Dublin to view a selection of flooring options to help you decide which is best for your home. Whether you’re drawn to solid wood flooring or you’d like to explore laminate flooring more, we will have a solution for you. 

Here at Canadia, we also provide a selection of flooring accessories. Our expert team can recommend the best products to use when transitioning between floor types, helping you to create a flawless finish throughout your home. We will happily discuss flooring transitions with you in more detail when you visit our showroom and we can answer any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you and hearing more about your flooring needs. 

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