How To Transition between Two Different Floors?
When you plan a home renovation, you may not think about floor transitions. Most likely, you’re considering whether carpet or vinyl will work best for your messy household or considering whether to choose vinyl or laminate flooring. Our team understands! To ensure seamless transitions between floors in your home, transitions between rooms should be incorporated into all your flooring design choices.
Now let’s talk about floor transitions. Stepping on a raised threshold when entering a room is a classic example of a door threshold. A floor transition prevents carpet edges from fraying when they meet unfinished hardwood planks or grout lines. As a result of medieval farmhouse floors covered with straw and hay, thresholds originated as an object and a word. As a result, planks were placed across the bottom of the doorway in order to prevent the debris (thresh) from scattering when the wind blew through. So, they called the opening a threshold.
When shifting floors between different types of floors, floor transitions are still important, even though our floors are cleaner today than they were in medieval farmhouses.
Floor types have evolved since the simple days when every room had the same type. Your home probably has three different types of flooring, each of which requires a transition, since options match your needs in each room.
The good news is that floor transition strips are available in a variety of styles so that the switch between floors is safe.
If you’re like most people, your first thought might be to choose the least noticeable floor transition to avoid distracting your beautiful floors. However, choosing clearly marked transitions can have a lot of benefits. A floor transition with an obvious change in flooring texture and elevation helps us anticipate a change in flooring texture and elevation and prevents us from tripping. For toddlers, floor trims may cause trips, but for the more experienced walker, an obvious floor transition avoids tripping.
Transitioning Between Floors Of Different Heights
You’ll need an aluminum strip that grips the carpet at the door transition when you transition from carpet to tile (like from living room to kitchen). This allows for the difference in height between carpet and tile. Depending on the flooring adjacent to the transition strip, vinyl or hardwood transition strips may be used. Hardwood transition strips can be stained to match the flooring adjacent to them.
In addition to transition strips for laminate flooring to tile flooring, there are also transition strips that are intended to provide a seamless transition. You can moonwalk from room to room easily thanks to moldings that match the flooring thicknesses. The right floor trim can even smooth out a transition between uneven floors.
Transitioning Between Floors Of The Same Height
Open floor plans are popular today, so you might need something other than traditional thresholds to transition your floors. To get started, follow these steps:
Perpendicular Planks: When the floors are the same height, it might be easier to make a transition using a perpendicular plank of wood or tile, but there are more unique options to consider.
Accent Borders: Transitioning from one type of floor to another can be made easier with a thin accent border. Choosing bold or mosaic tiles will add a striking accent to the border, which can be made from the same material as the floor.
Interlocking Floors: Cutting your wood floors to interlock with the edges of the tile is another option for making an interesting transition from tile to wood. Tiles of any shape, including squares, diagonals, hexagons, and scallops, can be used with this method.
We make it easy for you to create a seamless transition from one floor to another, no matter what kind of flooring you have. At New Elite Floors we’re happy to help you with any project you have, no matter how big or small, so visit us today.