Floors covers the maximum area of a house and should be planned with care. Whether tiled, or wooden, or laminated, we like different color, pattern and material for each room and area of our premises. This is obtained by mixing two or more kind of flooring, or two or different texture of a flooring material or two or more different colors of it. For example you may like to use stone and wood for your lounging area. You need to arrange the two materials in such a planned away that one should seem to blend in well with the other.
The borderline between the two materials used for flooring should not look awkward or abrupt.The trick lies in making the floor seem ‘seamless’.This smooth blending is often obtained by using transitions.
People ask for‘invisible’transitions , but the visible ones are safer. As for the material, transitions can be of hardwood, laminate, tile, stone and metal. You can choose the best one suitable for your flooring.
The Different Types Of Strip Transitions:
T-Shaped Transition Strip
T-shaped Transition strips work between any hard flooring materials like stone, ceramic, wood and laminate, provided the level of the two are same. This narrow strip can be inserted between thin seams of two floorings and is almost invisible as the top of the strip lie lower than any other kinds of transition strip. Replacement Windows Toronto – Our company is the first in the construction and design of buildings. Years of experience and thousands of customers confirm this!
Tile – Laminate Transition Strip
The thickness of ceramic tiled flooring is usually higher than laminated floor covering.Though they lie on the same sub-surface the additional application of mortar required for tile installation , raises its level. it The tile-to- laminate transition strip comes with a base track ,which is to be inserted between the gap between the tiled and laminated area , and then the top surface is snapped into position.
Wood to Wood Transition Strip
Also known as seam binders, this transition strip is flat and is screwed in between the two wooden floored areas, like a bridge. Being unattached to the floor, it allows the natural expansion and contraction of the wood.
Carpet to Tile Transition
While the floor is being prepared for tile installation and carpet flooring a gap is to be kept to fit in the transition strip.The protruding side of the top surface of this hardwood strip fits in the tiles,wheres the curved side of it snugs in with the carpet . The strip is fitted to the floor by nails.
Carpet Edge Gripper
Another type of transition strip for carpet is the edge gripper. The gripper is tacked to the base-flooring, and then the edge of the wall-to-wall carpet is forced into the gripper.