Once you’ve decided what type of new flooring to put in your home you’ll need to consider transition molding. Molding and trim can make an impression and it’s a critical detail that often gets overlooked, yet adds a distinguishing feel of a well-designed room.
Below are some of the common type of moldings and distinct purposes for each.
T Molding: Joins rooms where the flooring is the same level it can be used on tiled surfaces, hardwoods and laminate floors. Great for connecting to existing floors types or for use in expansion joints for large spaces.
Reducer Molding: Makes it easy to join rooms where the floor is just slightly uneven. This is not the same type of molding as you’ll see on your stairways. Reducers can be used with covering lower vertical height such as vinyl or concrete. Sometimes it’s used around fireplaces.
Threshold / End Molding: Is used in the doorway that leads to the exterior of the house it provides a threshold
Stair Nose Molding: If you decided on laminate for your choice of flooring you’ll want to use a reduce molding to join the laminate across the varying heights. Ideally it can be used with some floating floors or steps and landing areas where expansion is needed.
Base Shoe Molding: This molding covers the space between the wall and your floors, its installed on finished walls where expansion space is needed. Use wallbase and/or Quarter Round
Molding is the the last step in your flooring project and serves as a finishing pieces that can take your room from ordinary to extraordinary. Choose a molding that will naturally and easily blend your floors for the perfect polished look.
Eastman’s Carpet and Flooring looks forward to helping you with molding that will complement your floor and style. Contact us today for more details. http://eastmancarpet.com/contact-us/
Molding images courtesy of shawfloors.com