Engineered Flooring Trims & Profiles
When it comes to installing engineered wood flooring, paying attention to the details can truly enhance the overall aesthetic and functionality of your space. One such detail is the use of trims and profiles, which are specifically designed to address the challenges presented by transitions between different types of flooring, variations in floor heights, and other unique room features.
Threshold trims, also known as transition strips or door bars, are designed to bridge the gap between two different floor surfaces that are of the same height, like an engineered wood floor meeting another wood floor, or a tile surface. These trims not only cover the expansion gap needed for the natural movement of the flooring, but they also create a neat, finished look that contributes to the continuity of your space. They come in a variety of finishes to match your flooring, ensuring a seamless transition.
When your engineered wood floor meets a floor at a lower level, such as vinyl or a thin carpet, ramp trims are your go-to solution. As the name suggests, they create a slight ramp that smoothly transitions from the higher to the lower surface, reducing the risk of trips and falls while also providing a neat and tidy finish.
Certain room features like fireplaces, patio doors, or built-in door mats can pose a challenge when laying flooring. This is where edge trims come in handy. They provide a crisp, clean finish along the edge of your flooring, neatly navigating around obstacles for a professional finish.
When engineered wood flooring extends to the staircase, stair nosing is a must. This specially designed trim fits over the edge of each stair, offering a smooth transition from tread to riser while also improving safety by providing additional grip to help prevent slips and falls.
Carpet and Tile Trims
Different floor coverings often have different thicknesses, creating a potential trip hazard and a visual discontinuity. Carpet and tile trims are designed to tackle this problem by providing a transition that compensates for the height difference between the two types of flooring. They not only enhance safety but also give a tidy, well-finished appearance.
Last but not least, when installing engineered wood flooring around radiator pipes, pipe covers offer the ideal solution for a neat and tidy finish. These come in two halves that can be glued together to sit snugly around the pipe, effectively covering the necessary expansion gap while providing a visually appealing finish.
In summary, the right selection of trims and profiles can take your engineered wood flooring installation from satisfactory to exceptional, addressing functional needs while also contributing significantly to the overall aesthetic appeal of your space.