Laminate Moulding (Transition) Selection
The use of the proper laminate floor moulding also spelled molding and often referred to as transition will give your laminate flooring that finished look and reduce the opportunity for future floor failure. There is a variety of laminate moulding and transitions available such as T-Moluding, Stair nose, Reducer Strip, Quarter Round and Threshold and Wall Base Moulding. Always read the manufactures installation instructions to determine if they require the use of any specific laminate mouldings for use in a particular location.
“T” Style Transition
T- laminate moulding is used in doorways or entryways to finish the space between two pieces of laminate flooring. T-Moulding is also used when your room is longer or wider than a manufacturer allows for their style of laminate flooring. When working in an area where you have two floor surfaces that are nearly the same height T-Moulding is the usual choice. T-Moulding can also be used for laminate to carpet transitions.
Reducer laminate moulding is a transition molding that is used to transition a laminate floors with floor with other floors of different heights such as carpet, vinyl, ceramic tile or hardwood. Reducers are sloped on one side. This type of molding is usually secured to a track.
Stair nose laminate mouldings\ is available for overlap and flush mount applications. Flush Stair nose finishes the flooring edge at staircases, step-downs and landings. Overlap Step nose is used where the flooring meets a step-down or landing. The function of Stair Nose is to create an attractive threshold that catches the impact of floor traffic while providing a finished appearance to the staircase or step.
Baby threshold laminate moulding can be used at sliding glass doors, along wall bases, door thresholds, fireplaces, closets, carpet, and against exterior doorways as a transition between flooring and the threshold.. This is a versatile trim that is adaptable for slight vertical height difference.
Wall Base is that classic finish that borders the laminate floor wherever the wall and flooring meet. It is used around the perimeter of the floor to cover the required expansion gap. Wall Base Moulding is nailed to the wall and never to the floor.
Quarter Round is used in much like a Wall Base molding to conceal the required expansion gap between the wall and the laminate flooring. Quarter Round can be used under cabinet toe kicks where a wall base won’t fit or at the base of a stairs or other vertical surface. Quarter Round Mouldings are often used with Wall Base moulding to achieve a decorative appearance.