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Specialty Wood Floor Mouldings

Floor mouldings come in a variety of sizes and shapes as well as materials from metal and plastic to real wood and MDF with a wallpaper facing. At the end of the day keep in mind that most of these moldings will be walk on and take a fair bit of wear.

They typically sit higher then the surrounding floor, and thus take the brunt of the "shoe abuse". We always recommend using solid wood floor mouldings.

Solve the transient issues going from one floor to another BEFORE you begin installation, as sometimes you need to leave room between floors. Your choices become quite limited if you haven't thought ahead of time.

Here is a list of some of the wood floor mouldings that I have made in the past and their application. You challenge will be to find a manufacturer that carries these options in stock.

Moulding Usage

Floor Nosing: Hardwood Floors or Ceramic

A = needs to match the thickness of the flooring it is meeting.
B = installer needs to know this or preferably have nosing available at time of floor installation.
D = nosing thickness

Laminate Floor Nosing

A = needs to be high enough to handle the thickness of your chosen floor and deep enough to allow for the seasonal movement
B = your installer needs to know this, thus have on hand during installation

T Moulding

Covers a seam between two floors that are at the same height
A = must leave this amount of room between the 2 floors to be able to install it.
B = thickness of the floor, you can leave it jacked higher but you must support it from underneath or edges will break, thin wood is not as strong as the equivalent product in metal but it looks nicer.

Laminate Reducer

Protects the edge of your laminate and makes a smooth transient between a higher floor, down to the lower floor (height difference = A)
B = allow enough room for seasonal expansion

Reducer: Hardwood or Ceramic

Butts up tight to your hardwood or ceramic and slopes down to a lower floor like vinyl. (height difference = A)
- sometimes it has a groove in it to match the typical tongue of a hardwood floor

Hardwood Floor to Ceramic or Laminate

This transition strip serves two purposes. It caps over the edge of the laminate or ceramic on the right, thus the height at "A" must match your thickness of floor,meets up to a hardwood floor on the left, AND it typically slopes downhill to act as a reducer falling to the level of the lower floor.. thus need to know a little math ahead of time to figure out if this will work.

most common application is 3/4" hardwood on the left and ceramic or laminate at a lower level on the right.


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