Wood Floor Molding Products
American Trust Flooring
One of the greatest ways of improving the look of your home generally is to re-decorate, and lay new floor coverings such as carpet or solid colorfull plank . . . One of the points that many people tend to overlook however are how the different areas of flooring are going to connect to each other, particularly when there are varying surface heights and types of floor coverings in use.
We have put together a short guide on the different types of floor moldings which you can use throughout your property. These are:
End Molds (Sometimes referred to as an End Cap)
End molds are a finishing piece used where two surfaces meet, but they are uneven. An example of this could be a natural stone floor fitted alongside a solid or laminate. The height of both these flooring types will unlikely be even, therefore an end mold is used to provide a suitable trim between the two.
One of the more common types of molding is the T Mold. As the name suggests, this mold is in the shape of the letter ‘T’ and provides a nice and professional trim between two even floor surfaces, and is most commonly utilised between doorways.
A reducer is a mold which helps ease the transition between 2 flooring surfaces of varying thickness. When the height difference between these surfaces is too much for an End Mold to be used, a reducer can help lessen the overall appearance of this and make the transition from one flooring type to another almost seamless.
Covering a staircase with your preferred floor covering can at times be difficult, particularly when you want to utilise hard wood flooring. Laying the hardwood upon the staircase isn’t difficult, but ensuring a professional finish to the edge of each stair tread can be. Thankfully, you can purchase stairnose moldings that fit onto the end of each stair tread, and which provide a short rounded lip to make each step on the stair match perfectly.
Stair Tread Molding
A stair tread molding is very similar to a stair nose molding, except the difference being that with a stair tread version, it also includes the hardwood of your choice. Instead of having to lay down your flooring separately to the stair nose mold, you simply lay the stair tread molding in its entirety.
Quarter Round Molding
When laying any type of hardwood or laminate flooring, you will need to leave an edge around each room to allow the floor to expand and contract. Once the flooring has been completely laid, a quarter round mold is used around the edge to provide a seamless and professional transition between the flooring and the wall/skirting trim. Quarter round moldings can be purchased in various thicknesses, so make sure you purchase the correct type to suit the gap you have left.
Purchasing Your Molding
When planning to lay any type of flooring in your property, it is best to plan everything thoroughly beforehand, including the types of moldings you will require, and ensure you can find them in suitable wood styles and colours to match your flooring. Plain moldings can also be stained to match your wood flooring should you wish to do this.
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