Trims & Moldings
To give your new floor a professionally finished look,
you need the right
trims and moldings. Here's how to figure out what you need:
Walk around your room and notice all the places where your new
floor will meet another floor. These are called flooring transitions.
Most transitions occur at doorways, but there are other transitions
that require stair-nosings, reducers, baseboards and quarter
In most cases,
trims and moldings are made to match the flooring
you've selected. To select the proper trims and moldings for
your new floor, go to your product page and find the matching
trims and moldings listed at the bottom.
is used to conceal small irregularities
in your floor. There are always some places where
the floor dips slightly, causing a gap where the
laminate floor meets the wall. Quarter round is
installed by pressing it down against the floor
and nailing or stapling it tightly to the wall or
baseboard so it covers up these gaps. Quarter round
always creates a smooth edge and a nice visual touch.
It also makes your floor easier to clean.
is used to create a little ramp that smoothes over
the height difference between floors of different
is used to create a smooth transition
between a laminate floor and carpet or a sliding
glass door. Square nose pieces may also be
referred to as a baby threshold or an endcap.
is used to cover the gap between a laminate floor
and a different floor of the same height.
is used to finish the laminate flooring
at edge of a step.
is used around the perimeter of the room to cover
the bottom edge of the wall and to cover the expansion
space left between the finished laminate floor and
the wall. It is often used in combination with quarter
We hope these examples have shown you the different types of
laminate flooring trim and moldings you may need. For best results,
follow the installation instructions of the manufacturer of
the laminate flooring you've selected, and purchase their matching
moldings and trim.
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