FINISHING YOUR WOOD FLOORING JOB WITH TRIMS, THRESHOLDS AND REDUCERS

1 December 2012
FINISHING YOUR WOOD FLOORING JOB WITH TRIMS, THRESHOLDS AND REDUCERS

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Wood flooring is now easier to install than ever before, especially if you opt for laminate or pre-finished engineered wood flooring. Manufacturers such as Quick-Step have even introduced a unique Uniclic system, which can be fitted in a matter of minutes.

Even when your flooring is laid, however, there are still a couple of jobs left to do. One of the most important is to fit flooring trims to finish off your flooring job. There are a several different types of trim. For example:

• Skirting boards – designed to cover the joint between the floor and the wall surface, as well as protecting the wall from abrasion and damage. It can also be used as a decorative moulding to add extra detail to the room’s décor.

• Carpet reducer trims – these are used when a room with wooden flooring meets a carpeted surface (i.e. in a hallway or in the next room). These trims even out the height differences and create a smooth transition from room to room.

• Edge trims, L section or T section – these are used where a wood floor meets a step, a doorway, a patio or a hearth, as well as to create an inset doormat recess.

• Quadrant – ¼ round beading that can be fitted to cover the expansion gap if you decided not to remove the skirting boards.

• Scotia – same as the quadrant but concave.