Decisions, decisions, when it comes to choosing your new wooden flooring and all the accessories that come with it, there are so many decisions to be made in order to have not only very beautiful and appearing flooring, but also a sturdy and solid construction. Considering the type of wood flooring moulding, when purchasing your wood flooring is a very important step before installation that will give the entire room a finished and uniform look. The term “moulding” regards not only the baseboards but also more options than that like, for example, stair nosing, carpet reducers, end caps, quarter round mouldings and more.
Today we are going to share with you all you need to know about all wood flooring moulding options available on the market so you can make sure that you have purchased all the accessories you need before your wooden floor being fitted. Flooring mouldings are usually made out of pine, oak or medium density fiberboard and here are the 6 types of mouldings to consider:
These mouldings are used in doorways between adjoining wood floors. They are important, so you have to make sure you choose them properly because they will ensure the smooth and beautiful transitioning from one room to another. These mouldings can also be used for transitioning from wood to another hard surface flooring and not only from wood to wood.
Carpet reducers and end caps
Almost the same thing like T-moldings, carpet reducers and end caps are used for a smooth and even transitioning from hardwood flooring to carpet in an adjacent room or hallway.
Hard surface reducers
Hard surface reducers are also very similar to T-moldings because they are used for transitioning from wood flooring to another hard surface flooring, but when one of the floors is at a different height.
It is used for achieving a finished, even and uniforms look to steps and stairways. They have also anti-slipping properties and add a lot of comfort and convenience.
Quarter round moldings
Quarter round mouldings are also called shoe mouldings. These are used for decorative coverage of expansion gaps that are left intentionally during the wood flooring installation process to allow some room for wood to expand and contract due to the natural effect of moisture and humidity without the wooden boards and planks to get broken. Quarter rounds mouldings are great for covering the expansion gaps next to the baseboards and for case goods and stair steps too.
Of course, we cannot miss the most popular type of mouldings – the baseboards. Baseboards are another decorative feature that is great for covering the unfinished wall, where the flooring is installed. Baseboards also protect the lower part of the wall from everything that may cause dents, scratches and other imperfections.
And here you have it! Now you know all decorative moulding options that will compliment and additionally protect your wooden floor and also make it look extra uniform and beautiful.
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