Everything You Need to Know on Flooring Accessories

Flooring often takes center stage in interior design, it’s the accessories that add the finishing touches and elevate the overall aesthetic and functionality of your space.

Flooring accessories encompass a variety of products designed to enhance the functionality, aesthetics, and longevity of different types of flooring.

Here’s a resource for all your flooring accessory needs;

  • Skirting 

Skirting, also known as baseboard or base molding, is a a wooden board running along the base of an interior wall. It is installed along the bottom edge of the walls where they meet the floor.  

It serves both functional and aesthetic purposes, covering the joint between the floor and wall to create a finished look while also protecting the wall from scuffs, scratches, and damage It provides a smooth flooring surface, preventing water from seeping into gaps between the flooring and walls.  Additionally, skirting is an excellent method of concealing exposed wiring and electrical connections. 

  • T-Piece

A T-piece, or transition strip is used provide an aesthetically-pleasing way to bridge the gap between two different types of flooring materials or floor surfaces or different thicknesses that are at the same level.

It accommodates the transition from one type of flooring to another and provides a smooth transition between rooms or areas with different flooring materials, such as transitioning from hardwood to tile. They can help prevent trips or falls by making it easy to see where the floor type changes.

  • Reducers

Reducers, like T-pieces, are transition strips used to create a smooth transition between two flooring surfaces of different heights.

They are typically installed to transition from a higher flooring surface to a lower one, such as from hardwood to vinyl or from laminate to carpet, ensuring a seamless and safe transition while preventing tripping hazards.

  • Quarter Rounds

Quarter rounds is a molding style also known as shoe molding, installed along the perimeter of a room at the base of the walls.  

They are typically paired with baseboards to cover up gaps and imperfections between the base and the floor and to cover the expansion gap between the flooring and the wall. This provides a finished appearance while also protecting the edges of the flooring from damage.  

  • Uniramp

A uniramp, or ramp profile, is a specialized transition strip used to create a gradual slope or ramp between two uneven flooring surfaces or to provide wheelchair accessibility.  

It is commonly used to transition from a higher flooring surface to a lower one, such as from a tiled area to a hardwood or carpeted surface, ensuring a smooth and safe transition for pedestrians and wheelchair users. 

Flooring accessories play a crucial role in the aesthetics, functionality, and longevity of your flooring installations. By understanding their uses and incorporating them into your flooring project, you can enhance the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your space while ensuring a seamless transition between different flooring surfaces.

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