The flooring installation guide to transition strips

Very often, we have different types of flooring in various rooms. This is to accommodate our decor, lifestyle, and needs. For example, it might be unthinkable to you to have anything but carpet in your bedroom, but never use it in the bathroom, a room that's so wet and humid. Rooms often have different floor thicknesses, but you should still use a transition strip even if they don't. Seams are usually built to accommodate floor movement due to weather adjustments, which can close any gaps.

They also provide visual interest and breaks and enhance safety by keeping one from tripping on overhangs or getting heels caught in gaps. Our installation service team undergoes regular training to keep informed of the latest knowledge, trends, and practices; be sure to call us if you have questions.

If you're going from carpet to tile…

Not all transition strips work with every type of flooring. There is a transition strip specifically for joining these two flooring types if you are going from carpet to tile. It has an invisible aluminum piece that tucks under the rug's edge with upward-protruding spikes that grip. The adjacent ceramic tile leans against this aluminum track but doesn't attach. Then there's a third piece, made of vinyl, that snaps into the track and joins the two floors. Please note this is for low pile (short, tightly woven fibers); if yours is a high pile with long, loose fibers like the shag or frieze, discuss your flooring installation in Everett, WA with us to get the best advice on proceeding. There's also a transition strip called the 4-in-1 that can work with any transition, from carpet-to-tile or hardwood to vinyl, etc.

There's a lot to think of for any flooring installation, and you want it done correctly to protect your investment.  Come into the Completely Floored showroom in Everett, WA, to "floor" you with our expertise. You'll also get a free quote. We work with homeowners in and around Everett, Marysville, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Arlington, and Mt. Vernon.