Why Your Floor Covering Needs Transition Molding

Without transition molding, your floor covering wouldn't visually transition well, and your home would be left with uneven surfaces that are a real eye-sore. As such, transition molding is a must-have item for renovations, whether you're installing luxury vinyl tile or hardwood. Not only is it essential from a safety standpoint, as it eliminates tripping hazards and hides rough edges, transition molding also plays a huge role in the functionality and elegance of your home.

At Cherokee Floor Covering, our Woodstock, GA on-site pros are ready to talk to you about your upcoming home redesign. So, before visiting a carpet store or floor covering companies for potential surfacing options, stop by our showroom and find out more about other must-have renovation necessities. Without further delay, let's find out most about transition molding.
The Function of Transition Molding
Above all else, these moldings allow for a smooth transition from a vertical surface to a flat one. And so, it is used to provide a clean edge to surfacing ledge, separate rooms, and adjust for any height differences between two contrasting surfaces that meet. 

Commonly Used Transition Moldings
Stair Nosing: the most common transition molding, this addition provides a rounded drop when your surfacing needs to be lowered. Depending upon what type of surfacing is installed, you may need either the Overlap or Flush models. 
T-Molding: When joining two hard surfaces at the same height, such as engineered wood and hardwood, T-molding is used to create an expansion space.
Square Nosing or End Caps: Square nosing or end caps are used to transition from tile or carpet to an area of a different height. These moldings overlap the surfacing side and stay flat with an adjoining surfacing material. 
Baseboard Molding: At the base of your wall where it meets the surfacing material, baseboard molding is installed. Here, it is used to hide that corner where two varying surfacing joins. 
Baseshoe or Quarter-Round Molding: This molding is added as a means to cover the gap at the bottom of the baseboard. Most hard surfacing manufacturers suggest this addition to prevent buckling during humid months when hard surfacing tends to expand.

Undoubtedly, when you look around your home, you'll be able to note many varying types of transitional molding now that we've explained their importance. They're an essential part of renovations as they protect the surfacing and walls of your home, all while adding a nice touch of style and design.