Category Archives: Installation Services

Don’t overlook those stairs!

Underfoot-floorsSharing a recent stair flooring project (part of a whole-house we completed). For this busy house we suggested a cocoa-brown, 100%nylon Tuftex carpet by Shaw Floors. Stainmaster protected and rated for heavy traffic, it’s perfect for a high traffic stairway. Our friends at Alberto’s Decorating, paired it up with PPG Stonington painted walls and PPG’s Mountain Gray on the trim.

Finish Your Flooring With Coordinated Moldings

Coordinating moldings are available for most styles and colours of hardwood flooring. These hardwood accessories add that finished and complete look to your flooring installation. Stairnose Create transitions for steps in your home. Buy the Overlap Stairnose for floors that have been installed using the floating installation method. Buy the Flush Stairnose for hardwood that has been nailed or glued down. Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.26.34 PM

Reducer When your hardwood flooring meets other floor coverings, such as vinyl, thin ceramic tile, or low-pile carpeting, use the Overlap Reducer for floors installed with the floating installation method, and the Flush Reducer on hardwood floors that have been nailed or glued down. Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.27.37 PM

Threshold Typically used at exterior doorways, threshold moldings transition between flooring and the doorway threshold. It can also be used as a transition from wood floors to different flooring surfaces when the reducer won’t do, such as on high-pile carpet or thick ceramic tile. Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.28.17 PM

T-Molding T-Molding is commonly used in doorways to join two wood floors in adjoining rooms. It’s also recommended when making transitions from a wood floor to another floor that is approximately the same height. T-Molding is also used to provide expansion joints when a floor dimension exceeds a length of 40′ or a width of 30′. Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.29.20 PM

Quarter Round Hardwood flooring must be installed with expansion space between the flooring and the wall because it naturally expands and contracts. This molding not only adds a finishing touch, but conceals the expansion space. It may also be used under cabinets where wall base won’t fit or at the base of a stairway. Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.29.32 PM