Transition Strips: Which Transition Strip to Use and When to Use It
However if you want the flooring throughout your home to look seamless and smart then planning the transitions from room to room and from flooring type to flooring type is definitely something you will want to spend some time planning. In this Home Flooring Pros guide we will walk you through the different types of transition strips available and which flooring type they typically used with. Here is an overview of your common transition strip options, what types of flooring projects each is used in, prices and examples of each from leading home improvement retailers. T-Bar: These are typically metal transition strips such as aluminum or lightweight steel, but vinyl, composite and wood are used as well.
In a perfect world, your flooring would be seamless from room to room. Your hardwood would flow continuously from living room to bedroom to kitchen to bathroom. In the real world of remodeled homes, you cannot help but transition from one flooring type to another, because different rooms need different types of flooring. For example, the Brazilian Cherry works great in the living room, but you must transition to porcelain in the bathroom due to moisture issues.