All About the transition threshold for You

To refine and cover the gap that results from the joint between different types of flooring, it is recommended to use transitional thresholds. The transitional threshold hides flaws (1-1.5 mm), and also presses the laminate, which can rise over time. The transition threshold consists of three parts:

  • The first part is mounted directly to the floor (in our case, tiles) it is laid under the tiles and securely fixed;
  • The second part is a metal T-shaped decorative strip;
  • The third part is a sealing gum so that the bar does not vibrate and fits snugly to the floor surface.

In case of scratches, this nut can be easily changed. Insert the rubber band into the T-piece of the nut. Due to the elastic band, it adheres very well to the surface.

Insert the trim strip into the bottom of the nut. Placing a transition profile just completes a room. By applying a door sill, stair edge or other transition profile between two types of floors, you also ensure that you do not break the transition of the different floors. Discover in this Chore step-by-step plan how to easily do this job yourself.

Measure the Door Frame Width

Measure the frame width of the door. Draw the contours on the sill with thin pencil marks. Cut the door sill to size with a hacksaw. With a door sill you finish the seam between two floors for example, on both sides of a door. Door sills are available in various widths (30-47 mm), shades and types. They are suitable for floor coverings of up to 14 or 17 mm thick.

Tape the door sill

Make the surface dust and grease free. Pull the protective film away from the adhesive edge and press the door.

Drill holes between the floorboards

Drill four holes (wood or masonry drill, 6 mm) in the crack between the two (laminate) floors. Make sure these holes are in a straight line and equidistant from each other.

Place fixing plugs in the sill

Slide the supplied fixing plugs into the groove at the bottom of the door sill. Make sure that the distance between them corresponds to the holes drilled in the floor.

Push the fixing plugs into the drill holes

Insert the door sill with the fixing plugs into the drilled holes. Place a board on the door sill to prevent damage to the hammer. Then tap the door sill with a hammer until it is tight on the laminate (or other floor covering).

Place a stair side

Choose from a stair side with a small ‘nose’ (with a small corner edge) or with a continuous corner. Use this to complete the transition of the floor covering from the landing to the first step. Also, use stair edging to finish each step if the tread of the steps is also carpeted. Are the stair edges not yet provided with screw holes? Pre-drill this and ream the holes with a countersink drill bit, so that the screws fall neatly.

Conclusion

Stair edges have a standard length of 1 meter and are provided with an anti-slip profile. The most solid variant is aluminum, which you screw onto the stair nose. The plastic variants are glued and are particularly suitable for stairs covered with tarpaulin or linoleum.

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