When planning your next flooring installation project, the right transitions can be key to achieving safe and seamless-looking flooring throughout the home.
Fishman Flooring Solutions offers a variety of transitions for your next project, as well as tips for proper installation. We also offer matching trims for many of our Landmark Interiors flooring products to help you delight your customers.
How do you know which ones to use? Here are some of our FAQs about choosing the proper flooring transitions for your next flooring installation project:
What are the best transitions for rubber flooring?
One of the best transitions for rubber flooring is vinyl. This resilient material is affordable and works well for multiple flooring types.
Vinyl transitions also do well if you’re looking for moisture control. Moisture control can be essential for gyms and day cares, as well as foyers or vestibules, where rainwater may come in on shoes and umbrellas.
What’s more important: color match or durability?
With Landmark Interiors products, you don’t have to choose. All Landmark Interiors products come with the durability needed to withstand traffic throughout your home. You can have both the durability and color matches you need for your installation.
You can also opt for coordinating trims, rather than color matches. Fishman Flooring Solutions carries coordinating trims that can match vinyl, rubber, carpet, and other flooring options.
Our team can work with you to determine which trim may be best. You can select coordinating or matching trims that work with our Landmark Interiors products.
Is there a good flooring to glue to wood, metal, or vinyl transitions?
Glue-down flooring is an option for multiple transition types. This is flooring you can glue to help secure the flooring and transition in place.
You can use a strong epoxy glue to secure the transition quickly and easily, saving a bit of time during a big project. A seam binder works similarly, by employing screws instead of glue.
What factors can affect transition selection?
Your transition selection can depend on a variety of factors, including whether or not the building you’re working in is a residential or commercial building.
Some commercial buildings have high foot traffic and wheeled traffic, which’ll require sturdier flooring and transition options.
A glue-down transition can be an excellent choice if there’s a large amount of wheeled traffic. For example, a hallway in a hospital, with lots of nurses’ carts and wheelchairs, will require flat transitions for a smooth surface.
Your client may prefer a matching transition or complimenting color. The best resource for learning about the environment you’re installing flooring for is likely the business manager or homeowner you’re working with.
What ADA compliance factors should I consider, with transitions?
When considering transitions, ADA compliance matters, especially in commercial buildings. In general, flooring should be firm, stable, and slip resistant.
Transitions, whether from room to room or between two different types of flooring, should be at a uniform level. If there are minor changes, under ¼ of an inch, you’re in good shape—anything larger and you’ll need to consult ADA requirements.
Even-level flooring and transitions allow those who use wheelchairs, canes, and other mobility aids, access to the entire area.
Get the Flooring and Transitions You Need for Your Next Job
Fishman Flooring Solutions, distributor of Landmark Interiors, can help you get the transitions and flooring you need for your next job.
It’s our goal to make your next job easier when it comes to installation and client satisfaction.
Contact Landmark Interiors to learn more about our flooring and transition options today.