How to Install Transition Strips on Laminate Flooring
What is a Floor Transition Strip?
A transition strip flooring is a small piece of wood ( nowadays also made of Aluminium (Aluminum) /Stainless steel, pewter, and brass) used to bridge different types of floor to floor finishing gaps or floor finish from one room to the other.
It smoothly solves floor shifts, reducing the risks of accidents by tripping.
Doorways and storage rooms to the passage are the most common areas that need a transition strip to be installed.
What is a good Transition Strip?
- Easy to install
Installing Transition Strips on Laminate Flooring
Ok for this instruction we are assuming that you are installing the transition strip, on laminate flooring that has a concrete subfloor.
If you need to install Transition Strips please follow the steps:
Things you will need:
- Tape measure
- Laminate/ other flooring adhesive
- Woodcutting saw
- Masonry bit
- Screw gun
- Concrete screws
- Tapping bar
Step 01: Make decision
Choose a suitable transition strip according to your needs. If you are going to bridging tile and laminate choose the right one and it is crucial to get a good result and look. If you are in a different context choose what is right and suitable for you!
Step 02: Prepare the Floor
Make sure your transition strip installation area of the floor is clean.
Step 03: Install the Transition Strip
According to your choice and strip, an instructional manual will be found. Most of the laminate to laminate, laminate to tiles are fairly easy to install.
- Measure the portion you are going to place the strip and mark it.
- Measure the length of the expansion joint using a tape measure and transfer it to the transition strip.
- Make sure the position of the strip that covers two sides of both floors evenly.
- Cut and make perfect size.
- Place the Track, you have screws or use floor glue, plastic in the pack.
- Plastic must be placed and drilled in the right position.
- Cut the exact length you required of the track and screw/glue it down with the plastic.
- Insert the transition strip on the track side to side.
- Before tapping on to track, check the edges and make sure it has seated flat.
- Do not put too much pressure, it could bend the plastic track.
- Remove any excess adhesive with a clean rag.
Tips: You have any difficulties, take time, read the instructions again. Talk to an experienced person or an expert!