Preparing for the installation of hardwood moldings is the same as the preparation for installation of hardwood floor. Sub-floors must be flat and level. “Highspots" should be sanded down and “lowspots" filled with a high compressive strength underlayment patch or self-levelling cement compound developed by a reputable manufacturer.
Flush Round Edge Stair Nosing
Designed for use as an edge transition when on stairs, podiums or landings, stair nosing can sometimes referred to as a bull nose.
Flush Edge Reducer
This moulding is used as a transition to floors of a lower height than hardwood such as vinyl, or concrete. They are sometimes used around fireplaces and as a design feature as well as a functional edge reducer.
Used to transition from 3/4” hardwood floors to lower vertical heights such as carpet or ceramic tile, this moulding is often referred to as a carpet reducer.
T-Molding serves as a connector between two floors of equal height. Although primarily used for transitioning from hardwood to hardwood, it can also be used to move from hardwood to other surfaces such as tile.
Standard length for all mouldings is 7’. Stair, rounded and flush edge reducers are available in lengths up to 12’ by special order. T-moulding is available in lengths up to 9' by special Order.
Before You Install
Prior to installation, the installer should sort through and set aside several pieces of flooring that most accurately match the required moldings. Following this simple, but often overlooked guideline, will provide a pleasing and trouble-free finish on every job.