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It's easy to see the big picture when you're giving your house a makeover, but as we all know, the devil is in the detail. If you're replacing the flooring in your home, you may have overlooked the question of where to transition flooring in a doorway.

transition flooring

Although it may seem like a minor thing, a sloppy transition flooring from one room to the next can really catch the eye (and not in a good way - you want people to notice your epic interior design skills, not focus on the threshold). When transition flooring is done badly it can really ruin the overall look of the room, making it seem unfinished. It's actually not too difficult to get it right, which is exactly why we'd like to help you with your query!

Read on for expert advice on where to transitioning flooring in a doorway.

Agura Tile Laminate Flooring

Where to Transition Flooring 

  • When two rooms collide

If you have two adjoining rooms without a doorway it is a good idea to use complementary flooring materials. You don't want two clashing patterns or colours to distract from one room or the other. If you do have a beautiful feature floor such as our Agura Tile Effect Laminate Flooring (pictured above) then why not choose something more neutral for the adjoining room? That way your tiles will really stand out. Just allow the flooring to meet in the middle of the threshold of the two rooms.

  • A change in elevation

If your new floor is a different height to the existing flooring in the next room, it is important to take the necessary steps to correct this. You can either level out your new flooring using sheets of plywood or similar, or use a reducer to bridge the difference. Just be sure to use one that won't prevent the door from closing! This makes a clean transition flooring which makes for a seamless finish between levels.  

wood flooring

  • When wood flooring changes direction

If you have wood flooring in adjoining rooms, it may be hard to know what direction to lay the boards in and where to transition flooring. This is actually much simpler than you might think. A general rule for wood flooring is that if you plan on changing direction in the other room, lay one of the wood flooring planks straight to create a visual threshold before you change the wood direction. If you want to lay both floors in the same direction, you can skip this step.

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If you have any further questions about how to transition flooring, or about anything else flooring related, don't hesitate to get in touch. Contact us today to speak with our friendly team.