12-11-2011 04:02 PM
I have a rectangular living room eith a hall way near center along the long wall. I need ideas on how to handle the transation in wood grane direction. The living room would not look good if the wood grane ran the same direction as the hall and the hall would look funny if the wood grain goes across the hall instead of the length of it. ....
12-12-2011 10:15 AM
Good morning yogi93555,
Welcome to the community, let's talk about getting the right transition for your laminate flooring.
I am with you 100 percent with you knowing that the wood grain direction would look bad if it were the same direction in the living room and hallway. The rule of thumb is always to install the planks parallel to the longest wall in any room you install laminate flooring, so you knew you were good there
As long as both rooms are at equal heights to each other, the best transition option for you is to pick out a T-moulding that is the same color and finish as your laminate flooring. If you purchased your new flooring from us or from a flooring home center, there should (and with us will) be transition strips that will match your laminate planks.
At least with us, if you don't have equal heights between rooms or you need another transition for going to laminate to another surface we have you covered! By choosing a FastTrim system, you can get a 5-in-1 moulding system all in one pack that will work for any transition need you may run into. To view it and your T-moulding please refer to the images below...
Check out the store where you purchased your laminate flooring planks to get the perfect fit for your flooring. And at least, getting a FastTrim moulding kit or even just a T-mould strip (if both rooms are equal height) can get you the right final look for your floors!
Hope this helps you out,
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