Identifying the benefits of transition profiles

by Tania Wannenburg
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Solutions offered to the most common challenges that confront specifiers with the transitions when using different floor types.

Most challenging for specifiers are the transitions that occur when using different types of flooring such as tiles, laminates, wood and carpets. Even with the same type of floor, the thickness can vary.

This happens frequently inrenovations, when new flooring is laid over existing flooring or a section of a floor is replaced – floor height differences will result.

To combat these height differences the M.Trim range of transition profiles allows for a smooth and functional transition. They are available in Aluminium (anodised or foiled), Brass and Stainless Steel. Height differences are commonly up to 5mm.

The company also has a comprehensive range of screwfix covers, as well as clip-in screwless covers to match the flooring types with anodised colours, foiled finishes on the aluminium profiles or brush and polished finishes in stainless steel and brass.

When the height difference is more than 5mm, a Finish or Ramp-type profile will need to be introduced. M.Trim has a range of medium-duty and heavy-duty covers depending on the foot traffic expected.

With same-level floor types such as wooden and laminate floors, expansion profiles are popular where movement of the floor is expected. The M.Trim Aluminium Capping Strip can be used as a movement joint cover as well as a capping or dividing strip. It is also formable, creating curves allowing designers freedom to design curves in their floor layouts.  

Whatever the transition, it is always advisable to seek the assistance of industry experts.

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