Molding and trim add visual appeal to laminate flooring. They also have an important function in the installation process. Finishing pieces cover spaces that allow laminate floors to move and expand naturally above the subfloor. They provide smooth bridge transitions to adjacent floors having the same or different materials.
Molding and trim usually match the laminate floor. A contrasting color can also be selected as a design accent. Finishing touches for laminate flooring come in the natural look of ceramic, stone, or wood.
Standard laminate floor molding and trim options include t-molding, multi-purpose reducer, flush stair nose, overlap step nose, baby threshold, and quarter round molding.
When laminate flooring continues through a passageway or doorway, t-molding serves as a transitional finish between two laminate flooring pieces.
This molding has a slight slope that provides the transition to be smooth from laminate to some other type of flooring, such as carpet or vinyl. It completes the space where the laminate ends against a surface that is not along the wall.