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How To Acheive The Perfect Finish
July 1st, 2020

How to Provide the Perfect Finish to Your New Flooring

You can choose the perfect floor for a room, but unless you couple it with the right accessories, it can look unfinished and incomplete. Whether you’re wanting to include door junctions or add the best threshold profile, the flooring accessory terminology can be a little overwhelming. If you’re a little lost as to what each accessory is and what they’re used for, check out our guide below and give your room the ideal finishing touches.

Scotia

All flooring requires an expansion gap when fitted and scotia is a decorative moulding that’s used to cover this gap below skirting boards. If you’re tackling a larger DIY project and fitting the flooring yourself, including scotia in your plans can make life a lot simpler.

Door Profiles

When installing flooring between rooms, you may want to provide definitive breaks between them. Door profiles help provide that threshold, allowing you to create a separation, for example between your living room and a connected dining room. Available in both engineered wood and metal, you’re sure to find one to match your new flooring.

Stair Nosing

Stair nosing provides a clean, colour matched continuation of your flooring, ensuring it flows throughout your entire staircase. Stair nosing provides an attractive finish to your stairs by covering the exposed edges and softening them up. Stair nosing is a safety requirement but it also enhances the durability of the stair tread and floor covering by minimising excessive wear patterns. Still trying to decide on your stair flooring? Read our guide on what makes the perfect flooring for stairs.

Ramp Profiles

Ramp profiles are useful for adjusting wood flooring down to its original height. If you have solid wood or engineered wood floor joining a vinyl or laminate floor, a ramp profile provides the ideal transition to keep the room flowing and softens the end of the wooden floor.

End Profiles

If your room includes a fireplace or leads onto a set of patio doors or French doors, you’ll also need to leave an expansion gap here. An end profile helps to provide a clean finish while also allowing the floor to expand naturally.

Skirting

Skirting boards, also known as baseboards, add a decorative touch to interior walls. They cover the connection between the wall and floor while also providing a decorative touch to your room. Skirting also protects your walls against any kicks and scuffs. Keep skirting a natural wood colour or add your spin on things and include a splash of colour. Skirting can also be painted if you choose to refresh your room’s colour scheme later on.