When choosing new flooring for your home, it is obvious that you don’t have to use just one flooring material. However, if you’re considering a few different flooring styles on the same level of a home, it can be tricky to create the perfect transition between them. Check out our list below for tips to create the perfect flooring transitions in your home!
Go monochrome: If you are having trouble imagining how to transition the flooring in your home, consider having two different flooring materials that incorporate the same or similar colors, like tile and carpet. Similar flooring colors in different materials will create a texturized transition from space to space.
Use the wall as a guide: If the floor plan of your home is very open and there is no clear marker as to where a certain room ends, consider transitioning the floor where a corner of the wall is located. Doing this will give the eye a point of reference as to why flooring starts where it does.
Create an area rug effect: If you have a large area to fill, it could beneficial to have one flooring material as a “border” and the other as an “area” in the middle. It gives the effect of an area rug, but you don’t always have to choose carpeting for the center of the room; you could use any floor that contrasts with the border.
Try not to make it overwhelming: If you do choose more than two flooring materials for your home, make sure not to have them all visible from any one point in your home. Too many patterns and textures can be overwhelming to look at. Instead, think about all of the view points in your home and if there are closed rooms that are not easily visible.
Switch up the pattern: Looking to have one type of flooring throughout the entire space, but still want a switch up? You can easily use one flooring material, such as tile or hardwood, and utilize different patterns with the same material in each room.
Think logically: For spaces like the entryway or an open kitchen, you are probably not going to want to use materials such as carpet or hardwood. If these are not defined spaces, put enough flooring in a square or rectangular shape where a handful of people could stand comfortably near the entryway without tracking snow onto more fragile flooring materials.
Use your imagination: Who says that a flooring transition has to be a straight line? There are many creative ways to transition flooring in your home that are out of the box. We recommend visiting Pinterest to get some unique ideas!
Now that you have read our tips and tricks for how to easily transition the flooring in your home, contact your local Flooring Professional for expert advice and installation!