Flooring Materials

How To Choose The Right Floor Trim

Floor Trim

When it comes to adding the perfect finishing touches to your flooring project, selecting the right floor trim is essential. Often overlooked, floor trim not only adds aesthetic appeal but also serves practical purposes like covering gaps, protecting edges, and ensuring a seamless transition between different flooring materials. With a variety of options available, choosing the perfect floor trim might seem daunting. In this guide, we'll go through everything you need to know to ensure you pick the right floor tile trim for your project.

Understanding Flooring Trims

Floor trim refers to the decorative and functional materials used to cover the edges of flooring where it meets walls, cabinets, or other surfaces. These trims come in various materials to suit different floor coverings, including wood floor trim, LVT and Vinyl trim, carpet trim and laminate floor beading and trim.

Factors to Consider
  1. Material

    Wood floor trim offers a classic look and can be stained or painted to match your flooring. A popular wood floor trim is Complements Oak Aluminium Door Bar. Metal provides a modern aesthetic and durability, ideal for high-traffic areas. Vinyl is water-resistant and easy to clean, suitable for areas prone to moisture like bathrooms and kitchens. Genesis LVT 3mm Aluminium End Profile is available in a choice of colour making it a great choice for your next project.

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  2. Profile

    There are a variety of different floor tile trim profiles available meaning you can pick a trim for your floor that will compliment your chosen flooring. Threshold strips are flat trims used for bridging the gap between floors of the same height, like from a room to a hallway, a popular carpet-to-floor transition is the Genesis 9mm Polished Brass Aluminium Carpet to Tile Z Knock Down Bar. Scotia beading and trim can be the perfect finishing touch to flooring installations, providing a clean and professional look while also protecting the edges of your floors from damage, a popular choice is Genesis Bright Silver Wet Panel Trim Retro Fit Internal Edging. Installing Laminate floor beading allows you to create a sleek and simple design or more lavish and decorative options depending on your chosen beading finish. The Genesis Fast Fit Ramp Matt Brass is ideal for use where hard floor coverings meet a smooth or carpet-type floor covering.

  3. Color and Finish

    Match the trim colour to your flooring for a cohesive look or choose a contrasting colour for visual interest. Additionally, you should consider the finish, such as brushed, matt, milled, natural or polished.

  4. Installation Method

    Some trims are designed for specific installation methods, such as adhesive, glue-down, nail-down, or snap-in. It is important to consider the installation method before selecting your floor trim. You also need to consider the substrate and floor covering, such as tile to wood, carpet to tile, vinyl to carpet and so on, as this will impact the type of floor trim, and therefore the installation method. You will also need to ensure you use the appropriate floor adhesive to fit your desired floor trim. It is also important to protect your knees with flooring installation meaning it is worthwhile investing in some knee pads.

Tips for Selection

Accurate measurements ensure you purchase the right amount of trim for your project, accurately measuring means no wasted costs or time ordering the incorrect quantity.

Another factor to consider is functionality. You should choose trims that meet the functional requirements of the space, such as moisture resistance for bathrooms or durability for high-traffic areas. Invest in high-quality floor trims from Flooring Materials that offer durability and longevity, saving you time and money in the long run.

If you're unsure about the best trim for your project, contact our experienced sales team for guidance and advice.

At Flooring Materials, we offer a diverse selection of floor tile trims to suit every style, budget, and functional need. Whether you're looking for floor tile trim, beading, or transition strips, we've got you covered. Browse our collection now or call our experienced sales team on 0330 320 1223.