When exploring flooring options for your home, you don’t always have to choose just one type of flooring material. However, if you’re planning on installing various flooring styles on the same level, it can be a little tricky. Not only can it prove to be difficult to find two products that go together in perfect harmony, but it can be a struggle to create a smooth transition between them. If you’re finding yourself in this situation, don’t panic – check out our list below for some tips on creating a seamless room to room transition in your home!
When it’s hard to imagine how transitioning the flooring in your home will work out, just know you’re not alone or out of options. Monochromatic flooring has been popular for years and can even be chosen according to the color of the furniture in your room. To create this look, you must incorporate two different flooring materials (like tile and carpet) that are of the same or similar colors (like white and grey). If you select similar flooring colors, your room will have more of a texturized flooring transition from space to space.
Use the wall as a guide:
In instances where your home has a very open floor plan with no clear marker indicating where your room ends and another begins, you will want to begin your transition where the corner of the wall is located. This strategy will provide a point of reference for your visitors if they start thinking or asking why your flooring starts where it does.
Create an area rug effect:
If you have a large area to fill, you may benefit from creating an area rug effect. Start by choosing one flooring material to act as the “border” and another to act as the “rug” portion in the center. Although this effect resembles an area rug, you don’t have to select carpet for the middle section. Any flooring material that contrasts with the border will do!
Try not to make it overwhelming:
Speaking of contrasting, if you do end up choosing two or more flooring materials for your home, it’s important to not have them visible all at once. When there are too many patterns and textures, it can be overwhelming and displeasing to look at. To prevent this from occurring, be sure to think about all of the viewpoints in your home and take into account any rooms that are not easily visible.
Switch up the pattern:
If you’re not interested in installing more than one type of flooring in your home but still want to switch it up a bit, you’re in luck! You can easily use one flooring material, such as tile or hardwood, and utilize different patterns with the same material in each room.
Depending on the area, there are certain flooring materials that are not suitable for installation. For instance, in spaces like the entryway or kitchen, you will want to stay away from installing materials that are easily damaged by water or debris, such as carpet or hardwood. If the spaces are not defined, install durable flooring, like tile, in the entryway to avoid any possible damage to more fragile flooring materials. Make sure the area is large enough for a handful of people to stand comfortably near the entryway.
Use your imagination:
Who says flooring transitions have to be so cut and dry? Be creative and think outside the box! We recommend visiting Pinterest to get some ideas on the different ways you can install unique flooring transitions in your home.
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!