There are a wide range of different hardwood flooring accessories that will help to your complete the look of your room. Generally, the accessories will help to cover up gaps around the edge of the room, in doorways or around pipework, so they are an essential part of the installation process.
Why might I need to use hardwood flooring accessories?
When installing a wooden floor, it is vital that an expansion gap is left around the perimeter of the room. This is to ensure that your floor has sufficient room to expand and contract with the fluctuations of the moisture in the air. So, when your floor is fitted you will have gaps around the edge of the room, in doorways and around any pipework. This is where you will require hardwood flooring accessories.
Which ones might I need?
Obviously, this will depend on the specifications of your room. Here are some of the most popular accessories and reasons why you might need them:
You would need this to cover the expansion gap between your hardwood floor and the wall.
Also known as quarter round or scotia. You would need this to cover the expansion gap between your hardwood floor and an existing skirting board.
If you have pipework that comes through your floor you will need to use these to surround the base.
Door Bars (Thresholds)
You would need these to cover expansion gaps between doorways. There are lots of different types depending on your requirements, so be sure to get the right ones.
You will need to use this if you are cladding your staircase with hardwood flooring. It will cover the edge of each step.
If you want further advice about any hardwood flooring accessories, please call one of our technical team, who will be happy to help.