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Laminate Reference Profiles

 
 
 
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Stair Nose

 
A projecting edge, as the part of the tread of a step extending beyond the riser or a projecting part of a buttress.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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End Cap

 
Typically used at exterior doorways to finish the space where laminate flooring ends.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Reducer

 
The transitional piece used to connect laminate with another type of flooring, such as vinyl, thin laminate tile or low-pile carpeting.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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T-Molding

 
Typically used in doorways to join two laminate floors in adjoining rooms. Also recommended when transitioning from a laminate floor to another floor that is about the same height.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Quarter Round

 
Installed wherever laminate floor meets a baseboard or wall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Laminate facts

 
  • Laminate - A manufactured product that simulates the look of hardwood, tile, natural stone and many other types of flooring through a photographic screening process.
  • Melamine Resin - A compound used to improve the moisture resistance and durability of laminate flooring’s core board.
  • Moldings - Trim pieces that cover the spaces where laminate flooring is permitted to expand and move naturally atop a subfloor. Also, assist with the transition to an adjacent floor covering. Often slightly larger than their wood or laminate tile counterparts.
  • Glued Laminate Flooring - Original laminate floors that require a special formulated glue to be applied to the tongue and groove areas of each plank. Once the glue dries, the planks are almost impossible to separate. Sold as both planks and squares.
  • Glue-Less Laminate Flooring - A no mess installation method where planks or squares easily interlock together.
  • Underlayment - A material used between laminate flooring and a subfloor that acts as a sound and moisture barrier and also allows the floor to expand and contract with temperature change.
  • Wear Layer - The durable top layer of laminate flooring that provides protection and stain resistance. Many contain aluminum oxide, as well as melamine resin, which results in outstanding durability.