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Transition strips

Every time one type of flooring meets a different type of flooring, a transition strip is needed. Different flooring materials often have slight height variations. These variations need to be smoothed with transition strips, so that people can pass from one type of floor to another, safely and smoothly. Similar to a threshold at a doorway, Transition strips are used wherever carpet meets VCT, Ceramic or Laminate/Wood flooring. Transition strips are also called reducers or adaptors. Often a transition strip is a piece of vinyl that is specifically made to accommodate two different types of flooring. “Snap Track” consists of a piece of vinyl that can be snapped into a metal piece. Each installation may require a slightly different kind of transition strip to ensure safe passage from one area to another. top

Carpet tiles?

Carpet tiles are an excellent alternative to broadloom carpet. Instead of being produced in a 12 or 15 foot roll, carpet tiles are square pieces of carpet with their own backing attached. carpet tiles are useful in high traffic applications where a stained or damaged tile can be lifted up and replaced, without disturbing the rest of the installation. carpet tiles, usually between 12” to 36” square, come with a variety of backings and methods of installation. Ease of replacement makes carpet tiles a best seller in the commercial flooring industry. top

What is carpet repeat?

In a patterned carpet, it is the distance from one point in the figure to where the identical point appears again. Pattern repeat is measured in width and length. When installing a patterned carpet, there is additional waste, since the pattern must be matched at all seams and doorways. top

What is VCT?

VCT stands for Vinyl Composition Tile. But, don't let the name fool you. Did you know that more than 80% of VCT is Limestone? VCT is a cost effective way of handling high traffic areas. Please visit our tile page for more information about VCT. top

What is cut-pile carpet?

Cut-Pile refers to carpet, where the loops of yarn have been cut. Generally, cut-pile carpet is a solid color. It's ideal for residential or low-traffic commercial uses. Residential cut-pile typically has a higher pile and is plusher than commercial cut-pile. Common Commercial uses for cut-pile are offices or borders, where traffic is lighter & spills less likely. Most Commercial cut-pile carpets are available in 30 oz. and 36 oz. weights. top

What is a loop carpet?

A loop carpet is one where the face yarns remain in continuous loops, connected together beneath the backing of the carpet. Loop carpets generally combine different colors, although there are some solid color loop carpets. Loop carpets are ideal for higher-traffic areas, such as corridors & stairs. The combination of colors can disguise traffic patterns and spills. top

What is Olefin carpet?

Olefin or Polypropylene carpet is made from Polypropylene fiber. It is strong yet lightweight. However, it has a soft polymer structure, with lower resilience and texture retention than Nylon. top

What is Wall Base?

In most commercial and residential applications, a covering is required where the wall meets the floor. Similar to a kick plate on a door, wall base protects the bottom of the wall and provides a finished look to the room. Wall base can be made out of ceramic, wood, rubber or vinyl. "Cove Base" refers to the slight curl at the bottom of the base. Cove Base is generally used with Ceramic or VCT floors. Straight Base is flat (no curl at the bottom). Straight Base is generally used with carpet. top


Stringers are the material on the side of the stairs. They follow the contour of the stairs and can be made out of carpet, vinyl, or rubber. Stringers give a set of stairs a finished look and visually define the area. top

Stair Nosings

The stair nosing is the piece of material that covers the area where the stair tread meets the stair riser. Nosings are made from either vinyl or rubber. They are available in a variety of colors to either match the tread/riser or to contrast with the stiar material. Contrasting colors or detectable tactile material change alert the visually impaired to a change of surface. Stair nosings are often used on carpeted stairs, so that there are no worn edges in high traffic areas. top