Best Transition Options For Hardwood Flooring

June 20th, 2022

Floor transitions might not necessarily be at the top of your list when doing home renovations, or customizing your new build, but it is definitely something to consider! Using transition techniques when connecting two different flooring styles, or materials, helps ensure that your flooring decisions fit together seamlessly. If you find yourself in a situation where you want to use two different styles of hardwood flooring next to one another, here are a few transition tips will help make this fun design concept look flawless and intentional!

Threshold Pieces

Installing a threshold piece is an easy and attractive way to transition between two types of hardwood flooring. Threshold pieces are designed to be placed in a doorway in between the two different types of flooring in between rooms. Not only are these pieces easy to install, but they also give your flooring a cohesive, and put together, look.


Laying the flooring in different directions or patterns also help makes the transition between two types of plank flooring look seamless. If you decide to do a horizontal layout in one room, a good idea would be to lay the flooring in the room next to it in a vertical or diagonal pattern. A few layouts options we love for this layout include:

  • Perpendicular planks
  • Accent borders
  • Interlocking floors

If you’re thinking about utilizing this fun concept, we would love to chat about all of the flooring options we offer. Set up an appointment to meet with us today!

Contrasting Colors

When transitioning between two different types of hardwood floors, it’s important to consider the color of both planks. Typically, when placing two different flooring options next to each other it’s best to choose options with a high degree of color contrast. Colors that are too close together, but don’t exactly match, can sometimes look like a mistake. This can easily be avoided by using a lighter flooring color in one room and transitioning to a darker flooring color in the neighboring room. Ultimately though, this is your decision, and you know what will look best in your home! If you need specific design advice, or more information, feel free to contact us.

If you’re looking for more design and transition options we would love to help. Set up a design appointment with us today! Check out all of our services for more information. We also have financing available if needed! If you’re looking for more inspiration, feel free to head on over to the flooring section of our website. Have questions? Give us a call at 409-932-2843 or contact us through our website.

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