25+ Stylish Floor Transition Ideas That Catch the Eye

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Our floor transition ideas will leave you inspired

There was a time where a transition between different materials was done in straight lines, separated by a plate of some sort. Although this served a function, visually, it was not very impressive. Fortunately, times are changing and new design standards are more prominent. In this post, we will look at floor transition ideas, giving you some great examples on what can be achieved.

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What type of flooring transition is most common? Obviously, transition between wood flooring is the most common, but the design standards for those are well established.

The real transitions are between different materials, with the most dramatic ones between different materials. The transition between tile floor and wood flooring is the most impressive, yet it is a set of materials that are very common.

As you will see, these wood floor transition ideas between tiles and wood floors can be visually interesting, achieved through patterns and geometric styling.

This is nothing new, in fact, if you look at older homes, take a look at the fireplace. There is almost always a transition between the fireplace and the oak floor around it. In older homes, the tile foyer was also very popular, transitioning into a wood floor.

The benefits of transitioning floors in this way are many. Not only do they add a visually appealing interior design, they also add value to your home. That designer aspect is much sought after and this method allows you to integrate spaces in a smoother way, from entryway to kitchen, living room to dining room. The most impressive of which is a flooring tile transition, from tile flooring to wooden floor.

Do you need any materials to create these decorating ideas? If you are particularly skilled and can create perfect cuts, then you do not need any additional aids. However, not everybody has that ability.

Luckily, you have materials that can create a perfect wood transition. You have metal transition strips and molding that make life a little easier, although for those looking for that perfect transition piece, you can use a rubber strip. This is by far the cleanest look.

Although we generally see floor transitions between tiles and hardwood flooring…increasingly a laminate floor, this concept can apply to other flooring material too, such as vinyl flooring, laminate flooring and carpet.

In terms of tiles, there are no limits to what you can use. As you will see in the images below, geometric tiling patterns on a hexagonal tile are in vogue at the moment.

Regardless of the pattern you choose, you can achieve a fantastic accent tile transition using the following floor or wall tile; subway tile, glass mosaic tile, hexagon tile, porcelain tile and ceramic tile.

So, lets get down to the images. Our pictures show you some great examples of how to do it properly, in a design led and visually appealing way.

floor transition ideas
Floor transition ideas

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How do you transition floors?

There are many ways in which you can transition floors. The main ones are as follows. A monochromatic way, where you are joint two plain materials together, they will have similar tones. The second way is to add drama. This may be by using a very dramatic tile, and matching that with a hardwood floor. The contrast between the two really stands out. Finally, you can use texture and pattern to separate two distinct flooring using matching colors.

How do you transition from wood floor to tile?

You can use either hardwood transition strip, molding or trim strips. As you can see in some of the images, the transition can also be done by cutting the material to seamlessly fit.

How do you transition between two hardwood floors?

Normally, you would use a hardwood transition strip, which is fitted between the two floors. You can of course cut them in accurately, but that would very much be dependent on the type of material being used.

What should I put between wood floor and tile?

It really depends on your style. If you have straight edge finishes, then you need to fit a transition strip. If it is a more detailed cut, for example hexagon tiles into wood flooring, you need to cut the wood flooring into the shapes. You can apply grout or silicone between any gaps.

These tile transition ideas…

Our floor transition ideas should give you something to think about. Of course, you may need to put in more work to achieve the effect, but the end results are totally worth it. You achieve a premium looking floor using the exact same materials that you would have used anyway. Simply adding in this design style adds plenty of value. A seamless flooring transition where one room flows into another, a wonderful modern look with just a little more effort.

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Floor transition ideas

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