Installing Reducer Strip Transition Molding: Mistakes to Avoid

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When you install laminate or wood, putting in a reducer strip transition molding will sometimes be necessary. When you are transitioning from the laminate or wood down to vinyl or some other low profile flooring, a reducer will be the best option for you. Here are a few common mistakes that you should avoid when installing this type of transition piece.

Not Adhering Properly

One of the biggest problems with installing transition pieces is that they do not stay down when you glue them. Many installers run across this problem. In order to combat this, you need to take the proper steps to adhere it to the floor. Use a good adhesive, such as liquid nails to stick it to the floor. Apply a bead down the center of the transition. Then, once you have stuck it to the floor, place something heavy on it overnight while the adhesive is drying.

Getting in a Hurry

While the transitions are one of the last parts of the job, you should not hurry through their installation. When you do this, mistakes will happen. You need to take your time when measuring and cutting. If you cut it short, it will look bad or cause you to have to buy a new one.