Flooring Transition from the Stairs
When we first decided on the new flooring upstairs, we had planned on continuing that through the stairs as well...or at least something similar. However, after my $40,000 brain surgery, a decrease in my work schedule, five kids...well you get my point. Budgeted priorities. So then I was left with a mess, wondering how to fix it. I had an idea for transitioning two different types of laminate, and had even left a small area for my original plan to put a neat tile inlay or a contrasting wood or laminate inlay. But carpet and laminate...ughh...what was I to do.
Here is the picture of the floors prior to beginning this project. I made a few clean ups around the edges. I had to leave at least enough space to insert the holders for the trim. Sorry for the lack of color. The carpet is the standard builder beige and the laminate is Smokey Oak
So, once I cleaned it up, I lined up the holders from the trim and screwed them to the floor. I then measured the shortest side and mitered the edge. I placed it into the holder and then prepared the measure the last board.
In order to make the corners fit just right, you have to mark where the two pieces will meet at a 45 degree miter angle. It may take just a little fudging to get this right, but just remember not to cut off too much.
Now, once the proper cuts have been made you can pop in the trim boards and enjoy the best budget decision of the month!