Linoleum linings: how to join a laminate between rooms, a t-shaped floor threshold and a flexible profile
Linoleum linings mean the border of the passage between the rooms. The linoleum track has a colossal variety of types, shapes and colors. The thresholds are made of different materials and are intended for wide use, both in apartments and houses, and in any institutions. With its assortment of sashes can satisfy any demanding taste of the consumer.
Varieties of linings for linoleum
It is somehow strange to imagine a modern interior in which the joints between the floor covering are not decorated. This room looks unfinished and sloppy. For finishing finish of any floor repair, use the design of joints for floor coverings of laminate, linoleum, parquet board, tile, etc. Joint is made with special flaps, slats, flexible profiles. To connect dissimilar flooring or zoning rooms, use a flexible convex profile. Often used to join the linoleum decorative clamping plates. It is possible to group the thresholds according to the materials of production, the purpose, the method of attachment, the method of painting.
The pads are made of the following materials:
- Polymers (PVC), simply plastic;
- Metal alloys of non-ferrous metals;
Linoleum liners can be made from a variety of materials
The pegs have the following types of fastening: open or external fastening, concealed or internal fastening. The pores are colored by the following methods: anodizing to the color of gold, chromium or bronze, by powder coating with polymers and by lamination. A set of features or functionality for the floor covering - decorative, protective, protects the joints from moisture and dirt and leveling of a multi-level coating. Also, the thresholds can be laid using glue, cold or hot welding.
It is necessary to pay attention, that before joining by a method of welding or pasting, it is required to glue the floor covering to the base.
The choice of fastening depends on the specific application possibilities for the laid floor covering. With the help of flexible flaps or profiles, it is possible to form curvilinear joints, to join ceramic tiles with a laminate, parquet or linoleum.
How to properly join a laminate between rooms
Everyone taught physics at school and it is perfectly representative that as the temperature rises, any solids expand, in accordance with the coefficient of their density. Any floor covering refers to solid materials, and when laying on the floor by technology, it is necessary to leave gaps between the wall and at the joints in the aisles from one room to another.
To mask the cracks near the wall, a decorative skirting board is used, and the transition must be closed with special thresholds.
When laying a laminate board on the floor, difficulties usually arise at the junction of the premises, it is recommended to make the joint imperceptible or vice versa, decorative, but in both cases it is safe to avoid being caught by the edges of the joints when walking. The ideal solution to the problem will be a docking connector of 2 identical or different flooring cloths. Such a connector can easily close the technological gap at the transition between the rooms. Sale of connectors, laths or sashes is offered by specialized shops.
Rods-pins for the design of joints can be of several types
Plank-pins for decorating docking come in several varieties:
- The so-called quantum, which are designed to combine multilevel floor coverings;
- Joint - designed to clamp to the base of single-level floor coverings and close the docking slot;
- Angle - designed to decorate the corner elements of the staircase steps.
Docking gaps with thresholds for laminate is easy to do by yourself. To connect dissimilar materials, for example, varieties of laminate and tiles, it is recommended to use a cork compensator, because the plug has excellent adaptability to the temperature regime and power loads. Such a compensator is attached inside the slot, and it completely closes the gap. If it is necessary to join the carpet, then it is more correct to set the webs in relation to each other so that the fibers are parallel, in this case the seam will be hidden.
T-shaped threshold for the floor, as an element of decor
The pores allow to prolong the period of use of floor coverings, give a finished look, decorate the room. The slides are divided according to their intended purpose into straight lines - they are used to join joints of the same type of single-level floor coverings, leveling - they are used for joining and decorating joints of different level floor coverings with a height difference from 3 mm to 18 mm, angular - used to fix the edge or corners of the flooring, - used to decorate the edge parts of the surface, such as podiums, stairs or simply swings over 18 mm.
T-profiles or transitional profiles are used to join joints of mixed single-level floor coverings.
The upper part of the T-shaped threshold is a decorative strip, below the bar is attached a leg. To establish a T-shaped threshold, a liquid glue mass is used, into which the profile leg is inserted.
T-shaped floor threshold allows to extend the period of use of the flooring
The application of the T-shaped threshold is broad:
- At home;
- In production;
- Forms, material and appearance have a huge variety, they even register the profiles in the refrigerator;
- The docking of granite is made.
Dimensions of the T-shaped padding - the thickness of the upper bar is 2.2 mm, the width of the upper bar is 20 mm or 25 mm. Such a threshold can combine different floor and wall coverings, i.e. it is perfectly mounted, both in horizontal and vertical position.
Only flexible profile for the floor
Any shape and radius of curvilinear joints are successfully formed by flexible profiles for the floor. A flexible profile for the floor will help to give a finished shape, a natural or artificial docking line becomes decorative elements and gives a unique look to the interior of the room.
There are many kinds of species and in order to make an unmistakable choice, it is necessary to clearly represent the possibilities of each kind:
- The connecting clamping bar is used for docking linoleum liners, it can be a substitute for cold or hot welding, for connecting a different type of floor covering, for masking the cracks.
- A flexible joint profile is used to form curvilinear joints, objects along the perimeter or as a long pylon.
- The porcelain is used to protect the edges of the floor covering from load destruction, ensures the safety of movement on the floor covering.
Flexible threshold for the floor is easy to mount
Mount the door is not difficult. There is a way of fastening. Open - made for profiles with pre-drilled holes, the required length is cut, the points for drilling the flooring should be noted, the pins must be fixed with screws. Closed, is made for profiles with a lower rail and a T-top or a bar with internal holes, in which the bottom is attached to the floor covering, and the upper part is inserted from above and pressed.
To mount a flexible profile, you need some effort and experience with such a fastener.
There is a flexible profile for the floor is different. PVC profile has a base and a decorative strip, is used for the design of curvilinear lines. The metal profile is used not only on bends, but also on straight segments. The sealing of the curvilinear joints occurs due to fixing the profile fastening element to the base, then the decorative upper part is snapped and the transitional bend becomes beautiful and neatly decorated.
A neat liner strap
2 linoleum linen can of course be glued together with cold or hot welding, but quickly enough from constant loads, the seams are peeled off and look sloppy, and the floor covering completely loses appeal. Long-lasting design of the transition joints will be aluminum clamping plates for linoleum.
The linoleum connection strips can be rigid or flexible
Planks are sold the following types:
Flexible clamping bars are used for bends, and rigid clamping bars are used for straight junctions. The profile will seamlessly join the ceramic tile, granite, parquet and laminate boards, wall panels, etc., practically everything that has enough imagination to apply it. The most demanded is the metal door.
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All kinds of sills solve the problems of making joints, bends, corners, combining different floor coverings, both for materials and for height. At the same time, they perfectly fit into any interior, both in color, and in texture and shape.