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Different but joined/united: combining floors with the right connector profile

Styles, materials and different patterns in neighbouring rooms: a possible choice thanks to Trafil connector and flooring profiles

Bread and Nutella, lemon and sugar, white and black, wood and marble, wool and cotton: all these pairings have something in common. The combination of totally different materials, tastes, textures, flavors and smells, creates a wonderful mixture.

This rule also applies to design and construction market. Different kinds of floors and walls can be combined successfully, the important thing is to find the right connector profile to join them.

Connector profiles: what they are and how best to use them

The rooms in a house usually have different uses and, therefore, they require different materials. We would certainly never use the parquet we have in our bedroom, in our bathroom, just as the carpet in the children’s room is not suitable for the flooring in front of the shower. Every room needs to be customized according to its function, but how can we combine so many materials so as not to create a grotesque harlequin effect?

Flooring profiles are design objects created to join different floors at the same level. They are realized so that they are easy to match to any type of material and style: marble, wood, ceramic, vinyl, carpet and more.

There are different profiles for floors with different functions:

  • Connector profile;

  • Profiles for floors at different levels.

  • Profiles for floors at the same level.

  • Separation profiles.

How to decide on the right connector profile

The need to use connector profiles in a room, arises from the distinction of different rooms in the house by their functions: for example, distinguishing the living area from the sleeping area, where different materials and styles are often used.

Ceramic and laminate are frequently used in the living area and not only wood but also carpet in the sleeping area.

It must be considered that the use of these materials creates a height difference and, in this case, the connector profile must be chosen according to the gap must be filled.

Some simple but fundamental steps must be considered: the thickness of the floorings; the functional requirement of the connector or flooring profile (separation, transition, etc.); the length of the gap to be covered. Last but not least, it is important not to underestimate the aesthetics, paying careful attention to finishes and shades in order to achieve good visual harmony.

Connector or flooring profile? How to choose

Connector profiles used as flooring profiles have the advantage that they can be installed after laying. The other profiles must be installed at the same time as laying.

The flooring profiles are real closing profiles, that finish the space left when two floors of the same or different materials are combined. The installation, which is realized once the floor has been laid, ensures a natural expansion of the underlying floor coverings, avoiding the risk of breakage.

The connector profile, on the other hand, is particularly suitable to fill the gap between floors. Even if it is only a few millimeters, it is an important space to fill and to avoid accidents and the settling of dirt and bacteria.

Trafil connector and flooring profiles: the different choices

Trafil has an extensive catalogue of connector and flooring profiles suitable for different types of environments, uses and needs. Let’s see them in detail:

  • Double-sided connector profile;

  • One-sided connector profile;

  • Classic connector profile;

  • Knurled flooring profile;

  • Smooth curved flooring profile.

All profiles are made of flexible and high- performance PVC, they are fire resistant and fully sanitized. PVC is environmentally friendly, which Trafil handles in a green way thanks to the recirculation of materials.

To look at all the available choices, click here: Trafil profiles are manufactured and installed with the utmost attention to quality and durability.


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