luxury vinyl

Types of Moldings

Moldings are used to hide transitions between floors because of uneven heights, different types of flooring, and/or because of shifts from floors to stair or cabinets, they are also used as decoration, whatever the reason may be, there are several types of molding.

  • T-molding is used as a transition from one floor to another of equal height or to join Hardwood Floors between two rooms, like in entrances.

  • Flush stairway tip, this type of molding has a lower cut trim which is used in stair steps, stair rests, and raised floor perimeters to connect floors to give a uniform appearance.

  • The step overlap has a profile that rises over the flat surface of the floor.

  • One-quarter rounded molding, a curved molding, covers the expansion spaces where the floor meets the baseboards, cabinets, or stairs.

  • Reducer strip, this type of molding achieves a successful transition between different types of flooring, like between laminate or hardwood and carpet.

In addition to being decorative, they help beautify the project, by hiding unpleasant separations and protecting joints that happen because of expansion or contraction of the soil. With this subtle but ingenious decoration, they achieve an elegant and sophisticated appearance.

Call us for more information on molding for hardwood floors at (408) 509-8627- (408) 333-9771 or visit our showroom in 1190 Mountain View Alviso Rd, Ste N94089, Sunnyvale, CA.


WPC Flooring Structure

WPC Flooring Structure

SPC Flooring Structure

SPC Flooring Structure

Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) and Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) are two types of vinyl engineered flooring. For the most part, they are very similar.

They have common layers, a wear layer, and a vinyl topcoat. The wear layer is transparent and adds scratch and stain resistance. The vinyl topcoat is a thin layer of vinyl, which makes it waterproof. In SPC, this layer the pattern and texture of the flooring. The next two layers in SPC are SPC core, which adds stability and the attached underlayment, which add softness to the floor and help reduce sound. In WPC, the next two layers are the decorative print and the WPC core, which adds stability, and sturdiness.

They both offer the same advantages. Both are waterproof, offer a variety of textures and styles, are budget-friendly, require low maintenance, are comfortable, are resistant to scratches and stains, are easy to install and are stable in different types of environments where temperatures vary.

Their main differences are their thickness, their durability, sound insulation, and price. WPC has a thicker core making it thicker. SPC is denser, which makes it more resistant to heavyweights, this is more durable. Being thicker, WPC provides more sound insulation.

Both are popular options which would very well accommodate your home.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (408) 333-9771 or at (408)509-8627.