4 Ways And 41 Examples To Ease The Floor Transition

4 ways and 26 examples to ease the floor transition cover

Open floor plans are very popular today, all the rooms mixed in one is a regular thing. You can accentuate your areas using various space dividers, accents and floor covers. Tiles in the kitchen, wood in the living room, concrete in the entryway – how to make a transition between them in a cool way? Here are some ideas that may help you.

Make The Transition Irregular

Design your floor so the switch happens in a shaped, curved or diagonal line instead of something straight and right-angled. Cut your wooden floors to match edge of the tile, whether it’s square, hexagonal or any other else, and you’ll get a stylish and eye-catchy transition that will accentuate different zones in your home.

The switch between the wooden and tile floors happens in a diagonal line

The switch between the wooden and tile floors happens in a diagonal line

an irregular transition of natural wood flooring and kitchen floor tiles (Peter A. Sellar - Architectural Photographer)

an irregular transition of natural wood flooring and kitchen floor tiles (Peter A. Sellar - Architectural Photographer)

a stunning floor transition that doesn't made with hexagonal tiles (via @srodulski_sees)

a stunning floor transition that doesn't made with hexagonal tiles (via @srodulski_sees)

The change between wood and tiles is organic, in the hexagon shape

The change between wood and tiles is organic, in the hexagon shape

an irregular shape of hexagonal tiles makes them perfect to create a creative an interesting transition (Haven Interior Design LLC)

an irregular shape of hexagonal tiles makes them perfect to create a creative an interesting transition (Haven Interior Design LLC)

The simple transition between hexagonal tiles and wood

The simple transition between hexagonal tiles and wood

a cool wood and tile transition on a contemporary kitchen with retro elements (via @istoria_by_jordan_andrews)

a cool wood and tile transition on a contemporary kitchen with retro elements (via @istoria_by_jordan_andrews)

an irregular transition between patterned tiles and natural wood planks always looks stylish (via @glendyvigil)

an irregular transition between patterned tiles and natural wood planks always looks stylish (via @glendyvigil)

refreshing hardwood flooring with tiled floor might become a great project if you're thinking of renovating (via @_dope_design_)

refreshing hardwood flooring with tiled floor might become a great project if you're thinking of renovating (via @_dope_design_)

Hexagonal tiles in the dining zone and wood around it

Hexagonal tiles in the dining zone and wood around it

gray hexagonal tiles looks amazing close to faux wood ones (Annette Jaffe Interiors)

gray hexagonal tiles looks amazing close to faux wood ones (Annette Jaffe Interiors)

mixing colors of tiles of the same shape might create a stylish, irregular transition in a middle of one space (via @bathrooms_of_insta)

mixing colors of tiles of the same shape might create a stylish, irregular transition in a middle of one space (via @bathrooms_of_insta)

Fish scale scallops in concrete mingle with wood flooring

Fish scale scallops in concrete mingle with wood flooring

Hexagon tiles mixed with hardwood floors

Hexagon tiles mixed with hardwood floors

a slight curb to transition out of the bathroom might work really well (via @garnerwoodworking)

a slight curb to transition out of the bathroom might work really well (via @garnerwoodworking)

Make An Accent Border Between The Floors

An accent thin border will be a cool idea for any space, it will help to mix two different types of floors perfectly. The border line may be made in the same material as one of the floors but more often it’s made using some accent tiles, bold or mosaic ones.

The wood edge takes on an interesting zig-zag border

The wood edge takes on an interesting zig-zag border

Perfect glass mosaic transition from the tile to the wood look porcelain tile

Perfect glass mosaic transition from the tile to the wood look porcelain tile

mosaic tiles could be used to add accent and separate two patterns of laminate flooring

mosaic tiles could be used to add accent and separate two patterns of laminate flooring

Mosaic tile transition between hardwood and tile floor

Mosaic tile transition between hardwood and tile floor

a carpet is the easiest type of flooring to transition with others (SWABACK pllc)

a carpet is the easiest type of flooring to transition with others (SWABACK pllc)

a simple transition with a border in the same color as living space's flooring (Hufft)

a simple transition with a border in the same color as living space's flooring (Hufft)

Mortar between wood and backerboard on a  floor

Mortar between wood and backerboard on a floor

Curved switch between wooden and mosaic tiles floor in the kitchen

Curved switch between wooden and mosaic tiles floor in the kitchen

wooden flooring of a living space is separated from gray kitchen tiles with a perpendicular plank (Heather Stevens)

wooden flooring of a living space is separated from gray kitchen tiles with a perpendicular plank (Heather Stevens)

Accent tile transition between the hardwood in the dining room and the vinyl planking in the kitchen

Accent tile transition between the hardwood in the dining room and the vinyl planking in the kitchen

Glass tile transition between floors instead of wood or marble

Glass tile transition between floors instead of wood or marble

Split The Line With Furniture

Interrupt the space where the two floor treatments meet by placing a feature or a piece of furniture right on top of it. A kitchen island, chairs, a sofa, a table or any other furniture can bridge the gap between the kitchen tile and the hardwoods in the rest of the open floor plan.

Simple tiled floor transition strip

Simple tiled floor transition strip

The raised kitchen island in this home bridges the gap between the kitchen tile and the hardwoods

The raised kitchen island in this home bridges the gap between the kitchen tile and the hardwoods

Breakfast table used to make the transition between laminate floors

Breakfast table used to make the transition between laminate floors

a kitchen island can cover part of the transition between wood and stone tiled floorings (Matrka Group)

a kitchen island can cover part of the transition between wood and stone tiled floorings (Matrka Group)

a transition covered with a kitchen island

a transition covered with a kitchen island

Traditional kitchen island marking the line between the floors

Traditional kitchen island marking the line between the floors

Kitchen table and chairs marking the switch between the floors

Kitchen table and chairs marking the switch between the floors

Kitchen island on the border of two floors

Kitchen island on the border of two floors

Add A Buffer Zone

If you’d rather two floors not meet at all–like in the case of different shades of hardwood floors–consider a buffer zone of accent tile in-between. The wood looks like it’s all the same color, but you can imagine how the tile buffer here would ease a transition between floors that clash.

Kitchen island to mark the boundary between the wooden and tile floors

Kitchen island to mark the boundary between the wooden and tile floors

Buffer zone between hardwood floors

Buffer zone between hardwood floors

Transition tile floor between wooden floors

Transition tile floor between wooden floors

Wooden buffer zone between two spaces' floors

Wooden buffer zone between two spaces' floors

The wood looks like it's all the same color, but you can imagine how the tile buffer here would ease a transition between floors that clash

The wood looks like it's all the same color, but you can imagine how the tile buffer here would ease a transition between floors that clash

Wooden buffere zone for floors of two different spaces

Wooden buffere zone for floors of two different spaces