This week’s entry in our miniseries about wood floor moldings is the reducer molding, which is used as a transitional accessory between two rooms where floor covers present unequal thickness. Here’s BuildDirect Co-Founder Rob Banks with a demonstration on how you use reducer moldings:
Typical use for reducer moldings are between dining areas and kitchens, between wood floors and linoleum or vinyl tile. As such, it’s kind of an unsung hero where a wood flooring installation is concerned.
Yet, in some ways all moldings are unsung. High quality moldings, when installed correctly, are supposed to be invisible where the designer’s eye is concerned. When a reducer molding does its job right, you achieve the appearance as though your two varieties of floor absolutely belong together, side-by-side.