Timber thresholds are horizontal strips typically installed at the bottom of doorways or transitions between different types of flooring. They serve several important functions:
Thresholds provide a smooth and safe transition between two different floor surfaces, such as tile to carpet, hardwood to tile, or any other flooring material change. They help prevent tripping hazards and create a seamless connection between the two surfaces.
Thresholds act as a protective barrier, safeguarding the edges of the flooring from wear and tear, chips, or damage caused by foot traffic, moving furniture, or other impacts. They help extend the lifespan of the flooring materials.
In external doorways, thresholds can contribute to energy efficiency by sealing the gap between the bottom of the door and the floor. They help prevent drafts, air leakage, and moisture infiltration, improving insulation and reducing energy loss.
Thresholds can help reduce the transfer of sound between rooms or areas with different floorings. They act as a barrier, minimizing sound transmission and maintaining acoustic privacy. Additionally, thresholds can help contain odours or smells, particularly in areas where different flooring types are present.
All our timber thresholds come in oak, allowing them to enhance the overall aesthetic of a room or entrance. They can complement the style and decor of the space, adding a decorative element or serving as a subtle accent.
Overall, thresholds play a crucial role in providing a smooth transition, protecting flooring edges, improving energy efficiency, reducing sound transmission, and adding aesthetic value to doorways and transitions between different floor surfaces.