There’s more to choosing flooring than just the floor itself. You also need to consider the right flooring accessories to complete your chosen look. The most important? Floor beading, also known as floor trim or edging. Floor beading for laminate and wood floors completes the look, ensuring there are no untidy gaps between your floor and the wall or skirting.
What is flooring trim?
Flooring trim is a type of edging that you use to cover gaps between your floor and the wall. It’s mostly used for laminate, engineered wood, and solid wood flooring. Applied with glue or a self-adhesive layer, floor trim sits atop your wooden floor and against your wall or skirting board. This creates a cohesive look and ensures the finish is tidy and neat.
Why do you need floor beading?
Floor beading is simply a strip that is designed to cover the expansion gap left around the edge of a room after installing a solid wood floor or laminate floor. This expansion gap is required to allow wood and laminate to expand in different climates. Without an expansion gap, flooring can start to lift and create an uneven surface.
How does beading for floors work?
Beading covers the gaps between the floor and wall and ensures your flooring looks tidy and neat. It’s important to make sure your beading matches up with your floor. This isn’t difficult as there are a wide range of floor trim options, from white and wood floor trim to laminate edging and even metal beading.
When matching your floor trim to your floor, you also need to match the features as well as the style. For example, if you choose a waterproof laminate, make sure you get waterproof laminate beading too.
When do you need to fit floor beading?
There are several instances where you will need floor beading when installing a new wooden or laminate floor. The most common occasions when you need floor trim include:
- When installing a new floor without adding skirting boards first
- When installing a floor in a room without any skirting boards
- When you’ve already installed your floor and there’s a gap near the wall
Read more in our guide to whether you need skirting or beading.
Beading for Laminate Flooring
Beading for laminate flooring is the most common type of floor trim. Because laminate floors are so simple to install, many non-experts use laminate floor trim to tidy up any small mistakes they’ve made when laying the floor. You can choose laminate beading that matches your floor or go for a contrast style. It’s also common to choose white beading to match up with skirting boards.
Why choose FDF for your floor beading?
We pride ourselves not only on the extensive choice we offer our customers, but the expertise that comes alongside it. Since 2005, we have been a reliable flooring company that offers affordable flooring solutions for any home. We are certain our range of flooring and flooring accessories will suit your unique style and budget.
On this page you can browse our floor beading in the comfort of your own home. Use the tabs on the left-hand side to filter these results by brand, price and range, whether you would like laminate, waterproof, solid or engineered wood.
Choosing the correct floor for your home or business is never easy as there is so much choice. On top of that, choosing the right flooring accessories can be even more difficult if you're not sure exactly which supporting products you need. For free advice please call us today and our friendly team of experts will be ready to assist you.