Using reducers and stair nose with Novalis vinyl

terrydeniseJuly 17, 2008

I have four rooms that have porcelain tile and will join with the vinyl planks so I need to install reducers at the doorways so there won't be a square edge showing the difference in height of the two floor coverings.

Does anyone have experience with these reducers matching the Novalis vinyl so that it doesn't stand out too much.

I also need to apply a stair nose at the step into my sunken living room. All of these are wood and made to match wood flooring in thickness and color. This may be a problem with this flooring that no one has discovered yet. If you have encountered this , please let me know how you handled it so maybe I will get it right and be satisfied with this floor when I'm done.

Here is a link that might be useful: reducer

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citymomof3

I am in the process of going through this myself. I actually just bought regular unfinished oak reducers and some minwax stain that matched the Novalis. I have the golden oak novalis and ended up mixing minwax gunstock and colonial maple to get the right color. It's not perfect, but pretty darn close!!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2008 at 8:14PM
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tdsmith_gw

Thanks again citymomof3.
The guy at Lowes said they only have gray rubber stair nose with ridges and I said "No thanks, thats not what I'm looking for." Thats the type that is used for commercial applications, not residential unless it's for a basement that isn't used for a living space.
I never thought I would dislike a sunken living room until now and it's too late for that so I will be searching for ideas in every home improvement store I can find.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2008 at 9:53PM
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