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Frequently Asked Questions: Trims and Transitions

Is a trim piece needed at the edge of my SnapStone floor where it meets carpet?

No. The carpet can be tucked between the tackstrip and the edge of the SnapStone tile. Or, if necessary, shimming may be used to transition from one surface to the next.

My SnapStone floor is butting up to my wood floor. What is the best way to transition between the two floors?

If the floors are similar in height, a T-molding can easily be used.

What do I use to transition from my SnapStone porcelain tile floor to a floor of a different height?

Use a beveled hard surface reducer made of wood, vinyl or metal.

After leaving a ¼" gap along the perimeter, what can be used to fill this space?

This ¼" space along a perimeter can be filled in using a flexible silicone caulk and then covered using quarter round.

I have vinyl on the toe kicks of my cabinets. Can I install SnapStone tile in its place?

Yes. SnapStone tile can be fastened to a toe kick using a quality construction adhesive, such as PL Premium.

Can I use SnapStone tile as a baseboard?

Yes. Simply cut the tile to the desired height and install it after the floor installation is complete. The tray will be exposed on the top cut edge, and will need to be covered using grout, caulk or a molding. Or for a finished look, SnapStone Bullnose pieces can be purchased for this use.

Can I butt my SnapStone floor directly against my wood floor of equal height?

Yes. If your wood floor is the same height as SnapStone, butting directly to the two floors will work well. SnapStone and wood flooring expand and contract at different rates, so a bead of silicone caulk should be placed in the space between the two floors. If the wood floor is a different height, then a reducer molding will need to be installed to transition the two floors.

Can SnapStone Flexible Grout be installed in the ¼" gaps along the perimeter or at a threshold?

No. It is recommended that a silicone caulk be used to fill the ¼" gap along the perimeter or at a threshold.

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