Equalizes the difference between two flooring surfaces of different height.
Used around fireplaces, doorways, as a room divider or as a transition between wood flooring and adjacent floor coverings that are lower than the surface of the floor. Fasten down with adhesive, double-faced tape or small finish nails. Pre-drill holes if nailing to prevent splitting.
Flush-fit reducers are milled to individual product thicknesses to engage using a full or partial tongue & groove assembly and make a smooth transition between the top of the flooring and molding; used for glue- or nail-down installations.
Installation of Flush Fit Reducer
- Screw or nail a temporary wood block, 1/2″ wide and a minimum of a 1/2″ in height, to the subfloor, wherever you plan to install a Flush Reducer. The wood block should be placed directly against the edge of the floor to which you are transitioning.
- Install the entire floor
- Remove the wood block.
- Lay the Reducer in place.
- Attach Reducer to the substrate with nails (6d finish nails) or construction adhesive and a bead of recommended wood glue to the front edge of the Reducer.*
- Always predrill the Reducer pieces with the appropriate size drill bit to avoid cracking or splitting.
* When installing over radiant heated subfloors, use only construction adhesive to attach Reducer pieces to the substrate.
NOTE: Due to height differences when transitioning hardwood flooring to existing flooring or vertical surfaces, it may be necessary to rip saw or shim Reducer pieces to achieve desired height.